CHARLESTON, S.C. A federal judge on Monday granted a request by Dylann Roof, the white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston, S.C., church last year, to represent himself at his death penalty trial.U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said he believed Roof’s decision was unwise but ruled in court that the defendant had the right and capacity to serve as his own lawyer.Roof faces 33 counts of hate crimes, obstruction of religion and firearms charges stemming from the massacre carried out at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015.
BATON ROUGE, La. Search-and-rescue operations were still underway Tuesday in Louisiana, where at least nine people have died in flooding that damaged about 40,000 homes, state officials said.Emergency crews have already plucked more than […]
BUTNER, N.C. – Investors bilked of millions of dollars in Bernard Madoff’s ponzi scheme were handed a loss on Thursday when their lawsuit against HSBC Bank was thrown out by a federal judge. Madoff, 78, […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Reserve signaled its confidence Wednesday in the U.S. economy by raising a key interest rate for a third time this year, forecasting another rate hike before year’s end and predicting […]