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.

Charlotte law enforcement officers who died in shootout identified

The officers have been identified as Joshua Eyer, of the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department, and Sam Poloche and Alden Elliott, who worked for the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction, and US Deputy Marshal Thomas M. Weeks Jr.