Settlement expands transgender restroom rights in N Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a legal settlement allowing transgender people to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public restrooms. ...

Weakened Barry still poses flood, tornado risks

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Mond...

Judge: New documents warrant further look at census question

A federal judge says he's inclined to reexamine whether a proposed 2020 census citizenship question violates the rights of minorities after reviewing newly discovered documents from a deceased politic...

Autopsy: Campus shooting victims each had 6 or more wounds

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An autopsy shows that a student credited with tackling a gunman during a fatal North Carolina campus rampage suffered eight gunshot wounds, and another slain student was shot six ...

Burglary suspect caught, had machete wound inflicted by boy

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say a burglary suspect with a machete wound from a run-in with an 11-year-old boy has been caught, days after he slipped out of a hospital where he was being treated. ...

Gas explosion also damaged world-famous Porsche collection

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The gas explosion that killed one person and injured 25 others in North Carolina also damaged a building that houses a rarely seen but world famous collection of Porsches. ...

Pioneering medical drone program takes off in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A pioneering use of drones to fly blood samples across a North Carolina hospital campus has launched in the latest move to expand their roles in business and health care. ...

North Carolina sued again over transgender rights

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is being sued again over its treatment of transgender people, as state employees argue their health plan violated federal law by dropping coverage of medically nece...

Son arrested in developer's mysterious dog leash death

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The mysterious death of a real estate developer found strangled with a dog leash nearby took unusual turn Friday when his teenage son was charged with killing him. ...

How Virginia's top 3 leaders are handling scandals

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — All three of Virginia's top elected officials remain in office despite varying calls for their ouster amid scandals involving blackface costumes and sexual-assault allegations. Bu...

Duke professor issues apology to Chinese speakers

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Duke University professor and administrator who sparked an outcry by admonishing students for speaking Chinese has issued a personal apology amid an internal review by the scho...

US prosecutors: Bribes used to hide Russian kickback scheme

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a businessman accused of a $150 million kickback scheme involving Russian military contracts bribed authorities there to drop an investigation into the fraud. ...

North Carolina university board discusses Confederate statue

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The board overseeing North Carolina's public universities is meeting to decide the fate of a Confederate statue toppled by protesters at the state's flagship campus. ...

Prosecutors allege fraud, kickbacks and murder-for-hire plot

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Russian couple who lived a lavish life behind the gates of a sprawling North Carolina mansion hid an explosive secret, prosecutors said this week: They were living off a scheme ...

UNC proposes building for Confederate statue at campus edge

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's flagship university proposed Monday to move a toppled Confederate statue into a new $5 million building on the outskirts of campus, seeking to balance securit...