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The Latest: Governor says they're keeping close eye on dams
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):... 10/7/2015 4:26 PM

South Carolina still on edge from flooding; 2 people missing
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) -- Rivers rose and dams bulged Wednesday as South Carolina faced another anxious day of waiting for the floodwaters to recede, and dive teams searched for two people who disappeared in waters after they drove around a barricade.... 10/7/2015 3:59 PM

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 2:41 PM

The Latest: Oregon gunman killed self after police shot him
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- The latest on the deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon (all times local):... 10/7/2015 5:20 PM

Drug inmates with long rap sheets among those freed early
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 5:06 PM

Fire strikes 92-year-old church on Chicago's South Side
CHICAGO (AP) -- About 150 firefighters responded when flames engulfed a 92-year-old church on Chicago's South Side.... 10/7/2015 4:06 PM

Private database lets police skirt license plate data limits
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- For years, police nationwide have used patrol car-mounted scanners to automatically photograph and log the whereabouts of peoples' cars, uploading the images into databases they've used to identify suspects in crimes from theft to murder.... 10/7/2015 5:40 PM

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

Federal investigators hope to find cargo ship's recorder
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Federal investigators looking into the ill-fated voyage of a 790-foot freighter believed to have sunk in the Atlantic during Hurricane Joaquin say they still hope to recover a data recorder from the ship as search crews continue looking for any survivors.... 10/7/2015 12:24 PM

Lawmakers question effectiveness of dietary guidelines
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers on Wednesday asked federal officials whether Americans should trust the government's dietary guidelines, which inform everything from school lunches to advice from a doctor.... 10/7/2015 4:32 PM

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