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South Carolina cleans up, but worries remain amid floods
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The family of Miss South Carolina 1954 found her flood-soaked pageant scrapbook on a dining room floor littered with dead fish on Tuesday, as the first sunny day in nearly two weeks provided a chance to clean up from historic floods.... 10/7/2015 3:24 AM

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 5:46 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

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 8:02 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

Search for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- On board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on its doomed voyage into the path of Hurricane Joaquin were five Polish workers whose job was to prepare the engine room for a retrofitting.... 10/7/2015 5:33 AM

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

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

Handcuffed man crashes through window, dies after 40-ft fall
ATLANTA (AP) -- A handcuffed man seeking to avoid arrest died after crashing head-first through the third-floor window glass of a downtown Atlanta office building and falling 40 feet to the ground, authorities said Tuesday.... 10/7/2015 12:50 AM

Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.... 10/6/2015 10:15 PM

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