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South Carolina not out of danger yet

The rain may have stopped, but South Carolina is grappling with a host of new concerns. Dam breaks. Billions of dollars in damage. And rivers that still haven't crested.

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Senate OKs defense bill despite veto threat

A giant defense bill that breaks budget caps to give extra funding for the military cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday despite facing a presidential veto threat and initial uncertainty it would have enough votes to pass.

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Rubio, Bush start to take the gloves off

The budding tension between the two Floridians running for president escalated on Tuesday as Marco Rubio defended his Senate record amid new attacks by Jeb Bush.

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19 dead after typhoon, tornadoes hit China

At least 19 people have been killed and four others are missing after an unexpectedly strong typhoon slammed into the southern coast of China, unleashing deadly tornadoes in the region, authorities said.

Typhoon Mujigae gained power quickly before it ...

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Execs: El Faro skipper had plan to deal with storm

The owners of a cargo ship presumed to have sunk insist that the captain of El Faro had a "sound plan" to avoid Hurricane Joaquin, but that the ship's main propulsion failed, stranding the crew in the path of the storm.

The unidentified captain had r...

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Orphaned baby possum snuggles toy kangaroo

A baby brushtail possum found abandoned and dehydrated in a suburban neighborhood of Mosman, Australia is making a healthy recovery thanks to a veterinary nurse from Taronga Wildlife Hospital.

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Clinton sent GOP 2016ers copies of her book

Hillary Clinton sent nearly every Republican presidential candidate a copy of her recent memoir "Hard Choices" earlier this month, as well as a personalized letter, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Clinton joked about the gag, telling an audience here that s...

Prayer circle at site of Oregon shooting

Online writings on guns linked to shooter's mom

The apparent online writings of the mother of the man who killed nine people at a community college in Oregon discuss guns and the autism spectrum, painting a partial picture of the environment the family lived in, their beliefs and the challenges th...

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Cracks emerge in US oil boom

The American energy boom is finally showing some cracks from the crash in oil prices.

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NATO slams Russian violation of Turkish airspace

Russian involvement in the 4½-year-old Syrian civil war seems to be escalating, with NATO's secretary general confirming Tuesday a second incursion by Russian planes into Turkish airspace and saying Russian ground troops were in Syria as well.

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World Beard and Moustache Championships

See some of the styles showcased this year at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leongang, Austria.

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25. Venice, Florida

Pros: Warm climate, above average air quality, cost of living at national average, median home price of $196,000, low crime. Con: Low walkability.

25 best places to retire

Here are the 25 best U.S. cities in which to retire, according to data compiled by Forbes.

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Historic flooding swamps South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina, endured its rainiest day in history Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. At least 11 people have died in weather-related incidents in South Carolina: seven people drowned and four died in traffic accidents, according to the state department of public safety.

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Tale of the Twitter tape: 2016ers' accounts

Take a look at the most prominent 2016er Twitter accounts, with analysis from Yahoo! Tech.

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Trans-Pacific trade pact: What to know

The United States and 11 other nations have reached a long-sought agreement on a controversial free-trade pact. Here's what you need to know about the agreement.

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Days after tragedy, Oregon College reopens

Oregon Umpqua Community College reopened on Monday after nine people were killed by a gunman on Oct. 1.

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Victims of Umpqua Community College shooting

Nine people were killed Thursday when a gunman stormed the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Here is more about some of the victims.

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10 most expensive hurricanes to hit US

Hurricane Joaquin is the first this year that's posed a real threat to the U.S., and many on the East coast are concerned that it will be a repeat of 2012's Hurricane Sandy. The Insurance Information Institute compiled a list of the 10 most expensive hurricanes to hit the U.S. based on payouts of insurance claims.


'A Charlie Brown Christmas' postage stamps go on sale

The U.S. Postal Service is getting an early jump on the holiday season by issuing a series of postage stamps celebrating the 50th anniversary of "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

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Latest in Cosby sex scandal

Three more women came forward with allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby on Sept. 30, 2015. Here is a timeline of accusations made against the comedian.


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Australia: Man drives into ocean trying to escape

A man being chased by police drives a four-wheeled vehicle into the ocean in an unusual bid to escape.

Raging water follows dam release

Raging water floods low-lying areas after a dam release.

Raging water follows dam release

Raging water floods low-lying areas after a dam release, as seen in dramatic video from WYFF-TV.

Flood destroys dozens of vehicles

Flooding destroys dozens of vehicles near Columbia.

Flood destroys dozens of vehicles

Flooding destroys dozens of vehicles near Columbia, South Carolina, as seen in video from WYFF-TV.

Roads near Columbia disappear under flood waters

Many roads around Columbia are impassable due to flooding.

SC roads disappear under flood waters

Many roads around Columbia, South Carolina, are impassable due to flooding, as this video from WYFF-TV shows.

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Rubio under fire for missed Senate votes

Sen. Marco Rubio missed a key Senate vote on defense spending Tuesday.


Oregon farmers boast 1,997-pound pumpkin

Farmers broke Oregon records over the weekend at the Bauman Harvest Festival with the unveiling of a 1,997-pound pumpkin.

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Moose melee caught on camera

Two moose on the lawn of a home in a suburb of Anchorage, Alaska, appear to fight over a female.

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USCG concentrates on ‘El Faro’ survivors

The U.S. Coast Guard is focusing on the search for survivors after concluding the missing cargo ship ‘El Faro’ sank at its last known location with Hurricane Joaquin bearing down on it. Ninety-six hours after the cargo ship lost contact, the coast guard has only found debris from the ship.

Flooding from the air

Take an aerial tour of SC destruction

The Congaree River is at its highest in decades. Take a tour from the air of the destruction being caused by the flooding.


Record rainfall wreaks havoc on South Carolina

At least nine people have been killed after devastating storms hit South Carolina over the weekend.