North Carolina public university board has emergency meeting

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's public university board is holding an emergency session amid news reports that Margaret Spellings is leaving as president of the state's 17-campus system. ...

North Carolina lawmakers mull Hurricane Florence spending

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers on Monday were ironing out decisions on spending hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up from Hurricane Florence and help the storm's victims. ...

Citizens' group wants prosecution over CIA rendition program

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An anti-torture group says state and local officials in North Carolina should prosecute participants in a CIA program that ferried terrorism suspects to secret sites where they we...

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matth...

Florence poses a new threat for rural, struggling towns

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — James Howell Jr. lost big two years when Hurricane Matthew swelled the Tar River less than a half mile from his home. Finally persuaded it was too dangerous to stay, he return...

Florence could hit with punch not seen in more than 60 years

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like Florence, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds. ...

Court: Schools may be due hog giant's environmental payments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A court battle is shaping up in North Carolina to decide whether the world's largest pork producer will keep paying for environmental projects as it promised 18 years ago or if th...

Mentally ill man pleads guilty to helping radicals in Syria

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A mentally ill North Carolina man who the government for years fought to prosecute as an example to others considering joining militant fighters in Syria is pleading guilty. ...

Decisions near for man charged with helping Syria radicals

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A mentally ill North Carolina man who was forcibly medicated so he could be prosecuted on charges he tried to join a terrorist group fighting in Syria could reach a plea deal or g...

Marine officer pleads guilty for failures in recruit death

A Marine Corps officer responsible for training recruits at a South Carolina base where a violently abused military volunteer committed suicide admits he's guilty of dereliction of duty and other char...

Mom: Previous wreck rattled engineer killed in train crash

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — The engineer killed in a train crash in South Carolina visited a counselor to help him cope after being rattled in a previous wreck less than a year before, his mother said. ...

Lawsuit: Duke, UNC agreed to not hire each other's doctors

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The basketball rivalry between Duke University and the University of North Carolina battle is legendary, but a federal lawsuit says the two elite institutions have agreed not to c...

Citizens' group seeks US accountability for CIA renditions

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Efforts to prosecute the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and four co-defendants are stalled in part over a lingering issue Americans haven't yet resolved: tort...

US troops get freeze-dried plasma for battlefield bloodshed

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — All of the U.S. military's special operations fighters sent off to warzones and raids now have an essential addition to their first-aid kits: freeze-dried blood plasma. ...

Marine drill instructor gets 10 years for abusing recruits

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Marine Corps drill instructor has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars after being convicted of tormenting and abusing young recruits, especially Muslim-Americans, including o...