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Federal judge upholds North Carolina photo ID mandate

ALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawsuits challenging changes to North Carolina’s election law failed to show it hampered the ability of minority voters to exercise political power, a federal judge ruled Monday in dismissing the cases. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled against the U.S. Justice Department, the North Carolina NAACP ...

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Obama dismisses Pyongyang’s bid to halt nuclear tests

US President Barack Obama has rejected an offer by North Korea to ditch its nuclear tests in exchange for Washington’s suspension of joint annual war games with South Korea. Obama, who was speaking Sunday at a presser in Hanover with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said, “We don’t take seriously a ...

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Finally, some coverage of Saudi Arabia and 9/11

To the editor: Finally, The Times decided to print articles on Saudi Arabia’s connection to the 9/11 attacks. (“9/11 attacks reemerge as a critical test of U.S.-Saudi relationship,” April 21) The unreleased 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission report are at the center of the debate. On a recent “60 ...

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One dead, three hurt in US gun violence

At least one man has been killed and three police officers have been shot in separate shootouts in the United States. One male victim was killed at a church service in North Wales, Montgomery in Pennsylvania on Sunday and a person has been arrested in that regard. The shooting took ...

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US to buy Iranian heavy water

NEW YORK: The United States said on Friday it would buy heavy water from Iran despite angry claims at home that it has already gone too far in granting Tehran nuclear sanctions relief. Officials said the purchase would cost $8.6 million, even as Republican lawmakers pressed for Iran to be ...

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Eight relatives shot in the head in Ohio

PIKETON: Authorities urged residents to be cautious in this part of rural southern Ohio heading into the weekend as the search continued for whoever fatally shot eight members of a family at four different properties. Investigators interviewed more than 30 people hoping to find leads in the deaths of the ...

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Five dead in two connected shootings in Georgia

Five people have been killed in two related shootings in the US state of Georgia, authorities said. Investigators said the two shootings Friday night on Johnson Drive and Rosemont Road in the community of Appling were connected. “We’re working a multiple shooting. We have 5 victims, and the sheriff’s department is ...

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