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Rain-swollen South Carolina rivers prompt new evacuations
PLEASANT HILL, S.C. (AP) -- A number of South Carolina residents near the coast are evacuating and others are piling up sandbags anew outside homes and businesses, bracing for more possible flooding even as the nation's Homeland Security chief is set later Friday to tour areas hit hard by recent heavy rains....

Judge gives final approval for $338M oil train settlement
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a $338 million settlement fund for victims of the fiery 2013 oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec, clearing the way for payments to victims by year's end....

The Latest: University releases names of victims in shooting
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The latest on the shooting at Northern Arizona University (all times local):...

1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into gunfire Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University killed one person and wounded three others, authorities said....

US airman stabbed months after thwarting French train attack
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after he was severely cut while helping stop a terror attack on a French train in August, was repeatedly stabbed in what police said was an alcohol-fueled, late-night brawl in a Sacramento nightclub district....

APNewsBreak: Judge ends oversight in Amish girl chemo fight
A judge formally ended the court-ordered guardianship of an Amish girl who resisted a hospital's attempts to force her to resume chemotherapy, bringing a close to the fight that raised questions about the rights of parents in making medical decisions for their children....

Gene editing: Research spurs debate over promise vs. ethics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle-cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder....

Attorneys: City handling of police shooting a national model
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- North Charleston, South Carolina, did not erupt in violence - as other cities in similar circumstances did - after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man....

US maritime schools feel connection to sunken cargo ship
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) -- The Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline come into view as the ship sails into New York Harbor on calm waters. A moment later, the sky darkens, lightning flashes and the ship is rocked by roiling waves. Alarm bells warn of shallow waters or an impending collision with a massive tanker carting liquefied natural gas....

Appeals court puts hold on regulation protecting waterways
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has blocked an Obama administration rule that attempts to clarify which small streams, wetlands and other waterways the government can shield from pollution and development....

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