Jury assures Dylann Roof will never walk free again

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Confederate flag is gone from South Carolina's Statehouse. The bullet holes have been patched in Emanuel AME's fellowship hall. And now Dylann Roof will almost certainly spend the rest of his days in prison for killing nine black worshippers at the Charleston church.

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

North Carolina GOP to strip Democratic governor's power

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nearly a month after Election Day, North Carolina Republicans appeared to finally accept Democrats' narrow win in the contentious governor's race. As it turns out, they weren't done fighting.

  • Written by GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press; MEG KINNARD, Associated Press

US says Chinese warship seized Navy underwater drone

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chinese warship seized a U.SNavy unmanned underwater glider that was collecting unclassified scientific data in the South China Sea, and the U.S. is demanding its return, the Pentagon said Friday.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press