All season long, the Carolina Panthers have been creating excitement, especially for some young fans lucky enough to get a touchdown ball. Hopefully more youngsters will get some precious pigskins Sunday in California. But the Super Bowl balls themselves have an interesting story.
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling a complex of two high-rise residential buildings where rescuers pulled out more than 160 people. More are still believed to be trapped inside.
A panel of federal judges has struck down two North Carolina majority black congressional districts, saying race was the predominant factor in drawing those lines but state legislators lacked the justification for doing so.
North Carolina's education department says it's cut $2.5 million from its budget and eliminated about 20 positions without tapping into new funds from the legislature earmarked to help early-grade children with reading.