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Today in History

Jun. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2019. There are 195 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free — an event celebrated...

School says 'human error' to blame for missing ACT scores

Jun. 18, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) — Rising seniors at a North Carolina high school do not have their ACT test scores because their answer sheets were never submitted. News outlets report more than 400 students at Pinecrest High School were notified Tuesday that they were affected. School leaders say the missing...

Ivanka Trump, Commerce secretary tour manufacturing plant

Jun. 18, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ivanka Trump and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross have toured a North Carolina manufacturing plant as part of a workforce development visit. The Charlotte Observer reports President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser went with Ross to the Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub, which...

Medicaid expansion shades North Carolina budget talks

Jun. 18, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Medicaid expansion is a significant point of contention in North Carolina's final budget negotiations, even though neither spending proposal approved by House and Senate Republicans contains it. That's because Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper insists that adding hundreds of thousands of...

Shark attack survivor gets message from Robert Downey Jr.

Jun. 18, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teenager who lost a leg in a shark attack this month got a personal message Tuesday from the actor who plays "Iron Man" in Marvel's superhero movies. Robert Downey Jr. uploaded a video addressed to 17-year-old Paige Winter on his Instagram in which he said that hers is...

North Carolina man sentenced for producing child pornography

Jun. 18, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for convincing minors to produce child pornography through smart phone apps. The U.S. Department of Justice says in a news release that 31-year-old Gabriel Zagazeta of Hendersonville must...

Autopsies: 2 slain campus victims each had 6 or more wounds

Jun. 18, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The student credited with tackling a gunman during a fatal North Carolina campus rampage suffered eight gunshot wounds, and another slain student was shot six times, according to autopsies released Tuesday. An autopsy made public by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Riley...

Mansfield's entry expands US Senate field in North Carolina

Jun. 18, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's 2020 U.S. Senate race expanded Tuesday as another former North Carolina state legislator with a military background and previous statewide campaign experience officially joined the Democratic field. Eric Mansfield filed the paperwork to be a candidate seeking to unseat...

NC residents say a community pool has discriminatory rules

Jun. 18, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

WENDELL, N.C. (AP) — Residents of a North Carolina community say a private pool is enforcing discriminatory rules that ban dreadlocks, weaves and baggy pants. News outlets report Wake County residents have been sharing the rules on social media and calling for conversation on what they say are racist...

'The Profit' loses city vote against his huge US flag

Jun. 18, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has voted against the flying of really big flags, holding its ground against a reality TV star's huge Stars and Stripes. News outlets report the Statesville City Council voted down changes to the flag ordinance Monday night. That means flags in Statesville...