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NC Attorney General Statement Helps Military Families

August 7, 2014 7:52 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2195
Fort Bragg, NC — More than 1,300 North Carolina military service members who got caught by a scheme to finance purchases of overpriced electronics will have their debts forgiven and their credit cleared, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today. Following a multi-year investigation, Cooper’s office has secured a $6.8 million global settlement with Rome Finance,… View Article

Master Artist Accused in Fraud Ring Tracked to Shanghai

July 22, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6135
In his first television interview, the elderly artist whose look-alike paintings in the styles of Abstract Expressionists including Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock fooled experts and sent shock waves through the art world claims he was ”shocked” to learn that his works were sold as newly discovered masterpieces to wealthy collectors for tens of millions… View Article

Turkey rejects independent Iraq Kurdish state

July 4, 2014 6:04 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2575
Turkey has in the past been cool to efforts for greater autonomy for Iraqi Kurdistan for fear of stirring up separatist feelings among its own Kurds. ANKARA – Turkey opposes independence for a Kurdish state in northern Iraq and wants a unity government in Baghdad to counter the threat by Islamist Sunni rebels who have… View Article

Supreme Justices rule contraception mandate unconstitutional

July 3, 2014 4:11 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 15135
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court advanced the cause of religious freedom Monday in the most closely watched case of its term, ruling that companies cannot be forced to offer insurance coverage for birth control methods they equate with abortion. The 5-4 decision by the court’s conservative majority, over the vehement objections of liberal justices, dealt… View Article

Man whose child died in hot SUV to appear before judge

July 2, 2014 3:38 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3135
(CNN) — A judge will determine this week whether there’s enough evidence to keep in jail a Georgia man whose son died in a hot SUV. Justin Ross Harris, who is charged with murder and second-degree child cruelty, will go before a judge Thursday for a probable cause hearing. Police say Harris left his 22-month-old… View Article

Honda, Nissan, Mazda expand Takata airbag recall

June 30, 2014 6:40 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3404
Honda, Mazda and Nissan combined are recalling another almost three million vehicles worldwide as the recalls continue to spread over Takata airbag inflators that can explode and send metal bits flying. All three also have made previous recalls for the problem — Honda recalled more than a million last year — and said supplier Takata… View Article

Why do so many nations want a piece of Antarctica?

June 26, 2014 4:52 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5850
Antarctica is the hardest place I know to write about. Whenever you try to pin down the experience of being there, words dissolve under your fingers. There are no points of reference. In the most literal sense, Antarctica is inhuman. Other deserts, from Arabia to Arizona, are peopled: humans live in or around them, find… View Article

California Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional

June 24, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6969
A first-of-its-kind court ruling that concluded California’s union-backed teacher tenure, layoff and dismissal laws infringe on students’ rights to an equal public education adds fire to a debate over whether the job protections afforded professional educators are partly to blame for what ails the nation’s schools, experts said. A judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday… View Article

NCAA Athletes Get Their Day In Court

June 19, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3531
After nearly five years of maneuvers and machinations that would baffle a law professor, former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon walked into a federal courtroom Monday, June 9th, 2014, as the star witness in a trial that will decide whether the NCAA must pay college athletes for its use of their likenesses in television broadcasts, video… View Article