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Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures

Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

Tens of thousands march on Pakistan's parliament

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes marched on Pakistan's parliament Thursday, removing barriers blocking them from soldiers guarding the seat of the country's government.


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 08:55 PM

GOP at odds for final adjustment

A disagreement between Republican lawmakers about their goals and the role of government is adding to the extended wrangling over the final few measures before the North Carolina General Assembly decides when to shut down for the year.


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Lack of Medicaid expansion could be costly

The decision by Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican lawmakers not to expand Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act will cost North Carolina $51 billion in lost federal money and thousands of jobs over the next decade, according to a new report.


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

Two officers, young girl wounded by gunman in Charlotte

A Charlotte man faces more than 20 charges after a young girl and two police officers responding to a domestic shooting were wounded.


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Curfew lifted in Ferguson in favor of National Guard

Missouri's governor is lifting a neighborhood curfew but calling in the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis suburb where a police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old has sparked heated protests.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

NC teacher charged with assault of autistic boys

A Cumberland County teacher faces charges that she assaulted two autistic students.

Doris Holloway, 47, of Fayetteville was charged Friday with two counts of assault on a handicapped person, the sheriff's office said in a news release. She teaches kindergarten, first- and second-grade students at Glendale Acres Elementary School.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's declared a state of emergency and is implementing a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15 months.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 04:31 PM

Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House candidates also face the distraction of legal troubles back at home.

The latest is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who following his indictment on two felony charges, is staring at the most serious accusations of wrongdoing by a prominent Republican governor openly considering a run for president.