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RALEIGH, N.C. | University head yanks Confederate marker, is forced out

RALEIGH, N.C. —Jan 15, 2019— Hours after the last remnants of a Confederate statue were removed overnight from North Carolina‘s flagship public university, the state university system’s governing board pushed out the official who ordered them gone. UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt had said Monday that she would leave at the end of the school … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | University head yanks Confederate marker, is forced out

NEW YORK | ‘Miracle’ flight survivors mark decade of thankfulness

NEW YORK —Jan 14, 2019—It’s been 10 years since US Airways flight 1549 landed on the Hudson River after colliding with a flock of geese just after takeoff. All 155 people on board survived the Jan. 15, 2009, incident, which became known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.” Survivors say that day changed their lives. … Continue reading NEW YORK | ‘Miracle’ flight survivors mark decade of thankfulness

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. | Louisville stuns No. 12 North Carolina 83-62 on the road

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—Jan 12, 2019—Roy Williams suffered his worst home loss in 16 seasons with North Carolina as Louisville stunned the 12th-ranked Tar Heels 83-62 on Saturday. Connecticut transfer Steven Enoch had season highs of 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cardinals. Dwayne Sutton added 17 points and 10 rebounds while flirting with … Continue reading CHAPEL HILL, N.C. | Louisville stuns No. 12 North Carolina 83-62 on the road

DES MOINES, Iowa | Federal judge strikes down Iowa law on undercover ag workers

DES MOINES, Iowa —Jan 09, 2019—A federal judge has stuck down a 2012 Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation. Judge James Gritzner in an order filed Wednesday sided with opponents of a law intended to stop organizations like People for … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Federal judge strikes down Iowa law on undercover ag workers

RALEIGH, N.C | Animal advocates: Fatal zoo mauling shows need for crackdown

RALEIGH, N.C — The fatal mauling of a zoo intern by a lion that escaped from a locked pen illustrates the need for North Carolina regulators to crack down on unaccredited exhibitors of dangerous animals, animal welfare advocates said Monday. Alexandra Black, 22, was attacked Sunday while cleaning an animal enclosure with other staff members. … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | Animal advocates: Fatal zoo mauling shows need for crackdown

WASHINGTON | Chances look slim for ending government shutdown soon

WASHINGTON— Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon. Lawmakers are away from Washington for the holidays and have been told they will get 24 hours’ notice before having to return for a vote. And although the Senate is slated to come into session Thursday afternoon, few senators were expected to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Chances look slim for ending government shutdown soon

RALEIGH, N.C. | North Carolina asked feds to open vote fraud case last year

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top elections official issued an urgent plea nearly two years ago for the Trump administration to file criminal charges against the man now at the center of ballot fraud allegations that have thrown a 2018 congressional race into turmoil. N.C. Board of Elections Executive Director Kim Strach warned in a … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | North Carolina asked feds to open vote fraud case last year

RALEIGH, N.C | Johnson, Daniels help NC State beat No. 7 Auburn 78-71

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State has another big win against a ranked opponent under Kevin Keatts. Markell Johnson had career highs of 27 points and five 3-pointers to help the Wolfpack upset No. 7 Auburn 78-71 on Wednesday night, improving to 4-1 against top-10 teams under the second-year coach. N.C. State (10-1) beat second-ranked … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | Johnson, Daniels help NC State beat No. 7 Auburn 78-71