Obama legacy: Handing Trump a broad view of war powers

WASHINGTON (AP) — After eight years as a wartime president, Barack Obama is handing his successor an expansive interpretation of the commander in chief's authority to wage war around the globe. And that reading has continued to grow even as Obama prepares to pass control to Donald Trump.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Dylann Roof allowed to hire lawyers back, for now

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge agreed Monday to let a white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners rehire his attorneys until a verdict is reached, but to remain his own lawyer if he is found guilty and the trial moves into a penalty phase.

  • Written by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press

Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.

  • Written by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle inside a popular Washington, D.C., pizza place as he attempted to "self-investigate" a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring from there, police said.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) —€” The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites.

  • Written by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press