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  • Charges possible against alleged church shooter's associates

    COLUMBIA, S.C. A joint state and federal investigation into the activities of accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof has widened to include other persons of interest, according to multiple sources familiar with the ongoing investigation. The...
  • Menendez prosecutors seek hearing on evidence

    Prosecutors in the corruption case against Sen. Bob Menendez asked a judge to hold a hearing to determine whether some evidence should be withheld or restricted due to possible national security concerns. Menendez was charged in April with crimes...
  • More tough talks ahead as U.S., Cuba seek to normalize relations

    WASHINGTON July 20 is the date when the United States and Cuba officially restore diplomatic ties. But that moment, historic as it is after a break of more than five decades, doesn't mean the tough conversations are over. Full normalization between the...
  • Student sues Fordham over demand for mental health records

    A graduate student has sued Fordham University, seeking $5 million in damages and saying the college violated her civil rights by demanding her entire record of mental health treatment as a condition for returning. The federal lawsuit by Emily Pierce...
  • Church fires not usually arson; weather found as cause in SC

    As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina. The State Law Enforcement Division said in a statement that...
  • APNewsBreak: Ohio looks overseas in search for lethal drugs

    Ohio has explored overseas options in its search for lethal injection drugs no longer available in the U.S. despite a court ruling that banned such purchases, records show. The prison where Ohio carries out executions successfully applied for an import...
  • US files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials

    The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body. Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice said Thursday...
  • $18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill

    Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8 billion....
  • Lightning caused fire at South Carolina black church, officials say

    Lightning caused fire at South Carolina black church, officials say
    As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators said Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina. The State Law Enforcement Division said in a statement that investigators...
  • Fake Masonic police aimed to improve relations with black community, lawyer says

    Fake Masonic police aimed to improve relations with black community, lawyer says
    The trio accused of running a so-called Masonic police department created the agency in an attempt to improve relations between African Americans and law enforcement, said a lawyer for one of the three defendants.  Attorney Gary Casselman said that...
  • Ex-state Sen. Leland Yee pleads guilty to racketeering in corruption case

    Ex-state Sen. Leland Yee pleads guilty to racketeering in corruption case
    Former state Sen. Leland Yee entered a packed federal courtroom here Wednesday looking relaxed. Unable to find a seat, he squeezed in next to reporters who had once covered the child psychologist’s legislative work as an advocate for youth and the...