A former U.S. Army prosecutor who handled sexual-assault cases has been found guilty on rape charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg.
The Army issued a five-sentence statement Monday saying Maj. Erik J. Burris was found guilty on two charges of rape and forcible sodomy, and four charges of assault and disobeying an order.
A former North Carolina lawmaker originally convicted on federal charges involving theft and diverting funds and facing a retrial next month has pleaded guilty to a single count.
U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker announced Monday that former state Rep. Stephen LaRoque pleaded guilty to the theft of $150,000 from a federally funded rural development program he founded.
A top North Carolina school official says a change that describes children as on-track in their learning progress though they still need help is part of setting higher academic expectations.
Superior Court Judge Howard Manning Jr. held a hearing Wednesday to look into whether state education officials are obeying their constitutional obligation to give every North Carolina child the opportunity to have a sound, basic education.
Tobacco companies say they are being forced by a federal judge to inaccurately call themselves unscrupulous villains who continue to deceive the American public.
In an appeals court filing Wednesday, the industry says the statements ordered by the judge in a government lawsuit would only trigger public anger against the companies and should be scrapped.
A white former South Carolina police chief is expected to stand trial this week for murder in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man.
The indictment last month of Richard Combs drew comparisons to the Ferguson shooting and the chokehold death of a black man being arrested by police in New York.