Nine dead in historic South Carolina rains and flooding

Water covers a flooded section of US 17 South in Murrells Inlet, South CarolinaBy Greg Lacour WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - Floodwaters inundating South Carolina after unprecedented rainfall have resulted in nine deaths, more than 500 road and bridge closures and hundreds of rescues of people trapped in homes and cars by the rising water, officials said on Monday. Governor Nikki Haley warned residents to remain on alert as rain continued to fall in some of the hardest-hit areas, including the state capital of Columbia, which saw its wettest days on record over the weekend. "There?s still a lot of water out there." More than 2 feet of rain have fallen in the past three days in parts of South Carolina, and moderate to heavy rain persisted on Monday in the state's saturated northeastern corner and southeastern North Carolina, the National Weather Service said.

Oregon college shaken by massacre reopens with counselors, comfort dogs

DiLorenzo leaves flowers at a memorial outside Umpqua Community College in RoseburgBy Eric M. Johnson and Emily Flitter ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - Students still shaken from a shooting rampage days earlier that claimed 10 lives were welcomed back on Monday by grief counselors and comfort dogs to their community college in southern Oregon, but classes remained canceled through the week. The campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, about 180 miles (300 km) south of Portland, was reopened to students and staff to allow them to retrieve vehicles and other belongings left behind in the pandemonium of Thursday's massacre. The reopening also was aimed at helping restore a sense of normalcy on campus before classes and other activities at the college of some 13,000 students - about 3,000 enrolled full time - were set to resume next Monday, school officials said.

Amtrak passenger train derails in Vermont: state police

Officials guard the tracks where an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Northfield, Vermont(Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed in central Vermont early on Monday and at least four people were transported to the hospital, officials said on Monday. Police and emergency crews were responding to the scene in the town of Northfield, Vermont, Vermont State Police spokesman Scott Waterman said. Montpelier Fire Department Lieutenant Dana Huoppi told Fox News that an Amtrak train with five cars derailed and two of the cars went down an embankment.

1 dead in double shooting in North Philadelphia

1 dead in double shooting in North PhiladelphiaPolice say one man is dead and another is critical after a double shooting in North Philadelphia.

The Latest: Hundreds of roads, bridges still closed

A truck rests off a washed out road outside of Columbia, S.C., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. 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. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) ? The latest on the rainstorm that is pounding parts of the East Coast (all times local):

4 children, 1 adult killed in interstate crash

MIAMI (AP) ? Four children and one adult from Georgia were killed in an Interstate 10 crash in the Florida Panhandle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

1 person rescued from Montco canal after car crash

1 person rescued from Montco canal after car crashOne person had to be rescued from a canal after a car crash in Upper Providence Township, Pennsylvania.

Despite sunny forecast, South Carolina ordeal far from over

Jeanni Adame rides in her boat as she checks on neighbors seeing if they want to evacuate in the Ashborough subdivision near Summerville, S.C., after many of their neighbors left, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. South Carolina is still struggling with flood waters due to a slow moving storm system. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) ? South Carolina was expecting sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it will still take weeks for the state to return to normal after being pummeled by a historic rainstorm.

Top EU court rules data sharing pact with US invalid

In this photo taken on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 a woman walks by the entrance to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Europe's highest court has ruled in favor of an Austrian law student who claims a trans-Atlantic data protection agreement doesn't adequately protect consumers. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert)LUXEMBOURG (AP) ? The European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that an agreement that allows companies to freely transfer data to the U.S. is invalid as it does not adequately protect consumers.

Police officers injured in crash in SW Philadelphia

Police officers injured in crash in SW PhiladelphiaTwo Philadelphia police officers were injured after a cruiser crashed early Tuesday morning.

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