CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The suspect in the deadly South Carolina church shooting is expected in federal court to face dozens of federal charges, including hate crimes and obstructing the practice of religion.
Twenty-one-year-old Dylann Roof is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Charleston. The hearing originally set for July 27 was rescheduled to allow more time to prepare.
The prosecution, particularly on hate crimes, has been expected since the...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's announcement that he's closing the Baltimore City Detention Center marked a milestone in addressing long-standing problems with the state's dangerously decrepit correctional facilities.
The problem has bedeviled Maryland officials for years, spanning Democratic and Republican administrations while providing a steady flow of ammunition for political opponents.
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Guillermo has formed in the Pacific and could be headed toward Hawaii.
The Category 1 storm has maximum sustained winds early Friday near 80 mph (130 kph) with additional strengthening forecast during the next day or two.
Richard Pasch, a senior hurricane specialist at the U.S. National Hurricane Center, says Guillermo is headed in Hawaii's general direction but it's too early to tell if there will be any danger to land....
ATLANTA (AP) — Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church, but it wasn't immediately clear whether they had committed a crime.
Atlanta police Chief George Turner said Thursday his officers are working with federal authorities and hadn't determined what charges might be sought. Turner said they had not ruled out a hate crime, though Georgia has no state hate crimes law...