Published: 3:56 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. STORM BRINGS HISTORIC FLOODING TO SOUTH CAROLINA
Much of Columbia and a surrounding chunk of the state are in disarray after more than 18 inches of rain fell in spots and hundreds had to be rescued.
2. BAHAMAS SEARCH FOR LOST U.S. SHIP FINDS DEBRIS
There’s no word yet on the fate of the vessel that lost contact during Hurricane Joaquin or the 33 people on board.
3. MASS SHOOTINGS GRAB HEADLINES, BUT OTHERS GO UNDER RADAR
There were 8,124 homicides by gun in 2014, according to the FBI’s Crime in the United States report.
4. GUATEMALANS BURY KIN AFTER MUDSLIDE
Ismael Estrada lost a son and a granddaughter in the disaster that killed at least 131 people. He is still missing 19 family members.
5. WHY SYRIAN REFUGEES RETURN TO WAR ZONES IN HOMELAND
Many of them can’t survive in exile, can’t afford to pay smugglers to sneak them into Europe or are simply homesick.
6. NOBEL MEDICINE PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED
William Campbell and Satoshi Omura are cited for discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites, and Youyou Tu is rewarded for discoveries concerning a novel therapy against malaria. NOBEL-MEDICINE
7. LISTENING TO THE LIKEMINDED
Looking at the Twitter accounts which presidential candidates follow can help us understand not only their personality and interests, but sometimes their strategy.
8. WHAT EFFECT STUDENT DEBT HAS ON FAMILIES
Weighed down by their own loans, many parents lack the means to fund their children’s educations.
9. PALESTINIAN YOUTH DIES AFTER WEST BANK CLASHES
Fears spread of a further escalation in violence that has already killed several Israeli civilians and wounded scores of Palestinian protesters.
10. WHO HELPS NASA PREPARE FOR MARS MISSION
The agency is tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.