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Boehner: No agreements yet on plan with debt limit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday that discussions were under way to deal with a looming Nov. 5 deadline to raise the federal debt limit but no decisions have been made

Coast Guard ends search for missing cargo ship’s crew

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday it was ending its search for the missing crew of an American cargo ship that sank off the Bahamas last week after sailing into the path of powerful Hurricane Joaquin.

Supreme Court tackles death penalty case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hearing a death penalty case for the first time since their divisive lethal-injection ruling in June, the nine justices of U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared poised to rule against two brothers challenging their sentences for a Kansas crime spree known as the “Wichita Massacre.”

At least 17 dead; floods persist

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Flooding from historic rainfall in South Carolina claimed two more lives on Wednesday, and the threat of further inundation from swollen rivers and vulnerable dams put already ravaged communities on edge.

Obama apologizes to MSF for air strike on hospital

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama telephoned the head of Medecins Sans Frontieres and apologized for a deadly air strike on the aid group’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that killed 22 people over the weekend, the White House said on Wednesday.

Commission considers asking for mercy for gay marriage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A county commission in Tennessee on Tuesday night will consider a resolution asking God to spare citizens from the wrath of God that may rain down on them as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage.

Amtrak to suspend service without safety extension

WASHINGTON — Amtrak has told U.S. lawmakers that it will suspend service on its national network in mid-December unless Congress extends a Dec. 31 deadline for implementing advanced safety technology, according to an Oct. 5 letter from Amtrak.

Carter mediating dispute between MLK heirs

ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter is helping settle a dispute between Martin Luther King Jr.’s children over whether to sell King’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried during the civil rights movement.

Planned Parenthood seeks class action status

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Planned Parenthood has sought class action status for its Medicaid patients in Arkansas after a U.S. judge ordered the state to continue payments to three women who challenged Arkansas’ move to halt payments to the organization.

14 dead as S.C. gripped by historic flooding

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by record rainfall, as the death toll from widespread flooding rose to 14 on Tuesday and residents braced for more evacuations in areas near swollen waterways and dams across the state.

Publisher vows changes after slaves referred to as workers

DALLAS — The publisher of a textbook criticized for a glaring error that glossed over the topic of slavery has offered stickers to schools that will cover up a caption describing African slaves as “workers,” a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

BP to pay $20 billion for 2010 oil spill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — BP will pay more than $20 billion in fines to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago, marking the largest corporate settlement of its kind in U.S. history, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Monday.

Body found in search for ship sunk in hurricane

MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday said its crews had found a body and an empty, heavily damaged lifeboat in their search for the cargo ship El Faro, assumed to have sunk off the Bahamas in towering waves and howling winds whipped up by Hurricane Joaquin.

Obama administration moves to create 2 marine sanctuaries

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Barack Obama’s administration will announce steps on Monday to create marine sanctuaries in Maryland and Wisconsin and will take further action to combat illegal fishing, the White House said.

Joaquin threatens Bermuda: U.S. hit separate storms

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Powerful Hurricane Joaquin headed toward Bermuda on Saturday after hammering the Bahamas and leaving a cargo ship with 33 mostly American crew members missing in its wake.