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Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search ongoing
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Coast Guard said Monday that a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people that has been missing since it encountered high winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin sank and one body was found, but planes and ships will continue searching for the missing crew.... 10/5/2015 2:44 PM

South Carolina flood: Door-to-door searches, swamped roads
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Another day of heavy rain drenched an already inundated South Carolina on Monday as rescue teams went door-to-door to check on people in swamped neighborhoods and authorities surveyed a statewide road system torn apart by historic flooding.... 10/5/2015 3:37 PM

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

Amtrak train to Washington, DC, derails in central Vermont
ROXBURY, Vt. (AP) -- An Amtrak train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., derailed in central Vermont on Monday after apparently striking rocks that were on the tracks. No life-threatening injuries were reported.... 10/5/2015 4:33 PM

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 2:15 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

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

US, Chile declare new marine reserves, fight overfishing
VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared new marine sanctuaries in Lake Michigan and the tidal waters of Maryland on Monday, while Chile blocked off more than 200,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean near the world-famous Easter Island from commercial fishing and oil and gas exploration.... 10/5/2015 4:30 PM

Justices reject appeal from Jim Thorpe's sons over reburial
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Indian tribes and Jim Thorpe's sons to move the remains of the athletic great from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma.... 10/5/2015 1:36 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

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