Squatted trucks may soon be banned from North Carolina roadways if legislators have anything to say about it, but some local vehicle owners do not see the bill as effective or necessary.

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East Carolina athletics director Jon Gilbert said Wednesday he has been in daily contact with baseball coach Cliff Godwin and wants him to remain with the Pirates, but he also understands the process for Godwin after the coach was linked late last week to the LSU coaching vacancy.

Pradnya Akula, a junior tennis player at South Central High School, will be competing in the Class 4A Eastern Regional Tournament on Friday at Millbrook Exchange Park in Raleigh.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The East Carolina baseball team’s performance during NCAA super regional weekend would have been good enough at a lot of other places, but not at Vanderbilt. Not against the Commodores’ pitching tandem of Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter, who as many predicted, pitched like th…

China is America’s economic rival. The way capitalists deal with rivals is to compete. President Joe Biden vows to compete with this rival on the rival’s terms. He calls it “extreme competition.”

As the Senate returns to work and faces a fistful of thorny issues — from upgrading infrastructure to upholding voting rights — the ghost of a man named Jim Jeffords haunts the Capitol.

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One of the saddest things that happens when you raise cows is the death of newborn calves. Most often, mama cows are better at birthing and caring for their babies than you are, but things can go wrong. One time around midnight, a frustrated veterinarian told me that if people wanted to keep…

Four billion years ago, Connecticut lay deep in the molten mantle of Earth, its fragments seething as a thousand future boulders.

Several columns past, I took to my bully pulpit and excoriated men who are married with children for being fathers first and husbands a distant second (maybe even third behind sports fans). My point, for those of you who are behind the curve here, is that children don’t need fathers who are …

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Eleven U.S. mayors — from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma — have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program could work.

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Shocked by an Associated Press investigation into the loss and theft of military guns, the Pentagon's top general signaled Thursday that he will consider a “systematic fix” to how the armed services keep account of their firearms.

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In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes. And that's certainly an undercount.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Claudette dumped heavy rain across coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as it chugged inland Saturday, threatening flash floods and possibly tornadoes along its soggy course across the Southeast.

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HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court ordered the top editor of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and the head of its parent company held without bail Saturday in the first hearing since their arrest two days ago under the city's national security law.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won the country’s presidential election in a landslide victory Saturday, propelling the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position in a vote that appeared to see the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republ…