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South Carolina flood: Door-to-door searches, swamped roads
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Days of torrential rains kept much of South Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters Monday as emergency responders promised renewed door-to-door searches for anyone still trapped after a weekend deluge and hundreds of rescues.... 10/5/2015 1:53 PM

Oregon shooter showed little sympathy in calculated killings
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- The gunman had already shot several students at close range when he stood inches from Lacey Scroggins and demanded she stand up.... 10/4/2015 5:36 PM

Pastor's sermon: 'Violence will not have the last word'
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- People in this southern Oregon timber town sought solace in church services following last week's deadly shooting rampage - including one congregation where the pastor's daughter survived because the gunman mistakenly believed she was dead.... 10/5/2015 5:51 AM

Mass shootings grab headlines, but others go under radar
The numbers jump off the page: Nine dead on an Oregon college campus, 12 in a theater in Aurora, Colorado. Thirteen soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas; 32 people at Virginia Tech; 13 at a community center in Binghamton, New York. Twenty-six dead - 20 of them young children - at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.... 10/5/2015 5:43 AM

San Francisco's last gun store closing doors for good
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.... 10/4/2015 9:54 PM

How to prepare for Mars? NASA consults Navy sub force
GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it's tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.... 10/5/2015 12:36 PM

US, Chile declare new marine reserves, fight overfishing
VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared new marine sanctuaries in Lake Michigan and the tidal waters of Maryland on Monday, while Chile blocked off more than 200,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean near the world-famous Easter Island from commercial fishing and oil and gas exploration.... 10/5/2015 1:17 PM

The Latest: Coast Guard: Missing US-based cargo ship sank
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The latest on the search for a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people that has been missing since it encountered high winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin. All times local:... 10/5/2015 1:45 PM

Justices reject appeal from Jim Thorpe's sons over reburial
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Indian tribes and Jim Thorpe's sons to move the remains of the athletic great from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma.... 10/5/2015 1:36 PM

AP: Federal inmates escape while traveling to halfway houses
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 240 inmates have slipped away from federal custody in the past three years while traveling to halfway houses, including several who committed bank robberies and a carjacking while on the lam, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.... 10/5/2015 7:32 AM

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