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McCarthy Abruptly Withdraws Candidacy For House Speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no warning, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew Thursday from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House, shocking fellow Republicans just before voting was to begin and plunging Congress' GOP leadership into chaos.

Heavy Rains Bring End To Drought Across North Carolina

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The latest report from state monitor shows North Carolina is officially drought free.

Additional Rain To Aim At The Carolinas This Weekend

(AccuWeather)--Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.

Receding Floodwaters Lead To Homecoming Heartbreak

SUMMERTON, S.C. (AP) -- The pungent stench of mildew greeted Asiah Lewis when she came home to her apartment, her footsteps making squishing sounds on the carpet...

Food Aid In Jeopardy For More North Carolina Healthy Adults

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina legislature wants certain unemployed adults to meet work or training requirements again or miss out on food stamp benefits.

VW Executive Apologizes But Says Scandal Not His Fault

WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen's top U.S. executive apologized Thursday as the emissions-rigging scandal engulfing the world's largest automaker deepened and members of Congress said the company violated the public's trust.

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