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The Latest: Death toll from rainstorm rises to 12
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The latest on the rainstorm that is pounding parts of the East Coast (all times local):... 10/5/2015 8:40 PM

Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search goes on
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly - and tragically - adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.... 10/5/2015 7:53 PM

California governor signs hard-won right-to-die legislation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California will become the fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year.... 10/5/2015 8:08 PM

Some students, staff return to Oregon campus after shooting
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- Some faculty, staff and students embraced or brought flowers to a makeshift memorial Monday as they returned to an Oregon community college for the first time since a gunman killed eight students and a teacher.... 10/5/2015 7:59 PM

Amtrak train from Vermont to DC derails after hitting rocks
NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- An Amtrak train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., on Monday hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge, spilling the locomotive and a passenger car down an embankment, derailing three other cars and injuring seven people, authorities said.... 10/5/2015 9:01 PM

Woman accused of injecting 14-year-old daughter with heroin
COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia woman repeatedly injected her 14-year-old daughter and another teen with heroin, even tying a string around their arms to isolate their veins, prosecutors said Monday.... 10/5/2015 5:52 PM

Chicago police commander to go on trial for tough tactics
CHICAGO (AP) -- When a West Side neighborhood decayed into a deadly shooting gallery, the Chicago police chief said he was sending his "best guy" into the fray to turn back the drug- and gang-fueled violence.... 10/5/2015 7:04 PM

Medical emergency sends Boston-bound plane to NY; pilot dies
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- An American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston was diverted to Syracuse, New York, Monday morning after the captain became ill and later died, according to an airline spokeswoman.... 10/5/2015 8:26 PM

Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado
DENVER (AP) -- Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed - a case that lawyers say is the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry.... 10/5/2015 7:29 PM

Study finds potential problem in more heart valve implants
Doctors have discovered a potential problem involving implanted heart valves that hundreds of thousands of people have received - they don't always open and close properly, possibly because a blood clot has formed that could raise the risk of stroke.... 10/5/2015 6:09 PM

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