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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 …


North Carolina troopers: Four killed, over 40 injured after bus hits overpass

State troopers say four people have died and more than 40 were injured in a charter bus crash Saturday near Rockingham, North Carolina.


NCAA turns up pressure on North Carolina over bathroom law

The NCAA’s decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state to repeal its law on bathroom use by transgender people.


Officials at Fort Bragg report 5 travel-related Zika cases

A spokeswoman at Fort Bragg says there have been five travel-related cases of the Zika virus confirmed since June at the North Carolina Army post.


Turkey coop home of Burt’s Bees co-founder to be saved

The converted turkey coop that a co-founder of Burt’s Bees once called home in Maine is going to be saved.


North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems

Business owners, beachgoers, and fishing captains on North Carolina’s Outer Banks were warily watching tropical weather Monday that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer.


Deaf man’s family says he was unarmed when killed by trooper

A deaf man who was shot and killed by a North Carolina state trooper after he didn’t stop for the officer’s blue lights was unarmed and likely did not understand …


Reports of gunshots in bustling mall: chaos, people running

Witness reports of gunshots ringing out inside a busy North Carolina mall caused chaos Saturday afternoon as shoppers ran screaming for the doors or sheltered in stores while dozens of …


Bill Dooley, former Heels, Hokies, Deacs coach, dies at 82

Bill Dooley, a three-time coach of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference who piled up 162 wins at North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, died Tuesday. He was …


After court ruling, North Carolina county resolves early voting

North Carolina local election officials are having to work quickly to comply with a federal appeals court ruling last month that directed another week of early in-person voting in addition …


Water near Duke Energy’s dumps not safe to drink, toxicologist says

North Carolina’s top public health official acted unethically and possibly illegally by telling residents living near Duke Energy coal ash pits that their well water is safe to drink when …


Court blocks ‘discriminatory’ North Carolina voter ID law

A federal appeals court has found that a North Carolina voter ID law was enacted “with discriminatory intent” and must be blocked.


NCAA to survey potential host cities on discrimination laws

The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college sporting events.


Virginia school board takes transgender bathroom case to Supreme Court

A Virginia school board is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a transgender male from using the boys’ bathroom until the court decides whether to review his discrimination case.


68 companies join legal fight against N. Carolina LGBT law

Sixty-eight companies have signed onto a legal brief opposing a North Carolina law that limits protections for LGBT people.


Gay Marriage: Court rejects GOP claim in North Carolina case

A federal judge has rejected claims by GOP leaders that North Carolina’s attorney general – a Democrat running for governor – won’t adequately defend a state law that lets magistrates …


Hillary Clinton, President Obama, to campaign together in North Carolina

President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaign together next week for the first time this year, and their decision to meet up in Charlotte says a lot about how her …


Supreme Court to review NC’s use of race in redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Republican lawmakers in North Carolina relied too heavily on race when they redrew the state’s congressional districts in ways that gave …


Judges skeptical about North Carolina voting law changes

Members of a federal appeals court expressed skepticism Tuesday that North Carolina’s 2013 major rewrite to voting laws, requiring photo identification to cast in-person ballots, doesn’t discriminate against minorities.


Gary Crooks: Do you live your politics?

How do you go about preserving political principles and cherished personal values in everyday transactions?


Amy Goodman: Honduran student’s detention is senseless

Many high school students get detention for refusing to study. Wildin is stuck in permanent detention, and he has to fight for his right to study.


Two Navy fighter jets crash off North Carolina coast; 4 hospitalized

Two Navy jet fighters crashed off the coast of North Carolina during a training mission Thursday, and their four crew members were airlifted to a hospital with minor injuries after …


Rekha Basu: Feds’ bathroom order a win for rights

Pressuring recalcitrant states to do something in the public interest is not a new tactic. As we’ve seen, it has been used under both parties.


Transgender public school students may use bathroom of choice, U.S. directive says

Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between …


North Carolina LGBT legal feud won’t hold up federal money

The Obama administration made clear Thursday it won’t withhold money for North Carolina while a legal fight plays out over the state’s law on bathroom use by transgender people.


N.C. college system’s federal funds in cross hairs of LGBT law

North Carolina’s Republican leaders are showing no signs of backing down from their new bathroom rules despite the U.S. Justice Department’s declaration that they violate federal civil rights laws and …


North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights, U.S. government says

A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that …


Theoden Janes: Boycott of N.C. only making officials dig in their heels

Thanks a lot, you two, for driving a stake through the heart of what probably would have been a fun and memorable daddy-daughter date night.