LOCAL NEWS

Berry scores 26 points and Carolina defeats Butler 92-80
NCAA_Butler_North_Carolina_Basketball_58597North Carolina expects strong offensive performances from junior leaders Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II, but Luke Maye provided an unexpected bonus.

No repeal for Obamacare is defeat for Trump, 'sigh of relief' for Democrats
APTOPIX_Congress_Health_Overhaul_98451President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly -- after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law.

Ex-roommate charged with murder of Fayetteville woman
Jeffrey Lynne McKinnon, Jr.Cumberland County police arrested and charged Jeffrey Lynne McKinnon, Jr. with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Jennifer Foxx, who was found Tuesday morning near her Fayetteville home.

Two Fayetteville children are missing and considered endangered
Missing Fayettevile childrenGenesis Freeman, 4 days old, and Serenity Freeman, 2 years old, are missing and considered endangered, according to Fayetteville police.

Durham woman is reunited with missing wedding dress
Natalie GelbertThe Durham woman, whose husband accidentally donated her wedding dress, now has her dress back.



HEALTH NEWS

House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill
Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders.

How the House GOP health care bill compares to Obama-era law
Congress_Health_Overhaul_90567The House health care bill repeals major parts of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or ACA, as Republicans push to scale back the federal government's role in health care.

No repeal for Obamacare is a defeat for Trump, 'sigh of relief' for Democrats
APTOPIX_Congress_Health_Overhaul_98451President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly -- after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law.

Winners and losers in House Republican health plan
Congress_Health_Overhaul_73649The old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed Friday to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The rich and the almost rich didn't do so well.

Vegas doctor, 93, convicted in opioid pill mill conspiracy
A 93-year-old Las Vegas doctor faces up to 30 years in prison after he was convicted of illegally writing prescriptions for oxycodone and other painkillers that ended up in the hands of drug addicts and dealers.

SPORTS NEWS

Berry scores 26 points and Carolina defeats Butler 92-80
NCAA_Butler_North_Carolina_Basketball_58597North Carolina expects strong offensive performances from junior leaders Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II, but Luke Maye provided an unexpected bonus.

Drive Thru Hot Takes: Panthers better not screw up draft
Drive Thru Take 032417Lauren Brownlow and Joe Ovies catch up on the interesting week in Panther's news.

Panthers sign RB Jonathan Stewart to one-year contract extension
StewartThe Carolina Panthers have signed veteran running back Jonathan Stewart to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Friday morning.

Highlights: NC State downs No. 1 Louisville, 3-1
Highlights: NC State downs No. 1 Louisville, 3-1NC State opened up a key conference baseball series against No. 1 ranked Louisville Friday with a 3-1 win.

Kyle Larson claims pole at Fontana, edging Denny Hamlin
NASCAR_Fontana_Auto_Racing_89258Although Kyle Larson has been in second place for most of this NASCAR season, nobody could catch him in qualifying at Fontana.



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane
People_Harrison_Ford_86885Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard, according to an audio recording released Friday.

Trump delivers his news to newspaper reporters
Trump_Health_Overhaul_27779President Donald Trump went old school on Friday, calling reporters from The Washington Post and The New York Times to announce that he had ordered a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare pulled from consideration in the House when it became clear there weren't enough votes for passage.

TCM Classic Film Fest dedicated to late host Robert Osborne
People_Robert_Osborne_00140Turner Classic Movies will continue memorializing Robert Osborne at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles next month.

Man charged in theft of Legend's bag, $25K cufflinks at JFK
Authorities have cuffed a man charged with stealing Grammy winner John Legend's Louis Vuitton bag containing $25,000 Cartier cufflinks from an airport luggage cart in New York.

Are 'gay moments' in 'Beauty' and 'Power Rangers' progress?
Film_Gay_Moments_38573A hug. A wink. A dance. A non-answer. These are the so-called gay moments in a handful of recent high-profile studio movies that have sparked both rapturous celebration and startling backlash.