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Apr. 25, 2014 @ 12:12 AM

Legislative panel wants Common Core stopped in NC

Republican lawmakers sound ready to separate North Carolina from the nationally developed K-12 academic standards after complaints from parents, think tanks and other groups that Common Core requirements are controlling curriculum and classrooms.


Apr. 25, 2014 @ 12:10 AM

Rivers refuses to apologize to women held captive

Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland.


Apr. 25, 2014 @ 12:09 AM

Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power.


Apr. 25, 2014 @ 12:07 AM

Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.


Apr. 25, 2014 @ 12:06 AM

South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:24 PM

Rules proposed for unmanned aircraft in NC

Proposed rules for flying unmanned aircraft in North Carolina seek to balance privacy concerns with the benefits for police and private industry, a legislative committee leader said Wednesday.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:19 PM

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:17 PM

SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the grim task of recovery soon.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:13 PM

UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre

The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday viewed "horrific pictures of corpses" from the scene of last week's massacre in South Sudan and discussed taking actions that could include sanctions, diplomats said.


Apr. 22, 2014 @ 07:58 PM

Duke: Moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion

Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill.