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Supreme Court to hear arguments on DOMA

A military spouse who was rejected for membership to the Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses, on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, believes the club changed its rules to keep her out. Listen to KFWB legal analyst Royal Oakes discuss the matter.


US Department of Veterans Affairs (AP Photo)

Vets face confusion using GI Bill at state schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In choosing to serve her country in uniform, Hayleigh Lynn Perez knowingly accepted a nomadic life. Now the former Army sergeant says she and thousands of vets trying to get a higher education are being penalized for that enforced rootlessness.



NY soldiers wed at airport before catching flights

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — A military couple has enlisted the help of a New York airport’s staff to get married while awaiting flights to their respective military assignments. WATCH THE COUPLE’S INTERVIEW HERE.


Bruce Cochrane, Lincolnton Furniture President and CEO (AP Photo)

NC furniture maker hailed as US job creator closes

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — A start-up North Carolina furniture company once celebrated as a sign of America’s manufacturing rebound has closed, a year after its head was hosted by President Barack Obama.


Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (AP photo)

Ex-NY Mayor Koch hospitalized with pneumonia

NEW YORK (AP) – Former New York Mayor Ed Koch has pneumonia and is expected to be in the hospital through the weekend. Koch’s spokesman, George Arzt, said Wednesday that the 87-year-old former mayor is […]


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Study: Drug coverage to vary under health law

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new study says basic prescription drug coverage could vary dramatically from state to state under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker (AP photo)

Newark mayor, Twitter follower to live on food stamps

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker said he and a Twitter follower will try living on food stamps for at least a week.

The idea stemmed from a back-and-forth conversation between Booker and a woman who goes by the name TwitWit and uses the handle @MWadeNC. They began talking about the idea Sunday night.


Is giant reed a 'miracle plant' or the next kudzu?

OXFORD, N.C. (AP) – It’s fast-growing and drought-tolerant, producing tons of biomass per acre. It thrives even in poor soil and is a self-propagating perennial, so it requires little investment once established. To people in […]


3-day search ends for ship captain off NC coast

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard is halting its search for the captain of a tall ship that sank off the North Carolina coast during Hurricane Sandy. The Coast Guard said Thursday its […]


Search for tall ship captain goes into its 3rd day

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) – The search for the captain of a tall ship that sank in the Atlantic during Sandy is in its third day. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill said […]


A state-by-state look at the East Coast superstorm

(AP) – The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 8.4 million homes and businesses in the dark […]


California sends aid to storm-struck East

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California has sent help to Eastern areas pounded by a huge storm. Gov. Jerry Brown says the California National Guard on Monday flew airplanes, helicopters and two specialized rescue teams to […]