Court Blocks Prayer In NC Legislature

US | Joshua Gill
Hands folded in prayer on a Holy Bible in church concept for faith, spirtuality and religion (Brian A. Jackson/shutterstock_145450387)

‘Ban invocations’

GOP Rep Says Government Will Shut Down Without Border Wall Funding

US | Henry Rodgers
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 29: House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations Mark Meadows (R-NC) questions witnesses during a hearing about digital accountability in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. Considered a member of the conservative Tea Party movement in the House of Representatives, Meadows filed a 'motion to vacate' Tuesday to try to force Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) from his leadership post. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘There is nothing more critical’

Leader Of Largest US Catholic Church Advocates For Married Priests

US | Joshua Gill
A priest covers his head with a book as Pope Francis celebrates a Jubilee mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 3, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile - RTSDC69

‘An antiquity which needs to be reconsidered’

Rape Suspect On The Loose Comments On Police's 'Wanted' Facebook Post

US | Eric Lieberman
Empty beds in an abandoned building [Shutterstock - Benjamin Beech]

‘DID THAT JUST HAPPEN?’

Navy Study Says Wind Turbines Could Disrupt Military Operations

Energy | Andrew Follett
Satellite dishes (Shutterstock/Dariush M)

‘Radar detection may be significantly degraded’

Church Blocks Deportation Of Illegal Immigrant

US | Joshua Gill
Lucia Quiej joins with demonstrators, including students from local high schools as well as a college, to rally in front of Homestead City Hall against President-elect Donald Trump and are asking that the city be used as a sanctuary city and their respective schools be sanctuary campuses on November 16, 2016 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘Will not arrest’

North Carolina Lawmakers Pass Two Year Ban On Wind Turbines

Energy | Andrew Follett
Wind generators (Shutterstock/ebNad)

Passed with strong bipartisan support

Pregnant Woman Runs Over Man Who Allegedly Stole Her Purse

US | Will Atkins

‘I chased a little ways then … ran him over’

NC Law Allowing Gov. Officials To Refuse To Perform Gay Marriages Wins In Fed Court

US | Joshua Gill
Phil Berger (R), President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina State Senate, confers with fellow Republican senator Stan Bingham on the floor of the chamber during a lull in negotiations amongst lawmakers considering repealing the controversial HB2 law limiting bathroom access for transgender people in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. on December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake - RTX2W33J

‘In no way a comment on same-sex marriage’

North Carolina Wannabe Terrorist Sentenced To Life In Prison

US | Anders Hagstrom
A member loyal to the ISIL waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa

‘Actively planning the mass killing of innocent people’

North Carolina Colleges Rated Most Free Speech Friendly

Education | Rob Shimshock
Happy student (Shutterstock/sepero)

Five got ‘green light’ ratings; one school really shone

Hazmat Crews Called After Man Overdoses On Tainted Heroin In McDonald's Bathroom

US | Steve Birr
The McDonald's sign is seen outside its store at the Times Square. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

Closed to public for decontamination

SCOTUS Opens Up Social Media To Registered Sex Offenders

US | Alexa Archambault
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

‘Legitimate exercise of First Amendment rights’

Gay Trump Supporters Banned From 'Pride' Parade

US | Alexa Archambault
gay pride flag Shutterstock/Jiri Flogel

‘Love our country and our president’

North Carolina May Abolish Requirements For Concealed Carry Permits

| Anders Hagstrom
Damon Thueson shows a holster at a gun concealed carry permit class put on by 'USA Firearms Training' on Dec. 19, 2015 in Provo, Utah

‘There is going to be a long debate”

Corruption Rampant In 'Every Prison' In North Carolina, Report Says

US | Anders Hagstrom
Shot of cell in the dark part of a prison. (Dabarti CGI/Shutterstock).

‘Nobody knows who to trust’