Lengthy jury selection in Charleston church shootings begins
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) ? The laborious process of jury selection is getting underway in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the deaths of nine black parishioners gunned down during a Bible study at a Charleston church.
Dolce & Gabbana gets Milan dancing to tropical beat
It was coconuts all round as Dolce & Gabbana unveiled a tropically-tinted collection for next spring and summer with a typically joyful show in Milan on Sunday. The clothes themselves contained few surprises as the designers mined their familiar theme of southern Italian sensuality colliding head on with bling.
Doctors 'prescribe' fresh produce with help from food banks
OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) ? The idea is simple: Load fresh fruits and vegetables into a refrigerator truck and drive it to a health clinic, then have a doctor write a "prescription" for food to improve the diets of low-income people with diabetes and high blood pressure.
Jordanian writer shot dead outside court before trial over cartoon
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, witnesses and state media said. A security source said he was a 39-year-old Muslim preacher in a mosque in the capital. Hattar, a Christian and a anti-Islamist activist who was a supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was arrested last month after he shared a caricature that depicted a bearded man in heaven smoking in bed with women and asking God to bring him wine and cashews.
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Clinton team hopes 'birther' flap will motivate black votersDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ? Democrats wasted no time looking for political opportunity after Donald Trump falsely accused Hillary Clinton of starting the rumor that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S.
Young stars of social media fill Dolce&Gabbana front row
MILAN (AP) ? Social media stars have brought a fresh buzz to Milan Fashion Week. As word of their whereabouts spreads, gaggles of fans gather outside the restaurant or show venue where they are gathered, hoping for the chance to get a selfie ? the pixel version of the 15 minutes of fame.
U.S. ambassador to U.N.: Russia's action in Syria is 'barbarism'UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said on Sunday Russia's action in Syria was barbarism, not counter-terrorism. Russia backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against rebels seeking to topple him. The United Nations special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura told the same meeting he was convinced the situation in Syria could still be turned and said he would not quit, as Russia and the United States try to salvage a ceasefire. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols and Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Andrea Ricci)
Britain says U.S, Russia track on Syria 'near end of life'Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said on Sunday that U.S. and Russian attempts to bring peace to Syria "is very, very near the end of its life and yes the Security Council needs to be ready to fulfill our responsibilities." The U.N. Security Council is meeting on Sunday on the escalation of fighting in Syria's Aleppo.