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Coast Guard: Search for missing crew to end Wednesday evening

posted: 10/07/2015 2:12 p.m. Discuss

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard says its search will end Wednesday evening for 33 missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank last week during Hurricane Joaquin.

Obama apologizes to aid group for U.S. attack on Afghan clinic

posted: 10/07/2015 1:27 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologized to Doctors Without Borders for the American air attack that killed at least 22 people at a medical clinic in Afghanistan, and said the U.S. would examine military procedures to determine whether changes could prevent such incidents.

South Carolina still on edge from flooding; 2 people missing

updated: 10/07/2015 11:37 a.m. Discuss

GEORGETOWN, S.C. — Rivers rose and dams bulged Wednesday as South Carolina faced another anxious day of waiting for the floodwaters to recede, and dive teams searched for two people who disappeared in waters after they drove around a barricade.

General doubts post-'16 plan

posted: 10/07/2015 4:10 a.m. Comment 1

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan recommended on Tuesday that President Barack Obama revise his plan and keep more than 1,000 U.S. troops in the country beyond 2016, just days after a deadly U.S. airstrike "mistakenly struck" a hospital during fierce fighting in the north.

Engine work looked at in sinking

updated: 10/07/2015 3:56 a.m. Discuss

Five Polish workers whose job was to prepare the engine room for a retrofitting were on board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on the voyage that took it into the path of Hurricane Joaquin.

Justice Department prepares to release 6,000 inmates early

posted: 10/07/2015 3:54 a.m. Comment 1

The Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 inmates early from prison in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences over the past three decades.

Sunny day consoles S.C., but waters gather

updated: 10/07/2015 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Owners of inundated homes were keeping close watch on swollen waterways Tuesday as they pried open doors and tore out soaked carpets on the first sunny day in nearly two weeks.

He's the sane one, gunman wrote

updated: 10/07/2015 3:51 a.m. Comments 2

The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college last week complained in the writings he left behind that everyone else was crazy and ranted about not having a girlfriend, a law enforcement official said.

Texas executes inmate for $8 robbery, killing

posted: 10/07/2015 3:48 a.m. Comment 1

A convicted killer in Texas was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting another man in a robbery that yielded $8.

2 senators join call to audit U.S.-backed fetal tissue work

updated: 10/07/2015 3:45 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton on Tuesday called for a full audit of all fetal tissue research supported by the Department of Health and Human Services.

U.S., Russia to renew Syrian-sky talks

updated: 10/07/2015 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Russia has agreed to continue talks to ensure that its and the United States' aircraft don't interfere with each other over Syria, senior U.S. military officials said Tuesday.

Defense cuts come back to haunt, Cotton says

updated: 10/07/2015 3:38 a.m. Comments 3

America's allies closely watch U.S. military spending, and cuts in funding put the United States at a disadvantage, Arkansas' U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Tuesday.

The nation in brief

updated: 10/07/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Oklahoma Capitol sheds granite 10 OKLAHOMA CITY -- A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was moved early Tuesday to a private conservative think tank for storage.

Names and faces

updated: 10/07/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

A memoir by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy has created a rift with family members upset over his portrayal of family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness, including in regard to his father, late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy. On Tuesday, Patrick Kennedy defended his book, A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past And Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.

Getting it straight

updated: 10/07/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.




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