Two workers killed in Wayne County industrial accident
Two workers killed in Wayne County industrial accidentTwo workers died and a third was injured Monday after an industrial accident at the SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc. plant in Wayne County.

Candidate filing for 2016 elections opens
Election 2016 graphicPolitical hopefuls can officially put their names on the ballot starting at noon Tuesday. Races on the 2016 ballot will include statewide races for governor and U.S. Senate as well as local races for the state legislature and county commissioners.

Deputy chief to lead Durham Police Department when Lopez retires
National Night OutDeputy Chief Larry Smith, a 27-year veteran of the Durham Police Department, will serve as interim police chief beginning Jan. 1, the city announced Tuesday.

US Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino
Philippines US KillingA Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country.

Stunned son struggles with Wilson mom's murder
Donna Lynne Davis"I'd have to say it's the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life, identify my mother's body," said David Franzwa after his mother was killed and a 16-year-old neighbor charged with her murder.


Report: Drug maker was focused on profits, not patients
Hepatitis DrugThe makers of a breakthrough drug for hepatitis C put profits before patients in pricing the $1,000 pill that cures the liver-wasting disease, Senate investigators said Tuesday.

Cuba imposes travel permit for doctors to limit brain drain
The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it is reimposing a hated travel permit requirement on many doctors, requiring them to get permission to leave the country in an attempt to counter a brain drain that it blames on the United States.

Express Scripts offers low-cost alternative to Turing drug
Express Scripts-Daraprim AlternativeThe nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager is muscling back into the debate over soaring drug costs by promoting a less-expensive alternative to a life-saving medicine with a list price of $750 per pill.

Scientists debate boundaries, ethics of human gene editing
Gene Editing News GuideRewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering — a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies.

Artist sucks up Beijing air to draw attention to air quality
China Cleaning Up the AirFor four hours every day, for 100 days, Chinese artist Wang Renzheng held up the attachment of an industrial vacuum cleaner to suck in Beijing's notoriously polluted air at various landmarks.


Tar Heels accomplishing goals en route to ACC Championship game
UNC builds big lead, beats NC State 45-34No. 8 North Carolina has come a long way since the first game in Bank of America Stadium and its seniors have come a long way from their first games as Tar Heels. Saturday's ACC Championship marks the culmination of both journeys for UNC.

ESPN: Okafor to get security guards
76ers-Okafor-Fight BasketballThe Philadelphia 76ers have decided that rookie Jahlil Okafor is at risk and needs a bodyguard when he's recent out in public, ESPN reported.

Bryant kicks off hoops goodbye tour in hometown of Philly
Pacers Lakers BasketballKobe Bryant's farewell tour begins in the city that loves and hates him.

Ravens return blocked field goal on last play, stun Browns
Ravens Browns FootballBrent Urban just wanted a chance to play. Will Hill wanted redemption.

UNC's Paige expected to return Tuesday against Maryland
UNC vs WoffordUniversity of North Carolina senior guard Marcus Paige is expected to make his season debut Tuesday night when the Tar Heels host Maryland at Dean E. Smith Center for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.


Taraji P. Henson lends hand to Keys' HIV & AIDS charity
People-Alicia Keys-Taraji P HensonTaraji P. Henson and Alicia Keys are joining forces to fight HIV and AIDS.

Network veteran, Nick News chief Linda Ellerbee retiring
TV-Linda EllerbeeLinda Ellerbee, a veteran newswoman who wrote an irreverent best-seller about her time on television and built a second career at Nickelodeon explaining tough stories to youngsters, says that she's signing off the air for good.

Drake is Spotify's most streamed artist of the year globally
Music-Spotify-End of YearSpotify users are clearly listening to Drake. The rapper was the most streamed artist of the year globally.

Bono on Paris attacks: Nothing's stopping us from going back
Paris Attacks-BonoBono says despite the deadly attacks in Paris last month, he believes Paris will remain strong and he is hoping U2's concert there this week moves the audience.

Gay Talese honored at 21 Club for classic Sinatra profile
Books Talese SinatraA half century after completing a magazine piece that had frustrated and disappointed him, Gay Talese was honored at the 21 Club for his landmark Esquire story on Frank Sinatra.