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'Fire hose' of moisture slams South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - People across South Carolina got an object lesson Monday in how you can dodge a hurricane and still get hammered.

October 05, 2015 | By SEANNA ADCOX and JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press

Mass shootings grab headlines, but others go under radar

The numbers jump off the page: Nine dead on an Oregon college campus, 12 in a theater in Aurora, Colorado. Thirteen soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas; 32 people at Virginia Tech; 13 at a community center in Binghamton, New York. Twenty-six dead - 20 of them young children - at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

October 05, 2015 | By RIK STEVENS Associated Press | Associated Press

Ala. judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriages

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As Alabama's all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state law to make it optional for counties to issue marriage licenses.

October 03, 2015 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press

Oregon gunman was Army dropout

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people, was an Army boot camp dropout who studied mass shooters before becoming one himself.

October 02, 2015 | By JEFF BARNARD and MARTHA MENDOZA | Associated Press

Gunman opens fire at Oregon college

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A gunman opened fire at an Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least a dozen people before dying in a shootout with police, authorities said.

October 01, 2015 | By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press | Associated Press

Strengthened Hurricane Joaquin closes in on central Bahamas

MIAMI - Hurricane Joaquin gained power as it bore down on the central Bahamas early Thursday, and forecasters said it was likely to grow into a major storm while following a path that would near the U.S. East Coast by the weekend.

October 01, 2015 | By BEN FOX Associated Press | Associated Press

Why phones break

NEW YORK - Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you're bound to see several with cracked screens.

September 29, 2015 | By ANICK JESDANUN Associated Press | Associated Press

Life on Mars?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the odds of life on the red planet.

September 28, 2015 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press

'Blood Moon' a sign of end times?

SALT LAKE CITY - A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity.

September 27, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press | Associated Press

Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York visit

NEW YORK - Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims' families at ground zero, warnings to world leaders at the United Nations and encouragement to schoolchildren in Harlem as he mixed the high and low ministry so characteristic of his papacy.

September 25, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and DAVID CRARY Associated Press | Associated Press

Speaker Boehner stuns Congress, announces resignation

WASHINGTON - With Congress in turmoil, House Speaker John Boehner suddenly informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign at the end of October, stepping aside in the face of hardline conservative opposition that threatens an institutional crisis.

September 25, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Associated Press | Associated Press

Pope visits New York City

NEW YORK - Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New York after reminding the country of its immigrant origins in the first papal speech before Congress on Thursday. Over an intense 40 hours starting with an evening prayer service at St. Patrick's Cathedral, he will address world leaders at the United Nations, participate in an interfaith service at the Sept. 11 memorial museum at ground zero and celebrate Mass at Madison Square Garden.

September 24, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press

Papa! Pope stirs excitement in D.C.

WASHINGTON - Cheered by jubilant crowds across the nation's capital, Pope Francis forged common cause Wednesday with President Barack Obama on climate change, immigration and inequality, as the popular pontiff signaled he would not sidestep issues that have deeply divided Americans.

September 23, 2015 | By JULIE PACE and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press | Associated Press

Pope Francis arrives in US

WASHINGTON - Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his "church of the poor" to a rich and powerful nation polarized over economic inequality, immigration and equal justice.

September 22, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and RACHEL ZOLL Associated Press | Associated Press

Survey: 1 in 4 college women report unwanted sexual contact

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Nearly a quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college, according to a report released Monday.

September 21, 2015 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press

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Math, reading scores slip for nation's school kids

WASHINGTON - Results from national math and reading tests show slipping or stagnant scores for the nation's schoolkids.

October 28, 2015 | By JENNIFER C. KERR | Associated Press

Poll: GOP voters want budget battle

WASHINGTON - Even as Congress nears votes on a bipartisan deal that could yield two years of budget peace, an Associated Press-GfK poll has found that ...

October 27, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press

Surviving a tsunami

PORTLAND, Ore. - Bracing for a tsunami like the one that devastated Japanese communities during a 2011 mega-earthquake, coastal communities from British Columbia to California have ...

October 27, 2015 | By TERRENCE PETTY | Associated Press

Ole Miss takes down Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

OXFORD, Miss. - The University of Mississippi quietly pulled down the state flag on Monday, deciding that the 121-year-old banner's Confederate battle emblem sends a ...

October 27, 2015 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and JEFF AMY Associated Press | Associated Press

Woman reunites with 4-legged hero

BREWSTER, N.Y. - Lying in a hospital after being hit by a school minibus, Audrey Stone set herself a goal: to get well so she ...

October 27, 2015 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press

Is red meat risky?

PARIS - Bacon, hot dogs and cold cuts are under fire: The World Health Organization threw its global weight behind years of experts' warnings and declared ...

October 27, 2015 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press | Associated Press

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