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Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:54 PM

Less than an hour for jury to convict suspect

A man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating and strangling an 86-year-old woman in her Brunswick County home.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:52 PM

Supreme Court will get a request from GOP lawmakers

Republican legislative leaders plan to ask the North Carolina Supreme Court to allow a new program using taxpayer money for tuition at K-12 private or religious schools to begin this fall while litigation challenging it works its way through court.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:49 PM

Ten killed in California bus crash

It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to college, journeying from the concrete sprawl of Los Angeles to a remote redwood campus 650 miles north.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 10:16 PM

5 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang.

Five people were arrested following a late night raid by the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team on an Atlanta apartment.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which Johnson signed into law, Obama lauded his Democratic predecessor's ability to grasp like few others the power of government to bring about change and swing open the doors of opportunity for millions of Americans.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 11:14 PM

ACLU begins new strategy on gay marriage

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday launched a new legal assault on North Carolina's constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriage, urging a federal judge to quickly negate it to help children and gay couples suffering from urgent health problems.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 11:13 PM

Proposal caps local business taxes

North Carolina legislators on Wednesday backed replacing fragmented local business privilege taxes with a streamlined, flat-fee system many hope will get passed when the full General Assembly convenes next month.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 11:11 PM

Shooting at Camp Lejeune gate appears accidental

A Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday that the fatal shooting of a Marine on guard duty by a colleague at a North Carolina base appears to have been an accident.