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Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:37 PM

Marine who vanished in Iraq has court hearing

A Marine hearing officer has postponed a decision on a Marine accused of deserting his unit in Iraq 10 years ago.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:35 PM

NC judge: Private school vouchers unconstitutional

A new school voucher program was ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a judge who said taxpayer money should not be used for tuition to private or religious schools.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:30 PM

Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:26 PM

Reporter's death galvanizes anger, little action

The killing of an American reporter is galvanizing international anger at Islamic State extremists and fueling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks. But governments from the Mideast to Europe and even Washington appear uncertain about how to stop them.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

NC justices uphold order that led to rate rise

North Carolina electric power regulators were justified in their decision that previously allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise the bills of average residential customers of the former Progress Energy by $88 per year, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

NC adjournment resolution for year approved

North Carolina House members erupted into cheers and gave hugs as lawmakers wrapped up their work for the two-year session. The Senate is expected to follow soon.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson Wednesday to meet with federal investigators and reassure residents of the suburban St. Louis community torn by several nights of racial unrest since the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 12:57 PM

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. Even so, the U.S. military pressed ahead, conducting nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Tillis: NC coal ash bill could rise from the dead

Top Republicans at the North Carolina Legislature are signaling they are close to a last-minute deal reviving a measure that aims to force Duke Energy to curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps scattered across the state.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

Former manager sues NC medical examiner's office

A former manager is suing the N.C. medical examiner's office, saying he was forced into retirement because he told investigators that a state pathologist had mishandled murder evidence.