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Rain-swollen South Carolina rivers prompt new evacuations
PLEASANT HILL, S.C. (AP) -- A number of South Carolina residents near the coast are evacuating and others are piling up sandbags anew outside homes and businesses, bracing for more possible flooding even as the nation's Homeland Security chief is set later Friday to tour areas hit hard by recent heavy rains.... 10/9/2015 12:31 PM

Judge gives final approval for $338M oil train settlement
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a $338 million settlement fund for victims of the fiery 2013 oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec, clearing the way for payments to victims by year's end.... 10/9/2015 2:22 PM

The Latest: Victims were members of same fraternity
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The latest on the shooting at Northern Arizona University (all times local):... 10/9/2015 6:23 PM

1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and wounding three, authorities said.... 10/9/2015 6:41 PM

$2M bail set for diplomat charged in UN bribery case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Over a prosecutor's objection, bail has been set at $2 million for a Dominican Republic diplomat arrested in a bribe-related criminal case that also landed a former president of the United Nations Assembly behind bars.... 10/9/2015 6:28 PM

Anti-violence programs shut down as Chicago shootings climb
CHICAGO (AP) -- Captured in a documentary that brought national attention to Chicago's violence, Operation CeaseFire deployed former gang members and felons to intervene in feuds that too often ended in fatal gunfire on the city's streets.... 10/9/2015 4:53 PM

1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex
HOUSTON (AP) -- One person was killed and another wounded during a shooting at a Texas Southern University student housing complex on Friday, and the Houston campus has been placed on lockdown, university and police officials said.... 10/9/2015 6:33 PM

US airman stabbed months after thwarting French train attack
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after he was severely cut while helping stop a terror attack on a French train in August, was repeatedly stabbed in what police said was an alcohol-fueled, late-night brawl in a Sacramento nightclub district.... 10/9/2015 7:48 AM

APNewsBreak: Judge ends oversight in Amish girl chemo fight
A judge formally ended the court-ordered guardianship of an Amish girl who resisted a hospital's attempts to force her to resume chemotherapy, bringing a close to the fight that raised questions about the rights of parents in making medical decisions for their children.... 10/9/2015 1:55 PM

Trio of suicides leaves Alaska village in grief
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An entire village on Alaska's western coast is grieving the back-to-back suicides of three young adults -with each subsequent death influenced by the preceding one.... 10/9/2015 5:22 PM

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