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1. Washington Navy Yard shooting leaves 12 dead including 1 shooter, another potential shooter at large

By Digital First Media

3. Colorado floods: Rescue operations resume

By Digital First Media and wire reports

Drenching rains had kept rescue helicopters grounded on Sunday and into Monday, but they are back in skies now.

Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper said at a noon press conference with FEMA administrator Craig Fugate that 21 helicopters were being used for search and rescue missions.

The helicopters were grounded Sunday for rain.

At least 1,000 people were waiting to be rescued in Larimer County. M

Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper said at a noon press conference with FEMA administrator Craig Fugate that 21 helicopters were being used for search and rescue missions.

The helicopters were grounded Sunday for rain.

At least 1,000 people were waiting to be rescued in Larimer County.

Jamestown resident Colleen Williams gives her neighbor Leon Hill, right, a hug early in the morning along James Canyon drive in Jamestown, CO on September 15, 2013. The town has been completely destroyed from the recent floods. A dozen or so residents stayed as most of the town was evacuated by helicopters. (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/ The Denver Post)

(Photo By Helen H. Richardson/ The Denver Post)

Death toll

Aerial view of Weld County on Sept. 14, 2013. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post)

Four people are confirmed dead and two more are missing and presumed dead after their homes were swept away.

In the Cedar Cove area of Big Thompson Canyon, an injured 80-year-old woman could not leave her house, said Larimer County sheriff's spokesman John Schulz. "When people came back to help her, the house was gone," he said.

It was the second day in a row that a woman was reported missing and presumed dead in the Cedar Cove area. A 60-year-old woman was reported missing Saturday.

Unaccounted for

A total of 1,253 people have not been heard from, state emergency officials said.

Officials reported that number already was dropping Monday as Larimer County said it had made contact with hundreds of people previously unaccounted for.

With power and phone service coming back on line Monday, more people are calling to check on relatives who they haven't heard from in the hard-hit county, and "we are hearing from people who have contacted us and said, "I'm up here and I want to be evacuated," Haverfield said.

Destruction

Emergency management officials said 17,494 homes were damaged and 1,502 homes were destroyed.

Large sections of roads have been washed away and more than 20 miles of natural-gas pipeline will have be replaced.

Rescues

An emergency responder stands near a rescue helicopter. (Brennan Linsley/AP)

As of Sunday, rescuers had evacuated more than 2,100 people and more than 500 pets, most by helicopter. Several helicopters were grounded Sunday because of low visibility.

A major air rescue is planned for the Boulder County foothills Monday, where residents are being asked to use white sheets, reflective mirrors, flares and signal fires to alert helicopter pilots to their locations.

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4. World's oldest man dies in NY at age 112

By The Associated Press

This photo provided by Guinness World Records shows 112 year-old Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez. (AP Photo/Guiness World Records)

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. - The world's oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112.

Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island, according to Robert Young, senior gerontology consultant with Guinness World Records.

Sanchez-Blazquez became the world's oldest man when Jiroemon Kimura died June 12 at age 116.

Born June 8, 1901, in village of El Tejado de Bejar, Spain, he was known for his talent on the dulzaina, a double-reed wind instrument that he taught himself and played at weddings and village celebrations. At 17, he moved with his older brother Pedro and a group of friends to Cuba, where they worked in the cane fields.

In 1920, he came to the United States through Ellis Island and worked in the coal mines of Lynch, Ky. Ultimately, he moved to the Niagara Falls area of New York, where he worked in construction and in the industrial furnaces. He married his wife, Pearl, in 1934.

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5. No new leads in air search for missing Townshend woman

TOWNSHEND (AP) - Vermont State Police criminal investigators say a search by air for a 59-year-old Townshend woman has shown no new leads.

The Vermont Civil Air Patrol on Saturday searched the Jamaica and Townshend areas for Helen Holmes. She hasn't been seen or heard from since Friday, Sept. 6.

Holmes is believed to be driving a red 2010 Subaru Forester with license plate is DAK 316.

Police said anyone having any information about Holmes or having any contact with her is asked to call the state police.