WASHINGTON (AP) — The gunman charged in the Charleston, South Carolina, church massacre should not have been allowed to purchase the weapon used in the attack, FBI Director James Comey said Friday as he outlined a series of "heartbreaking" missed opportunities and background check flaws that allowed the transaction to take place.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The defense in the Colorado theater shooting trial rested its case Friday after trying to show James Holmes was legally insane when he opened fire at a midnight movie and was suffering from delusions that each person he killed would increase his self-worth.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina pulled the Confederate flag from its place of honor at the Statehouse on Friday, marking a milestone in how America commemorates the war that tore the United States apart 150 years ago.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland died in the first-ever homicide aboard a Metro train in the subway system's nearly 40-year history, stabbed to death after resisting a robbery attempt. The attack stunned passengers who watched it unfold.