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GOP nominates Ryan as speaker, House set to OK budget deal

House Republicans have nominated Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan to become the chamber's next speaker.

SC officer fired after classroom confrontation video

The school resource officer at a South Carolina high school who was filmed tossing a teen from her desk and dragging her during an arrest has been fired, officials announced today.

Ex-Speaker Hastert pleads guilty to be sentenced in February

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded guilty in a hush-money case, in a deal with prosecutors that calls for him to serve up to six months in prison.

Injured football player’s helmet failed to register serious hit

A high school football player in California remains in an induced coma after suffering a hard hit during a game, school officials said.

Astronaut takes spacewalk right before setting US record

NASA's yearlong spaceman, Scott Kelly, is taking his first spacewalk just hours before setting a new US flight record.

Sheriff to decide if deputy keeps job after classroom arrest

A South Carolina sheriff's deputy who flipped a student backward in her desk and tossed her across the floor for refusing to leave math class could learn as soon as Wednesday whether he will be fired.

Man already camping out at Best Buy for Black Friday

Some people will line up to score deals days ahead of a big sale, and even though Black Friday is more than a month away, Kevin Sutton is already camped out at Best Buy -– but he's doing it to raise awareness about homelessness.

SC Student ‘Brutalized’ by Officer, Lawyer Says

The lawyer for the South Carolina student violently dragged out of her classroom by a school resource officer says the deputy "brutalized" his client, and criticized law enforcement for still not saying the officer's actions were wrong.

Russian police find half a ton of caviar in speeding hearse

Police in Russia's far east say they stopped a hearse speeding on a highway - only to find half a ton of caviar stashed inside.

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New Hanover Wildcats ready to right ship after below average spring season

The New Hanover Wildcats finished a football season with a record of .500 or worse for the first time in a decade in the pandemic-shortened season of the spring of 2021.

UNCW says no students have tried using fake vaccine cards to bypass testing requirements

As administrators prepare for the upcoming fall semester and COVID-19 continues to spread, college and university officials are met with a new challenge of detecting fake COVID-19 vaccination cards.

Suspect arrested after officer-involved shooting

The suspect then veered at the deputy as the suspect tried to hit the officer with his vehicle. Both WPD and NHCSO fired upon the suspect, striking him at least once.

Resort style rental property project proposed for the town of Navassa

A resort style rental community might be coming to the town of Navassa.