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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on a prosecutor's decision to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A South Carolina prosecutor says she will seek the death penalty for a white man charged with killing nine black churchgoers. Prosecutors filed...
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A heavy-lift military helicopter landed harder and faster than normal during a nighttime training exercise in North Carolina, killing one U.S. Marine and injuring 11 others, the military said. The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter made the hard landing...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration proposed Thursday to ban discrimination against transgender people throughout the health care system, carrying out anti-bias provisions in the president's health overhaul. The new protections are part of a much broader proposed...
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — The latest on the county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage (all times local): 11:20 a.m. As hundreds of protesters gathered at the courthouse, there was no sign of the Kentucky clerk...
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says part of the Mississippi River has been closed as crews investigate and clean up an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats. The Coast Guard says the collision Wednesday evening near Paducah, Kentucky, damaged at least one...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are pushing Pope Francis to address the minimum wage, hunger and the environment in his historic speech to Congress later this month, hoping his embrace will give momentum to three party priorities. In a letter to the pontiff, 94 House Democrats...
NEW YORK (AP) — Those planning security for the New York City leg of the upcoming United States visit of Pope Francis have circled Sept. 25 on their calendars as the perfect storm. That day, Francis is to address world leaders at the United Nations, preside over a service at the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The pope's visit to New York City later this month will likely raise security issues and costs to new heights in a city where protecting a dignitary is an art and a point of pride. New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says local, state and federal law...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas police officer has been extradited from Indonesia and charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of his pregnant girlfriend in Austin. VonTrey Jamal Clark arrived at an Austin airport late Wednesday and was booked into the Bastrop...