COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Friday evening in the retrial of a white former South Carolina police chief who was charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, media outlets reported.
A U.S. man was arrested on Friday in Ohio for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group, the U.S. Justice Department said. Amir Said Abdul Rahman Al-Ghazi, 38, was also charged with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and trafficking marijuana, prosecutors said. Al-Ghazi was arrested in North Olmstead in northeastern Ohio, the Justice Department said.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A black drinking buddy of the white man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston church says the suspect told him a week earlier that he planned to shoot up a college campus in the city.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Laura Myers, a veteran Associated Press reporter and editor who led the news cooperative's coverage of foreign affairs as the country reeled from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and spent the past five years covering politics for Nevada's largest newspaper, died Friday.
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A jury Friday night found a Louisiana man guilty of killing and dismembering a stripper he lured from a New Orleans French Quarter bar along with his ex-girlfriend, a crime only discovered when pieces of her body washed ashore.
NEW YORK (AP) — Over a ton of confiscated ivory tumbled off a conveyor belt into a rock crusher in Times Square on Friday in a symbolic display highlighting an illegal trade that activists say threatens the survival of African elephants.
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — A correction officer has been placed on administrative leave as part of the investigation into the escape of two convicted killers from an upstate New York prison.
A man who last year appeared on an MTV reality show and is accused of threatening Washington's mass transit system and President Barack Obama in calls to emergency responders was denied release on bond on Friday by a federal judge who called his actions dangerous and harmful. "This is not some sort of childish pranks or phony phone calls," U.S. District Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey said. Jerez Stone-Coleman, 20, of Washington is charged with 10 counts of falsely reporting an attack on mass transit and one count of interstate communication of a threat to kidnap or injure. If convicted, Stone-Coleman faces a possible sentence of between 10 and 20 years in prison, the judge said.
A Charleston newspaper is apologizing after an ad for a gun shop ran on its front page article about the Emanuel AME Church shooting that left nine people dead Wednesday night.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The medical license of a government contractor was revoked Friday after Army medical students testified about a series of bizarre, invasive and sexually tinged battlefield-trauma procedures he subjected them to.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati's police chief says a man suspected of fatally shooting an officer apparently wanted police to kill him in what the chief described as "suicide by cop."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — For five days after an officer shot a Sudanese refugee on a Louisville street corner, small groups held vigils, stacked flowers on the sidewalk and took to social media to rant about the police.
After two major water main breaks in less than a week, Philadelphia lawmakers are calling for better policies for replacing the city's aging infrastructure.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has sponsored a non-profit organization called FamilySearch, which made the announcement alongside senior LDS officials in Los Angeles on the 150th anniversary of "Juneteenth," the day when word reached the last group of slaves that the Civil War was over and they were free. "One of our key beliefs is that our families can be linked forever and that knowing the sacrifices, the joys and the paths our ancestors trod helps us to know who we are and what we can accomplish," Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles told the launch.
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities on Friday again searched by air and ground in a rugged New Mexico mountain range for a former White House chef reported missing on a solo hike.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Three California irrigation districts sued the state on Friday, claiming officials overstepped their authority by ordering farmers with some of the strongest water rights to stop pumping from some rivers during the drought.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Roberts, a cable pioneer who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into an entertainment and communications behemoth, has died. He was 95.
Officer Sonny Kim, 48, the first to respond to the call, was shot by Trepierre Hummons, 21, who in turn was killed in a gunfight with other officers, Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell told a news conference. "The suspect posted on Facebook just prior to the shooting and sent several text messages to friends indicating, or demonstrating, that he was planning suicide by cop," Blackwell said. Hummons fired on a county probation officer who came to Kim's aid and then wrestled Kim's service weapon from him while he was lying wounded in the street and used it to fire at a third officer, who ended the gunfight, Blackwell said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Jewish family has appealed a federal California judge's ruling declaring that a museum in Spain is the rightful owner of a painting seized from a woman fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The streets of Oakland were awash in yellow and blue as hundreds of thousands of fans watched and cheered the Golden State Warriors victory parade, which has been 40 years in the making.