- South Carolina flood: Thousands without running water
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After a week of steady rain, the showers tapered off Monday and an inundated South Carolina turned to surveying a road system shredded by historic flooding, and in a cruel twist, thousands of residents faced the prospect of going days without running water.
- US commander says Afghans requested US airstrike in Kunduz
WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan forces who reported being under Taliban fire requested the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people at a medical clinic in northern Afghanistan over the weekend, the top commander of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan said Monday, correcting an initial U.S. statement that the strike had been launched because U.S. forces were threatened.
- Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search goes on
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) â 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 â and tragically â adrift in the path of the powerful storm, the vessel's owners say.
- Israeli PM vows 'strong action' against Palestinian unrest
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that he will use a "strong hand" to quell violent Palestinian protests and deadly attacks, signaling that the current round of violence is bound to escalate at a time when a political solution to the conflict is increasingly distant.
- Medical emergency sends Boston-bound plane to NY; pilot dies
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston was diverted to Syracuse, New York, Monday morning after the captain became ill and later died, according to an airline spokeswoman.
- Woman accused of injecting 14-year-old daughter with heroin
COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia woman repeatedly injected her 14-year-old daughter and another teen with heroin, even tying a string around their arms to isolate their veins, prosecutors said Monday.
- Questions arise about neighborhood where slide killed 139
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — Emergency workers spent a fourth day digging bodies out of a massive mudslide on Monday, watching the death toll rise to 139 as questions mounted about why people were allowed to build homes at the base of a dangerous hillside next to a small river.
- Carly Fiorina's campaign includes the rare job: "body woman"
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In her six months working for Carly Fiorina, Rebecca Schieber has learned to always have a Sharpie pen handy for autographs. She's found ways to order the right vegetable-loaded meals on the road and become an expert at whisking her boss out of a room.
- Twitter gives co-founder Jack Dorsey a 2nd chance as CEO
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service's audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses.
- United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: selling the deal to a skeptical Congress.
- Dolphins coach Joe Philbin fired 4 games into his 4th season
MIAMI (AP) — New Miami Dolphins coach Dan Campbell believes his underachieving team needs to show more aggressiveness that stops just short of dirty play, and he looks forward to breaking up a few fights in practice.
- Nationals fire manager Matt Williams after only 2 seasons
WASHINGTON (AP) — In describing what he will look for in a manager to replace Matt Williams, Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo might have been pointing out exactly what he felt went wrong with the man he hired two years ago and fired Monday.
- CC Sabathia to enter alcohol rehab center, miss playoffs
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehab center and will miss the postseason, a setback to the Yankees pitching staff the day before the team's opening playoff game.
- Other than Santos, bad week for kickers
NEW YORK (AP) — All plaudits to Cairo Santos of the Chiefs for making seven field goals Sunday. At least someone was able to kick the ball straight this week.
- Under Pete Carroll, Seahawks nearly perfect in prime time
SEATTLE (AP) — As part of the program he has built in Seattle, Pete Carroll insists that all games are equal and those with a higher profile carry no extra significance for the team.