Bruce Smith, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 1:32pm
The attorneys defending Dylann Roof in the Charleston church shooting trial are largely conceding his guilt in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at Emanuel AME Church. Their attention is on keeping their client out of the death chamber.
A boy climbed through a window with his younger brother and called 911 after their mother was stabbed to death by her boyfriend, said police, who stormed the house and fatally shot the man when he lunged at them with a knife.
Dylan Lovan, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 1:13pm
A Kentucky man charged with orchestrating the slayings of his parents, sister and an acquaintance who was enlisted to kill the family has avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty Thursday to four counts of murder.
In a story Dec. 5 about a stabbing in Akron, The Associated Press, relying on information from police and court records, misspelled the first name of the man charged in the stabbing. His first name is Kendal, not Kendall.
The Senate on Thursday decisively passed the annual defense policy bill, 92-7, a week after the House overwhelmingly approved the measure, 375-34. The votes give Congress solid veto-proof majorities in both chambers as the bill heads to President Barack Obama for his signature.
Jeff Karoub, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 1:01pm
Detroit Police Chief James Craig defended the decision to arrest and charge then drop charges against a man in the fatal shooting of a college police officer, saying Thursday that officers "are trying to catch a cop killer."
Meg Kinnard and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 12:52pm
An inmate serving a life sentence who escaped from a maximum-security South Carolina prison and stabbed a police officer while on the run has been recaptured after a locked door stopped him from getting into a school, authorities said Thursday.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 12:50pm
Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Jill Bleed, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 12:50pm
Arkansas' highest court on Thursday threw out a judge's ruling that could have allowed all married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children's birth certificates without a court order, saying it doesn't violate equal protection "to acknowledge basic biological truths."