Democrat Rachel Hunt extended her lead over Republican Bill Brawley in Mecklenburg County’s last undecided legislative race when provisional ballots were counted Thursday. Brawley is asking for a recount.
Thomas Farr is expected to get a confirmation vote in the Senate before the end of the year. Twice nominated by President Donald Trump as a judge, he has been in limbo since advancing through committee.
UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt said the university has received thousands of responses from students, faculty, alumni and the public about what should be done with the toppled Silent Sam Confederate statue.
The first snowfall of the season lingered in the Northeast as thousands of exhausted commuters pointed their fingers at politicians and meteorologists for leaving them creeping along highways or stuck in mass transit hubs.
The federal public defender's office has asked for the release of 67 inmates at a federal prison in Kansas and plans to seek freedom for more than 150 others whose private conversations with attorneys were secretly recorded.
A hand recount began Friday in Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will cut short his participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Papua New Guinea just days after coming under criticism for skipping some regional meetings in Singapore.
A prominent Holocaust researcher says he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it waged a public campaign last year accusing him of slandering Poland's good name for research exploring Polish violence against Jews during World War II.
Communities near the Irish border that separates Britain and the EU are watching in apprehension as political chaos in London threatens to torpedo a Brexit deal that aims to keep the peace in the region.
A U.S. State Department official says Washington sees 'great promise' in developing energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean as ExxonMobil began exploratory drilling off Cyprus' southwestern coast.
A journalist close to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has defended her view that Korean women who were sent to Japanese wartime military brothels were not sex slaves, and accused a liberal-leaning newspaper of fabrication.