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South Carolina still on edge from flooding; 2 people missing
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) -- Rivers rose and dams bulged Wednesday as South Carolina faced another anxious day of waiting for the floodwaters to recede, and dive teams searched for two people who disappeared in waters after they drove around a barricade.... 10/7/2015 3:44 PM

Mother-son bond over guns links Oregon, Connecticut slayings
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012.... 10/7/2015 2:41 PM

Thousands of drug inmates approved for early prison release
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners, according to an Associated Press review of court records.... 10/7/2015 10:55 AM

Cartel enforcer admits 9 murders but won't name associates
VISALIA, Calif. (AP) -- Once Jose Manuel Martinez acknowledged a vast killing spree that included nine people in California, officials set out to decide whether the self-described cartel enforcer actually carried out the horrific crimes.... 10/7/2015 3:17 AM

Federal investigators hope to find cargo ship's recorder
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Federal investigators looking into the ill-fated voyage of a 790-foot freighter believed to have sunk in the Atlantic during Hurricane Joaquin say they still hope to recover a data recorder from the ship as search crews continue looking for any survivors.... 10/7/2015 12:24 PM

Lawmakers question effectiveness of dietary guidelines
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers on Wednesday asked federal officials whether Americans should trust the government's dietary guidelines, which inform everything from school lunches to advice from a doctor.... 10/7/2015 3:46 PM

Judge tosses conviction in NYC tourist killing; man freed
NEW YORK (AP) -- After 25 years of trying to clear himself in a notorious tourist killing, Johnny Hincapie walked out of a courthouse Tuesday, his conviction overturned and his resolve intact.... 10/6/2015 11:56 PM

Government tests technology to find illegal drone operators
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top aviation official says the government is testing technology that could locate the operators of small drones that are flying illegally near airports.... 10/7/2015 3:35 PM

US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obtained by The Associated Press as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called Obama's deportation policies too harsh.... 10/7/2015 12:05 AM

Chicago gun laws not as strict as they once were
CHICAGO (AP) -- The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation's gun laws to the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control does not work.... 10/7/2015 12:22 AM

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