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100s attend Texas Capitol for transgender bathroom bill vote

A North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” is nearing a first vote in Texas despite opposition from big-name companies including Facebook and the NFL warning that the Super Bowl won’t return to …


Top 25 Capsules: Guy, Perrantes help No. 23 Virginia beat No. 5 UNC 53-43

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Kyle Guy scored 17 points, London Perrantes had 13 and No. 23 Virginia used a small lineup to neutralize No. 5 North Carolina’s size in a …


Court may strike law barring sex offenders from social media

The Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to strike down a North Carolina law that prohibits sex offenders from using Facebook and other social networking sites. At least five justices suggested …


Maintain support for transgender protections

Government cannot mandate acceptance, but it should support and defend equal treatment with thoughtful rules and guidelines. Washington state has a proud legacy of doing just that.


North Carolina Republican files bill to establish life at conception

A North Carolina lawmaker filed a bill in the North Carolina House that would establish life at the moment of conception.


Judges block North Carolina law limiting governor’s powers

A North Carolina court has temporarily blocked a state law passed by the GOP-controlled legislature that strips the Democratic governor of his some of his powers.


Boy Scouts’ transgender ruling prompts N.C. group to lobby churches to drop troops

The conservative North Carolina Values Coalition, which championed North Carolina’s anti-gay House Bill 2, is now taking a stand against the Boy Scouts of America for announcing this week that …


Marines affected by toxic water to get billions from U.S.

After years of waiting, veterans who were exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may now be able to receive a portion of government …


Amy Goodman: North Carolina fighting the tide of justice

Whereas President Barack Obama is honoring the tradition of the peaceful transfer of power, a fundamental pillar of American democracy, North Carolina Republicans are taking a different path.


Repeal of North Carolina LGBT law fails in bitter divide

A deal to undo the North Carolina law known as the “bathroom bill” fell apart Wednesday night when legislators couldn’t agree on a plan to the repeal the measure, a …


N.C. state senator applies for $925K grant under law he sponsored

A North Carolina state senator applied for a nearly $1 million grant from a program he helped create, but he says he was just checking on complaints that the awards …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 3:58 p.m.

North Carolina will strike down transgender ‘bathroom bill’

North Carolina’s incoming governor says that legislators are planning to hold a special session to repeal a law limiting protections for LGBT people.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 11:07 a.m.

North Carolina governor signs bill that limits power of his successor, Democrats

North Carolina legislators wrapped up their work Friday on a pair of proposals that would deprive the incoming governor of a substantial part of his authority to make appointments and …


North Carolina Gov.-elect Roy Cooper to state lawmakers: Go home

Responding to the General Assembly’s effort to limit his power before he takes office Jan. 1, Gov.-elect Roy Cooper said it’s time for lawmakers to go home.


North Carolina NAACP leader sues over being removed from flight

The leader of North Carolina’s NAACP is suing American Airlines, saying he was removed from a flight because he is black.


Federal charges for man who fired in pizzeria

A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle multiple times inside a pizza restaurant in the nation’s capital while investigating the internet conspiracy theory known as “pizzagate” will face …


Trump channels Reagan, promising ‘peace through strength’

President-elect Donald Trump vowed Tuesday night to strengthen the U.S. military but limit its use, suggesting a pullback from areas like the Middle East where the country has spent decades …


Boy chained with dead chicken around neck sues adults

A teen found chained to the porch of a house with a dead chicken around his neck is suing his former foster mother as well as social services officials and …


Charlotte police officer who fatally shot Keith Scott ‘acted lawfully,’ won’t be charged

Prosecutors said that the officer who fatally shot a Charlotte man in September will not be charged for the shooting, concluding that the man was armed and that the officer …


Couples file appeal over North Carolina gay-marriage law

Three couples have asked an appeals court to revive their challenge to a North Carolina law allowing magistrates with religious objections to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.


Klan’s planned parade raises questions about white supremacists in NC

The election of Donald Trump and the people he is choosing as advisers and cabinet members have brought renewed attention to one fan club that the president-elect has tried to …


Bowe Bergdahl trial moved to April

A military judge has newly adjusted the trial date for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, saying the proceeding is to open in April 2017.


Trial over North Carolina LGBT bill delayed until summer

A federal trial on the legality of a North Carolina law limiting which restrooms transgender people can use in schools and government buildings has been pushed back until at least …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 9:31 a.m.

Judge delays Bowe Bergdahl trial till May

A military judge will consider delaying the trial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.


Southerners wearing masks as wildfire smoke streams from mountains

Wildfires near the Georgia-North Carolina line are spewing smoke so thick that residents are being urged to wear special masks if they must do outdoor activities.


Trump Train may have left GOP North Carolina governor behind

The Trump train that carried Republicans to victory all over the South may have left one car behind in North Carolina – Gov. Pat McCrory, who trailed by a few …


Poll law depresses North Carolina black vote even after suit

Mazie Butler Ferguson, 72, remembers picking cotton for neighbors in 1964 so they could take time to study for a reading test they needed to pass before they could register …


Emergency hearing scheduled in North Carolina voter case

An emergency hearing has been scheduled in federal court on the NAACP’s attempt to stop several county boards of election in North Carolina from removing people from the voter rolls …


Trump targets Bill Clinton; Michelle Obama boosts Hillary

Seeking to lash Hillary Clinton to her husband’s sprawling post-presidential empire, Donald Trump accused the couple of turning to corruption to enrich themselves while in public service. Michelle Obama boosted …


GOP office reopens after firebombing in North Carolina

Investigators combed through shards of glass, looked for residue of flammable accelerant and tried to narrow down the overnight hours when someone torched a local Republican Party office by throwing …