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New Dem Governor Reverses Course In Major North Carolina Voting Rights Case.

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who narrowly unseated Republican Pat McCrory in November, announced Tuesday that he is reversing course in a major voting rights case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The state will no longer defend a series of voting restrictions passed in 2013 by the GOP-controlled legislature and ...

- TPM News - US

New studies quantify the impacts of water use on diversity of fish and aquatic insects in NC streams.

The health of fish and aquatic insects could be significantly affected by withdrawals of fresh water from the rivers and streams across North Carolina according to a new scientific assessment.

- ScienceDaily - US

Federal prosecutors accuse NC man of making online threats.

RALEIGH, N.C. " Federal prosecutors have accused a North Carolina man of posting threats against non-Muslims online.The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District said 27-year-old Garrett Grimsley, of Cary, appeared before...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

North Carolina governor, attorney general seek to end voting law case.

North Carolina's Democratic governor and attorney general on Tuesday withdrew a request for a U.S. Supreme Court review of a state voting law struck down last year by an appeals court that found it intentionally discriminated against African-Americans. In moving to end the state's defens...

- The Raw Story - US

North Carolina governor, attorney general seek to end voting law case.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - North Carolina's Democratic governor and attorney general on Tuesday withdrew a request for a U.S. Supreme Court review of a state voting law struck down last year by an appeals court that found it intentionally discriminated against African-Americans. In moving to end the state's defense of the 2013 ...

- Yahoo! News - US

New studies quantify the impacts of water use on diversity of fish and aquatic insects in NC streams.

The health of fish and aquatic insects could be significantly affected by withdrawals of fresh water from the rivers and streams across North Carolina according to a new scientific assessment.

- PhysOrg - NL

2nd orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas.

CALABASH, N.C. — For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas.

- Billings Gazette - US

Funeral planned for teen whose remains found last year.

SALISBURY, N.C. — A funeral is planned for a North Carolina teen whose remains were found in South Carolina last year.

- Billings Gazette - US

Funeral planned for teen whose remains found last year.

SALISBURY, N.C. " A funeral is planned for a North Carolina teen whose remains were found in South Carolina last year.News outlets report Saturday's public funeral at First Baptist Church in Salisbury is taking place one day...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

N Carolina legislature picks up pace on committee work.

North Carolina General Assembly members are picking up the pace of their committee work in their fourth full week in session.

- WRAL.com - US

North Carolina Tea Partiers prepare to 'start killing the hell out of' Muslims to stop Sharia law.

A group of tea partiers and other conservatives riled up by Facebook conspiracy theories gathered last week at a North Carolina seafood restaurant to discuss their plans to violently oppose Sharia law. Nearly two dozen participants, some of whom claimed membership in right-wing militia groups, expre...

- The Raw Story - US

Unattended dump truck driver gets 65 days in child death

A dump truck driver whose unattended truck ran over and killed a North Carolina boy while he went to use the bathroom has been sentenced to 65 days in jail.

- WRAL.com - US

Cooper: My budget will have 5 percent average teacher raises

New North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday his two-year budget proposal will include average 5 percent raises for public school teachers annually to help aim toward getting salaries to the national average by the early 2020s.

- WRAL.com - US

UNC Board of Governors bill 1 vote from Cooper's desk

The Republican-controlled General Assembly is just one vote away from sending Democratic Roy Cooper his first bill to scrutinize as governor — legislation reducing membership on the board overseeing the University of North Carolina system's 17 campuses.

- WRAL.com - US

The Latest: UNC board bill approved, going to Cooper's desk

The Latest on a bill that would reduce the size of the North Carolina Board of Governors :

- WRAL.com - US

General Assembly sends UNC board reduction bill to Cooper

The Republican-controlled General Assembly on Monday sent its first bill of the year to new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper — legislation reducing membership on the board overseeing the University of North Carolina system's 17 campuses.

- WRAL.com - US

'Deliberately planted' spikes injures 2, forces closure of North Carolina park

Officials in North Carolina Monday shut down a park in the western region of the state because spikes deliberately planted were found in the park, injuring at least two people.

- FOX News - US

Mitch Landrieu says All-Star Weekend success due to 'diversity, inclusion'

The mayor said that the city capitalized on its values after Charlotte, N.C. lost the NBA All Star Game because the North Carolina Legislature passed a controversial transgender bathroom bill.

- Times-Picayune - US

Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison facility

Blind sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, died Saturday of natural causes in a US prison facility, the Justice Department said. Abdel Rahman was serving a life sentence on several terrorism-related charges at a Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Charlotte QB Kevin Olsen arrested on rape charges

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen has been arrested on rape charges.

- Billings Gazette - US

Police: Robbery led to fatal shooting in NC mall parking lot

Authorities say a man shot to death in the parking lot of a North Carolina mall was the victim of a robbery.

- WRAL.com - US

Man, 25, dies in 80-foot fall from North Carolina waterfall

Authorities say a 25-year-old man had died after falling over a waterfall at a North Carolina state park in Burke County.

- WRAL.com - US

New NC Democratic leader talks rural vote, diversity

Wayne Goodwin has been immersed in the North Carolina Democratic Party for most of his life, served in the Legislature for eight years and was elected state insurance commissioner in 2008.

- WRAL.com - US

Officers kill man who pointed gun after home invasion

Authorities say police officers in North Carolina shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them as they investigating an earlier home invasion involving his ex-girlfriend.

- WRAL.com - US

Charlotte QB Kevin Olsen arrested on rape charges

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen has been arrested on rape charges.The Charlotte Observer reports ...

- Townhall.com - US

Priebus says senators want Russia probe materials saved, claims their report will find 'nothing there'

The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, according to a congressional aide. The committee chairman, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

The Senate is investigating Russian hacking — and they've asked agencies to keep everything they find

Getty/Winn McNameeWASHINGTON — The Senate intelligence committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to a probe the panel is conducting on Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, a congressional aide ...

- Business Insider - US

Newly uncovered photos capture the tense atmosphere outside a 1960 Tennessee sit-in

Firefighters disperse protestors and onlookers with fire hoses.Image: Chattanooga History Center/PicnoogaIn February 1960, black activists kicked off a wave of protests against segregation across the South, beginning with sit-ins at a Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina.The sit-ins spread to Nashville and then to ...

- Mashable! - US

US child porn probe leads to arrests in Port Elizabeth

North Carolina authorities say a child pornography probe led to the arrests of the parents of a SA girl said her parents were sexually assaulting her.

- IOL - ZA

North Carolina school opens dorm honoring poet Maya Angelou

Wake Forest University has named a new dorm in honor of poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou.

- WRAL.com - US

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FILE - This April 6, 1993 file photo shows Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman in New York. Kenneth McKoy of the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, N.C., said Abdel-Rahman died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, after a long battle with diabetes and coronary artery disease. Abdel-Rahman was sentenced to life in prison after his 1995 ...

- WRAL.com - US

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FILE - This April 6, 1993 file photo shows Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman in New York. Kenneth McKoy of the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, N.C., said Abdel-Rahman died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, after a long battle with diabetes and coronary artery disease. Abdel-Rahman was sentenced to life in prison after his 1995 ...

- WRAL.com - US

NC child porn investigation leads to South Africa arrests

Authorities say a child pornography investigation in North Carolina led to the arrests of the parents of a 14-year-old girl in South Africa.

- WRAL.com - US

'Blind sheikh' who masterminded 1993 World Trade Center bombing dies in prison

Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning a broader "war of urban terrorism" in the U.S., died Saturday in a North Carolina prison.

- Global News - CA

Profile of an anonymous teen in Veles, Macedonia, who earned nearly $16K off his two pro-Trump fake news sites between August and November

Samanth Subramanian / Wired: Profile of an anonymous teen in Veles, Macedonia, who earned nearly $16K off his two pro-Trump fake news sites between August and November  —  The first article about Donald Trump that Boris ever published described how, during a campaign rally in North Carolina, the candidate ...

- Mediagazer - US

Ivan Koloff, wrestling's 'Russian Bear,' dies at 74

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Ivan Koloff, the Canadian professional wrestler known as "The Russian Bear" in the ring, had died after fighting liver cancer. He was 74.

- Billings Gazette - US

Coast Guard seeks public input on Cape Lookout Lighthouse in North Carolina

The Coast Guard says the present power supply at the lighthouse is at the end of its expected service life. To improve reliability, the Coast Guard wants to install solar panels as an energy source and LED technology for the light.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Jackson, No. 10 Tar Heels roll past No. 14 Cavaliers 65-41

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina managed to speed up the tempo on Virginia's methodical offense and kept the pressure on a defense that...

- Townhall.com - US

1993 World Trade Center bombing mastermind dies in prison

, Feb. 19 : Egyptian-born cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was serving a life sentence for plotting the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center and other terror attacks in New York, passed away in prison.Quoting Greg Norton, spokesman with the federal correctional complex in Butner, North Carolina, the CNN reports that Rahman ...

- Sify - IN

Blind sheikh convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in U.S. prison | Reuters

By Bill Trott Omar Abdel-Rahman, the extremist Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planning more attacks as part of a "war of urban terrorism" in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authorities said.Abdel-Rahman, 78, died of ...

- Firstpost - IN

'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in U.S. prison

Abdel-Rahman, 78, died of natural causes at 9:40 a.m. at the Federal Medical Center, Butner, part of a federal prison compound in Butner, North Carolina.

- Zee News - IN

News24.com | US child porn investigation leads to South Africa arrests

Authorities say a child pornography investigation in North Carolina has led to the arrests of the parents of a 14-year-old girl in South Africa.

- News24.com - ZA

'Blind Sheikh' dies in US prison

1993 World Trade Center bombing mastermind Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in North Carolina prison.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

NC child porn investigation leads to South Africa arrests

RALEIGH, N.C. " Authorities say a child pornography investigation in North Carolina led to the arrests of the parents of a 14-year-old girl in South Africa.The State Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that the investigation...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in U.S. prison

Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning a broader "war of urban terrorism" in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authorities said. Abdel-Rahman, 78, died of natural causes at 9:40 a.m. ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in U.S. prison

- Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and of planning a broader "war of urban terrorism" in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authorities said.

- Reuters - US

'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in prison, son says

Omar Abdel-Rahman, the extremist Muslim cleric known as “the blind sheikh” convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planning more attacks as part of a “war of urban terrorism” in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authori...

- The Raw Story - US

'Blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in U.S. prison

- Omar Abdel-Rahman, the extremist Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planning more attacks as part of a "war of urban terrorism" in the United States, died on Saturday in a North Carolina prison, authorities said.

- Reuters - US

U.S. prison official says blind Egyptian cleric imprisoned for conspiring to blow up New York City landmarks has died

BUTNER, N.C. — U.S. prison official says blind Egyptian cleric imprisoned for conspiring to blow up New York City landmarks has died.

- Townhall.com - US

Blind cleric serving life sentence dies in federal prison

BUTNER, N.C. — A federal prison official says a blind Egyptian cleric serving a life sentence in the United States in connection with a...

- Townhall.com - US

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