LOCAL NEWS

Probability of tropical storm for Memorial Day weekend increases
7-Day ForecastWarm, sunny weather is expected to prevail in the Triangle for the next few days, but rain could move in to put a damper on Memorial Day weekend festivities.

Obama: World leaders rightfully 'rattled' by Trump
Obama Japan G7 SummitPresident Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs.

Motorcyclist killed in crash on U.S. 401 near Rolesville
Rolesville crashAll northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 401, also known as Louisburg Road, were closed Wednesday night following a motorcycle accident.

Vets: Alternative to VA hospitals has long waits, payment problems
Fayetteville VA Medical CenterTwo years after the Department of Veterans Affairs rolled out the Veterans Choice Program to improve veterans' access to physicians, veterans and others say the new system is plagued by long waits, unpaid bills and general confusion.

Lenovo reports bigger loss than expected, 3% revenue drop
Lenovo   Lenovo, the world's largest PC manufacturer, reports its first annual loss in six years as revenues decline 3 percent. The company cites several reasons for the drop, including a huge decline in smartphone sales as well as internal "operational issues," in the words of Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing. Meanwhile, its Triangle-based server group gets a new name.



HEALTH NEWS

UN health agency gets OK for revamp of emergency response
Switzerland WHO AssemblyStung by failures in its response to Ebola, the World Health Organization is revamping how it responds to emergencies to become nimbler, more reactive and more operational in "one of the most profound transformations" ever at the U.N. health agency.

South Carolina Governor signs 20-week abortion ban
Abortion Ban-South CarolinaRepublican Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation Wednesday that immediately outlaws most abortions in South Carolina at 20 weeks beyond fertilization.

VA restored benefits to 4,200 veterans wrongly declared dead
A Florida congressman says the Veterans Administration cut off the benefits of more 4,200 people nationwide after they were wrongly declared dead.

Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect
Zika Birth DefectAs the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question has persisted: What is the chance that an infected pregnant woman will have a baby with these defects?

AGs: Pelvic mesh implants caused dire complications
Dawna Hankins was scheduled to have a partial hysterectomy in 2008 when her doctor suggested implanting a vaginal mesh device at the same time to deal with minor incontinence.

SPORTS NEWS

Late FSU runs puts NC State in early pool play hole
NC State falls to Florida State in ACC openerWith the game tied late, No. 4 seed Florida State took control, scoring four runs in the eighth inning of an eventual 7-3 win over No. 5 NC State to open pool play at the ACC Baseball Tournament at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

RailHawks, Town of Cary finalize multi-year lease for WakeMed Soccer Park
WakeMed Soccer ParkThe Carolina RailHawks will remain at WakeMed Soccer Park for the next three years, and probably beyond.

Tar Heels' Final Four return a product of 23 years of 'buildup'
UNC Men's lacrosseThe North Carolina men's lacrosse team makes its first Final Four appearance in 23 years Saturday. For the Tar Heels, the trip is a culmination of all the times the team got close, but failed to advance past the first or second round of the tournament.

Parsons, Martin, Hendrick selected to NASCAR Hall of Fame
Rick HendrickTo Benny Parsons, auto racing was everything.

Shaffer HR helps Bulls to 5-3 win in Toledo
Record crowd turns out for Bulls game on 4th of JulyA two-run home run by Richie Shaffer in a three-run fifth inning Wednesday helped lift the Durham Bulls past the Toledo Mud Hens, 5-3.



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

The Latest: Concert shooting victim is critical but stable
APTOPIX Concert ShootingThe Latest on a fatal shooting inside a New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform (all times local):

Gun supporters claim Katie Couric documentary deceptive
Gun rights activists featured in a new documentary on the issue hosted by Katie Couric say it utilizes deceptive editing to misrepresent their response to a question from the news anchor.

Dierks Bentley goes dark on his new relationship record
Music Dierks BentleyCountry star Dierks Bentley may be known for his boozy party songs like "Drunk On a Plane" or "5-1-5-0," but as a singer, he loves going dark.

Johnny Depp's wife files for divorce in Los Angeles
Johnny Depp-DivorceJohnny Depp's wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage.

The Weeknd, Belly cancel Kimmel performance because of Trump
The Weeknd-Belly-TrumpR&B singer The Weeknd and rapper Belly have canceled their performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" because Donald Trump was set to appear on the episode.