By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – Tropical Depression Bill pelted the central United States with heavy rain on Thursday after causing at least three deaths in the region, including a toddler in Oklahoma who was swept out of his father’s arms by raging waters, officials said. In the southern Oklahoma city of Ardmore, emergency workers on Thursday found the body of the 2-year-old boy who died in flooding the day before after he and his father were swept into a creek, said Ardmore Police Captain Eric Hamblin. One person in neighboring Missouri was killed this week by flooding caused …read more
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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.
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.
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.
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.
A white man who joined a prayer meeting inside a historic black church and then fatally shot nine people was captured without resistance Thursday after an all-night manhunt, Charleston’s police chief said.
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) – The city council in Spokane, Washington, voted on Thursday to remove civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal, who drew national attention over her racial identity, from a police oversight commission over conduct violations, a city spokesman said. The decision comes after investigators hired by Spokane to investigate allegations of misconduct found Dolezal had publicly named citizens who made complaints against police officers, in violation of confidentiality rules. The lawyers, in investigating an April 16 whistleblower complaint, also found that the city employee who filed the complaint had faced intimidating and offensive behavior from Dolezal, …read more
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane City Council has voted to remove Rachel Dolezal, the former Spokane NAACP president, from the city’s volunteer police ombudsman commission.