North Carolina Republican says he hired consultant at heart of fraud probe

(Reuters) – The North Carolina Republican embroiled in a vote fraud controversy said on Friday he hired the political operative at the center of a probe into possible absentee ballot irregularities in a disputed U.S. congressional election. North Carolina’s board of election has refused to certify Republican candidate Mark Harris as the winner of the Nov. 6 vote for a […]

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North Carolina Dem McCready retracts concession as GOP signals possible support for new House election

Possible voter fraud probed in tight NC House race It’s been nearly a month since North Carolina voters cast their ballots for the 9th Congressional District, but officials are still holding off on certifying the winner amid an investigation of possible voter fraud pertaining to absentee ballots. North Carolina Republican Party officials are signaling that they might support a new […]

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U.S. lawmaker cites 'real fraud' in North Carolina race, demands hearing

(Reuters) – A Democratic U.S. congressman on Wednesday called for an emergency hearing into claims of fraud in a North Carolina election, where the state is probing alleged improper handling of ballots by political operatives. Almost a month after Republican Mark Harris declared victory in his North Carolina race for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, the state’s […]

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Volkswagen eyes North American expansion, just days after GM closures

First on FOX: Volkswagen North America CEO says regaining trust is the Volkswagen CEO of the North America Region Hinrich J. Woebcken unveils VW’s latest vehicles and responds to diesel controversy with FOX Business’ Jeff Flock. Volkswagen reportedly said Wednesday it’s looking for a new North American production facility, which it will use to build electric vehicles, just days after […]

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Nearly 30 detained by North Carolina police after surrounding ICE van to protect undocumented man

North Carolina police arrested 27 people Friday for trying to prevent an Immigration and Customs Enforcement van from leaving with a Mexican man during an immigration appointment. Samuel Oliver-Bruno, an undocumented Mexican national, arrived at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in Morrisville at 8:45 a.m. for a biometrics scan, according to Alerta Migratoria, an immigrants rights advocacy organization in North Carolina. The […]

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North Dakota gives oil industry more flexibility on flaring

North Dakota regulators have decided not to change targets for capturing the natural gas produced from oil drilling. The goal is set to increase in November from 85 percent to 88 percent. The Industrial Commission was to consider postponing that by two years but instead voted Tuesday to give the oil industry more flexibility to meet gas flaring regulations. Continue […]

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North Carolina commission latest to approve utility merger

The North Carolina Utilities Commission has approved the proposed merger of troubled South Carolina utility SCANA with Dominion Energy. The utilities announced the commission's approval in a news release Monday. The merger remains contingent upon approval from the Public Service Commission of South Carolina. Continue Reading Below Previously, the merger had received approval from a number of agencies, including the […]

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North Korean mystery weapons test creates possibility of military confrontation with US

North Korea says it has tested ‘ultramodern tactical weapon’ State media release photo of Kim Jong Un inspecting the alleged test site; Greg Palkot details the report. North Korea’s surprise announcement Friday that dictator Kim Jong Un has supervised the test of an unspecified “high-tech tactical weapon” means that a potential military confrontation between the U.S. and the North over […]

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North Korea's stable exchange rates confound economists

FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, North Korean customers get assistance at a supermarket in Pyongyang, North Korea. One of the biggest mysteries among North Korea economy watchers is how the country has managed to maintain stable exchange rates despite intense sanctions, political tensions and a swelling trade imbalance. The North claims it simply shows how strong […]

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Community mourns North Carolina teacher authorities say was killed by Mexican cartel

A Spanish teacher from North Carolina who has been missing in Mexico since late October was reportedly killed by the Sinaloa cartel, according to Mexican authorities. Patrick Braxton-Andrew, 34, was last seen Oct. 28 when he left his hotel for a walk in the small mountain mining village of Urique, about 450 miles southwest of Juárez. Investigators believe Braxton-Andrew was killed by a narco-trafficker from […]

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