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Bill going to Cooper requires parents to OK kid's COVID shot

Aug. 05, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill requiring minors to get approval from their parents before receiving a COVID-19 shot in North Carolina was sent to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday. The measure, which cleared the state Senate unanimously earlier this week, passed on...

Murder charges filed in Miami Beach spring break overdoses

Aug. 05, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two North Carolina men accused of raping a 24-year-old tourist who overdosed during spring break in Miami Beach now face first-degree murder charges. On Wednesday, a grand jury in Miami-Dade County found Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 25, both from...

NC college students must get COVID shot or be tested weekly

Aug. 05, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of North Carolina college students will need to get a COVID-19 vaccine or be tested weekly, according the University of North Carolina System. The system serving roughly 250,000 students at 16 public colleges and universities...

Summer funding helped school districts address disparities

Aug. 05, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After another pandemic-disrupted school year, organizers of vastly expanded summer learning opportunities are investing heavily in efforts to make them accessible to the most vulnerable students. While there have been success stories, the...

Police: Officer shot driver who veered toward deputy

Aug. 05, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police and sheriff’s deputies in Wilmington shot a driver when he veered toward a deputy on foot as if to strike him, police said. Wilmington police officers tried to stop a vehicle around 5 p.m Wednesday for a traffic offense, but the driver...

NC House budget writers start unveiling spending proposals

Aug. 05, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The mostly behind-the-scenes work of North Carolina House budget writers fashioning a proposed two-year government spending plan is getting unveiled. The House scheduled several subcommittee meetings on Thursday to consider spending and policy items...

The Latest: Sydney reports worst day of its current outbreak

Aug. 04, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s most populous state is reporting the worst day of its outbreak of the coronavirus delta variant, with a record 262 new local infections and five deaths from COVID-19. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Thursday that four of the...

Rose Zhang, Rachel Kuehn drop out of US Women’s Amateur

Aug. 04, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) — Defending champion Rose Zhang tumbled out of the U.S. Women’s Amateur in the first-round of match play Wednesday, with qualifying medalist Rachel Kuehn one of seven of the top eight seeds to fall. Elle Nachmann, a sophomore from Boca Raton,...

NC sports betting bill gets winning vote from Senate panel

Aug. 04, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation to license and tax sports betting throughout North Carolina cleared its first Senate committee Wednesday, with supporters, for now, overcoming social conservatives who argue it will create more gambling addicts. The bill's chief sponsor,...

North Carolina experts worry as schools don't require masks

Aug. 04, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina experts who released a frequently cited report showing minimal COVID-19 transmission within K-12 schools are growing alarmed as more districts defy public health recommendations and instead choose to make mask-wearing optional for all students and staff....