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Gay Marriage Religious Objections Bill Back Before NC House

RELIGION | May 27
The North Carolina House is ready to revisit a bill already approved by the Senate that would allow some court officials to decline carrying out same-sex marriage duties.

Soccer Officials Arrested in Zurich; World Cup Votes Probed

SPORTS | By Graham Dunbar | May 27
Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe.

'Saved By the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Accused in Bar Stabbing Goes on Trial

CRIME | May 27
The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar.

Actor Sam Shepard Arrested for Drunken Driving in Santa Fe

CRIME | By Vik Jolly | May 27
Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant's security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver.

Punishing Storms in Texas Test Government Emergency Response

NATIONAL | By Paul J. Weber and Juan A. Lozano | May 27
Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing.

Multiple IS Suicide Attacks in Iraq's Anbar Kill 17 Troops

INTERNATIONAL | By Sinan Salaheddin | May 27
Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland.

India Appoints 1st Transgender as Head of College

INTERNATIONAL | May 27
India has for the first time appointed a transgender as the principal of a college, a top education official said Wednesday.

Vatican: Irish Gay Marriage Vote a 'Defeat for Humanity'

INTERNATIONAL | May 27
The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a "defeat for humanity."

White House Brief: Things to Know About Rick Santorum

POLITICS | May 27
Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who won the 2012 Iowa caucuses by a hair, is widely expected to enter the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday. Here are some key things to know:

Anti-Gay Bill Gets Second Chance in Texas Senate

NATIONAL | May 27
The Texas Senate has revived an anti-gay marriage bill that had appeared dead in the final week of the session.

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