Cargo ship El Faro believed to have sunk during hurricane

U.S. Coast Guard members retrieve a life preserver ring from the cargo ship El Faro in this still image from a U.S. Coast Guard handout videoThe 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

A car is stalled due to heavy rains, along flooded US 17 in GeorgetownBy 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

Democratic presidential candidate Clinton speaks to supporters at the Human Rights Campaign in WashingtonWASHINGTON (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)

A multigenerational hit: Student debt traps parents and kids

In this Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 photo, from left, Jo Armstrong, Julie Armstrong, Skylar Armstrong, Amelia Anderson, Nathan Anderson, Westley Armstrong and Dean Anderson sit together for a game at their home in Tucson, Ariz. At 42 with a blended family of five, Nathan Anderson runs an acupuncture clinic with his wife, Julie, also an acupuncturist. Combined, their monthly student loans bills approach $1,700. "More than we spend on groceries and kind of like having a second mortgage," Nathan said. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)WASHINGTON (AP) ? A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.

Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search ongoing

As the sun begins to set as television crews set up their lights while waiting for an update on the crew members aboard the missing cargo ship El Faro outside the Seafarer's International Union hall in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Authorities lost contact with the El Faro early Thursday as the ship sailed through the Bahamas at the height of the Hurricane Joaquin storm as it sailed from its homeport in Jacksonville, Fla., to San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP) MANDATORY CREDITJACKSONVILLE, 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

Families have gathered at the Seafarers Union Hall Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Jacksonville, Fla., waiting for news on the crew of 33 aboard the missing cargo ship El Faro. The ship has not been heard from since it lost power and was taking on water in seas churned up by Hurricane Joaquin. (Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union via AP)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

FILE- In this Sept. 14, 2006 file photo, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice listens to a reporter's questions in her Mineola, N.Y. office. Rice barred her prosecutors from keeping handguns, even at home; her office said the goal was safety. Although her successor, current acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas loosened the policy, prosecutors are still prohibited from carrying guns at work. (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)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.

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