Standing Rock chairman says Army Corps to close camp access

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe said Friday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close an area where people have been camping for months to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

  • Written by BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press AMY FORLITI, Associated Press

Stores try to cater to savvier customers on Black Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — Even people who said they'd already done their shopping online came out for Black Friday to spend time with family members or just for the fun of looking.

  • Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Trump still navigating white supremacists' support

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump's disavowal this week of white supremacists who have cheered his election as president hasn't quieted concerns about the movement's impact on his White House or whether more acts of hate will be carried out in his name.

  • Written by BILL BARROW, Associated Press JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

Judge: Roof competent to stand trial in church shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Friday.

  • Written by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press