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Trump moves to block China Mobile's U.S. entry on security concerns

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - The U.S. government has moved to block China Mobile <0941.HK> from offering services to the country's telecommunications market, recommending its application be rejected because the firm posed national security risks.<p>The move by President Donald Trump's administration …

China

Trump conducts more Supreme Court interviews, hears concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spoke with three more potential Supreme Court candidates on Tuesday as a key senator privately aired concerns about one of the contenders.<p>As Trump weighs his options, he has heard from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has expressed reservations about one top …

Donald Trump

Experts to Gov. Cooper’s education commission: NC school funding is near nation’s lowest

Photo by Ricky LeungNorth Carolina’s public school system is one of the lowest funded in the nation when adjusted for cost of living, a K-12 …

White North Carolina man convicted of murdering unarmed black man

(Reuters) - A North Carolina jury on Thursday convicted a white homeowner of first-degree murder for the 2016 shooting death of an unarmed black man, an attorney for the slain man's family said.<p>Chad Copley, 40, was found guilty of fatally shooting 20-year-old Kouren Thomas outside his Raleigh home, …

North Carolina

Trump's proposal to arm teachers panned by experts as a 'colossally stupid idea'

President Donald Trump has proposed a solution to end classroom massacres once and for all: Arm some of America's teachers with concealed weapons, and train them to "immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions," he said Thursday.<p>But gun violence experts, educators, …

Guns

White supremacists took over a city – now NC is doing more to remember the deadly attack

The North Carolina government is officially recognizing what historians call the only successful <i>coup d’etat</i> in American history, when white …

North Carolina

State Insurance Commissioner strangely mum about big impending rate hike

Image: Adobe Stock<b>Consumers can still submit comments until December 29</b>Most North Carolinians don’t appear to be very upset about a potential …

They're Still Drawing Crazy-Looking Districts. Can't It Be Stopped?

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Walking around Asheville, former Washington Redskins quarterback Heath Shuler doesn’t just see a quirky mountain city he represented in Congress for three terms. He sees a city without a voice.<p>A dramatic redistricting effort spearheaded by North Carolina Republicans carved much of …

NC Community College System looks for a new president after sudden resignation

The North Carolina Community College System needs a new president, and the search could point close to home.<p>On Friday, Scott Shook, the chairman of …

What Would the Solar Eclipse Look Like From the Moon?

A space artist dreamed up the experience in a painting in 1989, nearly three decades before the actual event.<p>Pat Rawlings was thinking about next week’s eclipse nearly 30 years ago.<p>Rawlings has spent more than three decades as a space illustrator, creating scenes of human exploration in the cosmos, …

Solar Eclipse

The Confederate Statue Topplers Are Already Screwed

A North Carolina defense lawyer explains how even if the people accused of taking out a monument to confederate soldiers get off, their lives will be changed forever.<p>When a crowd yanked down the Confederate Soldiers Monument in Durham, North Carolina, late Monday, the statue's head and torso …

AP Mobile

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Woman finds huge dead alligator in North Carolina river

A dead alligator was found in North Carolina’s Neuse River this weekend.<p>The gator, which appears to be more than 10 feet long, was found by Lauren Weichinger.<p>The gigantic lizard was first spotted Saturday floating in the river, Weichinger told WNCN.com.<p>When it was pulled from the water, she also …

Mindfulness May Lower Blood Sugar Levels

Being overweight is stressful on the body, and stress can worsen obesity-related health issues and make it harder to shed pounds—throwing people into …

Diabetes

A thermonuclear bomb slammed into a North Carolina farm in 1961 — and part of it is still missing

Disaster struck early in the morning of January 24, 1961, as eight servicemen in a nuclear bomber were patrolling the skies near Goldsboro, North Carolina.<p>They were an insurance policy against a surprise nuclear attack by Russia on the United States — a sobering threat at the time. The on-alert …

Cubs pick 'That's Cub' as 2017 slogan

The Cubs started a new marketing slogan, "That's Cub," this month, but the phrase's origin goes back to 2013.<p>Minor-league players came up with the term to define team expectations. "They meant it in a very positive way," said <b>Alison Miller</b>, Cubs marketing vice president. "So a guy hits a ground ball …

North Carolina Law Makes Facebook A Felony For Former Sex Offenders

In 2010, Lester Packingham was convicted of having a Facebook account. That's a crime in North Carolina, which bars registered sex offenders from "accessing" certain social media sites, including Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.<p>On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on whether that law …

Women with diabetes are especially prone to developing heart disease

Women typically don’t develop heart disease — or high blood pressure, one of its major risk factors — until after menopause. But “if you have diabetes, that rule no longer applies,” says Christine Maric-Bilkan, a program officer in the vascular biology and hypertension branch of the National Heart, …

Northern California braces for more rain and possible flooding

SAN FRANCISCO — The first outer rain bands from a powerful Pacific storm headed to Northern California on Sunday brought light rain and wind and renewed warnings of possible flooding in the already soggy region.<p>The San Joaquin River at a measuring station near Vernalis remained at “danger stage,” …

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Every now and then during the workweek—usually around three in the afternoon—a familiar ache begins to saturate my forehead and pool in my temples. …

The Brain

Sit-in movement sparks social change

Four African-American college students made history when they sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, in February 1960. Service never came for the "Greensboro Four," as they came to be known, and their peaceful demonstration drew national attention and sparked more …

Black History

What if the internet stopped working for a day?

For many people, going without the internet even for a few hours is unthinkable. But if it did stop working, the impact might not be what you'd expect.<p>Jeff Hancock likes to give his Stanford University students weekend assignments that let them experience concepts discussed in class for themselves. …

Internet

Australian man trapped in pond with nose just above water

<b>An Australian man has survived spending hours struggling to keep his nose above water after his excavator rolled into a waterhole.</b><p>Daniel Miller, 45, had been riding the machine at his remote property 300km (180 miles) north of Sydney.<p>When the edge of the dam gave way, the farmer was pinned down by …

Wales

N.C. Court Blocks Attempt By State Lawmakers To Limit Incoming Governor's Power

A three-judge panel in North Carolina has issued a temporary restraining order blocking a law that strips the state's new governor of some powers.<p>The law was signed by outgoing Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and requires state Senate approval for Cabinet nominees of the new Democratic administration, …

'Runner on 2nd' rule considered for extras

As Major League Baseball continues to contemplate ways to improve pace of play and address the grind placed upon players over a 162-game season, …

Baseball

4 Voters sue, claiming NC ballot protests libeled them

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Four North Carolina voters sued a political activist for libel Wednesday, claiming he falsely accused them of voting illegally …

Partisan power struggle overshadows North Carolina governor

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Six weeks into North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's term, the Democrat and Republican-controlled legislature are locked in a …

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered

<b>Archaeologists have found a cave that once housed Dead Sea scrolls in a cliff in the Judean desert - the first such discovery in over 60 years.</b><p>Israel's Hebrew University said the ancient parchments were missing from the cave, and were probably looted by Bedouin people in the 1950s.<p>Storage jars, …

Report: NCAA planning on walking away from N.C. for five more years if HB2 isn’t repealed

DeCock goes on to explain what the NCAA’s process will be in “banning” North Carolina from hosting events, mainly just by ignoring their bids.<p><i>The</i> …

White House says it will keep Obama-era LGBTQ worker protections

The White House sought Tuesday morning to calm fears that President Donald Trump will roll back protections for the LGBTQ community, issuing a statement saying he will keep in place a 2014 executive order that bans anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination.<p>“President Trump continues to be respectful and …