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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, clearing the way for payments to victims by year's end.... 10/9/2015 2:22 PM

The Latest: University says initial alert didn't reach all
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The latest on the shooting at Northern Arizona University (all times local):... 10/9/2015 6:04 PM

1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into gunfire Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University killed one person and wounded three others, authorities said.... 10/9/2015 5:39 PM

Texas college on lockdown, shooter loose after shooting
HOUSTON (AP) -- Officials say Texas Southern University is on lockdown after two people were shot at a student housing complex.... 10/9/2015 5:54 PM

Anti-violence programs shut down as Chicago shootings climb
CHICAGO (AP) -- Captured in a documentary that brought national attention to Chicago's violence, Operation CeaseFire deployed former gang members and felons to intervene in feuds that too often ended in fatal gunfire on the city's streets.... 10/9/2015 4:53 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

Trio of suicides leaves Alaska village in grief
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An entire village on Alaska's western coast is grieving the back-to-back suicides of three young adults -with each subsequent death influenced by the preceding one.... 10/9/2015 5:22 PM

Gene editing: Research spurs debate over promise vs. ethics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle-cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder.... 10/9/2015 3:08 PM

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