• Monday, October 5, 2015

    South Carolina dodges a hurricane, but still gets slammed by epic rainstorm; death toll at 12

    Updated: 9:00 pm

  • As the sun begins to set as television crews set up their lights while waiting for an update on the crew members aboard the missing cargo ship El Faro outside the Seafarer's International Union hall in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Authorities lost contact with the El Faro early Thursday as the ship sailed through the Bahamas at the height of the Hurricane Joaquin storm as it sailed from its homeport in Jacksonville, Fla., to San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Bahamas search for lost US ship finds debris but no answers

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — 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.

  • This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. at 9:45 AM EDT shows slowly weakening Hurricane Joaquin southwest of Bermuda, moving in a north-northeast direction. A band of cloudiness to the north of Joaquin extends to the Midatlantic, with rain. Deep moisture with heavy rain is flowing across the Carolinas. Clouds are dominating the Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes, with some rain showers over the Great Lakes. (Weather Underground via AP)

    Weakening Joaquin passes Bermuda after lashing it with rain

    HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — A weakening Hurricane Joaquin moved past Bermuda and farther out into the Atlantic after pounding the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination with heavy rains and winds.

  • Honduras gets semifinal spot CONCACAF Olympic qualifying

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Antony Lozano and Alberth Elis scored to help Honduras beat Costa Rica 2-0 on Sunday, and Honduras got a spot in the semifinals in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics when Mexico beat Haiti.

  • Haiti defender Jude Saint Louis flies over the ball against Mexico in the second half of a CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying soccer match in Carson, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Mexico won 1-0. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Mexico beats Haiti to take Olympic qualifying semifinal spot

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Raul Lopez Gomez scored on a penalty kick in the 74th and defending Olympic champion Mexico beat Haiti 1-0 on Sunday night to wrap up a spot in the semifinals in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Rio Games.

  • Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo wins Web.com Tour Finals finale

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo made a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Web.com Tour Finals-ending Web.Com Tour Championship, and Rob Oppenheim got the last PGA Tour card when Lucas Glover shook up the order with a closing bogey.

  • Brazil’s Talita and Larissax win FIVB World Tour Finals

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Brazil’s Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca won the FIVB World Tour Finals on Sunday, beating Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst 21-17, 21-18 to extend their international winning streak to 27 matches.

  • BMX test event for Rio Olympics receives poor grade

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The BMX track for next year’s Rio Olympics hosted its first test event on Sunday but received a poor grade from riders.

  • The Latest: Container found that may be from missing ship

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The latest on the search for a cargo ship missing off the coast of Bahamas (all times local):

  • Rear Adm. Scott Buschman, commander of the Coast Guard 7th District, receives an update brief for the missing cargo ship El Faro at the Coast Guard 7th District in Miami, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The ship was heading from Jacksonville, Fla, to San Juan, Puerto Rico when it was battered by waves. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

    Bermuda whipped by weakening Hurricane Joaquin

    HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Bermuda was lashed Sunday by gusting winds and pelting rains from a weakening Hurricane Joaquin as its spinning center tracked just west of the wealthy financial haven and tourist destination after plowing through the Bahamas as a major storm.