Confederate Memorial Day has been struck from Georgia's official 2016 state holiday calendar. So has Robert E. Lee's birthday.
More than 45 women have accused comedian Bill Cosby, 77, of sexual misconduct dating back to the late 1960s.
California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday for Northern California counties hit by wildfires.
Dylann Roof was arraigned on 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges, plus state murder and attempted murder counts.
Four Confederate flags were placed overnight at Ebenezer Baptist Church and the MLK Visitor Center in Atlanta.
A federal judge has ruled that families held in immigration detention facilities must be released after finding that their detention was in serious violation of an earlier court settlement.
Why was someone who had been "involuntarily committed" and reportedly had a history of domestic violence able to get a handgun?
Controversy over Hillary Clinton's decision to use private email while she was serving as secretary of state have dogged her presidential campaign since before it officially started.
The Louisiana shootings took place almost three years to the day after 12 people were killed at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado.
Environmental groups have said drilling for oil in the Arctic conflicts with the Obama administration's efforts to fight climate change.