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As SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual

July 2, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

A charred Bible page is seen outside Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Greeleyville, S.C. The African-American church, which was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995, caught fire Tuesday night, but authorities said arson is not the cause. (Veasey Conway/The Morning News via AP) GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) [&hellip...

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Family sues after California frat pledge died on hazing hike

July 2, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 5, 2014, file photo, California State University, Northridge, CSUN, President Dianne Harrison, right, reads a statement regarding Pi Kappa Phi fraternity activities that lead to the death of CSUN student Armando Villa, at a news...

Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

July 2, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Protesters waive a rainbow flag on the front lawn of the Rowan County Judicial Center, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Morehead, Ky. The protest was being held against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who, due to the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States...

Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

July 1, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

This June 6, 2015 photo provided by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office shows Cuomo, right, with Steven Racette, center, superintendent of Clinton Correctional Facility, looking at a manhole in Dannemora, N.Y. Racette and his deputy in charge of...

Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ABT

July 1, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Misty Copeland speaks to reporters during a news conference, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in New York. The Missouri-born dancer who has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and a rare celebrity in that field, was named principal dancer at American...

USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston’s troubled bid

July 1, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Scott Blackmun, left, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO, speaks as Larry Probst, right, USOC chairman, listens during a news conference Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Redwood City, Calif. U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they’re sticking with Boston as their...

Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman

July 1, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, Nike Chairman Phil Knight walks near the field before the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Ohio State and Oregon in Arlington, Texas. Knight plans to step down and says he wants...

AP source: US, Cuba to announce plan to open embassies

July 1, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Jan. 19, 2015 file photo, a Cuban and American flag wave from the balcony of the Hotel Saratoga in Havana. President Barack Obama will announce July 1 that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and...

What’s next for California’s contentious vaccine law

July 1, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, is thanked by Leah Russin, holding her son Leo, 21 months, after Pank’s measure requiring nearly all California school children to be vaccinated in response to a measles outbreak in Disneyland last year, was signed by...

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses

July 1, 2015 • National NewsComments (0)

Protesters waive a rainbow flag on the front lawn of the Rowan County Judicial Center, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Morehead, Ky. The protest was being held against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who, due to the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States...