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Pipeline hack fuels gas crunch; US suspects Russian origins

May. 13, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — Motorists found gas pumps shrouded in plastic bags at tapped-out service stations across more than a dozen U.S. states Thursday while the operator of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline reported making “substantial progress” in resolving the computer...

Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

May. 12, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — The nation's largest fuel pipeline restarted operations Wednesday, days after it was forced to shut down by a gang of hackers. The disruption of Colonial Pipeline caused long lines at gas stations in the Southeast due to distribution problems and...

Sheriff: Heavily armed gunman among 5 dead in home standoff

Apr. 29, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A gunman who killed himself, two deputies and his mother and stepfather in a 13-hour home standoff in North Carolina had a large cache of weapons and may have been contemplating an attack in public, a sheriff said Thursday. Watauga County...

Sheriff: Deputy fatally shot Black man while serving warrant

Apr. 22, 2021 04:45 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina deputy shot and killed a Black man while serving a search warrant Wednesday, authorities said, spurring an outcry from community members who demanded law enforcement accountability and the immediate release of body camera footage. ...

Black soldier mistreatment common even before Virginia case

Apr. 17, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The police officers’ guns were trained on the uniformed U.S. Army lieutenant, his arms raised and palms outstretched as he sat in his SUV under a brightly lit gas station awning. Lt. Caron Nazario had been pulled over in rural Virginia by the two...

Virginia AG wants police records after Army officer stopped

Apr. 12, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

Virginia's attorney general has asked a small police department to release personnel records of two officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army lieutenant during a traffic stop. Mark Herring's office said in a statement Monday that he is...

Lawsuit: Virginia police officers threatened man during stop

Apr. 09, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A second lieutenant in the U.S. Army is suing two Virginia police officers over a traffic stop last December during which the officers drew their guns, pointed them at him and used a slang term to suggest he was facing execution before pepper-spraying him and...

Bill would make Fridays of ACC hoop tournaments a holiday

Apr. 06, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina residents could avoid calling in sick to work or staying home from school to watch one day of the men's and women's Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournaments under a bill filed Tuesday. Democratic Sens. Sarah Crawford of...

N Carolina NAACP sues to have Confederate monument removed

Mar. 30, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking the removal of a Confederate monument which stands in front of a county courthouse where protests have been staged for several years and which intensified last year after the death of George...

Storms send TV anchors scrambling off set in N Carolina

Mar. 18, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Storms that left splintered homes and broken trees across Alabama and Mississippi moved east Thursday, forcing a TV newscast out of their studio for a few minutes, but largely sparing the Atlantic Coast states any significant damage. There were...