Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:08:35 -0400

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures as she speaks at Human Rights Campaign gathering in Washington. Just days after a deadly shooting in Oregon, Clinton will unveil new gun control measures on Monday, Oct. 5, aimed at strengthening background checks on gun buyers and eliminating legal immunity for sellers. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)The measures will aim to strengthen background checks on gun buyers and eliminate legal immunity for sellers.

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 05:28:17 -0400

Waves batter the shoreline in Buxton on North Carolina's Hatteras Island during high tide on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. The Eastern Seaboard appeared to dodge the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, which is veering out to sea. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)Relentless rains and floodwaters brought much of South Carolina to a standstill.

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 03:40:38 -0400

Republican presidential candidates, from left, Sen. Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pose for a group picture during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jeb Bush follows Donald Trump on Twitter but that's a one-way street: Trump mainly follows people with a connection to himself. Ted Cruz's follow list is a big tea party, though he keeps an eye on President Barack Obama, too.

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:00:45 -0400

U.S. Coast Guard members retrieve a life preserver ring from the cargo ship El Faro in this still image from a U.S. Coast Guard handout videoThe U.S. Coast Guard believes the missing cargo ship El Faro sank after it was caught in the path of Hurricane Joaquin, a spokesman said on Monday. Rescuers were continuing "an active search" for survivors, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash said in Miami. The 735-foot (224-meter) container ship, with 28 U.S. citizens and five Polish nationals aboard, had left Jacksonville, Florida on Tuesday, for San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:58:19 -0400

A car is stalled due to heavy rains, along flooded US 17 in GeorgetownBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - 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. The storm had dumped more than 18 inches (45 cm) of rain in parts of central South Carolina by early Sunday. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said parts of the state were hit with rainfall that would be expected to occur once in 1,000 years, with the Congaree River running at its highest level since 1936.

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:50:19 -0400

Democratic presidential candidate Clinton speaks to supporters at the Human Rights Campaign in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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. Clinton said on her website that she would also crack down on so-called straw purchases, in which a person with a clean record buys a gun for a felon. Gun control advocates have argued the restrictions on straw purchases are too lax. (Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Bill Trott)