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Oct. 06, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

Man chased by deputies dies in crash

Police have identified a man killed in a crash in Mecklenburg County who was being chased by Cabarrus County sheriff's deputies.

Oct. 06, 2014 @ 01:23 PM

Groups ask US high court to shelve election rules

Opponents of a voting law backed by North Carolina's Republican leaders have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to block parts of it they say could discourage minorities from casting ballots.

Oct. 06, 2014 @ 01:18 PM

Court clears the way for gay marriage expansion

The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states.

Oct. 06, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

Hong Kong protests fade; students vow to carry on

The students whose calls for democratic reforms sparked the most dramatic challenge to authorities since Hong Kong returned to Chinese control are vowing to keep up the fight.

Oct. 04, 2014 @ 09:34 PM

NC Supreme Court may hear case against SBI agents

WINSTON-SALEM — The North Carolina Supreme Court may hear a lawsuit filed by a Clemmons dentist acquitted of killing his wife against two agents with the State Bureau of Investigation.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Nuns on the Bus to support voting rights in NC

RALEIGH — A group of nuns who tour the country talking about various social justice issues is coming to Raleigh in support of voting rights.


Oct. 05, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

Hong Kong protesters stage massive, defiant rally

HONG KONG — Bolstered by a massive rally overnight, Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists were defiant on the eighth day of protests Sunday in the face of attacks by opponents and government warnings to clear the business district streets they have occupied to press their demand for reforms.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 09:24 PM

Heat from north to south smothers California

LOS ANGELES — Temperatures approached triple digits in much of California on Saturday afternoon and surpassed 100 degrees in inland areas as a steaming autumn in the state seemed more like an endless summer.


Sep. 29, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Saint Augustine's football player dies in GA crash

Authorities say a college football player died and two other people were injured in a head-on crash in coastal Georgia.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Money for NC private school vouchers begins moving

The first million dollars have been sent to private and religious schools across North Carolina while an appeals court considers a judge's ruling that a new scholarship program for low-income public school children is unconstitutional.