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N. Carolina Congress map challenged again on partisan bias

Sep. 27, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Buoyed by a favorable ruling this month involving legislative districts, North Carolina voters sued again on Friday to overturn the state's congressional map, alleging Republican state lawmakers manipulated lines to maximize GOP seats. The registered Democrats and independents filed a...

Beer, wine, spiked cider becoming popular at ACC stadiums

Sep. 25, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

There's a growing trend at Atlantic Coast Conference football games: alcohol sales to the general public. Now everyone can enjoy their beverage of choice at most ACC stadiums, not just boosters and donors. Many ACC schools have made alcoholic beverages available in suites and special club areas for years. Some...

NC remap won't necessarily produce Democratic majorities

Sep. 20, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's newly redrawn legislative districts are skewed less toward Republicans than the current plans, which judges rejected for political bias, but they wouldn't necessarily guarantee Democratic majorities in 2020, redistricting experts say. The new state House and Senate...

NC governor asks TV providers to reach ACC Network deals

Sep. 20, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants Disney-owned ESPN and TV providers to "push harder" and reach agreements to carry the Atlantic Coast Conference's new channel. Cooper's office released a copy of a letter Friday addressed to ESPN and Disney officials along with league Commissioner...

The Latest: Pelosi swears in 2 North Carolina congressmen

Sep. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on new House members from North Carolina (all times local): 6:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has sworn in two Republicans who won special elections in North Carolina last week. One is conservative Dan Bishop. As a state legislator, he wrote North Carolina's 2016 law...

Can Purdue Pharma's opioid settlement win judge's approval?

Sep. 16, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has embarked on a multibillion-dollar plan to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation's deadly opioid crisis by transforming itself in bankruptcy court into a sort of hybrid between a business and a charity. Whether the company can pull it off remains to be...

NC governor seeks Hurricane Dorian disaster declaration

Sep. 13, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 13 counties affected by Hurricane Dorian. Cooper made the request to President Donald Trump's administration Friday. If approved, money would be available to help with the cost of debris cleanup, repairs or...

Stanford prof again to review N Carolina legislative maps

Sep. 13, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges who ruled the state's legislative district maps were drawn to unconstitutionally favor Republicans are hiring a familiar expert to review how state lawmakers fix the problem. The three-judge Superior Court panel on Friday appointed Stanford University law...

Former chief justice who pushed for innocence process dies

Sep. 12, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The conservative North Carolina chief justice and prosecutor who led the way for the state's unique innocence process was remembered after his death Thursday as a man who had the political strength to improve the criminal justice system when he saw evidence of its failures. Chief...

Democrats cry 'cowardice' as GOP overrides NC budget veto

Sep. 11, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans in control of a nearly half-empty North Carolina House chamber on Wednesday held an unexpected vote to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the state budget bill, prompting accusations of trickery and deception from Cooper and fellow Democrats. Republican leaders had spent...