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North Carolina judges grapple with defining 'fair' elections in redistricting suit

Jun. 13, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges deciding whether a redistricting lawsuit claiming a state constitutional right to “fair" elections can go to trial questioned Thursday their ability to scrutinize district boundaries that way or to define what “fair” means. A panel...

Virginia, Tennessee, Florida expect experience from '23 College World Series to provide an edge

Jun. 13, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The game's the same. It's what happens away from the field and how players deal with it that can affect how long a team sticks around at the College World Series. The CWS opens Friday with North Carolina (47-14) playing Virginia (46-15), and Florida State (47-15)...

NC State wants to make happier memories in return to CWS after COVID-19 brought abrupt end in 2021

Jun. 13, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sam Highfill jogged out of the right-field bullpen at the end of North Carolina State's practice Thursday, stopped to sign a few autographs for kids along the railing and finished his trek to the dugout to grab a drink and yuk it up with teammates. No return trip...

Duke Energy power equipment in Durham found damaged from gunfire after power outage, police say

Jun. 13, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Damage to a utility's power equipment by gunfire found in Durham was associated with an outage that left hundreds of people without power earlier this week, the company said. About 730 people experienced a power outage for about two hours on Monday after...

Bye bye, El Nino. Cooler hurricane-helping La Nina to replace the phenomenon that adds heat to Earth

Jun. 13, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

The strong El Nino weather condition that added a bit of extra heat to already record warm global temperatures is gone. It's cool flip side, La Nina, is likely to breeze in just in time for peak Atlantic hurricane season, federal meteorologists said. The National Oceanic Atmospheric...

Today in History: June 13, Johnson nominates Marshall to become first Black Supreme Court justice

Jun. 13, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 13, the 165th day of 2024. There are 201 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 13, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first...

NC Senate threatens to end budget talks over spending dispute with House

Jun. 12, 2024 23:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Senate's top leader said Wednesday that chamber Republicans are prepared to walk away from budget negotiations if the House remains unwilling to give way and lower its preferred spending levels. With private budget talks between GOP...

Southern Baptists narrowly reject formal ban on churches with any women pastors

Jun. 12, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Southern Baptists narrowly rejected a proposal Wednesday to enshrine a ban on churches with women pastors in their constitution after opponents argued it was unnecessary because the denomination already has a way of ousting such churches. The measure received...

Nick Dunlap returns to Pinehurst No. 2 for the US Open a PGA Tour winner, and no longer an amateur

Jun. 12, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Nick Dunlap walked away from Pinehurst No. 2 less than a year ago with a shiny trophy to show for his work. Very little remains the same as he returns for the U.S. Open. The 20-year-old champion of the North & South Amateur, played over the...

Southern Baptists elect North Carolina pastor to be the next president of their convention

Jun. 12, 2024 10:26 AM EDT
Indianapolis (AP) — Southern Baptists elect North Carolina pastor to be the next president of their convention.