State officials say Duke Energy has plugged a second pipe running under a huge coal ash dump that was leaking arsenic-laced groundwater into the Dan River, which is already polluted from a massive Feb. 2 spill.
A judge blocked a new law Friday that would have allowed taxpayer money to go for tuition at private or religious schools, days before a lottery to determine its first 2,400 students.
A federal judge tried Friday to speed up the flow of documents in three lawsuits challenging North Carolina's voter ID and elections overhaul law.
Military officials say an 82nd Airborne soldier has been killed and two others seriously injured in an explosion during a training exercise at Fort Bragg.
Health officials in North Carolina say eight more people died of flu-related illnesses last week, raising the death toll to 74 for the season dating back to November.
The pilots of a UPS cargo jet that crashed last August complained about the company's tiring work schedules at the start of the fatal flight, and then made errors shortly before the plane flew into a hillside and burst into flames, according to information presented at a hearing Thursday.
House GOP leaders are putting the final touches on legislation that would significantly weaken a recently enacted overhaul of the much criticized federal flood insurance program, easing many premium increases and allowing below-market rates to be passed on to people buying homes with taxpayer-subsidized policies.
North Carolina's far-ranging higher education system is expected to finalize a deal Friday that would eliminate red lights along the paths of students wishing to transfer.
Iran drew a red line on Tuesday on how far it would go at landmark nuclear talks, saying as the meeting opened that it would not buckle to pressure from the U.S. and five other world powers to scrap any of its nuclear facilities.
Amid cries of "Glory to Ukraine!" and with flaming tires lighting up the night sky, thousands of riot police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked the sprawling protest camp in the center of Kiev on Tuesday, following a day of street battles that left 18 people dead and hundreds injured.