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Charleston church shooting trial set to begin next week

Posted 12/2/2016 in National

The long-awaited federal death penalty trial of the white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church is scheduled to get underway next week with the final seating of a jury.



Southern plagues: Drought, flood, fire and now killer storms

Posted 12/1/2016 in National

Tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more early Wednesday, adding to a seemingly biblical onslaught of drought, flood and fire plaguing the South.



3 more bodies found in Tenn. wildfire ruins

Posted 12/1/2016 in National

Three more bodies were found in the ruins of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses in the Great Smoky Mountains area, raising the death toll to seven, a Tennessee mayor said Wednesday.



Trump says he's leaving businesses to focus on presidency

Posted 11/30/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's leaving his business empire to focus on being the nation's 45th president, bowing to pressure to avoid potential conflicts of interest between governing and profiting in the private sector.



Carrier says it has deal with Trump to keep jobs in Indiana

Posted 11/30/2016 in National

Air conditioning company Carrier Corp. says it has reached a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in Indiana.



Clinton team sees recount effort as waste of resources

Posted 11/30/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton's aides and supporters are urging dispirited Democrats to channel their frustrations about the election results into political causes -- just not into efforts to recount ballots in three battleground states.



Church shooting defendant eases into role as own attorney

Posted 11/30/2016 in National

The white man prosecutors accuse of gunning down nine black parishioners in a bid to start a race war showed no signs of a racial agenda Tuesday, taking a calm, businesslike approach to selecting a jury that would ultimately decide whether he's put to death.



More than 860 hate incidents documented since elections

Posted 11/30/2016 in National

Civil rights groups say President-elect Donald Trump should forcefully and publicly denounce racism and bigotry.



Official: Ohio attacker angry about treatment of Muslims

Posted 11/30/2016 in National

The Somali-born student who went on a car-and-knife rampage at Ohio State University railed on Facebook against U.S. interference in Muslim lands and warned, "If you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks, then make peace" with the Islamic State group, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.



Trump suggests 'consequences' for any flag-burners

Posted 11/30/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday that anyone who burns an American flag should face unspecified "consequences," such as jail or a loss of citizenship.



Deadly, destructive wildfires ravage Tennessee tourism town

Posted 11/30/2016 in National

In the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, a Tennessee tourist mecca emerged from the smoke, charred and vacant after a swift-moving wildfire.



Trump's threat to end Cuba detente may rouse GOP opposition

Posted 11/29/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump's threat Monday to "terminate" the U.S. detente with Cuba could trigger opposition from some Republican lawmakers and corporate leaders who favor continued engagement with Havana.



GOP states that expanded Medicaid want it kept

Posted 11/29/2016 in National

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought her own Republican party in the state Legislature for months to push through a Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.



Trump summons Romney for 2nd look as staffers squabble

Posted 11/29/2016 in National

Donald Trump's hunt for a secretary of state is veering into dramatic terrain, with the president-elect summoning Mitt Romney back for a second look as a top aide leads a public pressure campaign against the pick.



Southern storms should ease drought, but fire threat remains

Posted 11/29/2016 in National

Storms roaring across the South appeared to be taking aim at some of the largest wildfires burning across the region, which could finally help firefighters in their efforts to subdue the blazes, authorities said Monday.



Ohio State attack: Terrorism eyed as police seek more info

Posted 11/29/2016 in National

Investigators are looking into whether a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University that injured 11 people was an act of terror by a Somali-born student who had once criticized the media for its portrayal of Muslims.



Church shooting suspect allowed to act as his own attorney

Posted 11/29/2016 in National

The white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a church was allowed Monday to act as his own attorney, opening the door to courtroom spectacles at his death penalty trial, including Dylann Roof questioning survivors of the attack and relatives of the dead.'s word of the year is 'xenophobia'

Posted 11/29/2016 in National

You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot.



Trump slams recount push as 'a scam,' says election is over

Posted 11/26/2016 in National

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday condemned a growing push to force recounts in three states pivotal to his Nov. 8 victory, confronting the Green Party-backed effort for the first time even as he worked to address key Cabinet vacancies.



Judge: Roof competent to stand trial in church shooting

Posted 11/26/2016 in National

The white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Friday.



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