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Walter Scott family reaches $6.5M settlement with city

The family of Walter Scott has come to a $6.5 million settlement with city officials.




Floodwaters threaten eastern S.C.; gov. tells coastal residents to leave

Farmer Walter Dantzler knew the rains would be bad: “We’ve never seen anything like this.”



Photo of baby surrounded by heart of syringes causes stir

The Sher Institutes, a network of clinics, shared an image recently of a baby surrounded by a heart of syringes to signify the struggles and joys associated with fertility. 



Maine principal cancels school dances, blames grinding, 'MTV/VHS'

“It is by no means the students’ fault, but the dancing they have witnessed on MTV/VHS/movies involves primarily only sexually suggestive grinding.”



Raw: IS Destroys Ancient Syrian Arch

Palmyra’s famous, nearly 2,000-year-old Arch of Triumph has been largely destroyed by members of the Islamic State group, according to Syrian activists and recent video obtained by the AP. (Oct. 8)



Racy reads too hot for some schools to handle

One N.J. district is debating whether two modern classics should stay on the reading list.



Raw: Snow leopard cubs make debut at Ill. zoo

Two 4-month-old snow leopard cubs at the Brookfield Zoo made their first public appearanceTuesday since their birth in June. (Oct. 7)



Calif. woman punched in video arrested again

Marlene Pinnock was arrested and taken to the Los Angeles County Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation.



Lead levels in Mich. city have moms avoiding tap water

Officials initially denied any problems — until two independent studies showed elevated lead levels in children.



Pregnancy rate, STD stats show sex ed in U.S. not working

Findings show most nations struggle to teach sex ed to teens.



Florida Supreme Court suspends fistfighting judge

Judge John Murphy could be removed for his 2014 scuffle with a public defender.



The 10 best colleges for a degree in applied mathematics

This is one of the higher paying majors in the mathematics field.



South Carolina floods: Death toll rises to 10 in unrelenting storm

Millions of South Carolinians remained homebound because of historic rainfall.



S.C. flood is 6th 1,000-year rain since 2010

El Nino and man-made climate change may be the cause of so many unprecedented U.S. floods.



Amtrak train derails in Vermont, at least 4 hurt

Locomotive and two cars left the track and went over an embankment near the Vermont state capital, Montpelier.



Unrelenting rains hammer besieged South Carolina

Millions of South Carolinians remained homebound Monday and many schools, government offices and businesses were closed as state emergency officials grappled with massive flooding following days of historic rains.



Death Row Inmate Later Freed Can't Escape Past

Paula Cooper was determined to make good on her second chance, to become a profile of redemption. A death row inmate at 16, she had won a reprieve and tried to rebuild her life, but she could not escape her past. (Oct. 5)



Deadly rampage at Umpqua Community College in southern Oregon



FBI profilers to help explain more about Oregon school shooter

Sheriff said FBI will assist in analyzing shooter’s writings, documents and digital media.



A special reunion: 5 great things this week

A father who made sure a stepfather didn’t get cheated is also among the week’s good-news stories.