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After decades in development, Honda's jets quietly evolving

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Nearly four years after delivering its first jet, Honda is facing decisions as the company better known for cars and lawnmowers considers whether to sink billions more into its...

Amid settlement talks, opioids keep taking a grim toll

As the nation's attorneys general debate a legal settlement with Purdue Pharma, the opioid epidemic associated with its blockbuster painkiller OxyContin rages on in state after state, community after ...

N. Carolina election tests Trump clout, suburbs' GOP flight

MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — A tossup special election in North Carolina is shaping up as a pre-2020 test of President Donald Trump's pull on voters and whether the suburbs are continuing the flight from Re...

N Carolina, feds end look into voting-machine ownership

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities found nothing troubling about voting-machine makers largely owned by private equity firms that don't disclose their investors, so North Carolina elections offi...

Duke Energy sued for 2014 coal ash spill environmental harm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments want a judge to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago t...

North Carolina wants to know who owns voting-machine makers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board is delaying a decision on certifying voting-machine makers until learning more about who owns them as worries grow about foreign interference. ...

North Carolina: Plea expected in 3 Muslim students' slayings

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina man charged with killing three much-admired Muslim university students is expected to enter a plea more than four years after the slayings, which the victims' fa...

Feds to test North Carolina election computers for hacking

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than two years after a 2016 Election Day technical failure, federal computer sleuths will scour North Carolina polling equipment supplied by a company targeted by Russian mil...

Republican redistricting expert linked to census question

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime Republican redistricting expert played a key role in adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, according to court papers filed Thursday by opponents of the move. ...

Trump DOJ wants role in lawsuit over pay at 2 NC med schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Trump Administration said Monday it wants to be able to enforce an expected settlement in a federal lawsuit in North Carolina accusing neighboring research universities of con...

Athletic outdoorsman, tech enthusiast killed in NC classroom

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Riley Howell had an athlete's physique and loved working outdoors on his family's farm. Ellis Parlier studied computer technology and liked video games. Both of ...

North Carolina 'born-alive' abortion bill wins final passage

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's legislature gave final passage Tuesday to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion or face big penalt...

Filing deadline looms in open N Carolina congressional seat

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A conservative soldier in the country's culture wars heads the Republican field as a deadline nears for a new North Carolina congressional election needed because of earlier ballo...

Pork giant Smithfield Foods loses another neighbors' lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Smithfield Foods was found responsible Friday for a fifth time for nuisances neighbors suffered from waste generated by thousands of the company's hogs. Jurors determined the pork...

Speedy deadline for candidates in North Carolina election

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Next week marks the start of a new round of elections in the nation's last unresolved congressional race after November's results were thrown out because of concerns about ballot ...