TROPICAL DEPRESSION BONNIE BRINGS HEAVY RAIN AND ROUGH TIDES TO A SC COASTAL AREA PACKED WITH TOURISTS FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND *

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SAID THE CENTER OF THE STORM MADE LANDFALL JUST EAST OF CHARLESTON, SC, SUN MORNING *

FORECASTERS SAY UP TO 8 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE STATE *

FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS WERE ISSUED FOR SEVERAL AREAS ALONG THE COAST *

IT WAS THE SECOND ATLANTIC STORM OF THE YEAR AFTER HURRICANE ALEX MADE AN UNSEASONABLE DEBUT IN JAN OVER THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC *

ACTIVISTS SAY SYRIAN REBELS HAVE RETAKEN TWO VILLAGES FROM ISIS AS THEY FIGHT TO UNDO GAINS MADE BY THE GROUP IN A SURPRISE OFFENSIVE IN SYRIA'S NORTH FRI THAT DISPLACED OVER 100,000 PEOPLE *

AN ACTIVIST NETWORK INSIDE SYRIA SAYS REBELS RETOOK THE VILLAGES OF KAFR SHOUSH AND BRAGHIDA ON SUN, EXPANDING THEIR BUFFER AROUND THE REBEL-HELD TOWN OF AZAZ, HOME TO TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WAR REFUGEES *

THE ISIS ADVANCE THREATENED TO SWALLOW UP THE NORTHERN TOWN, SPARKING ALARM FROM LEADING INTERNATIONAL RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS *

THE REBEL POCKET AROUND AZAZ, WHICH CONNECTS TO THE TURKISH BORDER, USED TO FORM A SUPPLY CORRIDOR TO OPPOSITION-HELD QUARTERS IN ALEPPO, SYRIA'S LARGEST CITY *

AT LEAST 17 PEOPLE DIED WHEN A MAKESHIFT HOME FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE OUTSIDE UKRAINIAN CAPITAL, KIEV, CAUGHT FIRE SUN, THE LATEST TRAGEDY TO SHAKE THE CONFLICT-RIVEN COUNTRY *

18 OTHERS WERE RESCUED AND ADMITTED TO A HOSPITAL AFTER THE FIRE TORE THROUGH THE SHELTER IN THE VILLAGE OF LITOCHKI, SOME 30 MILES NORTH OF KIEV *

IT WAS NOT IMMEDIATELY CLEAR WHAT CAUSED THE BLAZE, BUT SOME REPORTS SAY IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SPARKED BY AN EXPLODING TV SET *

OVER 700 MIGRANTS ARE REPORTEDLY FEARED DEAD IN THREE MEDITERRANEAN SEA SHIPWRECKS SOUTH OF ITALY IN THE LAST FEW DAYS AS THEY TRIED TO REACH EUROPE'S SHORES *

U.N. REFUGEE AGENCY SPOX SAYS 100 PEOPLE ARE MISSING FROM A SMUGGLERS' BOAT THAT CAPSIZED WED AND SOME 550 OTHERS ARE MISSING FROM ONE THAT CAPSIZED THURS *

THAT BOAT, CARRYING SOME 670 PEOPLE, DIDN'T HAVE AN ENGINE AND WAS BEING TOWED BY ANOTHER SMUGGLING BOAT WHEN IT CAPSIZED, UNHCR SPOX SAYS *

ABOUT 25 PEOPLE FROM IT SURVIVED, 79 OTHERS WERE RESCUED BY PATROL BOATS AND 15 BODIES WERE RECOVERED *

WRECKS APPEAR TO ACCOUNT FOR THE LARGEST LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SINCE APRIL 2015, WHEN A SINGLE SHIP SANK WITH AN ESTIMATED 800 PEOPLE TRAPPED INSIDE *

PAKISTANI POLICE REGISTER CASE AGAINST UNKNOWN U.S. OFFICIALS, SEEKING TO PRESS MURDER CHARGES OVER MAY 21 DRONE STRIKE THAT KILLED TALIBAN LEADER MULLAH AKHTAR MANSUR AND A DRIVER *

POLICE REGISTERED THE CASE ON BEHALF OF THE FAMILY OF DRIVER MOHAMMAD AZAM, WHO SAY HE WAS AN INNOCENT FATHER OF FOUR AND A SOLE BREADWINNER *

IDENTITY OF THE OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN THE STRIKE IS UNKNOWN, AND IT'S UNCLEAR IF THE CHARGES WILL RELATE TO THOSE WHO ORDERED THE ATTACK OR THE U.S. SERVICEMEN WHO CARRIED IT OUT *

AZAM'S FAMILY MAY BE SEEKING A TRIAL IN ABSENTIA AND A SYMBOLIC VICTORY OR THEY MAY ATTEMPT TO PUSH FOR COMPENSATION *

LIBERTARIAN PARTY NOMINATES FMR NEW MEXICO GOV GARY JOHNSON AS PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE, JUST AS IT DID IN 2012 *

DELEGATES AT PARTY'S CONVENTION SUN PICKED JOHNSON ON THE SECOND BALLOT OVER AUSTIN PETERSEN, FOUNDER OF THE LIBERTARIAN REPUBLIC MAGAZINE, AND ANTI-COMPUTER VIRUS COMPANY FOUNDER JOHN MCAFEE *

63-YR-OLD JOHNSON WAS GOV OF NEW MEXICO FROM 1995-2003 AS A REPUBLICAN AND GOT ABOUT ONE PERCENT OF THE POPULAR VOTE IN 2012 *

LIBERTARIAN PARTY IS HOPING FOR STRONGER SHOWING IN NOV BECAUSE OF DEEP UNPOPULARITY OF PRESUMPTIVE GOP NOMINEE DONALD TRUMP AND DEM FRONT-RUNNER HILLARY CLINTON AS SHOWN IN POLLING *

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