- Authorities to outline case against accused contract killer
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man who admitted to killing dozens of people across the United States as an enforcer for drug cartels in Mexico will begin to hear evidence in court Tuesday that prosecutors say proves he gunned down nine people throughout Central California.
- 'Fire hose' of moisture slams South Carolina; 12 killed
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — People across South Carolina got an object lesson Monday in how you can dodge a hurricane and still get hammered.
- The Latest: Obama signs disaster declaration
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that is pounding parts of the East Coast (all times local):
- Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search goes on
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The captain of the 790-foot El Faro planned to bypass Hurricane Joaquin, but some kind of mechanical failure left the U.S. container ship with 33 people aboard helplessly — and tragically — adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.
- Oregon shooter rants in writings about having no girlfriend
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college before taking his own life ranted in writings he left behind about not having a girlfriend and thinking everyone else was crazy, a law enforcement official said Monday.
- California governor signs hard-won right-to-die legislation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday allowing terminally ill people in the nation's most populous state to take their own lives, saying the emotionally charged bill forced him to consider "what I would want in the face of my own death."
- United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries reached a contentious trade pact that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and environmental standards and protects the intellectual property of multinational corporations. Now each country must sell the deal to skeptical lawmakers.
- Report details ordeal of 4 firefighters trapped by blaze
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four California firefighters were in serious trouble almost immediately after a helicopter dropped them near ground zero of what they thought would be a small blaze.
- Clinton slams Benghazi committee in TV interview, ad
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday lashed out at the special House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling it a partisan political exercise designed to "exploit" the deaths of four Americans.
- Carter to mediate dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel Peace Prize
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is stepping in to help resolve a legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.