August 18, 2017

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Some of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades.

They came from colleges across the country for a weeklong conference on gerrymandering, the practice of crafting…

Gerrymandering 101

August 17, 2017

Confederate monuments aren’t just located in parks and cemeteries in the states of the Old South. Most of the 11 Southern states that seceded prior to and during the Civil War have rebel monuments on or near the grounds of their state Capitol buildings.

In Montgomery, Alabama, where the Confederacy…

August 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Monday’s total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there’s a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can’t get enough of it.

Glenn Schneider has seen 33. Fred Espenak has watched 28. Donald Liebenberg has…

Eclipse Chasers

August 17, 2017

Confederate monuments are being removed around the country under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans. The pace has increased, however, in the wake of last weekend’s deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

A look at…

Confederate Monument Protest North Carolina

August 17, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that erupted into deadly violence (all times local):

8 p.m.

A sculpture made by a Baltimore artist that was placed on the platform of a statue of Confederate leaders that had removed earlier in the…

APTOPIX Confederate Monument Protest

August 17, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One of North Carolina’s most powerful legislators expressed skepticism Thursday about scrapping a 2015 law gives the General Assembly the power to remove Confederate and other monuments from public property.

Two days after Gov. Roy Cooper called for the law’s repeal, Republican…

Confederate Monument Protest North Carolina

August 17, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has reconstituted a committee of current and former teachers and support staff to advise him on public education issues.

Cooper announced Thursday his signing of an executive order this week creating the Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee and…

August 17, 2017

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested a man who they say attempted to abduct two children from a preschool.

Local news outlets report that 48-year-old Richard Donnell Mangum was arrested Wednesday by Chapel Hill police after they received a call reporting a suspicious man…

August 17, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports…

Overdoses Car Crashes

August 17, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

Cash 5


(two, fifteen, twenty-five, thirty, thirty-three)

Estimated jackpot: $50,000

Mega Millions

Estimated jackpot: $20 million

Pick 3 Day


(zero, five, six)

Pick 3 Evening


(zero, zero, five)

Pick 4…

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