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Bill directing immigration holds advances in North Carolina

Jun. 19, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Amid accusations of extreme ideology and racism, North Carolina Republican lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would force sheriffs to recognize federal requests to hold jail inmates who may be in the country illegally. Nearly all of the state's 100 county sheriffs voluntarily...

North Carolina GOP pushes back on redistricting allegations

Jun. 17, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for North Carolina Republican lawmakers pushed back hard in state court on Monday over accusations the legislators misled federal judges in an earlier redistricting lawsuit. Republican legislative leaders filed a response to a motion from attorneys for Common Cause, the state...

Cunningham: Voters led him to switch to US Senate campaign

Jun. 17, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina state senator is switching races, announcing Monday that he's joined the Democratic effort to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, whose seat would be a major pickup for Democrats trying to win back a Senate majority. Cal Cunningham, a familiar name in state...

Correction: Election Security-North Carolina story

Jun. 7, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story published June 5 about a federal forensic analysis of electronic poll books in Durham County, North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously that paper ballots were issued after poll books malfunctioned in the county on Election Day in 2016. In fact, paper ballots...

North Carolina GOP fails to override 'born alive' bill veto

Jun. 5, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans failed on Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of legislation that would have created a new crime against doctors and nurses who fail to care for an infant delivered during an unsuccessful abortion. Enough Democrats sided with Cooper to...

The Latest: Veto of North Carolina 'born alive' upheld

Jun. 5, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina's "born alive' abortion measure (all times local): 4:15 p.m. North Carolina Republican leaders have failed to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of legislation that would have created a new crime against doctors and nurses who fail to care for an...

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of "born-alive" abortion bill upheld in Republican-led legislature

Jun. 5, 2019 4:21 PM EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of "born-alive" abortion bill upheld in Republican-led legislature.

Study: Heavy metals in North Carolina lake bottom extensive

Jun. 3, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A toxic stew of coal ash has spilled repeatedly and apparently unnoticed from storage pits at a Wilmington power plant into an adjoining lake, according to a Duke University scientist who said Monday that flooding last September from Hurricane Florence was only the latest example. The...

North Carolina moves to help offenders clear their records

May. 26, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Every time 28-year-old Poet Williams applies for a job, his arrest record comes up: three nonviolent misdemeanors. Those drug charges have followed the Durham resident since he was 21, barring him from jobs, apartments and opportunities. "I've put out so many applications trying to...

NC State gives women's hoops coach Wes Moore 6-year deal

May. 23, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has given women's basketball coach Wes Moore a new six-year contract. Athletic director Boo Corrigan announced the new deal Thursday after it received approval from the school's Board of Trustees last month and by the UNC system's board of governors this week....