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The U.S. Coast Guard has found one body in the search for a ship last reported in the path of a hurricane near the Bahamas last week, but the search for survivors continues, an official said Monday.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is set to unveil a sweeping gun control proposal Monday, NBC News reported.
The plan comes after the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, that left 10 people dead last week.
Under the plan, Clinton would tighten rules involving gun shows and Internet gun sales. She will also allow victims of gun violence to sue firearms.
The full details of the plans are expected to be released on Monday during a campaign stop in Hollis, New Hampshire.
On Monday morning Clinton took questions from voters during a town hall meeting on NBC's "Today" show. Asked if -she'd consider serving as vice president, Clinton laughed and offered a short answer: "Hypothetically speaking, no."
Parts of soaked South Carolina was expected to get as much as three inches of rain Monday, following historic drenching that left residents knee-deep in deadly floodwaters.
At least seven people have already died in weather-related incidents across North Carolina and South Carolina since Thursday, according to authorities.
The storm, which triggered flash flooding, smashed rainfall records and led to several hundred water rescues, prompting officials to warn residents not to leave their homes for any reason — even on foot.
The all-time state record for the most rain in 24 hours was 14.80 inches, set during Hurricane Floyd in 1999. This was broken in several places over the weekend, with gauges registering 21.66 inches of rain falling in Dalzell as of 9:46 p.m. Sunday, according to The Weather Channel.
Experts said parts of South Carolina experienced a "1000 year flood event," meaning in any given year there is a 1-in-1000 chance of observing such rainfall totals.
The storm was expected to move offshore by Monday afternoon.
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The U.S. Supreme Court term that begins Monday is likely to produce big victories for the court's conservatives, NBC News reported.
That is in contrast to last term's liberal-leaning decisions in favor of Obamacare, same-sex marriage and the right to sue for housing discrimination.
"The left side did a lot of winning last year," says Prof. Irv Gornstein, who directs the Supreme Court Institute at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.
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An autopsy was expected to be conducted Monday on a 38-year-old Long Island doctor found dead in the vestibule of a Manhattan apartment building over the weekend.
Investigators initially suspected that Kiersten Cerveny, a dermatologist who lived in Manhasset, had been strangled. They backed off that assessment late Sunday and said a medical examiner will determine how she died.
An unidentified man spotted an unconscious Cerveny at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday in the vestibule of a five-story walk-up building on West 16th Street in the Chelsea neighborhood, investigators said.
The man flagged down an ambulance, but fled, police said.
Three scientists from the U.S., Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering drugs to fight malaria and other tropical diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year.
The Nobel judges in Stockholm awarded the prestigious prize to William Campbell, who was born in Ireland and became a U.S. citizen in 1962, Satoshi Omura of Japan and Tu Youyou — the first-ever Chinese medicine laureate.
Campbell and Omura were cited for discovering avermectin, derivatives of which have helped lower the incidence of river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, two diseases caused by parasitic worms that affect millions of people in Africa and Asia.
Tu discovered artemisinin, a drug that has helped significantly reduce the mortality rates of malaria patients.
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The top commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan says the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 at a medical clinic in the city of Kunduz over the weekend was requested by Afghan forces.
Gen. John F. Campbell, speaking at the Pentagon, said he was correcting an initial U.S. statement that said the airstrike was meant to defend U.S. forces under fire.
In the incident early Saturday, Campbell said Afghan forces advised U.S. special operations forces on the ground that they needed U.S. air support, and the airstrike ensued. He said several civilians were "accidentally struck."
South Korea's government says a South Korean student from New York University has been released by North Korea after about six months of detention.
Seoul's Unification Ministry said Monday that North Korea repatriated Won Moon Joo, 21, at the border village of Panmunjom. Joo had been arrested for crossing the Chinese border into North Korea.
Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service's audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses.
The hiring revealed Monday ends Twitter's three-month search for a new leader. It marks Dorsey's second stint as CEO since he helped start the San Francisco company more than nine years ago.
Twitter dumped Dorsey his first time around, but its board of directors now appears convinced he has the maturity to fix the problems that has caused the company's stock to lose nearly half its value in the past five months.
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A new book by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, youngest son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, openly discusses what he says are the mental illnesses and addictions of himself and his family members, and takes on what he portrays as a veil of secrecy used to hide the problems of America's most famous political family.
The memoir, "A Common Struggle," due out Monday, focuses heavily on his relationship with his father and how the younger Kennedy often felt he let his father down while coping with bipolar and anxiety disorders and repeated trips to rehab, even as a Rhode Island congressman.
By his telling, it was a singular experience growing up a Kennedy: Family members have the habit of giving each other autographed photos of themselves; he got one from his father when he was just a baby. A family photo printed in the book depicts him in his bedroom as a young child showing off his aquarium to Henry Kissinger.
Four students in Tuolumne, California, were arrested Friday for a "detailed" plan to "shoot and kill as many people as possible" at a local high school, the sheriff said.
The students, who were not identified, have not been charged yet for the alleged shooting that was supposed to happen at Summerville High School, Tuolumne Sheriff James Mele said in a news conference.
The school's staff was told after other students heard the suspects discussing the shooting last week.
The four suspects were in the process of securing weapons, Mele said, adding that they were "pretty doggone close" to being able to carry out the attack.
"I have no idea why somebody or a group of individuals would want to do this," Mele said, but he added, "Cyber-bullying is a problem in our society."
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Growing numbers of Syrian refugees are returning to their war-ravaged homeland from Jordan because they can't survive in exile after drastic aid cuts, can't afford to pay smugglers to sneak them into Europe or are simply homesick.
The returns, along with the increasing migration to Europe, signal that conditions in regional host countries have become increasingly intolerable, the refugees and aid officials said.