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Fairness watchword at NC transgender sports ban hearing

Apr. 14, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Calls for fairness predominated at a North Carolina legislative hearing Wednesday on a bill that would prevent transgender girls and women from competing in organized school sports designated for biologically female athletes. A House judiciary...

Trial begins on challenge to latest N. Carolina voter ID law

Apr. 12, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's latest law requiring photo identification to cast ballots went on trial on Monday, with attorneys for voters challenging the mandate by arguing it still disproportionately prevents Black residents from carrying out their constitutional right. ...

Wake County won't pursue criminal complaint of Louis DeJoy

Apr. 12, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wake County’s District Attorney’s Office has decided not to pursue a criminal investigation into allegations that U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy reimbursed former employees for political donations prior to taking up his government post. ...

Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president's agenda

Apr. 12, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jay Copan doesn't hide his disregard for the modern Republican Party. A solid Republican voter for the past four decades, the 69-year-old quickly regretted casting his 2016 ballot for Donald Trump. When Trump was up for reelection last year, Copan...

Moves to Wyoming pick up during COVID-19 pandemic

Apr. 11, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — When Aaron Cannon and his family began looking to relocate last year, they had their eye out West. The idea of moving to Wyoming was appealing for several reasons, but leaving the changing social and cultural tension in his hometown of Raleigh,...

Erne gets shootout winner, Red Wings beat Hurricanes 5-4

Apr. 10, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Adam Erne scored in the seventh round of the shootout as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Saturday night. Erne also scored his team’s last goal in regulation, giving him four goals in the last six games. ...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

No release for ex-officer guilty in 'Fatal Vision' murders

Apr. 09, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday refused to release an ex-Army captain imprisoned for decades for the murders of his wife and two young daughters, deciding he lacked authority to consider Jeffrey MacDonald’s request. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle...

North Carolina sites to resume J&J vaccines after CDC review

Apr. 09, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal health officials say it's safe to continue administering Johnson & Johnson shots at three vaccination sites in North Carolina that had an increase in reports of adverse reactions on Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and...

Judge: Man charged in woman's death could face death penalty

Apr. 09, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man who police say killed his 20-year-old roommate in Raleigh, North Carolina, could face the death penalty or life in prison if he's convicted. That's what a judge told the man on Thursday during a brief court appearance, The Raleigh News &...