CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The pastor of a predominantly black church damaged by a fire that authorities believe was intentionally set says he forgives whoever was responsible and wants to move forward.
WBTV in Charlotte (http://bit.ly/1JmoKvf) quotes the Rev. Mannix Kinsey of Briar Creek Road Baptist Church as saying that he was afraid at first the church would be destroyed by the early Wednesday morning fire. But Kinsey said the damage wasn't as bad as he thought it could...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama is defying the lame-duck label near the end of his presidency, solidifying the contours of his legacy with the help of unlikely allies in Congress and the Supreme Court.
Led by Chief Justice John Roberts, the high court preserved Obama's signature health care law Thursday, hours before a Republican-controlled Congress paved the way for an Asia-Pacific trade pact at the center of the president's international agenda.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An officer under scrutiny for shooting and wounding two half-brothers suspected of trying to steal beer has been reprimanded during his three years with a Washington state police department.
Personnel records reviewed by The Olympian newspaper (http://bit.ly/1GAhftq ) show that supervisors raised concerns in 2013 that Officer Ryan Donald put himself in situations where using force would become necessary.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev arrived at the U.S. Penitentiary in Florence, Colorado, on Thursday, a day after he was sentenced to death. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed that Tsarnaev was being held at the high-security facility. The penitentiary is in the same prison complex as the ADX, a Supermax prison, but is a different institution.
After a judge formally imposed a jury's recommendation of the death penalty Wednesday...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Even Maine lawmakers accustomed to Gov. Paul LePage's aggressive style of politics say they're troubled by accusations that the Republican had the House Speaker removed from his new job at a school for at-risk youth by threatening to cut off funds to the institution.
Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves says LePage told the Good Will-Hinckley school that he would withhold money from a charter school that the nonprofit operates unless it removed Eves...