In the realm of power rankings and probabilities, it's just about a 50-50 shot Duke, North Carolina or N.C. State makes the Final Four. Statistically speaking, it's a coin flip. Practically speaking, it's going to happen. It has to happen.
The House overwhelmingly approves sweeping changes to the Medicare system. The measure would establish a new formula for paying doctors and end a problem that has bedeviled the nation’s health care system for more than a decade. It would also increase premiums for some higher income beneficiaries and extend a popular health insurance program for children.
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NC State officials and university Greek Life leaders will begin a thorough review of the university’s Greek system in direct response to recent incidents that led to the suspension of two fraternities, including Pi Kappa Phi on Wednesday.
UNC-Chapel Hill trustees hear from students, professors and alumni who argued the pros and cons of renaming Saunders Hall, named for a Ku Klux Klan leader. Student activists also want a plaque of historic context added to the famed Silent Sam statue of a Confederate soldier on campus.
The U.S. government and major business leaders are renewing their call on the Thai government to crack down on slavery in its fishing fleets, and to punish people who force migrant workers to catch seafood that can end up in the United States.
The state Occupational Safety and Health Division now has called in a structural engineer with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration as it tries to determine why an elevator-like scaffolding system known as a mast climber ripped from the side of the 11-story Charter Square building.
Saudi Arabia began airstrikes Wednesday against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen, vowing that the Sunni kingdom will do “anything necessary” to restore a deposed government that has been routed by the Iranian-backed group.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl dodges a legal bullet when the Army charges him with desertion but refrains from accusing him of a capital crime. He will also be court-martialed on charges of endangering the safety of other soldiers and improper conduct with the Taliban, which captured him in 2009 and held him captive for almost 5 years.
Dean Smith left each of the varsity letterman he coached at North Carolina $200 for a “dinner out,” according to a letter one of his attorneys sent to his former players that was posted to Twitter on Thursday.
Perhaps nothing about UNC’s game against Wisconsin on Thursday in an NCAA tournament West Regional semifinal will be as challenging as defending Frank Kaminsky, who’s among the front-runners for national player of the year.