Field hockey: The Triangle’s Olympic sport

Chapel Hill’s Michelle Kasold is a rarity: An Olympian from North Carolina in field hockey. As Kasold heads to Rio for her second Olympics, she’s one of seven of the 16 players on the U.S. field-hockey team with ties to the area.

How entangled with Russia is Trump?

Vladimir Putin’s regime is saturating Europe with anti-Americanism, buying print and broadcast media, pliable journalists and other opinion leaders, and funding fringe political parties, think tanks and cultural institutions. (Putin is again following Hitler’s playbook; read Alan Furst’s historical novel “Mission to Paris,” set in pre-war France.) Putin is etching with acid a picture of America as ignorant, narcissistic and, especially, unreliable. Donald Trump validates every component of this indictment, even saying that the U.S. commitment to NATO’s foundational principle – an attack on one member is an attack on all – is not categorical.

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Videos

Fabulous Knobs to reunite after 27 years

The Fabulous Knobs will reunite at Raleigh Little Theater in August for the first time in 27 years. A wildly popular band in the Triangle in the early 1980s, they dissolved without breaking it big. Still, the region cherishes their beer-soaked memory. In this video, they rehearse "Love You No More" at the Pour House downtown.
Josh Shaffer jshaffer@newsobserver.com
Fabulous Knobs to reunite after 27 years 3:40

Fabulous Knobs to reunite after 27 years

Pokemon Go gets green light at Triangle companies 1:07

Pokemon Go gets green light at Triangle companies

NC Voter ID law overturned 1:37

NC Voter ID law overturned

Passenger on Charlotte flight charged with attacking flight crew 1:40

Passenger on Charlotte flight charged with attacking flight crew