Representative Issa considers run for U.S. House speaker

McCarthy laughs off a question as he explains his decision to pull out of a Republican caucus secret ballot vote to determine the nominee to replace retiring House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), on Capitol Hill in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Darrell Issa, a California Republican, on Friday said he is considering running for U.S. House speaker after the conservative party's leading candidate abruptly quit the race on Thursday. "I am considering whether or not to put my name in the hat," Issa said in an interview on CNBC. "Starting this morning, we're looking for a consensus candidate," he said, added that if no such candidate emerges House Republicans should consider rebuilding their entire leadership slate. (Reporting by Susan Heavey)

One dead, three injured after shooting at university in Arizona

"Situation is stabilized," the university in Flagstaff, Arizona, said in a post on Twitter. The first call of shots fired came in at 1:20 a.m. local time, university spokeswoman Cindy Brown told CNN. The three injured victims were being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center, Brown said.

South Carolina city to pay $6.5 million over police shooting of black man

Still image from video allegedly shows police officer shooting man in the back in North CharlestonThe man, Walter Scott, 50, was shot after fleeing a traffic stop in April. The shooting was caught on a bystander's video and reignited a national outcry over police treatment of minorities. North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey said in a statement that the City Council had voted to settle all potential claims over Scott's death for $6.5 million.

Search in Kentucky's Red River Gorge area for 2 missing boys

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) ? Two young boys wandered away from a campground in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky, setting off a search in rugged terrain that continued Friday after the youngsters spent the night missing in the popular recreation area.

Judge rules against Menendez's attempt to dismiss charges

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? A federal judge ruled against New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez's remaining attempts to have the corruption charges against him thrown out.

Cleveland suburb upgrades recording system after jail death

CLEVELAND (AP) ? A Cleveland suburb has upgraded its jail recording system after questions were raised about gaps in video of a woman who was found dead in a holding cell.

U.S. says CSX missed rail defect blamed for oil train derailment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday said a February oil train derailment in Mount Carbon, West Virginia, was caused by a rail defect that CSX Corp and its contractor missed during at least two inspections conducted months before the accident.

Officials: Broken rail caused West Virginia train derailment

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. (AP) ? A broken rail that wasn't found on two previous inspections led to a fiery oil train derailment in southern West Virginia in February, federal investigators said Friday.

The Latest: Deluge nearly ended South Carolina drought

Harris Carter, owner of Castaways & Grill in the historic section of Georgetown, moves a road barrier to block traffic as high tide approaches historic downtown Georgetown, S.C., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Gov. Nikki Haley held a press conference Thursday, telling Georgetown residents to prepare for floodwaters. Many store owners in the historic district have prepared for repeated flooding over the course of a week. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) ? The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):

APNewsBreak: Judge ends oversight in Amish girl chemo fight

A judge in northeastern Ohio has formally ended the court-ordered guardianship of an Amish girl who fought a hospital's attempts to force her to resume chemotherapy.

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