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Police: Woman killed by Fourth of July 'celebratory gunfire'

Jul. 5, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A 74-year-old North Carolina woman was fatally shot by “celebratory gunfire” on the Fourth of July, police said. Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis said in a statement that “reckless behavior” led to the shooting death of Paulette Thorpe late Saturday, news...

4 arrested for blocking street in front of police department

Jun. 25, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police arrested four people on Thursday and removed wooden pallets blocking the street at a protest in front of a North Carolina police department. A group has been camping outside the Durham Police Department since June 16 and used wooden pallets to block the street early Thursday...

Protesters arrested for slowing traffic on Interstate 40

Jun. 24, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina cited three women on Wednesday after their protest over the death of George Floyd brought traffic to a crawl on Interstate 40. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol arrested the three without incident. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that...

In this Saturday, June 13, 2020, photo, a man cycles past a mural in Guadalupe, Ariz. As the coronavirus spreads deeper across America, it's ravaging through the homes and communities of Latinos from the suburbs of the nation's capital to the farm fields of Florida to the sprawling suburbs of Phoenix and countless communities in between. (AP Photo/Matt York)

COVID-19 is ravaging America's vulnerable Latino communities

Jun. 19, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — A Hispanic immigrant working at a fast-food restaurant in North Carolina is rushed to the hospital after she contracts COVID-19. A sickened Honduran woman in Baltimore with no health insurance or immigration status avoids the doctor for two weeks and finally takes a cab to the...

Duke AD worries about athlete compensation 'complications'

Jun. 9, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke athletics director Kevin White is joining his counterpart at rival North Carolina in expressing concerns about “potential complications” with plans to compensate college athletes. The school released White’s statement Tuesday about the NCAA’s move toward...

Second-grader in North Carolina succumbs to the coronavirus

Jun. 5, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A young girl in North Carolina has died after a battle with the coronavirus. WRAL reports that Aurea Soto Morales died Monday after she was hospitalized for complications from COVID-19. The second-grader from Durham had started feeling sick in late May and was rushed to the hospital...

Fire damages building at historic N.C. plantation site

Jun. 1, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — An early morning fire damaged a building at Stagville, a state historic site that includes remnants of one of the largest plantations in North Carolina. The Durham County Sheriff's Office said fire rescue personnel were called to the site just before 6:45 a.m. Monday. WRAL-TV reports...

Pedestrians pass a street crossing Friday, May 22, 2020, in Tokyo. Tokyo is still under a coronavirus state of emergency until the end of May though there have been no hard lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan set to end Tokyo's state of emergency

May. 25, 2020 1:09 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan set to remove state of emergency from Tokyo, 4 other...

Durham County holds off on business opening until June 1

May. 21, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Durham County won't allow restaurants, pools, barbershops and salons to open until June 1, a county official said. Wendy Jacobs, chair of the Durham County Board of Commissioners, confirmed in a text sent to The Herald-Sun of Durham that those entities won’t be allowed to open in...

Durham keeps stay-at-home order in place indefinitely

May. 15, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city is keeping a stay-at-home order in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic in effect indefinitely, the mayor announced Friday. Durham Mayor Steve Schewel announced that a revised order will largely conform to Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest statewide order,...