BC-NC--North Carolina News Digest, NC

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All of Interstate 95 now open after South Carolina flooding

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Interstate 95 is now completely open in South Carolina, nearly two weeks after historic flooding across much of the state. The South Carolina Department of Transportation said Tuesday morning that the northbound lanes of the highway in Clarendon County are now open. A 13-mile stretch of the road had been closed since the heaviest rains fell Oct. 3 and 4.

Florida Driver Live-Streams While Claiming to Be Drunk

(LAKELAND, Fla.) -- A Periscope viewer helped a Florida police department identify and arrest an allegedly drunken-driver who was livestreaming from her car. Whitney Beall, 23, of Lakeland, Florida, can be heard repeatedly saying she was drunk while slurring her words from behind the wheel of what appears to be a moving vehicle. "I'm driving home drunk," she can be heard saying on the video.

Breaking Down the MH17 Crash Report's Findings

(NEW YORK) -- A formal investigation into last year's deadly crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane revealed that officials believe it was shot down by a warhead mounted on a Russian-made BUK surface-to-air missile. The theory that Russian fighters were to blame for the July 2014 crash, which killed all 298 people on board, has been the leading theory for months, but Tuesday's announcement comes from an independent investigation led by Dutch officials.

South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier Announces Resignation

(NEW YORK) -- It's official: Steve Spurrier is out as South Carolina's head coach. The 70-year-old formally announced his resignation at a press conference Tuesday. He had told his team about his decision Monday night, according to ESPN. "It was only two years ago that we were fourth in the nation ... and somehow or another we've slid and it's my fault -- I'm responsible, I'm the head coach.

SAB Miller Agrees to Takeover by Anheuser Busch InBev

(NEW YORK) -- SABMiller has agreed in principal to a takeover offer by Anheuser Busch InBev, potentially creating the world's biggest beer company.   After a month of offers, the two beer makers appear to have settled on a figure over $100 billion, with U.K.-based SABMiller shares being valued at 44 pounds -- up about 6 pounds from when the takeover talks started.

Donald Trump to Host "Saturday Night Live" November 7

(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump's about to get some additional national exposure, on a very different stage.  The real estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate will host Saturday Night Live November 7. It's not Trump's first time hosting SNL , but it's been a while: he last hosted April 3, 2004.

5 Candidates and 5 Things They Need to Prove at the First Democratic Debate

(LAS VEGAS) -- It's finally here -- the 2016 Democratic presidential candidates are just hours away from their first debate, and the pressure is on. Five candidates are meeting Tuesday night under the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip, but it's up to them to make sure the event isn't lackluster. Democrats need to show they can bring as much excitement, energy and passion to the race as Republicans.