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University head yanks Confederate marker, is forced out

Jan. 15, 2019 3:23 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hours after the last remnants of a Confederate statue were removed overnight from North Carolina's flagship public university, the state university system's governing board pushed out the official who ordered them gone. UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt had said Monday that she...

North Carolina: Let ballot probe proceed despite GOP lawsuit

Jan. 14, 2019 6:06 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge should let a ballot fraud investigation play out in the nation's last undecided congressional race despite a Republican candidate's lawsuit demanding immediate victory, especially since Congress may ultimately decide the winner, attorneys representing North Carolina's elections...

Storm punishes swath of US with snow, ice and freezing rain

Jan. 14, 2019 8:22 AM EST

A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to hundreds of car accidents. Virginia State Police said the driver of a military surplus vehicle...

The Latest: Record snowfall in Illinois capital from storm

Jan. 14, 2019 3:46 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the weekend winter storm affecting the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Parts of central Illinois have registered record snowfalls after a winter storm struck and then lingered for much of the weekend. Springfield's State Journal-Register reports that...

GOP candidate asks North Carolina court to declare he won

Jan. 3, 2019 5:19 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican in the nation's last undecided congressional race asked a North Carolina court Thursday to require that he be declared the winner because the now-defunct state elections board didn't act. A lawsuit by GOP candidate Mark Harris claims the disbanded elections board had...

Hearing into North Carolina ballot fraud claims postponed

Jan. 2, 2019 6:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A planned hearing digging into allegations of possible ballot fraud in the country's last undecided congressional race was scrapped Wednesday, with North Carolina's governor blaming Republicans for not backing his plan to temporarily recreate the disbanded state elections board....

Lawyer: No basis for congressional race ballot fraud hearing

Dec. 31, 2018 6:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A lawyer for the Republican in the country's last undecided congressional race said Monday the campaign doesn't think a planned hearing aiming to root out evidence of alleged ballot fraud can happen. An attorney for Republican Mark Harris said Monday there's no need to call witnesses...

House leader: Dems won't seat candidate in unresolved race

Dec. 28, 2018 5:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The dissolution of North Carolina's elections board Friday injected further uncertainty into a still-undecided congressional race as a U.S. House Democratic leader rejected the idea of filling the seat until an investigation of ballot fraud allegations is complete. Gov. Roy Cooper was...

The Latest: NC governor may pick election panel without GOP

Dec. 28, 2018 5:42 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into ballot fraud allegations in North Carolina (all times local): 5:40 p.m. North Carolina's governor plans to appoint a temporary elections board to complete investigations of potential ballot fraud in a still-undecided U.S. House race even if...

Lawmakers override veto of North Carolina elections bill

Dec. 27, 2018 5:04 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With Republicans' veto-proof majority ending in days, the North Carolina legislature on Thursday overrode the Democratic governor's veto of legislation that would keep campaign finance investigations confidential and allow the GOP to possibly dump their nominee in a still-undecided...