The FBI is being sued by survivors of the shooting inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, who say federal mistakes enabled Dylann Roof to buy the .45-caliber handgun he used.
Lawyers for three people who survived the attack and the estates of five who were slain say the FBI negligently failed to conduct a thorough background check before Roof bought the gun last year.
If the agency had done its job, Roof's prior drug arrest would have shown up, and the bureau would have denied his purchase, the lawsuits filed Thursday allege.
The Milwaukee woman added to the FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" list for the killing of a pregnant woman was captured early Friday, authorities said.
Shanika Minor, 24, was taken into custody in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the FBI's Milwaukee bureau tweeted.
Minor is wanted in the March shooting death of 23-year-old Tamecca Perry. Perry's unborn child also died in the shooting.
According to NBC affiliate WTMB, Perry also had two children.
As crowds pack the banks of the East River Monday for the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display, a small group of trained professionals will be just feet from mortars as fireworks launch out of them and explode into the sky.
Still seething from the cancellation of its members' health insurance and pension benefits nearly two years ago, about 1,000 members of Atlantic City's main casino workers union went on strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino on Friday.
Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union told The Associated Press it was unable to reach agreement on a new contract with the Taj Mahal, which is owned by billionaire investor Carl Icahn. The walkout involving about 1,000 union members began at 6 a.m. Friday.
About 20 picketers were outside the casino at the start of the critical July 4 weekend, among the busiest of the year for Atlantic City casinos.
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Some 7,000 baby turkeys have perished in a barn fire in Lancaster, Massachusetts, according to the family.
A state fire marshal spokeswoman said no one was injured in the Thursday night fire at at Bob's Turkey Farm on Old Common Road.
The owners said a passerby alerted them to the flames just before 6 p.m.
"Someone drove in the yard really fast," said Susan Miner. "They said, 'You have a barn on fire.' I told my daughter to call 911 and come running down, but it was too late."
The birds were being raised to reach maturity in time for Thanksgiving.
Nathan's Famous may be in the hot dog business, but for decades they've been peddling a whopper.
Showmen behind Nathan's annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest have long claimed the tradition began in 1916 as a showdown between patriotic immigrants on the Coney Island boardwalk.
That would make this Monday's contest a centennial, except for an inconvenient truth: The contest and its backstory were invented in the 1970s by PR men trying to get more attention for Nathan's, which had just become a publicly traded company.
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Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that a teenage girl must stand trial on a manslaughter charge for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself by sending him dozens of text messages and telling him to "get back in" a truck filled with carbon monoxide fumes.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Friday that a grand jury had probable cause to indict 19-year-old Michelle Carter of Plainville in the 2014 death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III of Mattapoisett.
Donald Trump's presidential campaign isn't the only thing being shaken up. His leading fan site on the online message board Reddit has been plagued by constant infighting among moderators, NBC News reported.
The subreddit r/the_donald, a user-created section of Reddit with no connection to Trump's actual campaign, became a grassroots sensation during the Republican primaries with more than 50 million monthly page views at its peak in March.
The subreddit, managed by a handful of mostly anonymous fans, is a breakout success. Along with the infighting, the board has suffered from infiltration by white supremacists and clashes with the site's administrators over complaints that its users game the system to make their content more visible.
Last week, its leaders announced they were kicking out moderator CisWhiteMaelstrom, widely credited with popularizing the subreddit, over allegations he planned to join forces with prominent white nationalists like Jared Taylor and Richard Spencer to coordinate support for Trump.
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President Barack Obama's inability to overhaul the nation's immigration system will stand as the most glaring failure in his effort to enact a vision of social change. Despite two campaigns full of promises and multiple strategies, he imposed only incremental, largely temporary modifications.
When his presidency ends in January, Obama will leave behind an outdated and overwhelmed system, with some 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally.
The missed goal is part of a legacy that included a sometimes contradictory mix of policies — some aimed at bringing immigrants "out of the shadows," others at removing them from the U.S.
Bill Cosby's lawyers will ask a judge to order the accuser in his criminal sex assault case to refund the money he paid to settle her lawsuit a decade ago.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks and Gov. Christie is one of the top contenders, sources tell The Associated Press.
Edward Snowden will appear in a new play at the Public Theater in New York, beginning this weekend, via video from Moscow, Russia, The New York Times reported.
A Caribbean-bound cruise ship that departed New Jersey on Thursday returned to shore after a boy nearly drowned in one of the boat’s pools, officials said.
The 8-year-old boy had "an accident" in one of the ship’s pools, Royal Caribbean Cruises tweeted at about 10 p.m.
The Coast Guard retrieved the child from the ship by Medivac helicopter and was taken to Staten Island University Hospital. His family was expected to meet him there. The ship was docked in Bayonne early Friday morning.
The boy was in critical condition Friday, The Associated Press reported, citing the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard said the boy had been in the water for eight to 10 minutes before cruise officials found him.
One of the dozens of people killed in an attack on an Istanbul airport Tuesday was a doctor on a mission to save his son from the terror group ISIS, officials and friends said.
Fathi Bayoudh, a Tunisian military doctor and head of a pediatrics unit at a hospital in the country's capital, had traveled to Turkey about two months ago to retrieve his son, Anouar, from Syria, a family friend confirmed to NBC News.
Anouar, who was in his late 20s, left to join the terror group ISIS and traveled first to Iraq and then to Syria, the friend said.
Bayoudh was working with the Tunisian Embassy in Ankara to get his son from Syria, a friend of the son said. Bayoudh called his wife, who is also a doctor, to Turkey and went to the airport to pick her up when the attack occurred, according to reports.
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