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South Carolina Hit By Historic Rain And Flooding
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9 Dead in Carolina Floods

Another day of heavy rain drenched an already inundated South Carolina as rescue teams went door-to-door to check on people in swamped neighborhoods and authorities surveyed a statewide road system torn apart by historic storms that left 9 dead

Pacific trade talks near landmark deal

U.S. and Pacific Nations Reach Landmark Trade Deal

The United States reached a landmark trade agreement with 11 Pacific Rim nations, setting global commerce and worker standards that would bind together 40% of the world's economy. The Trans-Pacific Partnership still faces a congressional fight

Doctors Without Borders hospital bombed in Kunduz

Afghans Requested Deadly U.S. Kunduz Airstrike

Gen. John F. Campbell, the top commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, says the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 at a medical clinic in the city of Kunduz over the weekend was requested by Afghan forces


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

Bahamas Missing Ship

Cargo Ship Caught in Hurricane Sank: Coast Guard

The Coast Guard said that a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people that has been missing since it encountered high winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin sank and one body was found, but planes and ships will continue searching for the missing crew

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

Won Moon Joo

North Korea Frees Detained NYU Student

North Korea freed a South Korean national who is a student at New York University, in a possible sign it wants better ties with rival Seoul and may back away from a recent threat to launch a long-range rocket later this month

Mideast Israel Palestinians

2 Palestinian Teens Killed in West Bank Clashes

Two Palestinian teens, including a 13-year-old boy, were killed by Israeli army fire in West Bank clashes, raising concerns about a further escalation after a violent weekend that left several Israeli civilians dead and hundreds of Palestinians wounded

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

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

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

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