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South Carolina flood: Door-to-door searches, swamped roads
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Days of torrential rains kept much of South Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters early Monday as emergency responders promised renewed door-to-door searches for anyone still trapped after a weekend deluge and hundreds of rescues.... 10/5/2015 11:25 AM

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

Pastor's sermon: 'Violence will not have the last word'
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- People in this southern Oregon timber town sought solace in church services following last week's deadly shooting rampage - including one congregation where the pastor's daughter survived because the gunman mistakenly believed she was dead.... 10/5/2015 5:51 AM

Mass shootings grab headlines, but others go under radar
The numbers jump off the page: Nine dead on an Oregon college campus, 12 in a theater in Aurora, Colorado. Thirteen soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas; 32 people at Virginia Tech; 13 at a community center in Binghamton, New York. Twenty-six dead - 20 of them young children - at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.... 10/5/2015 5:43 AM

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 9:54 PM

How to prepare for Mars? NASA consults Navy sub force
GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it's tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.... 10/5/2015 12:36 PM

AP: Federal inmates escape while traveling 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.... 10/5/2015 7:32 AM

NY district attorney's policy barring guns prompts debate
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- After a suburban district attorney barred her prosecutors from keeping handguns, even at home, her office said the goal was safety. But the now-changed restriction has touched off debate about whether prosecutors should be packing heat.... 10/5/2015 12:59 PM

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 12:42 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

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