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Aug. 12, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis

Police in riot gear fired tear gas into a crowd of protesters in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by police over the weekend, as tension rose despite calls from his family for collective calm.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

Williams a comic force, versatile actor

The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent — what do you think you'd be doing if you didn't become a comedian? — and within seconds Robin Williams was impersonating physicist Stephen Hawking getting a lap dance at a strip club.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Iraq's Maliki tells army to keep out of politics

Iraq's incumbent prime minister ordered the security forces on Tuesday not to intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister, amid fears that he could go to any lengths to keep power in the face of his increasing isolation


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

Scotland County woman charged with killing father

Scotland County deputies say a 23-year-old woman has been arrested after stabbing her father to death.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

Judge weighs recombining trials for 9/11 suspects

A pretrial hearing for suspects in the Sept. 11 terror attacks is in recess until mid-week while the military judge decides whether to reconsider his decision to try one of the men separate from the other four.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Obama directs funds to fight terrorists in Africa

President Barack Obama on Monday directed $10 million in emergency Pentagon spending to help France fight terrorists in northwest Africa.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 11:03 AM

Iraq president names deputy speaker new PM

Iraq's new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in the government as country faces the threat of Sunni militants in the north.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 02:26 PM

NC House leader: Legislators may return next week

A key General Assembly leader says North Carolina lawmakers are looking to return to Raleigh next week to take up some pending legislation. But House and Senate Republicans have agreed to nothing so far.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 02:25 PM

Pope leaving NC budget post; Roberts is successor

Conservative businessman, philanthropist and political donor Art Pope is stepping down as North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's state budget director early next month.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 01:38 PM

Objection! Interrupting lawyer gets rare sanction

A federal judge in Iowa meted out an unusual punishment to a lawyer for repeatedly raising objections and interrupting depositions: She must produce a training video showing why such tactics are inappropriate.