Judge bars Bergdahl prosecutors from using wounds at trial

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors were rebuffed from harnessing the most contentious issue surrounding the court martial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when a judge ruled out any evidence that soldiers were wounded while searching for him.

  • Written by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

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