Woman charged, posted pictures of dog's duct-taped mouth

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) -- A Salisbury woman has been charged after authorities say she posted pictures on Facebook showing her dog's mouth sealed with duct tape. Multiple news outlets report 25-year-old Kimberly Howell was arrested Wednesday and charged with animal cruelty. The Rowan County Sheriff's Office says Howell told an investigator that she thought it would be funny to put duct tape around the mouth of her young mixed-breed female dog.

The Latest: South Carolina has rainiest spot in 16 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The latest on the rainstorm that is pounding parts of the East Coast (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The 16.6 inches of rain that fell on the Gills Creek area near Columbia on Sunday was the rainiest day in one single spot in the U.S. in more than 16 years. That's according to weather stations with more than 50 years of record-keeping.

Amtrak Passenger Train Derails in Northfield, Vermont

(NORTHFIELD, Vt.) -- Four passengers were hospitalized after an Amtrak train derailed over an embankment in Northfield, Vermont, Monday morning, the Vermont State Police said. Train 55 -- the Vermonter -- was traveling from Saint Albans, Vermont, to Washington, D.C., when it derailed after reportedly striking a rock slide on the tracks, Amtrak said. A total of five cars, all occupied, were involved, according to the Montpelier Fire Department.

Kevin Harvick Wins at Dover to Keep Championship Hopes Alive

(DOVER, Del.) -- Kevin Harvick advanced to the second round of the Sprint Cup Series' Chase on Sunday with a win at Dover International Speedway. He led 354 laps in taking the AAA 400 in Dover, Delaware. The defending Cup champ is now part of the 12-driver "Contender Round" of NASCAR's playoffs.

Jack Dorsey Will Return As Twitter CEO

(NEW YORK) -- Jack is back! Jack Dorsey, 38, the former CEO of Twitter and one of the founders of the site, is taking over once again as chief executive, according to an announcement Monday from Twitter. Dorsey's appointment to his old position comes three months after Dick Costolo stepped down from the top job. Dorsey will also continue to serve as CEO of mobile payments company Square.

The Twitter follow lists of the 2016 candidates

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jeb Bush follows Donald Trump on Twitter but that's a one-way street: Trump mainly follows people with a connection to himself. Ted Cruz's follow list is a big tea party, though he keeps an eye on President Barack Obama, too.

Hillary Clinton Tears Up While Unveiling Gun Control Plan

(MANCHESTER, N.H.) -- Less than one week after the deadly shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Hillary Clinton on Monday unveiled a series of gun control measures she would enact as president, including renewed calls for universal background checks and a crackdown on the sale of guns on the Internet.