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Aircraft and ships searching off the Bahamas islands for a U.S. cargo ship that lost contact during Hurricane Joaquin have found more debris and clues but no definitive word yet on the fate of the vessel or the 33 people on board.
The owner of the 790-foot El Faro said a container that appears to have come from the ship was found, while the Coast Guard said it had located a debris field that included what appeared to be pieces of container. Searchers have also spotted an oil sheen and found a life ring from the El Faro.
Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash said it was too early to come to any conclusion.
"We still don't have communication with the ship and we don't even know if the debris field is from the ship," said Nash, a Coast Guard spokesman.
Two Coast Guard cutters, the Northland and Resolute, were expected to continue searching overnight Sunday as the aircraft returned to their bases.
The International medical charity Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday it had withdrawn from the northern Afghan city of Kunduz after a deadly airstrike destroyed its hospital and killed 19 people, including 12 MSF staffers, NBC News reported. "MSF hospital in Kunduz is not functional anymore," Kate Stegeman, a Kabul-based spokesperson for the charity also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), announced in a tweet on Sunday. The group blames the U.S. for the airstrike. Afghan officials said helicopter gunships returned fire from Taliban fighters who were hiding in the facility. Investigations are continuing into Saturday's bombing of the hospital.
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A dangerous rainstorm drenching the East Coast brought more misery Sunday to South Carolina — cutting power to thousands, forcing hundreds of water rescues and closing "too many roads to name" because of floodwaters. Emergency management officials sent a statewide alert telling people to stay off roads and remain indoors unless their homes were in danger of flooding. Interstate highways were closed by flooding — including a 75-mile stretch of I-95 in the eastern part of the state that is a key route connecting Miami to Washington, D.C. and New York. Nearly 30,000 customers were without power.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, when asked if he believes the Middle East would be better today if Moammar Gadhafi of Libya and Saddam Hussein of Iraq were still in power, responded, "It's not even a contest."
"You can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there — it's a mess — if you look at Saddam Hussein with Iraq, look what we did there — it's a mess," the real-estate mogul said in an interview with Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press."
Trump related the situations in both countries with what is currently happening in Syria and seemed to endorse a stronger President Bashar Assad, while admitting that he is "probably a bad guy."
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Miami billionaire Mike Fernandez spent the day flying his helicopter to and from the Bahamas to bring aid to those affected by Joaquin
The leader of a dive expedition heading twelve miles off San Diego's shore Saturday stopped just three miles out when she spotted a large fin, only to discover it was a rare whale shark swimming close to shore.
"It was really, really incredible," said Emily Callahan, an ocean conservationist and diver. "It was probably one of my best days in the water."
Callahan was working as a dive master of SD Expeditions during a shark trip heading 10 to twelve miles off the Mission Bay shore to find mako sharks when she spotted a large fin two feet out of the water.
A pastor whose daughter survived last week's deadly rampage in a college classroom told his congregation on Sunday that "violence will not have the last word" in this southern Oregon timber town.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley warned residents to stay home, NBC News reported.
A record-breaking 8.7 inches of rain fell during a 24-hour period over the weekend in Columbia, South Carolina, the National Weather Service reported.
"We haven't seen this level of rain in the Low Country in 1,000 years," said Gov. Nikki Haley during a news conference Sunday. "That's how big this is."
Haley warned residents to stay off the roads and not to leave their homes even on foot.
More than 250 roads across South Carolina were closed due to the storm that dumped over two feet of rain in some areas, according to the state’s transportation department.
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The massacre at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, is the latest in a tragic list of mass shootings that have taken place across the country, at schools and elsewhere.
Here is a list of some of the other shootings across America that claimed the most lives, according to NBC News.
Thirty-two people were killed on April 16, 2007, when 23-year-old Virginia Tech student Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people on campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, before killing himself.
On Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza killed 28 people, including himself and his mother, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
George Hennard crashed his pickup through a cafeteria on Oct. 16, 1991, in Killeen, Texas, where he shot and killed 23 people before shooting and killing himself.
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GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah announced Sunday that he is running for House speaker in a longshot challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, adding a new dose of turmoil for reeling House Republicans.
Chaffetz, 48, chairman of the high-profile House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said voters and the public want Republicans to fight, and the current House leaders don't deserve an automatic promotion.
"I can bridge that divide between our more centrist members and some of the more far right wing members. That's why I've entered this race," Chaffetz told "Fox News Sunday."
An amateur cyclist was killed after losing control on a winding California mountain road during Levi's GranFondo charity ride, an event founded by former national champion Levi Leipheimer, authorities said.
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.
Dogs are loyal pets. This statement rings true for a 20-pound French bulldog when a surveillance video caught the pup chasing away two bears from his owner's property Friday, police said.
In one of the videos found on YouTube, the bears are seen walking around the back porch of a residence located Monrovia, California.
Thirty seconds into the clip, the tiny bulldog charges down the porch steps and starts jumping at one of the bears, causing to two to scatter.