Tropical Storm Andrea Loses Strength, Heads to N.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Tropical Storm Andrea has been speeding through South
Carolina, headed toward a midday arrival in North Carolina.
 The storm lost some strength after making landfall yesterday, and its winds are
down to 45 miles an hour.
 Forecasters have issued flood watches across much of the Carolinas and even
some tornado watches.
     Thousands of power outages are reported.