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Leslie, No. 8 Wolfpack women stand as last unbeaten D-I team

Jan. 23, 2019 3:12 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The wins keep adding up for Kiara Leslie and eighth-ranked North Carolina State. The Wolfpack women stand as Division I's last unbeaten team — not traditional women's powers Connecticut or reigning national champion Notre Dame, nor coach Mike Krzyzewski and Duke's much...

Republican lawmakers ask voter ID lawsuit be dismissed

Jan. 22, 2019 6:55 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislators want a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's new voter identification rules thrown out, saying accusations that they violate several portions of the state constitution aren't true. The offices of House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger confirmed...

US prosecutors: Bribes used to hide Russian kickback scheme

Jan. 22, 2019 5:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A businessman accused of defrauding the Russian military through a $150 million kickback scheme thwarted a criminal investigation in his home country by paying off authorities there, U.S. prosecutors said in a recent court filing. Leonid Teyf is being prosecuted in the U.S. on charges...

Winter weather advisory posted for North Carolina Piedmont

Jan. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another round of winter weather is targeting the North Carolina Piedmont. The National Weather Service in Raleigh posted a Winter Weather Advisory on Tuesday for the northwest piedmont until 10 a.m. Wednesday. Forecasters say there could be a trace to a couple hundredths of an inch of...

Judge rejects GOP victory claim in disputed N. Carolina race

Jan. 22, 2019 2:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge ruled Tuesday that there weren't grounds for him to step in and declare victory for the Republican in the country's last undecided congressional race amid an investigation into whether his lead was boosted by illegal vote-collection tactics. Superior Court Judge...

1 dead after accident at North Carolina construction site

Jan. 22, 2019 2:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say one person is dead and two people are hurt after a barrier collapsed at a construction site. News outlets report the N.C. Department of Labor said the accident occurred Tuesday at a site where affordable housing was being built on the north side of...

The Latest: Judge rejects deciding disputed N Carolina race

Jan. 22, 2019 1:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized while an absentee ballot fraud investigation continues (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A North Carolina judge says there aren't grounds to step in and declare victory for the Republican in the...

Trump calls North Carolina speaker on speech offer

Jan. 22, 2019 10:23 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The speaker of the North Carolina House says President Donald Trump called to thank him for an invite to deliver the State of the Union speech in Raleigh. Speaker Tim Moore says the two Republicans talked on the phone briefly Monday evening. Moore last week made public his invitation...

World-class plant collection could expand NCSU arboretum

Jan. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The privately owned, 28-acre Juniper Level Botanic Garden in southern Wake County, renowned among lovers of rare and unusual plants from around the world, will become a satellite to N.C. State University's JC. Raulston Arboretum if promoters can raise enough of an endowment to fund...

Houston's Clark has big fan in Pirates' pitcher Archer

Jan. 19, 2019 9:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston rookie Gary Clark had a special cheering section Saturday night against the Los Angeles Lakers as a contingent of people from the small North Carolina town where he grew up, including Pirates pitcher Chris Archer, attended the game. Clark and Archer were both raised and went to high...