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    Remains belong to missing Virginia student

    Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search by thousands that took weeks and left the campus and community on edge.


    Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

    A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed...


    TLC cancels ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’

    “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” has been officially canceled by TLC, the network confirms, after disturbing reports that star Mama June is in a relationship with a convicted child molester.


    NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

    A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.


    Canada gives slain soldier hero’s send-off

    The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada’s seat of government was given a hero’s send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.


    UN calls on Mexico to do more to find missing students

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday admonished Mexico to “step up” efforts to locate 43 students who went missing nearly a month ago, a sign that Mexico faces increasing heat over its human rights record.


    Islamic State uses chemical weapons, Iraqis say

    Dizzy, vomiting and struggling to breathe, 11 Iraqi police officers were rushed to a government hospital 50 miles north of the capital last month. The diagnosis: poisoning by chlorine gas. The perpetrators, according to the officers: Islamic State extremists.


    GOP gavel fights: 11 House chairmanships in play

    Almost every House member is on the stump this month, wrapping up re-election bids, with most cruising to new terms and a handful on both sides of the aisle scrambling to hang on to their jobs. But for a select few GOP lawmakers – those actively seeking committee chairmanships – the...


    Senate candidate Tillis reverses course, urges NC to expand Medicaid

    NC House Speaker Thom Tillis, who is running for US Senate, changes his position on expanding Medicaid as state leaders across the country who once rejected the idea – along with the federal dollars that came with it – face increasing pressure to reverse course and expand the program...


    NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

    The interns claim NBCUniversal wrongly classified them as non-employees in an effort to avoid labor laws. The average amount that class-action members of the suit will receive is $505.

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