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VW pollution test site under scrutiny amid cheating scandal
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- When Volkswagen opened its gleaming pollution testing center near the California coast, a top executive from the German automaker helped snip the blue ribbon and joined a tour of a lab so advanced that VW would brag the air inside was cleaner than in the surrounding strawberry fields.... 10/5/2015 10:38 PM

South Carolina flood: Thousands without running water
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- People across South Carolina got an object lesson Monday in how you can dodge a hurricane and still get hammered.... 10/5/2015 10:34 PM

The Latest: 3 rivers in Columbia come into play during rains
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The latest on the rainstorm that is pounding parts of the East Coast (all times local):... 10/5/2015 10:10 PM

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.... 10/5/2015 7:53 PM

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 10:02 PM

Some students, staff return to Oregon campus after shooting
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- Students embraced, held hands and wiped away tears Monday as they returned to an Oregon community college for the first time since a gunman killed eight students and a teacher.... 10/5/2015 10:39 PM

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.... 10/5/2015 10:23 PM

Chicago police commander to go on trial for tough tactics
CHICAGO (AP) -- When a West Side neighborhood decayed into a deadly shooting gallery, the Chicago police chief said he was sending his "best guy" into the fray to turn back the drug- and gang-fueled violence.... 10/5/2015 7:04 PM

Medical emergency sends Boston-bound plane to NY; pilot dies
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- An American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston was diverted to Syracuse, New York, Monday morning after the captain became ill and later died, according to an airline spokeswoman.... 10/5/2015 9:25 PM

Woman accused of injecting 14-year-old daughter with heroin
COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia woman repeatedly injected her 14-year-old daughter and another teen with heroin, even tying a string around their arms to isolate their veins, prosecutors said Monday.... 10/5/2015 9:41 PM

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