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Fifteen dead as South Carolina gripped by historic flooding


- South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by record rainfall, as the death toll from widespread flooding rose to 15 on Tuesday and residents braced for more evacuations in areas near dams and swollen waterways across the state. | Video

Deep seas complicate search for ship lost in hurricane: investigator

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Deep seas will likely hamper efforts to find the sunken U.S. cargo ship lost off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin, a federal safety investigator said on Tuesday, as a search for 32 missing crew ran into a sixth fruitless day. | Video

Oregon attorney general visits town shaken by college massacre

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Oregon's top law enforcement officer paid a visit to the grief-stricken town of Roseburg on Tuesday to meet with authorities investigating last week's massacre on a community college campus where a gunman killed his professor and eight classmates.

06 Oct 2015

Journalist who allegedly helped hackers makes final pitch to jury

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Tech, Cybersecurity 06 Oct 2015

McCarthy seeks to convince US conservatives he's not like Boehner

WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sought to convince conservative lawmakers on Tuesday that he will be different from retiring Speaker John Boehner if McCarthy is elected as Boehner's successor this month.

Politics, 06 Oct 2015

Texas executes man who killed Mexican, robbed him of $8

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas on Tuesday executed a 35-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting a recently arrived Mexican immigrant in the head and robbing him of $8.

06 Oct 2015

Blaze put out at Shell chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas

HOUSTON - A small fire was quickly extinguished Tuesday night at a Hexion Inc [MOMEPM.UL] resin processing plant within Royal Dutch Shell Plc's refining and petrochemical complex in Deer Park, Texas, a Hexion spokesman said.

Environment 06 Oct 2015

Jihadist threat posted online against Navy SEAL from bin Laden mission

- A supporter of Islamic State militants has issued a threat against Fox News contributor Rob O'Neill, the former U.S. Navy SEAL who says he fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden, and also posted the ex-commando's purported home address in Montana on-line.

06 Oct 2015

U.S. GAO upholds Harris protest about FBI contract plan

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Tuesday upheld a protest by Harris Corp filed against the FBI's plans to award a sole-source contract to rival Motorola Solutions Inc for two-way radios under a larger umbrella contract.

06 Oct 2015

California governor signs gender wage-gap bill

SAN FRANCISCO - California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women, a law that supporters say is among the strongest in the country.

Politics, 06 Oct 2015

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