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FILE - In this April 29, 2015, file photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Chaffetz said Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, he’s running for House speaker in a longshot challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, of California. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An up-and-coming House committee chairman announced his long-shot candidacy Sunday for speaker of the House, adding a new dose of turmoil for reeling House Republicans.

2015-10-04 10:54:49 -0600

Anna Wilson, center, laughs as she plays with friends Madi Kois, left, and Wesli Jones on a flooded street in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Trees and power lines across the Carolinas and Virginia are vulnerable.

2015-10-04 10:11:22 -0600

Larry LevineLarry Levine, one of the victims in the Umpqua Community College shooting, loved fishing in the great outdoors and was passionate about writing.

2015-10-03 09:30:12 -0600