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Aug. 26, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Crowds line up to hear federal gay marriage appeal

The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago, where nearly 200 people lined up hoping to hear arguments in a case challenging gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Putin talks with Ukraine's leader; fighting widens

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met face-to-face Tuesday for the first time since June to talk about the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine's separatist east. From their opening remarks, it appeared unlikely that Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko would find common ground.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower

Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to Gaza.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Ferguson streets stay calm after violent nights

Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

Durham police say motorist shot to death

Police in Durham say a man driving an SUV was killed when multiple shots were fired into the vehicle.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Cary police say woman dies after being shot

Cary police say a Sanford woman has died after being shot at a local home.Authorities said police responding to a report of shots fired found 58-year-old Wendy Jean Johnson around 11 p.m. Friday.


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.