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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, believed to have sunk after going missing off the Bahamas in Hurricane Joaquin.

South Carolina hit by torrential rainfall, eight dead

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Torrential rainfall that South Carolina's governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern U.S. state on Sunday, causing at least eight deaths in the Carolinas. | Video

Clinton calls for more funding for gun dealer inspections

WASHINGTON - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday called for funding more inspections of gun dealers and revoking licenses of those who supply traffickers, offering more details on how she would toughen gun control rules if elected.

Politics, 10:50am EDT

Weapons common on Oregon college campus despite 'gun-free zone'

ROSEBURG, Ore. - When a gunman killed eight students and a teacher at an Oregon college last week, he also revived a debate on the need to change firearm laws and whether the school's "gun-free zone" policy only made easier for him.

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Four California students arrested for plotting mass shooting

- Four northern California students have been arrested for plotting to carry out a shooting at a high school, authorities said. | Video

04 Oct 2015

Oregon town residents seek solace in church after college massacre

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Grieving residents of an Oregon town reeling from a burst of gun violence that left 10 people dead sought solace in church services on Sunday, still bewildered by the massacre and disturbing details coming to light.

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UAW ratifies labor agreement with Deere & Co

NEW YORK - The United Auto Workers union informed Deere & Co its members ratified a six-year labor agreement, the union said on Sunday.

04 Oct 2015

Supreme Court tackles hot social issues as 2016 election looms

WASHINGTON - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are set to wade into contentious social matters in their new term beginning on Monday including affirmative action, union powers and voting rights, and could add major cases involving abortion and birth control.

Politics 04 Oct 2015

Obama administration moving to create two marine sanctuaries

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's administration will announce steps on Monday to create marine sanctuaries in Maryland and Wisconsin and will take further action to combat illegal fishing, the White House said.

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New York gas blast and fire kill one, injure three

NEW YORK - A gas explosion and fire that ripped off the facade of a three-story building in New York on Saturday, killing one person and injuring three, might have been caused by a tenant moving out a stove, fire officials said. | Video

04 Oct 2015

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