Survey: Confederate flag push hits key milestone in S. Carolina

...Charleston on June 17. The pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, was among the dead. The suspect in the shooting, Dylann Storm Roof, was shown in photographs brandishing the flag as a symbol of hate.Republican Gov. Nikki Haley called on legislators...
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Hundreds attend funerals for church shooting victims

...Coleman-Singleton, commending her desire to help others.Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton attended as well, and referred to Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old white man facing nine murder charges. Sharpton recalled how he spent the morning of June 17 watching...
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IS militants attack two cities in Syria

...the Tunisian commander of the group.The fighting forced many residents to flee to safer areas, activists said.IS tried to storm Hassakeh earlier this month and reached its southern outskirts before meeting strong resistance from Syrian government troops...
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Confederate heritage group loses its Southern influence

...insisted that these symbols are about heritage, not racism. And Republicans went along.In an instant, the images of Dylann Storm Roof posing with rebel battle flags changed this dynamic, said Chip Lake, a Republican strategist in Georgia."It's not...
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Powerful rainstorms hit East Coast; Midwest cleans up

...Connecticut caused widespread power outages. Storms moving into Philadelphia on Tuesday evening...temperatures were in the high 80s.Strong storms that swept across northern Illinois spawned...through northern Indiana and Iowa. The storms knocked out power to thousands of people...
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Smoke on the water

...which is expected to stick around until another weather system pushes the smoke out - likely Wednesday or Thursday, when a storm from over the Gulf of Alaska from the south or southwest will usher in "more of a rainy pattern mid-week."The smoky haze...

...remove all Confederate-themed items from its store shelves and website after the South Carolina shooting suspect, Dylann Storm Roof, appeared in photos holding the flag.Other national retailers say they do not sell, or never have sold, Confederate...
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Outside editorial: Amid anger, comfort the grieving

...This is uncomfortable territory for all of us. But Emanuel's history and significance isn't something the suspect, Dylann Storm Roof, a 21-year-old white man living some two hours away, would be expected to know without careful research.The African...
S. Carolina lawmakers vote to debate flag

...colleagues. "Those nine families have shown us how to do it. I would strongly suggest we take a cue from them."Dylann Storm Roof, who faces murder and gun charges in the church attack, had posed in photos displaying Confederate flags and burning...
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My Turn: Juneau's boneless chicken ranch caucus

...layoff notices were recently mailed to nervous state employees, and those notices could take effect in July. The state budget storm clouds darkening Alaska's horizon can be attributed to the Boneless Chicken Ranch Caucus made up of Alaska House Reps. Jim...


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