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Despite sunny forecast, South Carolina ordeal far from over
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina was expecting sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it will still take weeks for the state to return to normal after being pummeled by a historic rainstorm.... 10/6/2015 12:45 PM

In writings, Ore. gunman ranted about having no girlfriend
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college said in writings he left behind that everyone else was "crazy" and ranted about not having a girlfriend, a law enforcement official said Monday.... 10/6/2015 8:41 AM

Workers removing Ten Commandments from Oklahoma Capitol
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was being removed late Monday and will be transported to a private conservative think tank for storage.... 10/6/2015 11:13 AM

Sunken ship had enough lifeboats, but storm overpowered it
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Crew members trained regularly in calm waters to handle the lifeboats would instead likely have struggled against buffeting by huge 50-foot waves, a vessel taking on water and listing to one side and winds the Coast Guard estimated reached 140 mph. Life rafts can get torn apart. Lifeboats become impossible to drop into the sea.... 10/6/2015 12:24 PM

Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. prosecutors say former United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe took more than $500,000 in bribes from a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople.... 10/6/2015 1:06 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 government figures obtained by The Associated Press.... 10/6/2015 1:08 PM

Gov. Brown signs California right-to-die measure
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- In a rare personal message, California's 77-year-old governor provided insight into his deliberations before deciding to sign a bill allowing terminally ill Californians to legally take their own lives, reflecting on religion and self-determination as he weighed an emotionally fraught choice.... 10/6/2015 8:03 AM

Federal investigators probe Amtrak train accident in Vermont
NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- Federal investigators are back at work probing the derailment of a Washington, D.C.-bound Amtrak train that derailed after hitting rocks in Vermont, sending two cars down an embankment and injuring seven people.... 10/6/2015 6:06 AM

Police: Boy, 11, accidentally shoots and kills, brother, 12
CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say an 11-year-old boy fatally shot his 12-year-old brother during a target-shooting outing in eastern Ohio.... 10/6/2015 11:25 AM

Texas inmate set for execution for killing man in $8 robbery
HOUSTON (AP) -- No late appeals have been filed on behalf of a Texas inmate convicted of killing another man in a robbery in Houston that yielded just $8.... 10/6/2015 11:18 AM

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