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The Latest: Official says worst has been averted at dam site

October 7, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):

10:20 a.m. more »»

Round 2: Downstream South Carolina towns brace for flooding

October 7, 2015

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Along South Carolina's coast, residents were preparing for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic. more »»

Thousands of drug inmates approved for early prison release

October 7, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for... more »»

Southern California woman alleges excessive police force

October 7, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California woman is suing the city of Carlsbad, alleging that police in the San Diego suburb unjustly beat her after she was pulled over for a seat-belt violation. more »»

NY attorney general opens probe into fantasy sports websites

October 7, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The state's attorney general on Tuesday sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into their... more »»

A look at efforts to legalize physician-assisted deaths

October 7, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California's governor has signed a bill that will give the terminally ill in the nation's most populous state the right to end their lives with drugs prescribed by a doctor. more »»

UAW threatens strike in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler

October 7, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company. more »»

Handcuffed man crashes through window, dies after 40-ft fall

October 7, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — A handcuffed man seeking to avoid arrest died after crashing head-first through the third-floor window glass of a downtown Atlanta office building and falling 40 feet to the ground... more »»

Chicago gun laws not as strict as they once were

October 7, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation's gun laws to the center of the presidential race. more »»

US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

October 7, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obtained by The Associated Press as... more »»

Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme

October 7, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a "platform for profit" by accepting over $1 million in bribes from a billionaire Chinese real... more »»

Right-to-die backers say California helps fight elsewhere

October 6, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation's most populous state, and right-to-die advocates expect other states to follow California's... more »»



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