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  • North Carolina team's solar house: surprise in the concrete walls

    North Carolina team's solar house: surprise in the concrete walls
    For Solar Decathlon 2013, we put a virtual microphone in front of some teams and let the competitors explain their home design, in their own words. First up: the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, which like the 19 other teams in the Department of...
  • North Carolina shooting: Police officer charged with manslaughter

    North Carolina shooting: Police officer charged with manslaughter
    DURHAM, N.C. -- After wrecking his car early Saturday, Jonathan A. Ferrell knocked on a door in a neighborhood in Charlotte. He was apparently seeking help, according to Charlotte police. But the early-morning knock frightened the woman who answered the...
  • Cop kills ex-football player who may have been looking for help

    Cop kills ex-football player who may have been looking for help
    A North Carolina police officer has been charged with voluntary manslaughter after he shot and killed an unarmed man who may have been looking for help early Saturday morning, officials said. Local media identified the victim as a former football player...
  • Toyota engines ride thin line between success and failure in NASCAR

    Toyota engines ride thin line between success and failure in NASCAR
    When he watches a NASCAR race on television, Greg Scott feels his heart sink if smoke suddenly billows from the cars of Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin or some other Toyota drivers. The smoke usually means one of Toyota's engines blew up from the...
  • PASSINGS: Julius Chambers

    PASSINGS: Julius Chambers
    Julius Chambers, a tenacious North Carolina civil rights lawyer whose house was bombed and office torched as a result of his advocacy, died Friday. The 76-year-old attorney, whose cases paved the way for public school integration in the Charlotte-...
  • Emmys 2013: Mandy Patinkin talks nomination, beard troubles

    Emmys 2013: Mandy Patinkin talks nomination, beard troubles
    The beard has been validated. After a critically praised freshman season, "Homeland" scored nine Emmy nominations that resulted in six wins, including outstanding drama series actor for Damian Lewis and actress for Claire Danes. Yet, Mandy Patinkin's...
  • Wrestling great Ric Flair faces arrest in alimony dispute

    Wrestling great Ric Flair faces arrest in alimony dispute
    A Charlotte, N.C., judge on Tuesday issued an arrest order for Ric Flair, considered by many to be the greatest pro wrestler of all time, for not paying his estranged wife $32,352.51 in spousal support. Flair, whose real name is Richard Morgan Fliehr,...
  • Chuck Foley dies at 82; co-invented Twister party game

    Chuck Foley dies at 82; co-invented Twister party game
    Chuck Foley, whose Twister party game brought shoeless strangers achingly close to one another and made even the most spirited rounds of Scrabble seem comparatively tame, has died. He was 82. The inventor, who held 97 patents, died July 1 in a care...
  • Senate confirms Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary

    Senate confirms Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to confirm Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary, leaving two controversial choices pending to fill President Obama’s second-term Cabinet. Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., won a vote of...
  • Skelton: Proposition 39 fixes lawmakers' tax mistake

     
    This No vember, Californians have a chance to rectify a bad decision made by lawmakers in 2009, George Skelton writes in his Thursday column. The lawmakers, along with then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, "included a tax incentive for out-of-state...
  • Indian tribes, with more clout and money, find an ally in Obama

    Indian tribes, with more clout and money, find an ally in Obama
    WASHINGTON — At a July fundraiser in the elegant Mandarin Oriental hotel near Washington's Tidal Basin, President Obama met with some of his most steadfast supporters — two dozen political and business leaders eager to write sizable checks...