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Oregon shooter rants in writings about having no girlfriend

Details have emerged from a manifesto left behind by the gunman who killed nine people.

US, states announce settlement with BP over gulf oil spill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of environmental damage claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Trump swagger is seen, not always loved, worldwide

BALMEDIE, Scotland (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is well-known in this serene coastal section of Scotland, where shimmering golden sand dunes meet the ice-blue North Sea and people play on his golf course. He's known in the Himalayas, too, far from any sign with his name on it. And in the Middle East, Africa and beyond.

Obama: GOP would have U.S. in 'seven wars right now'

The president blasts his hawkish GOP critics in a little-noticed video released last month.

Despite sunny forecast, South Carolina ordeal far from over

It will take weeks for the state to return to normal after being hit by a record rainstorm.

Afghan forces called for hospital airstrike, U.S. general says

Afghan forces called in a US airstrike on a Kunduz hospital that killed 22 people, the top American commander in Afghanistan said Monday, after medical charity MSF branded the incident a war crime. General John Campbell's statement marks...Show More Summary

Oregon college shaken by massacre reopens with counselors, comfort dogs

By Eric M. Johnson and Emily Flitter ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - Students still shaken from the deadly mass shooting at an Oregon community college days ago were welcomed back to campus Monday by grief counselors, comfort dogs and words of encouragement from faculty, but classes remained canceled through the week. Show More Summary

Nine dead in historic South Carolina rains and flooding

By Greg Lacour WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - Floodwaters from unprecedented rainfall in South Carolina have killed nine people, closed more than 500 roads and bridges and prompted hundreds of rescues of people trapped in homes and cars, officials said on Monday. Show More Summary

Body found in search for U.S. ship that vanished in hurricane

Missing cargo ship El Faro, hit by powerful Hurricane Joaquin, is believed to have sunk off the Bahamas and one presumed crew member is confirmed dead, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday. "We're assuming the vessel has sunk," Coast Guard Captain Mark Fedor told reporters in Miami. Show More Summary

Benghazi committee Democrats say they'll release witness transcripts

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Democratic minority on a U.S. congressional committee investigating the attack in Benghazi, Libya, intend to defy the committee's Republican leaders by releasing the transcript of a closed-door interview with a former senior aide to Hillary Clinton, they said on Monday. Show More Summary

Source: Oregon gunman rants in manifesto that he had no girlfriend

The gunman who executed nine people at an Oregon community college before killing himself ranted in a manifesto he left behind about not having a girlfriend and said he thought everyone else was "crazy," a law enforcement official said Monday.

Hillary Clinton Tears Up While Unveiling Gun Control Plan

Less than one week after the deadly shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Hillary Clinton on Monday unveiled a series of gun control measures she would enact as president, including renewed calls for universal background checks and a crackdown on the sale of guns on the Internet. Show More Summary

California becomes fifth state with right-to-die law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year.

South Carolina flood: Door-to-door searches, swamped roads

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Another day of heavy rain drenched an already inundated South Carolina on Monday as rescue teams went door-to-door to check on people in swamped neighborhoods and authorities surveyed a statewide road system torn apart by historic flooding.

Nine people dead in South Carolina amid historic rains: governor

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - Nine people have died in South Carolina as the result of flooding from unprecedented rainfall in the state in recent days, Governor Nikki Haley said on Monday. Haley urged residents to stay off roads as rain continued to fall. Show More Summary

Amtrak passenger train derailed in Vermont: ABC News

(Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train has derailed in Northfield, Vermont, ABC News reported on Monday, citing state police. Police and emergency crews are responding to the scene, ABC said. (Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Susan Heavey)

Clinton calls for more funding for gun dealer inspections

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. Show More Summary

Hunt for missing El Faro ship enters fourth day, hopes fade for crew

Search and rescue teams resumed scouring the seas on Monday for the missing cargo ship El Faro and it mostly American crew, after it was caught in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin four days ago, the U.S. Coast Guard said. More than 70,000 square nautical miles have been searched so far, the Coast Guard said. Show More Summary

Weapons common on Oregon college campus despite 'gun-free zone'

When a gunman killed eight students and a teacher at an Oregon college last week, he also revived a debate on the need to change firearm laws and whether the school's "gun-free zone" policy only made easier for him. President BarackShow More Summary

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