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South Carolina Hit By Historic Rain And Flooding
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'Unprecedented' Floods in S.C.

Days of torrential rains kept much of South Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters as emergency responders promised renewed door-to-door searches for anyone still trapped after a weekend deluge and hundreds of rescues

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton Pushes Gun Control After Oregon Shooting

Hillary Clinton will announce a new plan Monday to expand gun control laws in the wake of the deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon last week. Clinton's proposals would extend background checks on weapons purchases


3 Doctors Win Nobel Prize in Medicine

Three scientists from Ireland, Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries that helped doctors fight malaria and infections caused by roundworm parasites. They will share the 8 million Swedish kronor (about $960,000) prize

American Apparel's Board Removes Controversial CEO Dov Charney

American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy

American Apparel filed for bankruptcy protection after months of warning investors that its sales and cash were dwindling, the latest drama befalling a retailer trying to rebound since the ousting last year of its founder and former CEO Dov Charney

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 29: Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, becomes emotional during an opening statement at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Rayburn Building on whether Planned Parenthood Federation of America should be federally funded, September 29, 2015. In the statement, he recalled his mother's battle with cancer and his wife's work with the disease. PPFA President Cecile Richards, testified. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

House Speaker Fight Shows Power of GOP Rebels

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced he is running to replace John Boehner as speaker, challenging House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy who seemed a shoo-in to ascend to the House’s highest post until the weekend

People try to remove a bough from a street as Typhoon Mujigae hits Maoming, Guangdong province, October 4, 2015.

At Least 9 Dead in China Typhoon

A typhoon tore through the northern Philippines before roaring ashore in southern China, killing at least nine people and leaving dozens of fishermen missing. Typhoon Mujigae also prompted several strong tornadoes when it made landfall

Squawk on the Street

Co-founder Named Permanent CEO of Twitter

Twitter announced that Jack Dorsey, its co-founder and interim CEO, has become the company’s permanent CEO. As part of the announcement, the company said Dick Costolo, Twitter’s former CEO, stepped down from Twitter’s board


The Martian Has $55 Million Opening Weekend

The 20th Century Fox release, starring Matt Damon as an astronaut left for dead on Mars, pulled in an impressive haul and proved moviegoers remain drawn by the gravitational pull of space adventures

Supreme Court

New Supreme Court Term Could Yield Conservative Victories

The U.S. Supreme Court term that begins this week is likely to produce big victories for the court's conservatives, in contrast to last term's liberal-leaning decisions in favor of Obamacare, same-sex marriage and the right to sue for housing discrimination

on October 3, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon.

Gunman Spared 'Lucky One' to Give Police a Message

After fatally shooting several people during his rampage at an Oregon Community College, gunman Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to deliver to authorities


Israeli Police Bar Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City

In an unprecedented measure, Israeli police barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday in response to stabbing attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded three others, as Israel's prime minister vowed a "harsh offensive" to counter rising violence