Obama vows retaliation for suspected Russian hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America's election process, an accusation the Kremlin has vehemently denied.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press; JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

North Carolina upheaval: GOP bids to limit next gov's power

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican-dominated legislature took extraordinary steps Thursday to reduce the powers of a Democratic governor-elect, defying raucous protests and threatened legal challenges days before he takes office.

  • Written by GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press; EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

Global warming's fingerprints seen in 24 weird weather cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new scientific report finds man-made climate change played some role in two dozen extreme weather events last year but not in a few other weird weather instances around the world.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

Dylann Roof convicted of all counts in church slaughter

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof was convicted Thursday in the chilling slaughter of nine black church members who had welcomed him to their Bible study, a devastating crime in a country that was already deeply embroiled in racial tension.

  • Written by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press; MEG KINNARD, Associated Press