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North Carolina Senate race: A choice of extremes

North Carolina Senate race: A choice of extremes

North Carolina’s Senate race boils down to a battle of extremes. At least that’s how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis want voters to see it. Running…

Three quarantined along with first Ebola case in New York

Three quarantined along with first Ebola case in New York

A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need…

A crash course in Ebola and the climate of fear it spawns

A crash course in Ebola and the climate of fear it spawns

Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear. Yet, they’re incredibly less likely to get the disease than to get sick worrying about it. First, the reality check: More…

Ebola lawsuits could face major hurdles

Ebola lawsuits could face major hurdles

In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this…

Yet another jumper of the White House fence

Yet another jumper of the White House fence

  The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion,…

Corporate giants fund ballot initiatives

Corporate giants fund ballot initiatives

Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups. Many…

Three states still defy court rulings allowing gay marriages

Three states still defy court rulings allowing gay marriages

The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay…

What makes an American teen want to be a terrorist?

What makes an American teen want to be a terrorist?

The case of three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about the use of social media by terror groups…

Did PTSD cause retired Marine to take guns to Mexico?

Did PTSD cause retired Marine to take guns to Mexico?

There’s no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal. Tahmooressi says he got lost on a California…

Massive cheating among athletes, others at UNC

Massive cheating among athletes, others at UNC

Bogus classes and automatic A’s and B’s are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students…