NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina took a small step toward healing the wounds of last week’s massacre at a historic black church in Charleston as mourners gathered for the funerals of two of the nine victims.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — A guard charged in the upstate New York escape of two inmates said he allowed them into the prison’s internal catwalks, which they later used to flee, in return for snitching on other inmates, according to court documents.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republicans will keep attacking the Affordable Care Act in Congress and on the presidential election campaign trail to energize right-wing voters and raise money, but analysts said there was little chance of the healthcare law being rolled back before 2017 now that the Supreme Court has again validated it.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker said on Wednesday that his state’s flag, which features a Confederate battle emblem in its upper left corner, should be replaced with one that is more unifying.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Vienna on Friday to take part in Iran nuclear talks ahead of a self-imposed June 30 deadline, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Justice Department likely will file federal hate crime charges against the suspect in the recent South Carolina church shooting, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing law enforcement officials.
COLUMBIA — The body of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the state senator and pastor gunned down with eight others in Charleston last week, was taken on Wednesday to the South Carolina capitol to lie in state inside the rotunda.
BOSTON — Speaking for the first time publicly about the explosives he and his brother set off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon two years ago, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized for the bombings and to the victims of the worst terrorist attack in the U.S. since Sept. 11.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — An initiative to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds picked up steam on Tuesday, a week after the massacre of nine black church members, and criticism over the emblem long associated with slavery spread to other U.S. southern states.
The autopsy of the Baltimore black man who died after being hurt while in police custody shows he suffered a "high-energy injury" like those in shallow-water diving accidents, the Baltimore Sun reported on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of California farmers challenging a Depression-era federal program that requires raisin producers to put aside a proportion of their crop without guaranteed compensation.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has banned the trade of shark fins in the state, a move that could end its status as one of the main U.S. centers of activity for the product prized as a delicacy in Chinese cuisine.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - An elderly Catholic nun convicted of breaking into a Tennessee nuclear facility will likely stay out of prison after prosecutors decided on Monday not to pursue sabotage charges rejected by an appellate court.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The health and economic benefits of global climate change policies outweigh the impacts of taking no action, the Obama administration said Monday in a new report, which was released as Congress tries to weaken some of those policies this week.
CADYVILLE, N.Y. — The 2-week-old search for two escaped murderers focused on a rural area about 20 miles away from the upstate New York prison they fled, authorities said on Monday, after evidence reportedly showed the pair had been inside a burglarized cabin.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The head of a white supremacist group cited by the alleged killer of nine people at a black South Carolina church last week has given thousands of dollars to several 2016 Republican presidential candidates, according to media reports.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina should remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds, religious and local elected leaders urged on Monday, after a white gunman last week allegedly shot dead nine black worshippers at a historic Charleston church.