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Dangerous East Coast storm brings misery to South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A dangerous rainstorm drenching the East Coast brought more misery Sunday to South Carolina - cutting power to thousands, forcing hundreds of water rescues and closing scores of roads because of floodwaters.... 10/4/2015 7:31 PM

Oregon shooter showed little sympathy in calculated killings
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- The gunman had already shot several students at close range when he stood inches from Lacey Scroggins and demanded she stand up.... 10/4/2015 5:36 PM

Pastors at forefront of helping Oregon town cope with grief
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- When pastor Jon Nutter got a text message last Thursday about the shooting at Umpqua Community College and realized how many had been killed or injured, he immediately formed a prayer circle at Starbucks where he was sitting.... 10/4/2015 5:11 PM

AP Exclusive: Inmates slip away en route to halfway houses
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 240 inmates have slipped away from federal custody in the past three years while traveling to halfway houses, including several who committed bank robberies and a carjacking while on the lam, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.... 10/4/2015 6:56 PM

How drunk? Estimates questioned in drunken-driving cases
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- The way prosecutors see it, Oneil Sharpe Jr. was drunk when he raced down a Long Island highway at nearly 100 mph this summer and slammed into a car carrying a family home from a church gathering, causing a fiery wreck that killed a father and his two children.... 10/4/2015 3:31 PM

Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis' crusade
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage.... 10/4/2015 3:09 PM

Police officers' names still secret 3 years after shooting
RIDGEWAY, S.C. (AP) -- It's been nearly three years since Gregory McDaniel was shot twice, losing a kidney, during a police drug raid on a South Carolina home where he was sleeping. But no one will tell McDaniel who shot him.... 10/4/2015 3:16 PM

Trial to begin for teen charged in teacher's rape, killing
BOSTON (AP) -- One day in the fall of 2013, Colleen Ritzer asked one of her 9th-grade algebra students to stay after school. Hours later, the body of the popular, 24-year-old teacher was found in nearby woods, partly covered by leaves. She had been raped and her throat had been slit with a box cutter. Near her body was a note reading, "I hate you all."... 10/4/2015 4:18 PM

San Francisco's last gun store closing doors for good
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.... 10/4/2015 3:10 PM

Walking the Americas: Woman preps for 5-year trek
SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- The night before Bethany Hughes started on the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada, she was so wired that she kept rifling through her bags.... 10/4/2015 8:07 AM

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