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Top general in Afghanistan: US strike on hospital a mistake

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:50am

U.S. forces attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan last weekend, killing at least 22 people, despite "rigorous" U.S. military procedures designed to avoid such mistakes, the top commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday.

Young man spared by Oregon shooter given 2 tasks in exchange for his life

Dan Simon and Holly Yan CNN  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:41am

The killer called him "the lucky one." But the 18-year-old had to perform two tasks to save his life: deliver the gunman's message to police, and watch his classmates get shot right in front of him.

In writings, Oregon gunman ranted about others being crazy

Jonathan J. Cooper and Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:40am

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

The Latest: South Carolina gov. to give update on storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:21am

The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):

Sunken ship had enough lifeboats, but storm overpowered it

Jason Dearen and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:40am

On a vessel taking on water and listing to one side, buffeted by 50-foot waves and winds estimated at up to 140 mph, life rafts can be torn apart and lifeboats become impossible to drop into the sea.

US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:10am

The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures obtained by The Associated Press.

Hearing set for man charged in triple homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:05am

A Salt Lake City man accused of killing three people staying at his house, including a baby, because they wouldn't move is set to make a first appearance in court Tuesday.

Despite sunny forecast, South Carolina ordeal far from over

Jeffrey Collins and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:50am

South Carolina was expecting sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it will still take weeks for the state to return to normal after being pummeled by a historic rainstorm.

Researchers say charging stations key to electric cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:50am

An Idaho National Laboratory study has found that widespread adoption of electric vehicles could reduce the country's gas consumption, but that the availability of charging stations will determine if more people buy.

Teen fatally struck by car on way to Tampa Bay area school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:40am

A 17-year-old has died after being hit by a car while crossing a road near her high school in Tampa.

Democrats criticize LePage statement about Oregon shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:40am

Democrats are criticizing Maine Gov. Paul LePage's statements about gun control and mental illness related to his order to lower flags to half-staff in honor of the victims of the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon.

Pumpkins available for Halloween but maybe not Thanksgiving

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:20am

Crop experts say there should be enough pumpkins for Halloween, but that supplies of canned pumpkin could be scarce by Thanksgiving.

Police: Boy, 11, accidentally shoots and kills, brother, 12

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:20am

Authorities say an 11-year-old boy fatally shot his 12-year-old brother during a target-shooting outing in eastern Ohio.

Allen County takes 1st step toward needle-exchange program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:11am

Officials in northeastern Indiana's Allen County have taken a first step toward creating a needle exchange to combat the county's growing hepatitis C cases.

Oregon wildlife officials ask public to report sick elk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:50am

Oregon authorities are enlisting hunters and other outdoors types in the fight against a disease hurting the region's elk.

Workers removing Ten Commandments from Oklahoma Capitol

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:10am

A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that has sparked controversy since its installation on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds was being removed and will be transported to a private conservative think tank for storage.

Bid awarded for Greek housing project at SEMO

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:00am

Regents at Southeast Missouri State University have approved awarding a $7.7 million contract for first-phase construction of a Greek housing project.

Officers rescue store owner crushed by 125-pound python

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:00am

The owner of a northern Kentucky reptile store is recovering after police officers pried off a 20-foot python that was crushing the man.

Stolen giant pumpkin returned to South Dakota grower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:32am

A 100-pound pumpkin that was brazenly stolen from the yard of a South Dakota residence has been found and returned, after someone apparently tried but failed to turn it into a giant jack-o'-lantern.