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  • South Carolina hit by torrential rainfall, eight dead

    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…

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  • UAW ratifies labor agreement with Deere & Co

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers union informed Deere & Co its members ratified a six-year labor agreement, the union said on Sunday.

  • Debris appears to belong to cargo ship missing in Bahamas

    Search-and-rescue teams on Sunday located debris appearing to belong to the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin with 33 mostly American crew members aboard more than three days ago, the U.S. Coast Guard and the ship's owner said. There was no sighting of the El…

  • South Carolina hit by torrential rainfall, hundreds rescued

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Persistent torrential rainfall caused dangerous flooding in South Carolina's main cities on Sunday and prompted hundreds of rescues through shoulder-deep waters across the southeastern U.S. state. No deaths had been reported, although five traffic…

  • Oregon town residents seek solace in church after college massacre

    By Emily Flitter and Eric M. Johnson ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - Grieving residents of an Oregon town reeling from a burst of gun violence that left 10 people dead on a college campus sought solace in church services on Sunday, still bewildered by the massacre and disturbing details coming to…

  • How to Double Your Money Every 3.5 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • South Carolina rainfall a once in 1,000 years event in parts of state: governor

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Rainfall in South Carolina over the last few days reached historic in parts of the state that are expected to be seen once in 1,000 years, Governor Nikki Haley announced at a press conference on Sunday. The Congaree River which flows south out of the state capital,…

  • Hurricane Joaquin weakens to Category 2: U.S. National Hurricane Center

    (Reuters) - Hurricane Joaquin, churning toward Bermuda in the Atlantic, weakened slightly on Sunday, its maximum sustained winds dropping to 110 miles per hour (175 km per hour), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The wind speed places Joaquin at the upper limit of a Category 2 hurricane. In…

  • Four California students arrested for plotting mass shooting

    Authorities took four unidentified students into custody after they uncovered their plan to shoot and kill faculty members and students at Summerville High School, the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday. High school officials reported to authorities on Wednesday that three students…

  • U.S. auto union faces tough road to salvage failed contract

    DETROIT/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mounting discontent among the United Auto Workers rank and file will complicate its leaders' bid to recover from the defeat of a proposed labor agreement with No. 3 U.S. automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, UAW members said Friday. UAW President Dennis Williams and…

  • Factbox: Supreme Court's major cases as new term starts

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court opens its new term on Monday with a line-up of important cases to be argued and decided by the end of next June. Here is a look at some of the major cases already on the calendar. Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: Whether public employees who do not…

  • In an Oregon gun shop, President Obama's message does not sit well

    By Emily Flitter ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - The first thing customers entering the Roseburg Gun Shop see is a life-sized cardboard cutout of President Barack Obama with a Middle Eastern scarf around his head and a badge pinned to his chest that reads: "Gun salesman of the year." The customers and…

  • New York gas blast and fire kill one, injure three

    A gas explosion and fire that ripped off the facade of a three-story building in New York on Saturday, killing one person and injuring three, might have been caused by a tenant moving out a stove, fire officials said. More than 200 firefighters battled the four-alarm blaze in the borough of…

  • Online fundraising for Oregon shooting hero nears $700,000

    Chris Mintz, 30, is credited with likely saving the lives of fellow students when he prevented the 26-year-old gunman from entering a classroom at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg before police arrived. More than $680,000 was raised from just over 20,000 donors in one day, according to the…

  • Life ring found from cargo ship missing off Bahamas: U.S. Coast Guard

    (Reuters) - A life ring has been found from the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing on Thursday after sailing through Hurricane Joaquin in the Bahamas, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Twitter on Saturday. The Coast Guard did not say where the life ring had been found. This is the first trace of…

  • Mormon Church appoints three men to its governing body

    Three men were named to a governing body of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, as the church ended its biggest leadership void in over a century by taking the rare step of filling three seats at once, Mormon officials said. Elders Ronald A. Rasband, Gary F. Stevenson and…

  • More than 20 injured in roof collapse at North Carolina school

    Iredell County Emergency Medical Services said in a statement online that 22 injured people, some with life threatening wounds, were transported to local hospitals from North Iredell High School in the community of Olin. It was not immediately clear if all the people hurt in the incident were…

  • Father of Oregon campus shooter asks how he got so many guns

    (Reuters) - The father of the Oregon college gunman said on Saturday he "has to have some kind of issue" with his mental health to have killed nine people execution-style and wondered how he amassed such a large cache of weapons. "How on earth could he compile 13 guns?", Ian Mercer told CNN during…

  • Clinton gets endorsement of largest U.S. labor union

    U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, who has been vying with challenger Bernie Sanders for the support of organized labor, scored a win on Saturday with an endorsement from the National Education Association, a huge teachers union. The NEA, the largest U.S. labor union with 3…

  • Oregon gunman's family 'shocked and deeply saddened': statement

    The family of the Oregon college massacre suspect said they shocked and deeply saddened by the slaughter that left 10 dead including the gunman, according to a brief statement released on their behalf on Saturday by Oregon state police. It did not name the gunman, nor the family members who issued…

  • New York building blast and fire kills one, injures three

    One person was killed and three more were injured in a gas explosion and fire that ripped the facade off of a three-story building in New York on Saturday, fire officials said. More than 160 firefighters were battling the four-alarm blaze, reported to the New York Fire Department at 1:05 p.m.…