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Dylann Roof sentenced to death for killing nine church members

CHARLESTON, S.C. – An unrepentant Dylann Roof was sentenced to death Tuesday for fatally shooting nine black church members during a Bible study session, becoming the first person ordered executed...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Mexico says it will negotiate with Trump

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s new foreign relations secretary said Tuesday his country isn’t just willing to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, it wants to start talks as soon...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Rich defendant asks to build ‘gilded cage’

NEW YORK – Dan Zhong’s two-story home in Livingston, New Jersey, is unremarkable by suburban standards, but the businessman’s lawyers have told a judge he is willing to pay $144,000 per month to...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Rising temps raising cost of U.S. disasters

WASHINGTON – With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in the United States. The National Oceanic and...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Obama health law posts solid sign-ups despite GOP repeal vow

WASHINGTON – Congress may be moving to repeal “Obamacare,” but millions of people are still signing up. The administration said Tuesday that 11.5 million enrolled nationwide through Dec. 24, ahead...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Diplomats: Iran to get natural uranium batch

VIENNA – Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats say, in a move approved by the outgoing U.S....

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Airport shooting suspect gets public defender

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Iraq war veteran held in the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale’s airport was appointed a federal public defender on Monday after telling a judge that...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump hires son-in-law

NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump appointed his influential son-in-law Jared Kushner as a White House senior adviser Monday, putting the young real estate executive in position to exert broad...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Obama presses Trump not to back away from clean energy

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama cast the adoption of clean energy in the U.S. as “irreversible,” putting pressure Monday on President-elect Donald Trump not to back away from a core strategy to...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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For liberal groups, inauguration a time to organize against Trump

Liberal organizations plan to use inauguration weekend to mobilize activists for a four-year effort, capitalizing on the left-leaning crowds expected to descend on the nation’s capital for the...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Google’s self-driving minivan test drives this week

DETROIT – Waymo, Google’s self-driving car division, will start testing its new fleet of minivans on public roads in California and Arizona later this month. The minivans, built in collaboration...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Motorists pulled from flooded roads in California

SAN FRANCISCO – Stranded motorists were pulled from cars stuck on flooded Northern California roads as thunderstorms arrived Sunday as part of a massive winter storm that could be the biggest to...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World