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.
The 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.
By 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.
WASHINGTON (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)