Defendant in church shootings faces November federal trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The federal death penalty trial of a white man charged with shooting and killing nine black parishioners during a Bible study at their Charleston church will be held in November, a judge announced Tuesday.

  • Written by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press

EgyptAir plane resumes flight to China after bomb threat

CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir plane that made an emergency landing Wednesday in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat has resumed its flight to Beijing, Egyptian officials said, the latest in a series of deadly or damaging air travel incidents involving Egypt.

  • Written by HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press

Language barriers, fear heighten woes in Flint water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Margarita Solis regularly drives to Flint distribution centers to load up on bottled water, as thousands of residents have done in the city coping with a lead-contaminated water crisis.

  • Written by JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press

Malawi sees surge in attacks on albinos; victims speak out

LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) — She is haunted daily by the image of the decapitated head of her 9-year-old son. Police asked Edna Cedrick to identify it after the boy, who had albinism, was snatched from her arms in a violent struggle.

  • Written by GREGORY GONDWE, Associated Press