The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states.
The students whose calls for democratic reforms sparked the most dramatic challenge to authorities since Hong Kong returned to Chinese control are vowing to keep up the fight.
WINSTON-SALEM — The North Carolina Supreme Court may hear a lawsuit filed by a Clemmons dentist acquitted of killing his wife against two agents with the State Bureau of Investigation.
RALEIGH — A group of nuns who tour the country talking about various social justice issues is coming to Raleigh in support of voting rights.
HONG KONG — Bolstered by a massive rally overnight, Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists were defiant on the eighth day of protests Sunday in the face of attacks by opponents and government warnings to clear the business district streets they have occupied to press their demand for reforms.
LOS ANGELES — Temperatures approached triple digits in much of California on Saturday afternoon and surpassed 100 degrees in inland areas as a steaming autumn in the state seemed more like an endless summer.
Authorities say a college football player died and two other people were injured in a head-on crash in coastal Georgia.
The first million dollars have been sent to private and religious schools across North Carolina while an appeals court considers a judge's ruling that a new scholarship program for low-income public school children is unconstitutional.
At least 23 people have died and 16 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.