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Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A survivor of last year's massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed their eyes and started praying when a loud sound shattered the stillness. The basement room went dark....

Crowd honors 'gift of freedom' from Pearl Harbor servicemen
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- Thousands of people observed a moment of silence before fighter jets streaked across the sky during a ceremony Wednesday at Pearl Harbor marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II and left more than 2,300 service people dead....

Nightclub victims' kin: Oakland fire families face long road
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case - even murder charges. But as relatives learned after a nightclub fire killed 100 people in Rhode Island, any prosecution would be a long and complicated road that may not end with a feeling of justice....

NTSB: Driver in fatal crash was speeding, had prior wrecks
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing him and five others, was speeding, had a history of previous crashes and had a seizure the week before, national investigators said Wednesday....

Feds: Hoax beliefs fueled death threats to Sandy Hook parent
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman has been charged with making death threats against the parent of a child who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre because she thought the attack was a hoax, federal authorities announced Wednesday....

Somali-American lawmaker says she was harassed by cab driver
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The nation's first elected Somali-American lawmaker says she was harassed and called "ISIS" by a taxicab driver in Washington, D.C....

Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing
DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan's presidential recount was halted Wednesday after three days, assuring Republican Donald Trump's victory in the state, when a federal judge said he'll abide by a court ruling that found the Green Party candidate Jill Stein couldn't seek another look at the vote....

Federal judge halts recount, sealing Trump's Michigan win
DETROIT (AP) -- A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at ballots....

Aimless pizza shop gunman latched onto internet, religion
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) -- Before he was charged with firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant, where he had been drawn by an online hoax, Edgar Maddison Welch was known as a well-meaning father of two girls who unnerved some with his religious fervor and sometimes had trouble detaching himself from the internet....

Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week....

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