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The Latest: Obama signs disaster declaration
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The latest on the rainstorm that is pounding parts of the East Coast (all times local):... 10/6/2015 1:20 AM

Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search goes on
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly - and tragically - adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.... 10/6/2015 12:45 AM

Oregon shooter rants in writings about having no girlfriend
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- The gunman who executed nine people at an Oregon community college before killing himself ranted in writings he left behind about not having a girlfriend and thinking everyone else was crazy, a law enforcement official said Monday.... 10/6/2015 1:42 AM

California governor signs right-to-die legislation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday allowing terminally ill people in the nation's most populous state to take their own lives, saying the emotionally charged bill forced him to consider "what I would want in the face of my own death."... 10/5/2015 11:55 PM

Report details ordeal of 4 firefighters trapped by blaze
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Four California firefighters were in serious trouble almost immediately after a helicopter dropped them near ground zero of what they thought would be a small blaze.... 10/6/2015 2:29 AM

Amtrak train hits rocks on track, derails in central Vermont
NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- An Amtrak train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., on Monday hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge, spilling the locomotive and a passenger car down an embankment, derailing three other cars and injuring seven people, authorities said.... 10/6/2015 1:10 AM

Clinton slams Benghazi committee in TV interview, ad
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday lashed out at the special House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling it a partisan political exercise designed to "exploit" the deaths of four Americans.... 10/6/2015 2:10 AM

Carter to mediate dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel Peace Prize
ATLANTA (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter is stepping in to help resolve a legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.... 10/6/2015 1:54 AM

Publisher apologizes for textbook calling slaves 'workers'
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- One of the biggest publishers in the U.S. apologized Monday for calling slaves brought to America "workers" in a geography textbook used widely in Texas, where the wording went unnoticed during the state's combative and politically charged classroom curriculum reviews.... 10/5/2015 11:43 PM

AP PHOTOS: Gills Creek gets one of rainiest days in years
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The epicenter of the massive East Coast rainstorm is Gills Creek, a stream that starts off in a sparsely populated area near a state park north of Columbia. The creek runs through several neighborhoods before emptying into the Congaree River south of town.... 10/5/2015 11:45 PM

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