South Carolina still on edge from flooding; 2 people missing

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) -- Rivers rose and dams bulged Wednesday as South Carolina faced another anxious day of waiting for the floodwaters to recede, and dive teams searched for two people who disappeared in waters after they drove around a barricade. Along the coast, residents prepared for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic.

Trio wins Nobel Prize for mapping how cells fix DNA damage

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Tomas Lindahl was eating his breakfast in England on Wednesday when the call came -- ostensibly, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It occurred to him that this might be a hoax, but then the caller started speaking Swedish. It was no joke: Lindahl and two others had won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for pioneering studies into the way our bodies repair damage to DNA.

South Carolina still on edge from floods; 2 die in truck

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) -- Rivers rose and dams bulged Wednesday as South Carolina faced another anxious day of waiting for the floodwaters to recede, and search teams found the bodies of two people who died after they drove around a barricade and into standing water. At least 19 people in South Carolina and North Carolina have died in the storm.

Search for Cargo Ship Survivors to End Wednesday, Relatives Say

(NEW YORK) -- Relatives of the 33 crew members who are missing after a cargo ship sank near the path of Hurricane Joaquin said the search for the crew members will be suspended on Wednesday. The U.S. Coast Guard has been in charge of the search for survivors and relatives of the missing confirmed that they had been told by authorities that the search will stop at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Doctors Without Borders Calls for Independent Probe into Deadly Airstrike

(NEW YORK) -- Doctors Without Borders called on Wednesday for an independent investigation into the airstrike that hit a hospital it runs in Kunduz, Afghanistan. At least 22 people died in the airstrike, including a dozen doctors, seven adult patients and three children, according to Doctors Without Borders, a non-governmental organization known internationally by its French name Medecins Sans Frontieres or its acronym MSF. "Today, we say enough.

NFL Approves Plan to Play More International Games

(NEW YORK) -- Fresh off the National Football League's 12th game in London in the last eight years, the league announced on Wednesday that it would continue to hold games abroad through at least 2025, and would explore other locations outside of the United Kingdom. A resolution approved by the league's teams expands on a 2011 resolution that allowed the NFL to schedule games in the U.K. through 2016.

Stocks Post Gains Wednesday, Despite Smaller Increase in Consumer Credit than Expected

(NEW YORK) -- Wednesday's session on Wall Street saw stocks close up despite concerns over oil prices and China's slowing economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 122.1 on Wednesday, finishing the session at 16912.29. The index has posted gains in four consecutive sessions. The Nasdaq jumped 42.79 to a close of 4791.15, while the S&P 500 ended the day at 1995.83, 15.91 higher than its open.

Led by Seinfeld show, Sony's Crackle carving online niche

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sometimes what worked in the old days of TV can work online. A celebrity star. A funny show brought to you by a major sponsor. The ability to seep into the nation's collective cultural consciousness. That's what's happening at Crackle, Sony Pictures' online network. It's been on a roll lately, riding on the coattails of Jerry Seinfeld's hit show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Cate Blanchett Portrays Disgraced "60 Minutes" Producer in "Truth"

(NEW YORK) -- In  Truth , Cate Blanchett plays Mary Mapes, the  60 Minutes  producer who found herself in the middle of a controversy after she produced a later discredited story with Dan Rather that cast doubt on President George W. Bush's national guard service during the Vietnam War.  The story cost Mapes her job, and forced Rather's resignation from CBS.

Clinton Critical of Republican Campaign, Comments on Gun Control

(MOUNT VERNON, Iowa) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at a town hall in Iowa on Wednesday, criticizing Republicans and touching on topics including gun control, her own campaign and Kentucky Court Clerk Kim Davis. "I don't know how many presidential elections have happened since I've been an adult," Clinton said Wednesday, "but this is reaching a new low.