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  • Former investigator faces wife harassment charges

    August 17, 2010 - 10:09am

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — The former lead investigator in a debunked rape case against members of the Duke University lacrosse team now faces charges himself in Delaware for allegedly stalking and harassing his estranged wife.

  • NC elections worker challenges firing for behavior

    August 17, 2010 - 9:40am

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina State Board of Elections worker has been fired after several female employees accused him of inappropriate behavior.

  • After overdose, Fantasia back to promoting new CD

    August 17, 2010 - 9:07am

    NEW YORK (AP) — A week after an overdose, Fantasia is back to promoting her new album.

  • Man seeks new lawyers in NC trooper killing case

    August 17, 2010 - 7:29am

    NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — A man accused of killing a North Carolina state trooper has asked a judge for new attorneys, a day before jury selection was to begin in his trial.

  • NC toddler shot while sitting in stroller dies

    August 17, 2010 - 7:22am

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A 2-year-old North Carolina boy has died after he had been shot while sitting in his stroller as some adults argued last week.

  • NC special operations school gets new commander

    August 17, 2010 - 3:00am

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former Delta Force commander is taking over the Army's NC-based special operations training center.

  • Gang investigators to attend NC training sessions

    August 17, 2010 - 3:00am

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officials from throughout North Carolina are meeting for a training session on gangs.

  • Group flies NC-based wounded soldier to wedding

    August 17, 2010 - 3:00am

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A nonprofit group of volunteer pilots will fly a wounded North Carolina-based major to her niece's wedding in Oklahoma.

  • NC Soldier charged with murder after car accident

    August 16, 2010 - 4:41pm

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina-based paratrooper is being charged with murder after a fatal head-on collision with a fellow soldier who was driving a motorcycle.

  • FairPoint CEO asked to step down

    By Dave Gram | August 16, 2010 - 3:47pm

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — FairPoint Communications' secured creditors have asked CEO David Hauser to resign, less than 14 months after he came aboard in a failed effort to steer the firm away from insolvency, the company said in bankruptcy court papers Monday.

  • FairPoint CEO asked to step down

    August 16, 2010 - 3:47pm

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — FairPoint Communications has asked CEO David Hauser (HOO'-zer) to resign and wants to replace him with someone from outside the company.

  • Tractor trailer crash closes I-77 near NC-SC line

    August 16, 2010 - 3:09pm

    FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — At least one person has died after a gasoline tanker crashed and caught fire, shutting down Interstate 77 near the North Carolina-South Carolina state line.

  • New NC committee has $500K to talk 'real jobs'

    By Gary D. Robertson | August 16, 2010 - 2:13pm

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An image of the Legislative Building provides a backdrop of a television commercial after a man in a blue shirt and red tie standing in front of what could be a closed plant laments what he calls North Carolina's bad business environment. "We're losing North Carolina jobs, but double-digit unemployment isn't solved by more government," the unidentified speaker says. "Politicians want more taxes, more regulations— to expand government, hurt our businesses and our employees." The commercial, which began running in several TV markets last week, began an effort funded by more than $500,000 from two Republican-leaning groups and a business to raise the alarm about recent actions by the General Assembly, which happens to be controlled by Democrats.

  • 1st and only NC lottery director leaving

    By Gary D. Robertson | August 16, 2010 - 1:23pm

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Looking for a new pursuit after taking the state lottery from zero to $1.4 billion, the first and only executive director of the North Carolina Education Lottery said Monday he's leaving to take a job in the gaming industry's private sector.

  • Tobacco co. seeks end to Mass. liability lawsuit

    By Lyle Moran | August 16, 2010 - 12:51pm

    BOSTON (AP) — A Boston judge has delayed ruling on a tobacco company's request for a judgment in its favor in a landmark lawsuit that accuses the company of targeting black children in cigarette marketing.

  • NC tobacco firm seeks end to Mass. liability suit

    By Lyle Moran | August 16, 2010 - 12:51pm

    BOSTON (AP) — A Boston judge has delayed ruling on a tobacco company's request for a judgment in its favor in a lawsuit that accuses it of targeting black children in cigarette marketing.

  • Lowe's 2Q profit rises 10 pct; cuts sales outlook

    By Mae Anderson | August 16, 2010 - 6:16am

    NEW YORK (AP) — People bought more air conditioners and grills at Lowe's Cos. in early summer, boosting second-quarter net income 10 percent, but overall spending was hurt by hot weather and the weak economy, the home-improvement retailer said Monday.

  • Expert: Blood on crowbar from pregnant Marine

    By Kevin Maurer | August 16, 2010 - 3:00am

    GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina crime scene investigator testified Tuesday that she found no DNA from a former Marine on a crowbar that prosecutors say was used to kill his pregnant colleague.

  • Saudi company studies U.S. addiction aid for Muslims

    By Jeff Karoub | May 29, 2010 - 4:21am

    DETROIT — Mohammed Al-Turaiki left his traditional Saudi Arabian headdress behind in favor of a blazer and sweater as he made the rounds at one of the United States' oldest addiction treatment centers.

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