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Rain-swollen South Carolina rivers prompt new evacuations
PLEASANT HILL, S.C. (AP) -- A number of South Carolina residents near the coast are evacuating and others are piling up sandbags anew outside homes and businesses, bracing for more possible flooding even as the nation's Homeland Security chief is set later Friday to tour areas hit hard by recent heavy rains.... 10/9/2015 12:31 PM

Judge gives final approval for $338M oil train settlement
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a $338 million settlement fund for victims of the fiery 2013 oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec.... 10/9/2015 1:29 PM

The Latest: Frat says members involved in campus shooting
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The latest on the shooting at Northern Arizona University (all times local):... 10/9/2015 2:01 PM

Officials: 1 dead, 3 wounded in university shooting in Ariz.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- An early morning fight between two groups of students escalated into gunfire in the parking lot outside an Arizona university dormitory, leaving one person dead and three others wounded, authorities said Friday.... 10/9/2015 1:35 PM

US airman stabbed months after thwarting French train attack
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after he was severely cut while helping stop a terror attack on a French train in August, was repeatedly stabbed in what police said was an alcohol-fueled, late-night brawl in a Sacramento nightclub district.... 10/9/2015 7:48 AM

APNewsBreak: Judge ends oversight in Amish girl chemo fight
A judge formally ended the court-ordered guardianship of an Amish girl who resisted a hospital's attempts to force her to resume chemotherapy, bringing a close to the fight that raised questions about the rights of parents in making medical decisions for their children.... 10/9/2015 1:55 PM

Attorneys: City handling of police shooting a national model
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- North Charleston, South Carolina, did not erupt in violence - as other cities in similar circumstances did - after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man.... 10/9/2015 10:08 AM

US maritime schools feel connection to sunken cargo ship
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) -- The Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline come into view as the ship sails into New York Harbor on calm waters. A moment later, the sky darkens, lightning flashes and the ship is rocked by roiling waves. Alarm bells warn of shallow waters or an impending collision with a massive tanker carting liquefied natural gas.... 10/9/2015 1:26 PM

Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers with healthy omega-3s
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and walnuts, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed - even marine algae - with an eye to offering another wholesome dinner choice.... 10/9/2015 5:49 AM

ZomBee Watch helps scientists track honeybee killer
HURLEY, N.Y. (AP) -- Call them "The Buzzing Dead."... 10/9/2015 11:46 AM

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