Johnson & Johnson on Friday recalled a single batch of its baby powder as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in one bottle bought online.
ATLANTA — A discarded security tag has caused a scare in downtown Atlanta.
The rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong continued.
CHARLOTTE — An animal rescue group says more than 300 birds crashed into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, killing about 100 of them.
FORT WORTH, Texas — A white police officer who killed a black woman inside her Texas home while responding to a neighbor’s call about an open front door “didn’t have time to perceive a threat” before he opened fire, an attorney for the woman’s family said.
National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law.
CAMP MACKALL — Deep in the dark North Carolina woods, a small white light flickers in the heavy underbrush. It’s after midnight and a soldier is taking a risk by turning on his headlamp to find his way.
NEW YORK — Boeing withheld key information about its 737 Max plane from pilots and safety officials, and regulators lacked the expertise to understand an automated flight system on the new plane that has been involved in two deadly crashes.
STOCKHOLM — If you’re reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank this year’s three winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries.
The NBA called off scheduled media sessions Wednesday for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers in Shanghai, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled.
WASHINGTON — Federal attorneys say a former North Carolina county commissioner has been arrested on charges of filing false tax returns and failing to file a federal tax return.
RALEIGH — A former North Carolina NAACP leader has softened his denial of sexual misconduct accusations, saying that while he never intentionally harassed anyone, he realized his actions “may have been received as sexual.”
RALEIGH — New North Carolina laws taking effect in October are designed to keep Uber and Lyft passengers safe, protect girls from sexual abuse and help people enter state-regulated trades.
CHARLOTTE — Oprah Winfrey stunned a packed Charlotte ballroom on Saturday by announcing a major donation to help more local minority students afford and succeed in college.
An inmate at Columbus Correctional Institution was stabbed to death late Saturday, prompting a lockdown at the eastern North Carolina prison, the N.C. Department of Public Safety said Sunday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — By the time drug enforcement agents swooped into his small medical office in Martinsville, Virginia, in 2017, Dr. Joel Smithers had prescribed about a half a million doses of highly addictive opioids in two years.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Buoyed by a favorable ruling this month involving legislative districts, North Carolina voters sued again on Friday to overturn the state's congressional map, alleging Republican state lawmakers manipulated lines to maximize GOP seats.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Antonio Brown says he is finished with the NFL.
NEW YORK — John Keenan, the police official who led New York City’s manhunt for the “Son of Sam” killer and eventually took a case-solving confession from David Berkowitz, has died.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — From evacuating hundreds of thousands of people from the coast to live TV coverage in the shrieking wind and rain, 1989’s Hurricane Hugo might have been the first U.S. storm of the modern age.
SOUTHERN PINES — North Carolina authorities are searching for a suspect they say stole a car with a 2-year-old child inside while the toddler's mother was making a food delivery for an online service.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Even though most seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible, it isn’t always easy — especially for those facing mobility issues. But organizations like Habitat for Humanity are helping make existing homes more senior-friendly.
RALEIGH — The new election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District seat — required because last year’s contest was deemed tainted by a Republican political operative’s ballot collection efforts — is expected to cost taxpayers more than $1.2 million, the State Board of Elections said Friday.
RALEIGH — Allegations of flagrant absentee ballot fraud in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District have thrown the Election Day results of one of the nation’s last unresolved midterm congressional races into question.
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Supreme Court is re-evaluating whether forcing sex offenders to be perpetually tracked by GPS-linked devices, sometimes for the rest of their lives, is justified or a Constitution-violating unreasonable search.
RALEIGH — Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina’s flagship university.
RALEIGH — North Carolina legislative Republicans on Thursday advanced their goal of permanently requiring voters to show photo identification — a proposal previously thwarted this decade by veto and federal judges who declared a similar mandate racially discriminatory.
GASTONIA — A Belmont woman who served as a White House secretary and staff assistant for seven U.S. presidents has died.
BRYSON CITY — Nicole Parton tears up and her voice shakes when she talks about the bullying endured by her 11-year-old son, whose photo was taken while he was in a school restroom stall and shared on social media.
HIGH POINT — It was the Pizza Hut break-in heard ‘round the world.