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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 …

North Carolina buildings take $1.5 billion hit from Matthew floods

Flooding spawned by Hurricane Matthew has caused $1.5 billion in damage to 100,000 homes, businesses and government buildings in North Carolina, according to a state estimate.

Hurricane Matthew death toll rises to 22 in N.C.

Hurricane Matthew continued to prey upon North Carolina on Thursday, as the death toll climbed to 22 and another town became submerged in as much as 10 feet of water.

Flooding from hurricane hits lower-income North Carolina residents hard

Hurricane Matthew is leaving a particularly deep scar across a part of inland North Carolina that was already the most economically vulnerable part of the state.

Flooded North Carolina farms are likely littered with drowned livestock

At least tens of thousands of chickens, hogs and other livestock are feared dead in floodwaters that washed over factory farms and towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew.

Kathleen Parker: My moment of thinking ‘dangerously’

I learned that one especially doesn’t dare challenge the presumption of rape when male and female sexually convene while the female is “drunk.”

Dana Milbank: N.C. race may settle LGBTQ politics

A defeat of McCrory because of the bathroom bill would be a watershed moment for gay rights

NCAA relocates 7 events pulled from NC due to LGBT law

The NCAA relocated its men’s basketball regional tournament to Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday after withdrawing the event from Greensboro, North Carolina, because of that state’s law restricting the rights …

Use of body cameras questioned after Charlotte police killings

The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

Clinton postpones visit to Charlotte

Hillary Clinton’s campaign says she has decided to postpone her planned trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday after hearing from community leaders.

Video shows deadly encounter between Charlotte police, black man

Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her …

Charlotte under state of emergency in second night of protests

The latest on police shooting and protests in Charlotte, North Carolina

North Carolina gay-marriage law challenge dismissed by judge

A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a North Carolina law that says magistrates with religious objections can refuse to marry same-sex couples.

Driver, 10-year-old child, 2 players die in N.C. bus crash

The bus driver, two football players and a 10-year-old child are the four people killed after a bus carrying a South Carolina junior college football team to its first game …