Election could determine transgender case at Supreme Court

One of the court’s nine seats has been vacant since Justice Antonin Scalia died in February, and as many as three older justices could retire in the coming years. The sometimes-polarized court won’t decide what to do about the transgender bathroom case until around the election, and possibly months later.

Deputies: Man accused in church shooting assaulted

Dylan Roof has been housed in a South Carolina detention center since being captured a day after the June 17, 2015 shootings at Emanuel AME Church that killed nine black parishioners.

In a sign of broader ambitions, Facebook opens hardware lab

The lab isn’t a factory for mass-producing smartphones or other consumer products. Rather, it’s where engineers will be working on some of the high-tech gadgetry needed for the company’s long-term plans to connect people.