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  1. Prosecutor's desire to move police shooting trial is unusualRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 27 | Brandon Sun

    A prosecutor's widely expected decision to retry a white former police officer on a murder charge in the traffic-stop shooting of a black man came with the surprise that he wants to move the next trial out of the Cincinnati area. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced plans for the request on Tuesday as he said he would try fired University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing on the same charges on which jurors deadlocked.


  2. Politicians condemn Confederate-style flag displayed by group near tax protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    An Alberta mayor has issued a statement that a Confederate-like flag that apparently was displayed during a weekend protest had nothing to do with the city. Tara Veer says some citizens have contacted the city to express concerns about the flag, and she says she shares those concerns, but that people should contact the event's organizers.


  3. Similar police shooting trials unfold in 2 US citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    With the nation focused on the closing days of the long, heated race for the presidency, two trials related to the country's continued racial divisions have just begun. Juries in Cincinnati and Charleston, South Carolina, will decide the fates of white former police officers charged with murder in the shootings of black men.


  4. 2 blacks, 10 whites on jury in traffic stop police shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    A jury of two blacks and 10 whites was seated on Monday for the murder trial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop last year. The jury, with two black women, four white women and six white men, was chosen after a day of questioning by attorneys who urged jury candidates to put aside race, news stories and police perceptions for the case of now-fired officer Ray Tensing.


  5. Commission rejects move of Confederate statue from parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    The Tennessee Historical Commission is blocking a plan by Memphis city leaders to move a statue honouring a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader out of the downtown area. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the commission denied an application to waive criteria for the statue's removal under the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act, which bars removing or disturbing war memorials on public property.


  6. Rocket launch reignites space station deliveries in VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    One of NASA's main delivery companies launched its first space station shipment from Virginia in two years Monday night, lighting up the East Coast. It was the first flight of Orbital ATK's unmanned Antares rocket since a launch explosion on Oct. 28, 2014, that wrecked the pad and destroyed everything on the space station supply run.


  7. Space station getting 1st delivery from Virginia in 2 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    Orbital ATK, one of NASA's shippers, aims to launch its own cargo ship Sunday night from Wallops Island. The company's retooled Antares rocket will do the honours.


  8. Private autopsy: Man killed by police shot in back, abdomenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    A black man shot and killed by a North Carolina police officer last month suffered fatal gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen, according to results released Wednesday from an independent autopsy conducted for his family. Attorneys for the family of Keith Lamont Scott said in a statement that the family "authorized this release of information because, as they have maintained from the very beginning, they are simply seeking transparency."


  9. Flooding threatens US coasts well ahead of Hurricane MatthewRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    The major threat to the Southeast U.S. won't be Hurricane Matthew's pummeling winds, which newer buildings have been constructed to withstand. It will be water - the deadly storm surge churned up by such a massive and powerful hurricane.


  10. Future of New Orleans Confederate monuments argued in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments on whether the city can remove the four monuments, which have become flashpoints for racial controversy. The City Council voted in December 2015 to remove statues of Confederate Gens.


  11. Julia weakens to tropical depression off US East CoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    Julia has weakened to a tropical depression off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina, where it's expected to meander for the next few days, dumping rain, but not posing major threats. The depression's maximum sustained winds early Thursday had decreased to near 35 mph with little change in strength forecast over the next two days.


  12. 'Empire' producer Lee Daniels: Hillary Clinton knows meRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    Lee Daniels, the co-creator of TV's "Empire," spoke passionately of his own family's struggles as he endorsed Hillary Clinton Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, calling her a true advocate for victims of gun violence who can help turn "their heartache into action." "I wondered if Hillary knew who I was, not just the work I do in entertainment, but who I really am," said Daniels, who was raised in west Philadelphia.


  13. In Dallas remarks, Obama will aim to make sense of shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    For President Barack Obama, the decision to return early from an overseas trip after a series of shocking shootings will prove to be easy compared to his next challenge: Comforting an America that has witnessed a rash of shootings. After arriving from Spain late Sunday, Obama will fly Tuesday to Dallas, the scene of the massacre of police officers that, on the heels of two caught-on-video police shootings, has emerged as a tipping point in the national debate about race and justice.


  14. Decade after housing peaked: Owners richer, renters hurtingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    It's a troublesome story playing out across America in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and then burst in a ruinous crash: As real estate has climbed back, homeowners are thriving while renters are struggling. For many longtime owners, times are good.


  15. Charleston remembers victims on church shooting anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    Charleston, South Carolina, is pausing to remember the victims of the Mother Emanuel AME Church shootings on the anniversary of the massacre. Friday marks one year since nine black people were shot and killed while studying their Bibles in a basement room at the historic church.


  16. Review: Shirley Caesar's voice still powerful on new albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    Each of the 11 tracks on Shirley Caesar's "Fill This House" is filled with an energetic spirit of hope and self-empowerment. The 77-year-old gospel singer's voice is as powerful and vibrant as ever, particularly on the upbeat "It's Alright, It's Ok" featuring Grammy-winning singer Anthony Hamilton.


  17. 40-year mark: Spoleto Festival USA opens in South CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    The Spoleto Festival USA is opening its 40th season, which promises to be a celebration of the spirit of Charleston, South Carolina. This year's schedule includes Spoleto's first production of the opera "Porgy and Bess," which is set in Charleston.


  18. How to decorate with antiques and heirloomsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    In this age of minimalism and decluttering, the common response to an offer of a family heirloom or antique might be, "I don't have space," ''It's not my taste," or simply "No thanks." Well, "pull yourself out of that as fast as you can and start saying yes," urges Susan Sully of Charleston, South Carolina, author of "Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques" .


  19. Undeterred by rescues, novelist ready to set sail againRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    South Carolina author Michael Hurley departed Thursday from France with the goal of sailing around the world. His first stop is the Canary Islands, 1,000 miles away, where he'll ride out the hurricane season.


  20. High product, labour costs lead to decline in Boeing's profitRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Brandon Sun

    In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, an engine and part of a wing from the 100th 787 Dreamliner to be built at Boeing of South Carolina's North Charleston, S.C., facility are seen outside the plant. Boeing reports financial results on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.


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