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Charlottesville gave momentum to Confederate monument foes

Aug. 11, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

Pressure to take down America's monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn't start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. Confederate monuments at public parks, county courthouses...

Krzyzewski: No 'plan of execution' for NCAA hoops reforms

Aug. 10, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't believe the NCAA went far enough with its reforms when it comes to how the changes were coordinated. Speaking two days after the governing body announced numerous changes following a high-profile corruption scandal in college basketball, Krzyzewski on...

Police fatally shoot man at North Carolina shopping center

Aug. 9, 2018 7:20 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say officers shot and killed a man who pointed a handgun at them at a popular shopping center. News outlets cite a Thursday statement from Durham police that says officers responded Wednesday night to New Hope Commons, acting on a tip about a man driving a red...

Charlottesville gave momentum to Confederate monument foes

Aug. 8, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

Pressure to take down America's monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn't start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. Confederate monuments at public parks, county courthouses...

NC's Blue Cross cutting 'Obamacare' prices despite changes

Jul. 31, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest health insurer said Tuesday it's cutting some individual premiums for the first time in over a quarter century, but next year's savings on subsidized "Obamacare" coverage would have been much larger if Washington had left the law alone. Blue Cross and Blue...

The Latest: Exec: cost-cutting key to 'Obamacare' price drop

Jul. 31, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina announcing it's seeking to lower rates for next year's Affordable Care Act policies by 4.1 percent on average. (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The top executive at North Carolina's largest health insurer is crediting newly...

Prosecutor featured in 'The Staircase' on Netflix has died

Jul. 30, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — One of the prosecutors who tried the infamous 2001 North Carolina killing featured in "The Staircase" documentary series has died. Police say Freda Black, a former Durham assistant district attorney, was found dead in her home on Sunday. Durham police spokesman Wil Glenn said the...

Jilt turns to gilt as man wins $8.8M from wife's boyfriend

Jul. 27, 2018 5:27 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A judge says a Texas man's affair with a North Carolina man's wife should cost him nearly $9 million. The Herald-Sun of Durham reports that Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson awarded Keith King $8.8 million in compensatory and punitive damages Thursday from Francisco Huizar III. King...

Family business: Another Jones takes over at PG for Duke

Jul. 25, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Tre Jones wants to do what big brother Tyus did — lead Duke to a national championship. The Blue Devils' newest point guard is embracing the chance to making a name for himself while playing for a program that still reveres his brother, the Most Outstanding Player at the 2015...

Developer's mysterious dog-leash death ruled a homicide

Jul. 23, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A real-estate developer's mysterious death has been ruled a homicide due to strangulation weeks after his son said he found his father with a dog leash wrapped around his neck and the dog nearby. The North Carolina Office of Chief Medical Examiner issued a report Friday saying...