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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration warned Turkey on Wednesday that it is considering punitive "consequences" if the NATO ally does not throw out the charges or acquit an American pastor accused of espionage and aiding terrorist groups.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina sheriff has been indicted on charges he obstructed a state investigation into his conduct and misused his office.

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HOUSTON — Former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said Sunday.

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ISTANBUL — An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara.

Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from North Carolina, is facing 35 years in prison on charges of "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member" and "espionage." The trial begins Monday in western Izmir province.

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Updated at 4:40 p.m. 

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A Fort Bragg building resumed normal operations and employees returned to work Thursday afternoon, a few hours after an unspecified threat led authorities to evacuate the building. 

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The South Carolina House of Representatives has taken a surprise step and killed a solar energy bill that passed a key vote last week.

WASHINGTON — Federal agents armed with search warrants have seized documents from President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, a defense lawyer said Monday.

A collection of four rare star rubies found in North Carolina has made it to a New York auction house, and it's expected they could be worth more than $90 million.

BEIRUT — Syrian opposition activists and rescuers said Sunday that a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town near the capital killed at least 40 people, allegations denied by the Syrian government.

The alleged attack in the town of Douma occurred late Saturday amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce with the Army of Islam rebel group.

The reports could not be independently verified.

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Updated April 8, 2018 at 11 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman pulled out his own loaded handgun during a meeting with constituents Friday in Rock Hill to make a point that guns are dangerous only in the hands of criminals.