NBC suspends anchor Brian Williams for 6 months without pay

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC announced Tuesday that it is suspending Brian Williams as "Nightly News" anchor and managing editor for six months without pay for misleading the public about his experiences covering the Iraq War.

  • Written by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

Some Alabama counties refuse gay marriages, prompting suit

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Same-sex marriage spread farther across Alabama on Tuesday as more courthouses issued licenses to gays and lesbians, yet some counties still defied a federal judge's order, so couples took their fight back to court.

  • Written by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press JAY REEVES, Associated Press

3 shot to death near University of N.Carolina were relatives


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A man, his wife and her sister — all college students — were shot to death at a quiet condominium complex near the University of North Carolina, but police had not yet given a motive or released details about the suspect.


US job openings rise to 14-year high; job quits, hiring up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of available jobs posted by U.S. employers rose in December to the highest level in 14 years, a sign recent strong job gains will likely continue. Employers also filled more jobs and more employees quit, two additional signs of an improving labor market.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Parents of American woman held by IS notified of her death

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday.

  • Written by DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press