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Bad idea for accused church shooter to represent himself, experts say

Bad idea for accused church shooter to represent himself, experts say

His defense team remains as standby counsel. But federal prosecutors have refused to take the death penalty off the table in the slayings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Authorities say he targeted his victims because they were black. When 70 qualified jurors are picked, attorneys can use strikes to dismiss those they don't want.



Trump 'makes couple of deals' over United States government roles

He gave assurances that "incredible meetings" would be bringing "incredible people" into the government. "We want to hear from you". Vice President-elect Mike Pence has since confirmed that Romney is under "active consideration" for the job as America's chief diplomat.


Fires force evacuations in Gatlinburg, TN; Smokies park closes roads

Fires force evacuations in Gatlinburg, TN; Smokies park closes roads

The property had not suffered any damage as of late Monday night and its crew was working to protect the park areas, said Pete Owens, director of media relations at Dollywood. Workers there evacuated and have been anxious about the more than 10,000 animals housed there. But the Knoxville News Sentinel reported that as wind picked up and fallen trees sparked fires from downed lines, Gatlinburg fire officials declared a mandatory evacuation of a larger area.


Detroit Dog Rescue to host fundraiser for slain police officer Collin Rose

Detroit Dog Rescue to host fundraiser for slain police officer Collin Rose

Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 22415 Overlake St.in St. Clair Shores., starting at 11 a.m. Hundreds of police officers, sheriff's deputies and state troopers from around MI and beyond are expected to provide an honor guard. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. before the mass. As part of its commemoration, the university has placed Rose's flag-draped patrol vehicle at the site of tonight's observance.


Hundreds of Chicago O'Hare airport workers go on strike

Hundreds of Chicago O'Hare airport workers go on strike

The Service Employees International Union Local 105 says about 100 people, including about 60 striking fast food workers from around the metro area, picketed but weren't able to enter the store as they've done previously because the doors were locked.


25 arrested at national minimum-wage protest in NYC

25 arrested at national minimum-wage protest in NYC

In New York, a group of 500 that included airport and taxi workers joined a union-backed " Fight For 15 " march before a McDonald's restaurant near Wall Street. "All these people don't have savings because we're working check to check", New Yorker Flavia Cabral, who works two jobs, said Tuesday. They were among about 350 people at the rally.