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More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems

Jun. 27, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political shift is beginning to take hold across the U.S. as tens of thousands of suburban swing voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party's gains in recent years are becoming Republicans. More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the...

Hip-hop architecture exhibit resists a simple definition

Jun. 27, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sekou Cooke’s curated exhibit in uptown Charlotte on hip-hop architecture has a lot to offer. Walk through The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City and you’ll see rap lyrics from Nas, Slick Rick and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s hit...

Speedway Motorsports founder remembered at NASCAR race

Jun. 26, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — The man who founded Speedway Motorsports had a presence Sunday during NASCAR's Ally 400 race at the track his company bought last November. Bruton Smith died Wednesday at the age of 95. The Hall of Famer who was one of the biggest track owners and most...

Police in Charlotte shoot, seriously injure robbery suspect

Jun. 26, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in Charlotte say they shot and seriously injured an armed robbery suspect after he opened fire on officers. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it received a call Sunday before 1 p.m. about an armed robbery on Tuckaseegee Road. ...

After Roe's demise, clergy lead faithful in praise, laments

Jun. 26, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

Praise and lament for the overturning of abortion rights filled sacred spaces this weekend as clergy across the U.S. rearranged worship plans or rewrote sermons to provide their religious context -- and competing messages -- about the historic moment. Abortion is a visceral issue...

1-year-old child dies from gunshot wound in Charlotte

Jun. 26, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A 1-year-old child was killed and a 7-year-old child was injured by gunfire Saturday during a shooting in Charlotte. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it received a call before 8 p.m. Saturday for an assault with a deadly weapon in southeast...

Animal shelter workers trained as veterinary assistants

Jun. 26, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Wilson County animal enforcement officers have a new tool in their toolbox. Wilson County Animal Services Center manager Sgt. Rodney Harper and adoption coordinator Alyssa Whitney just became certified veterinary assistants after completing a five-month program...

Raleigh orders halt to hyperbaric wellness treatments

Jun. 25, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Raleigh Fire Department has ordered a wellness company to stop offering an oxygen-rich hyperbaric therapy treatment because of the fire risk. Officials with Restore Hyper Wellness tell the Raleigh News and Observer they are working with city and state fire...

West Virginia helicopter crash victims identified

Jun. 25, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Medical examiners in West Virginia have released the names of six people killed in the crash of a Vietnam-era helicopter that gave tour rides. The aircraft crashed Wednesday during its last planned flight at an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts in...

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...