As the city's bus service prepares to hike commuter fares by 50 percent, Raleigh continues to spend $1 million each year operating a free downtown circulator bus that serves far fewer riders than other transit routes.
Wake commissioners will hire a consultant to update a 2011 county plan for rail transit and more buses - possibly in time for voters to decide in October 2015 whether to adopt a half-cent sales tax to pay for transit investments.
Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
Weather forecasts for the Triangle called for a stormy week. Monday fulfilled the forecast early, starting with downpours and minor flooding in Durham, Raleigh and Cary on Monday. Some parts of the Triangle saw up to 4 inches of rain. And thunderstorms...