Cargo ship El Faro believed to have sunk during hurricane
The U.S. Coast Guard believes the missing cargo ship El Faro sank after it was caught in the path of Hurricane Joaquin, a spokesman said on Monday. Rescuers were continuing "an active search" for survivors, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash said in Miami. The 735-foot (224-meter) container ship, with 28 U.S. citizens and five Polish nationals aboard, had left Jacksonville, Florida on Tuesday, for San Juan, Puerto Rico.
South Carolina hit by torrential rainfall, eight dead
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Torrential rainfall that South Carolina's governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern U.S. state on Sunday, causing at least eight deaths in the Carolinas. The storm had dumped more than 18 inches (45 cm) of rain in parts of central South Carolina by early Sunday. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said parts of the state were hit with rainfall that would be expected to occur once in 1,000 years, with the Congaree River running at its highest level since 1936.
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. Clinton said on her website that she would also crack down on so-called straw purchases, in which a person with a clean record buys a gun for a felon. Gun control advocates have argued the restrictions on straw purchases are too lax. (Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Bill Trott)
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Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search ongoing
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) ? The Coast Guard said Monday that a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people that has been missing since it encountered high winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin sank and one body was found, but planes and ships will continue searching for the missing crew.
Body found during search for missing El Faro cargo ship: Coast Guard
MIAMI (Reuters) - One body has been located by crews searching for the cargo ship El Faro that went missing off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday. Rescuers are no longer looking for the ship, which is believed to have sunk, and have shifted their focus to searching for survivors, Coast Guard spokesman Mark Fedor said. A heavily damaged life boat from the ship was recovered but had no occupants, he said. (Reporting by Zachary Fagenson; Writing by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)
Man is stranded for 2 days after wheelchair stalls in tunnel
MARKLETON, Pa. (AP) ? Authorities say a Pennsylvania man has been rescued after spending two days inside an old railroad tunnel when his motorized wheelchair broke down.
The Latest: Coast Guard: 1 body found from sank cargo ship
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) ? The latest on the search for a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people that has been missing since it encountered high winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin. All times local:
NY district attorney's policy barring guns prompts debate
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) ? After a suburban district attorney barred her prosecutors from keeping handguns, even at home, her office said the goal was safety. But the now-changed restriction has touched off debate about whether prosecutors should be packing heat.
Supreme Court declines to review insider trading case
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear the Obama administration's appeal of a lower court ruling that made it tougher to prosecute people for trading on leaked inside information.