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October 4, 2015 - 9:00pm
1 hour 32 min ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Emergency crews rescue scores of people from flooded buildings in Columbia, S.C., hit by over 18 inches of precipitation in the last few days.


That's what pastor Randy Scroggins tells his...

October 4, 2015 - 7:19pm
1 hour 32 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man from Springfield, Missouri, collapsed in a restroom at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday during a game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals and was pronounced dead at a hospital, a Bengals spokesman said.

The man's identity wasn't released, pending notification of his family. Bengals spokesman Bob Bedinghaus said the fan had some type of pre-existing medical issue.

Police and paramedics tried to revive the man at...

October 4, 2015 - 5:39pm
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ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon pastor whose daughter survived last week's deadly rampage in a community college classroom says "violence will not have the last word."

More than 100 people gathered to hear pastor Randy Scroggins speak today at New Beginnings Church of God in Roseburg, including his daughter 18-year-old Lacey, who sat in the front row and wiped away tears.

Scroggins said he's been asked whether he can forgive Christopher Sean Harper-...

October 4, 2015 - 5:37pm
1 hour 32 min ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in a drive-by shooting on a metro Phoenix freeway and believe it is not connected to a string of recent shootings.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said Sunday that 36-year-old Christopher Hoffman has been booked on several charges including drive-by shooting and possession of a dangerous drug.

Investigators say Hoffman admitted to Saturday's shooting at another vehicle on the Loop 101 Freeway...

October 4, 2015 - 5:13pm
1 hour 32 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says some Wall Street executives should have gone to jail for their roles in the financial crisis that gripped the country in 2008 and triggered the Great Recession.

Billions of dollars in fines have been levied against major banks and brokerage firms in the wake of the economic meltdown that was in large part triggered by reckless lending and shady securities dealings that blew up a housing bubble....

October 4, 2015 - 5:05pm
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to close a loophole in the state's ban on importing, buying or selling elephant ivory or rhinoceros horns.

The measure by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins aimed to end the state's exemption for selling ivory imported before 1977. The San Diego Democrat says clamping down on the illegal ivory trade would help bring an end to the poaching of elephants and rhinoceros.

Critics say the legislation...

October 4, 2015 - 5:01pm
1 hour 32 min ago

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets.

The Daily Campus reports ( ) the university's dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly.

The crickets are high in protein and low in fat. They're a source of B vitamins, iron and zinc.

UConn says the farm that supplies the crickets uses carbon dioxide to...

October 4, 2015 - 4:58pm
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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Several hundred fans of late New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra have gathered in northern New Jersey to pay tribute to him.

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls staged a memorial event on Sunday. Among those attending was Berra's son Larry Berra, who shared stories about him and his life.

Berra was a longtime New Jersey resident. He died Sept. 22 at age 90.

His namesake...

October 4, 2015 - 4:30pm
1 hour 32 min ago

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) — The Inter American Press Association says that 11 journalists from around the Americas have been killed since March — three each in Brazil and Mexico, two in Guatemala, and one each in Colombia, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.

That brings to 16 the number of journalists killed in the region since the beginning of the year, the press group said in a report delivered during its current meeting in Charleston.


October 4, 2015 - 4:25pm
1 hour 42 min ago

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage surfer has been hospitalized after being bitten on the left hand by a shark off Florida's coast.

The Volusia County Beach Patrol says the 14-year-old boy from Vero Beach was with four other surfers in Atlantic waters off New Smyrna Beach when he was bitten Sunday morning.

Capt. Aaron Jenkins, a patrol spokesman, told the Orlando Sentinel ( ) the boy suffered "significant...

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