Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of...

Attorneys for accused church shooter let out of other cases

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys representing the man accused of killing nine people at a historic black church will be allowed to solely focus on his case until it's resolved, a judge ruled on...

Pentagon: IS hacker killed in US strike also was recruiter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group hacker killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria this week had been recruiting sympathizers in the West to conduct "lone wolf" terrorist attacks, and his death eliminates a...

Florida keeps eye on Tropical Storm Erika, could hit Monday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All of Florida is carefully watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said that...

The Latest: Florida prepares as Tropical Storm Erica nears

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The latest on storm preparations for Erika (all times local):

11:25 a.m.

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All of Florida is watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way...

Legionnaires' disease sends California inmate to hospital

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The water has been shut off at California's oldest prison after an inmate was hospitalized with a confirmed case of Legionnaires' disease.

Corrections department spokeswoman Dana...

Teen gets more than 11 years for helping Islamic State group

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants and for providing other aid to the...

Walker: More Iraq combat, but no more boots on ground, yet

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is calling for U.S. forces in Iraq to engage in direct combat to defeat "radical Islamic terrorists" in the Middle East.

Yet even as the...