Published: 7:01 pm, Sun. October 4th, 2015
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. TORRENTIAL RAIN SWAMPS HUNDREDS OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOMES, BUSINESSES
Emergency crews rescue scores of people from flooded buildings in Columbia, S.C., hit by over 18 inches of precipitation in the last few days.
2. ‘WE WILL NOT BE DEFINED BY VIOLENCE’
That’s what pastor Randy Scroggins tells his congregation in Roseburg, Ore., days after a gunman killed nine people at a local community college. Scroggins’ daughter survived the rampage.
3. HOW MANY FEDERAL INMATES ESCAPE EN ROUTE TO HALFWAY HOUSES
More than 240 prisoners slip away from federal custody in the past three years while traveling to halfway houses, according to documents The Associated Press obtained.
6. NOBEL SEASON KICKS OFF
The medicine award will be announced Monday, followed by physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics.
4. WHO’S SHAKING UP GOP LEADERSHIP RACE
Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah challenges presumptive favorite Rep. Kevin McCarthy for the House speaker post.
5. US, AFGHAN OFFICIALS PLEDGE HOSPITAL ATTACK INVESTIGATION
Some top U.S. officials say the circumstances surrounding the deadly incident remain murky, but others indicate the U.S. may have been responsible.
7. HOPE FADES FOR FINDING GUATEMALA MUDSLIDE SURVIVORS
At least 114 bodies have been recovered from the rubble, and hundreds of people remain unaccounted for.
8. NO END IN SIGHT FOR EUROPEAN MIGRANT CRISIS
Over a half million refugees have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe this year, but “it’s just the tip of the iceberg,” says the U.N.’s Babar Baloch.
9. WHY AMERICAN HIKER WANTS TO TACKLE 20,000-MILE TREK
“I really want to inspire others to pursue their own audacious goals,” says Bethany Hughes, who intends to embark on a five-year, non-motorized trip from the tip of Argentina to Barrow, Alaska.
10. OHIO STATE REMAINS ATOP AP COLLEGE POLL
TCU moves up to No. 2 in the football standings, and Baylor reaches No. 3.