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North Carolina lawmakers redraw state’s congressional map

Nov. 15, 2019 7:19 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A replacement map for North Carolina’s congressional districts was finalized Friday, with its lines redrawn to address alleged extreme partisan bias and endangering reelection prospects for two Republicans next year. The GOP-controlled General Assembly enacted boundaries for...

The Latest: Plaintiffs to fight new N Carolina Congress map

Nov. 15, 2019 4:51 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly redrawing the state’s congressional map (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s congressional district map will fight a replacement map approved by the Republican-controlled...

North Carolina redistricting proposal threatens 2 incumbents

Nov. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The political future of two GOP incumbents could be endangered as North Carolina Republican legislators advanced a new congressional district map Thursday in response to a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit. The reconfigured districts have become necessary since state judges blocked use...

The Latest: North Carolina Congress remap clears state House

Nov. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly redrawing the state’s congressional map (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A redrawn map of North Carolina’s congressional districts has cleared one chamber of the state legislature. The state House voted 55-46 on Thursday for...

N Carolina lawmakers wrap up initial Congress map drawings

Nov. 12, 2019 4:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators have wrapped up several days of map drawing while looking for replacement boundaries for the state's 13 U.S. House districts following a recent court order. A joint House-Senate committee met on Tuesday as lawmakers and staff worked on mapmaking computers for...

N Carolina senator has latched on to Trump. Will he hold on?

Nov. 9, 2019 11:42 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sen. Thom Tillis is following a simple formula for reelection in closely divided North Carolina: Stand with Donald Trump. It seems far less complicated than his winning approach in 2014. Back then, he pleased the Republican base when he advanced tax cuts and a gay marriage ban...

North Carolina no longer an outlier on sex and consent

Nov. 7, 2019 5:12 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor has signed a sexual assault bill that says women can revoke consent during sex. Gov. Roy Cooper said in a news release Thursday that he had signed the bill, which undoes a 1979 court decision that made North Carolina the only state where women can't revoke...

North Carolina lawmakers begin considering new Congress map

Nov. 5, 2019 6:14 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Pressed by a court ruling last week over partisan gerrymandering, North Carolina legislators began on Tuesday to produce a new state congressional map that could make it more difficult for national Republicans to retake control of the U.S. House. A special House-Senate committee met...

Blackbeard's ship case about images returns to trial court

Nov. 4, 2019 1:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A treasure hunter who accuses the state of North Carolina of misusing his images from Blackbeard's flagship says he'll ask for 10 times the damages he originally sought, now that a court ruling has come down in his favor. John Masters of Florida-based Intersal Inc. says he plans to...

Funeral held in North Carolina for former US Sen. Kay Hagan

Nov. 3, 2019 6:27 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Family and friends paid tribute Sunday to former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, eulogizing her as a "humble and kind" public servant who used hard work and good manners to get things done. Hagan, who won election in 2008 as the state's first female Democratic senator, died...