Sopchoppy, Florida is at the center of an investigation into charges the white city clerk suppressed the black vote in an election where the black mayor lost by a single vote,and a black city commissioner was also ousted.
Two U.S. drone strikes killed a total of nine suspected al-Qaida militants, a Yemeni military official said, the sixth and seventh such attacks in less than two weeks as the Arab nation is on high alert against terrorism.
A military judge resumed the Fort Hood shooting trial despite demands from the suspect's standby attorneys that they be removed from the case. The military defense lawyers ordered to help Major. Nidal Hasan represent himself during his murder trial had asked to take over the case, saying they believed Hasan was trying to secure himself a death sentence.