Hundreds of people of many faiths gathered at Mother Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia’s Society Hill section for a prayerful service remembering the nine people fatally shot at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
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After nine people were fatally shot inside a church in South Carolina, some worry that no place is safe – not even houses of worship.
Police captured the white suspect Thursday in a gun massacre at one of the oldest black churches in the United States, the latest deadly assault to feed simmering racial tensions. Police detained 21-year-old Dylann Roof, shown wearing the flags of defunct white supremacist regimes in pictures taken from social media, after nine churchgoers were shot dead during a bible study on Wednesday. He was caught at a traffic stop in North Carolina and flown back just hours later to Charleston, South Carolina, the scene of the slaughter in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
South Korea’s growing MERS outbreak has laid bare the country’s poor handling of disasters despite President Park Geun-Hye’s pledge to overhaul public safety measures following last year’s ferry disaster, experts say. “Bureaucratic inefficiency, disregard for a crisis manual and the lack of training and education to deal with a crisis all remain the same,” he told AFP.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — The latest from the U.S. Open (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul called Thursday for a “fair and flat tax” that would “blow up” the nation’s tax code, offering a proposal his campaign said would cut taxes by $2 trillion over the next decade.
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt conceded defeat in Thursday’s general election after an anti-immigration party scored a record vote to become the second-largest party and lifted the opposition right-wing bloc to victory. The DPP became the largest right-wing party for the first time with 21.1 percent of the vote, giving the grouping 90 seats in parliament. “Now it is up to Lars Lokke Rasmussen to try to form a government,” she said, referring to the leader of the main right-wing party Venstre.
California-based Segue Construction paid $3.4 million to settle litigation over alleged defects in a condominium development in Millbrae, California, after a homeowners association sued, the homeowners’ lawyer said. The design and construction of outdoor spaces such as balconies were “a very prominent part of the litigation,” said San Francisco attorney Thomas Miller, who represented the homeowners.
A military jury at Camp Pendleton in California on Thursday sentenced a U.S. Marine convicted of the 2006 murder of a former Iraqi police officer to time he already served in confinement. The jury also gave Marine Sergeant Lawrence Hutchins III, who previously served about seven years in confinement, a bad-conduct discharge from the Marine Corps. The sentence came a day after the military jury at the Southern California base found Hutchins guilty of murder, conspiracy and larceny but acquitted him of a charge of making false statements.
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Debbie Dills thought the black Hyundai next to her at a stoplight looked familiar — it had a South Carolina tag and a white decal on the front. Her heart raced when she saw the driver, the bowlcut-wearing white man who authorities say killed nine people in a black church in Charleston.