Funeral for murdered pastor

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Today is the funeral for the senior pastor of Charleston, South Carolina’s Emanuel AME church, where the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, and eight others were gunned down last week during Bible study.

President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy for Pinckney, who also was a state senator.

The funerals for two other victims were held yesterday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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