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Storm Kills Five, Drenches East Coast

Tim Dickens, Mary Jane Lane

hide captionTim Dickens, left, piles sandbags in front of the door as landlady Mary Jane Lane, right, watches in Carolina Beach, N.C.

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The Tropical Storm formerly known as Nicole slid from Florida up toward New England, soaking states that already had too much water and cutting the drought of others.  The National Weather Service is warning of flash flooding and strong winds as far north as Maine.  Police in North Carolina say four people, including two children, died when their car overturned into a ditch filled with water. A fifth person died when his truck swerved off a road into a river.

INSURGENTS BURN NATO TANKER TRUCKS

Pakistani paramilitary soldiers guard burning tanker trucks.

hide captionPakistani paramilitary soldiers guard burning tanker trucks.

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NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports for NPR Newscasts about 30 tankers were set afire after masked gunmen chased the drivers away. The trucks were headed for Quetta. At the same time, a key border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan remains closed; Pakistani officials are angry over the deaths of three border guards that they blame on NATO; coalition troops were pursuing and trading fire with insurgents who fled into Pakistan.

NOBEL PRIZES TO BE AWARDED NEXT WEEK

Nobel Prize Medals.

hide captionNobel Prize Medals.

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The announcement of the prestigious honors will begin Monday, with news of the Medicine Prize laureate. New winners will be announced in subsequent days in this order: Physics; Chemistry, Literature and Peace, which concludes the week. The Economics Prize, which wasn't an original Nobel citation, will be awarded on Monday, Oct. 11. The awards are officially presented Dec. 10, the anniversary of founder Alfred Nobel's death.

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