Catholic school can legally fire gay teacher, court finds

On May 8, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a North Carolina Catholic high school could legally fire gay teacher Lonnie Billard, citing the "ministerial exception" to uphold its religious doctrines.

North Carolina man arrested with explosives in grocery store parking lot

Cameron Lee Smith, a 40-year-old North Carolina man, was arrested at a grocery store parking lot with explosives in his vehicle. The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office charged him with possession of weapons of mass destruction, meth, drug paraphernalia, and a concealed handgun.