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Jeanni Adame rides in her boat as she checks on neighbors seeing if they want to evacuate in the Ashborough subdivision near Summerville, S.C., after many of their neighbors left, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. South Carolina is still struggling with flood waters due to a slow moving storm system. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)It will take weeks for the state to return to normal after being hit by a record rainstorm.

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 03:04:08 -0400

Faculty members embrace as they are allowed to return to Umpqua Community College Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. The campus reopened to faculty for the first time since Oct. 1, when armed suspect Chris Harper-Mercer killed multiple people and wounded several others before taking his own life at Snyder Hall. (AP Photo/John Locher)Details have emerged from a manifesto left behind by the gunman who killed nine people.

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 19:19:35 -0400

Water covers a flooded section of US 17 South in Murrells Inlet, South CarolinaBy Greg Lacour WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - Floodwaters inundating South Carolina after unprecedented rainfall have resulted in nine deaths, more than 500 road and bridge closures and hundreds of rescues of people trapped in homes and cars by the rising water, officials said on Monday. Governor Nikki Haley warned residents to remain on alert as rain continued to fall in some of the hardest-hit areas, including the state capital of Columbia, which saw its wettest days on record over the weekend. "There’s still a lot of water out there." More than 2 feet of rain have fallen in the past three days in parts of South Carolina, and moderate to heavy rain persisted on Monday in the state's saturated northeastern corner and southeastern North Carolina, the National Weather Service said.

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 19:30:51 -0400

DiLorenzo leaves flowers at a memorial outside Umpqua Community College in RoseburgBy Eric M. Johnson and Emily Flitter ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - Students still shaken from a shooting rampage days earlier that claimed 10 lives were welcomed back on Monday by grief counselors and comfort dogs to their community college in southern Oregon, but classes remained canceled through the week. The campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, about 180 miles (300 km) south of Portland, was reopened to students and staff to allow them to retrieve vehicles and other belongings left behind in the pandemonium of Thursday's massacre. The reopening also was aimed at helping restore a sense of normalcy on campus before classes and other activities at the college of some 13,000 students - about 3,000 enrolled full time - were set to resume next Monday, school officials said.

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:02:55 -0400

Officials guard the tracks where an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Northfield, Vermont(Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed in central Vermont early on Monday and at least four people were transported to the hospital, officials said on Monday. Police and emergency crews were responding to the scene in the town of Northfield, Vermont, Vermont State Police spokesman Scott Waterman said. Montpelier Fire Department Lieutenant Dana Huoppi told Fox News that an Amtrak train with five cars derailed and two of the cars went down an embankment.