CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — It was an act of "pure, pure concentrated evil," Charleston's mayor said — a black community's leading lights extinguished by gunfire, allegedly at the hands of a young white man who sat among them through an hour of prayer.
By Paricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television newsman Brian Williams, who was suspended for fabricating a story about being on board a helicopter when it was attacked in Iraq, has been dropped as anchor of the top-rated NBC "Nightly News" program, the network said on Thursday. Williams, 56, will join the network's cable channel MSNBC as anchor of breaking news and special reports in mid-August. Lester Holt, who has anchored the "Nightly News" show since Williams' six-month suspension in February, will now be the permanent anchor of the Comcast Corp owned network's flagship news program.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A federal prosecutor said in court Thursday that Graeme Phillip Harris hatched a plan, after a night of drinking at a University of Mississippi fraternity house, to hang a noose on a campus statue of James Meredith, the first black student at Ole Miss.
A man was "blown away" by word that his wife discussed having two inmates kill him as she helped them plot their successful escape from a maximum-security prison in northern New York, his lawyer said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House dramatically rescued President Barack Obama's trade agenda from near oblivion Thursday, and supporters urged the Senate to finish the job and give him a signature achievement in his final years in office.
The few images of him found easily online suggest he had a fascination with white supremacy, publicly embracing its symbols. Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white man, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of having fatally shot nine people at a historic African-American church in South Carolina. Roof's uncle, Carson Cowles, recalled telling his sister, the suspect's mother, several years ago that he was worried about Roof, and that the "quiet, soft-spoken boy" was too introverted.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys for Colorado theater gunman James Holmes pointedly questioned a psychiatrist Thursday on whether he did enough to diagnose and treat Holmes before the deadly attack.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that shielded details of how the next-generation technology is performing during testing on public roads.