North Carolina AG will stop defending state's gay marriage ban

North Carolina AG will stop defending state's gay marriage ban

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --On the heels of another court victory for same-sex marriage, North Carolina's attorney general says his office will stop defending the state's law.
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Officer indicted on voluntary manslaughter

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A North Carolina police officer has been indicted on voluntary manslaughter following a second grand jury hearing in as many weeks, prosecutors said.

N.C. grand jury asks for lesser charge for officer accused in shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A North Carolina grand jury declined to indict a police officer accused of voluntary manslaughter, asking for a lesser charge, court documents said.

N.C. county accepts same-sex marriage applications, first in South

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Buncombe County, N.C., register of deeds accepted 10 marriage applications from same-sex couples Tuesday, saying he hoped he could grant licenses.

ACLU moves to challenge North Carolina's gay marriage ban

RALEIGH, N.C., July 9 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union announced its plan Tuesday to challenge North Carolina's ban on same sex marriages.

N.C. yanks immigrants' driver's licenses

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- North Carolina revoked young illegal immigrants' driver's licenses pending a ruling on whether the federally protected immigrants may drive under state law.

Judge blocks 'Choose Life' license plate

WILMINGTON, N.C., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ruled North Carolina can't issue "Choose Life" vehicle license plates without offering a plate with alternate views.

Meth lab busts reach record high in N.C.

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The number of methamphetamine lab busts in North Carolina hit a record high last year partly because of cheaper, simpler ways of making the drug, officials say.

State officials target 'robo-calls'

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- States are clamping down on the automated telephone calls political candidates make to urge voters to cast ballots and announce events, officials say.

MySpace claims it has booted sex offenders

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- MySpace, responding to complaints from several U.S. states, says its software has allowed it to boot 29,000 registered sex offenders.

29,000 sex offenders on MySpace

RALEIGH, N.C., July 25 (UPI) -- North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said MySpace.com has discovered more than 29,000 registered sex offenders among its users.

States want MySpace.com sex offender info

RALEIGH, N.C., May 15 (UPI) -- Attorneys general for eight U.S. states have petitioned the MySpace.com social networking Web site for details on sex offenders' online activities.

Charges dropped in Duke lacrosse case

RALEIGH, N.C., April 11 (UPI) -- North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is dropping sexual assault and kidnapping charges against three former Duke University lacrosse players. David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann were accused of sexually assaulting an exotic dancer at an

Prosecutors check out Duke lacrosse house

DURHAM, N.C., March 15 (UPI) -- North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper had no comment Thursday after touring the vacant Duke lacrosse team house that was the alleged site of a rape.

N.C. attorney general takes over Duke case

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Saturday his office is taking over the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case.

Roy Asberry Cooper, III (born June 13, 1957) is the current North Carolina Attorney General. He is a member of the North Carolina Democratic Party.

Born in Nash County, North Carolina, Cooper was raised in a rural community and worked in tobacco fields during the summer as a teenager. He received the Morehead Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, serving as the president of the university's Young Democrats, and then also earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from UNC.

Cooper has a wife, Kristin, and three daughters, Hilary, Natalie, and Claire.

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