'Daddy's dead?' Chilling 911 call played in church case

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — For about 20 harrowing minutes, Jennifer Pinckney huddled under a desk with her 6-year-old daughter, her hand clasped over the girl's mouth to keep her quiet as Dylann Roof opened fire. Not knowing for certain if the danger had passed, Pinckney dialed 911 and breathlessly told an operator she had heard shots inside Charleston's Emanuel AME Church.

  • Written by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press

Police: Charges 'soon' in Chicago beating aired on Facebook

CHICAGO (AP) — Four black people beat and taunted a mentally disabled white man in a video broadcast live on Facebook, threatening him with a knife, cutting off his clothing and forcing him to drink from a toilet.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Florida judge sends former 'pill mill' doctor to prison

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A former pain management doctor in Florida will be going to federal prison for two years after a judge rejected sentencing guidelines that recommended a six-month sentence.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Obama uses social media to engage and persuade

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama called on world leaders at the United Nations to do more for the world's refugees, his mention of a young boy named Alex could have just been a footnote, a forgotten paragraph in a daily blizzard of speeches and press releases.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING , Associated Press