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APNewsBreak: Billionaire governor's family farms get subsidy

Oct. 17, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A farming business owned by the family of West Virginia's billionaire governor has received $125,000 in soybean and corn subsidies, the maximum allowed from a federal program meant to help American farmers through the U.S. trade war with China. There is no evidence Gov. Jim Justice...

North Carolina officials emphasize voting security efforts

Oct. 17, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina elections and government security officials want to know they've got the backs of voters concerned about the integrity of casting and counting ballots today and entering the 2020 elections. The State Board of Elections on Thursday unveiled the start of a "voter...

2 NASCAR teams in traffic incidents on way to Kansas

Oct. 17, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two NASCAR teams on their way to Kansas Speedway were involved in separate traffic incidents that damaged race cars. JTG Daugherty Racing owner Tad Geschickter said Thursday the team transporter for Ryan Preece's No. 47 Cup Series entry caught fire while traveling to Kansas. He said...

3 pedestrians killed in separate accidents in North Carolina

Oct. 17, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say three pedestrians died in separate accidents within an hour of each other. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports police say a man was struck and killed at an intersection in north Raleigh on Wednesday night. Police said in a news release that the...

Michael Jordan opens first of 2 medical clinics in Charlotte

Oct. 17, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An emotional Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded in Charlotte, North Carolina that will provide care to underprivileged members of the community. The six-time NBA champion and Hornets owner was on hand Thursday for the grand opening of...

State fines utility, subcontractors in deadly gas explosion

Oct. 17, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Labor has issued more than $21,000 in fines to three companies involved in a deadly natural gas explosion. News outlets report PSNC Energy and two subcontractors were cited for the April 10 explosion in Durham that killed two people, injured 25 and...

North Carolina teacher accused of rubbing genitals on girls

Oct. 17, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina elementary school teacher is accused of rubbing his genitals against two fifth grade girls. News outlets report 39-year-old Peter Moody, of Knightdale, is charged with four counts of indecent liberties with children at Beaverdam Elementary School in Wake County. A...

NC woman charged in kidnapping now accused in another case

Oct. 17, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman charged with kidnapping a 3-year-old girl is now accused of kidnapping another toddler. News outlets report 22-year-old N'denezsia Lancaster, of Greensboro, is now charged with second-degree kidnapping in addition to first-degree kidnapping. She's accused of...

Lawsuit challenges state's use of solitary confinement

Oct. 16, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A prisoner who suffers from several mental health disorders and has been held in solitary confinement for more than 12 years is one of four who filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of North Carolina on Wednesday, saying the treatment violates the state constitution's ban on...

Girardi out, Brosius in as US manager for Olympic qualifiers

Oct. 16, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Joe Girardi quit as manager of the U.S. baseball team trying to qualify for the Olympics before it played a single game. Girardi said Wednesday he is leaving to pursue a major league managing job. There are seven current openings. He will be replaced by Scott Brosius, who had been...