Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary

Michael Jackson's estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans make final preparations for gatherings to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop's death.

Police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett probe

Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a noose.

Ex-commando to be arraigned in death of suspected bomb-maker

A former U.S. Army commando will be arraigned this week in a long-simmering legal case that accuses him of killing a suspected bomb-maker in Afghanistan.

Republicans running out of time to OK NC budget on schedule

North Carolina Republicans leading the General Assembly aren't waiting much longer to pass a state budget, even without Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's blessing.

Sweltering heat sends 18 Fort Bragg soldiers to hospital

Rehearsing for a ceremony in high humidity and temperatures up to 95 degrees sent 18 soldiers at Fort Bragg in North Carolina to the hospital.

Repeal of tuition surcharge at UNC schools heads to governor

The General Assembly has decided that University of North Carolina system students shouldn't be subject to penalties that could cost them thousands of extra dollars to get their degrees.

Woodstock 50 may be back on at new venue

A smaller Woodstock 50 festival could possibly be held at an upstate New York harness track and casino.

Police say vandals wrote ‘Satan rules!’ on a NC church

North Carolina authorities say they caught two people vandalizing a Baptist church with caricatures of the devil and the phrase "Satan rules!"

UNC-Asheville drops fossil fuel investments

The University of North Carolina-Asheville has moved to divest a portion of its $50 million endowment away from fossil fuels.

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