Afghan forces called for air strike in Kunduz: U.S. general

WASHINGTON - Afghan forces asked for U.S. air support while fighting the Taliban in Kunduz shortly before an air strike resulted in the deaths of civilians there, the American commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday.

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Benghazi committee Democrats say they'll release witness transcripts

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - The Democratic minority on a U.S. congressional committee investigating the attack in Benghazi, Libya, intend to defy the committee's Republican leaders by releasing the transcript of a closed-door interview with a former senior aide to Hillary Clinton, they said on Monday.

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Nine dead in historic South Carolina rains and flooding

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - Floodwaters inundating South Carolina after unprecedented rainfall have resulted in nine deaths, more than 500 road and bridge closures and hundreds of rescues of people trapped in homes and cars by the rising water, officials said on Monday. | Video

Amtrak train derails in Vermont, seven people hospitalized

- An Amtrak passenger train hit debris from a rockslide and derailed in central Vermont on Monday, sending at least seven people to the hospital, officials said on Monday.

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Body found in search for ship sunk in hurricane: Coast Guard

MIAMI - The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday said its crews had found a body and an empty, heavily damaged lifeboat in their search for the cargo ship El Faro, assumed to have sunk off the Bahamas in towering waves and howling winds whipped up by Hurricane Joaquin. | Video

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Clinton unveils gun control plan during Monday campaign stop

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Monday that, if elected, she would use the power of her office to curb gun violence if necessary. | Video

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Philadelphia woman who kidnapped child given 40 years to life

- A woman who disguised herself in traditional Muslim dress to abduct and sexually assault a 5-year-old girl from a Philadelphia school was sentenced to 40 years to life imprisonment on Monday, the local district attorney's office said.