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'I had to do it,' accused gunman says of South Carolina church attack
News ImageJurors in the federal hate crimes trial of Dylann Roof watched a video on Friday of the avowed white supremacist confessing to killing nine parishioners at a historic black church in South Carolina and saying he felt "a little bit" of regret about the killings. Roof told investigators after his arrest for the June 17, 2015, massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston that he estimated he had killed five people as retribution for perceived racial grievances.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:05:32 -0500
Polar vortex redux? U.S. forecasters say it could hit next week
News ImageBy Timothy Mclaughlin CHICAGO (Reuters) - Forecasters are sending chills down some spines with a prediction that much of the northern half of the United States could see frigid weather next week similar to life-threatening lows the polar vortex brought to parts of the country in 2014. Anticipation of a freezing blast began to build this week when weather maps and forecast models showed similarities between next week's system and one that developed in January 2014. The southward shift in the polar vortex in 2014 brought the Midwest some of its coldest weather in two decades.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:39:54 -0500
N.Y. City to pay $600,000 in police brutality case
New York City has agreed to pay more than $600,000 to settle claims from a man who said he was brutally beaten by police officers nearly five years ago. Jateik Reed was 19 on Jan. 12, 2012, when he and two friends were stopped and frisked by officers on a sidewalk in the borough of the Bronx. Surveillance camera and cellphone recordings of the encounter showing officers kicking Reed and striking him with batons were widely shared online following the incident. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:03:05 -0500
Correction: Warehouse Party Fire-Victims story
News ImageOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) In initial versions of a story Dec. 7 profiling victims of the Oakland warehouse fire, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by acquaintances, misidentified the college that Jason McCarty attended. He attended Maryland Institute College of Art, not University of Maryland, College Park.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:06:32 -0500
Trump's ties to 'Apprentice' raises conflict issues for NBC
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) Donald Trump's continued stake in television's "Celebrity Apprentice" adds to questions about potential conflicts between his personal and public responsibilities, while raising new ones about NBC.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:02:21 -0500
Gabonese man charged in U.S. hedge fund bribery probe pleads guilty
Samuel Mebiame, the 43-year-old son of the late former Gabon Prime Minister Leon Mebiame, entered his plea in federal court in Brooklyn to conspiracy to violate the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:01:20 -0500
Virginia marina fire destroys at least a dozen boats
News ImageHENRICO, Va. (AP) An early morning fire at a central Virginia marina destroyed about a dozen boats Friday, sinking some and sending others ablaze down the James River.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:51:47 -0500
Oakland fire exposes rift over naming transgender victims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Feral Pines proved to be as complex in death as she was in life as friends and family struggled this week to settle on the correct name to remember the victim of the Oakland warehouse party fire killed along with 35 others. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:51:20 -0500
Sheriff raids Christian boarding school over abuse concerns
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) Authorities say 22 boys have been removed from a Christian boys' boarding school in Alabama after claims of abuse. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:49:04 -0500
Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI
News ImageCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told the FBI, he picked a historic black church in Charleston he had learned about online.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:46:58 -0500
The Latest: Father of warehouse fire victim visits site
News ImageOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Latest on an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people(all times local):
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:46:42 -0500
Some lethal injection problems in US executions
Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins and needles becoming clogged or disengaged. Some past examples: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:45:46 -0500
School boss: Student has right to wear Confederate clothing
PLUM, Pa. (AP) A high school student has a right to wear a sweatshirt depicting a Confederate flag even though it upsets a black student and her father, the school superintendent said Friday. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:45:21 -0500
Washington's subway cited for surge in electrical arcing
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Potentially dangerous electrical arcing in Washington's Metro, the second-busiest U.S. subway system, has increased, federal investigators said in a report on Friday, just weeks before an expected flood of visitors for Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:44:47 -0500
No charges for officer who went to wrong home, killed owner
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) A grand jury has decided not to indict a Georgia police officer who went to the wrong house and fatally shot the homeowner. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:44:22 -0500
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