North Carolina attorney general kicks off run for governor

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper began his long-planned bid to become governor Monday evening, telling a crowd of supporters the state has traveled down a path of income inequality and poorly-funded public education under Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's leadership and it's time to turn things around.

Greensboro deputies investigate delivery man's death

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Guilford County sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting death of a restaurant delivery man earlier this week. Multiple media outlets reported that 30-year-old Bakri Khidir Mohamed Khidir of Greensboro was shot to death shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Capt. George Moore says someone called Olivia's Italian Restaurant and placed an order to be delivered to what turned out to be a vacant house.

Inspection records: Failed Richland dams had flaws for years

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina officials have released records that show that most of the dams in Richland County that broke in this month's torrential rains had been cited repeatedly in state inspection reports for deficiencies. The State newspaper ( ) reports 17 community dams have failed in Richland County since Oct. 4, including 15 regulated by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Watch a Dazzling Halloween Display of 7,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns

(NEW YORK) -- One of the biggest Halloween attractions in New York is the Great Jack-o'-Lantern Blaze, which takes over a historic riverside colonial estate. More than 7,000 hand carved jack-o'-lanterns are set up in theatrical displays across the sweeping grounds of Van Cortlandt Manor in the village of Croton-on-Hudson. From giant spider webs made out of pumpkins to dinosaur skeletons and court jesters, a whole array of characters comes to life.

US Airdrops Ammunition to Syrian Rebels

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. military aircraft airdropped 50 tons of small arms ammunition to vetted Syrian rebel groups Sunday, marking the start of the Obama administration's shift away from the stalled effort to train moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS and instead support existing rebel groups directly with supplies and weapons. "Coalition forces conducted an airdrop Sunday in northern Syria to resupply local counter-ISIL ground forces as they conduct operations against ISIL," said Col.

'Behind the Seams' at Bridal Fashion Week

(NEW YORK) -- Bridal Fashion Week is heating up and each year it gets bigger and glitzier. This year is no exception, largely due to an exponential growth of interest in bridal gowns and bridal couture. 21st Century Brides is committing two, or even three gowns, for their big day. Kleinfeld Bridal has long been synonymous with bridal fashion and it is almost always a stop on the gown hunt for any discerning bride-to-be.

Dell buying EMC in $67 billion bet on data storage

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dell is buying data storage company EMC for $67 billion in a huge bet on a segment of technology that has proven to be more profitable than the slumping personal computer market. The acquisition announced Monday marks Dell's latest attempt to lessen its dependence on the PC industry that it helped pioneer as demand for desktop and laptop machines weakens amid the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets.

Janet Jackson Tops Billboard 200 with "Unbreakable"

(NEW YORK) -- Janet Jackson is back on top with her new album, Unbreakable . Unbreakable has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart . It's Jackson's seventh album to reach that milestone. Unbreakable sold 109 thousand copies and 116 thousand equivalent album units for the week ending Thursday. The latter figure considers streams and digital downloads of album tracks.

5 Candidates and 5 Things They Need to Prove at the First Democratic Debate

(LAS VEGAS) -- It's finally here -- the 2016 Democratic presidential candidates are just hours away from their first debate, and the pressure is on. Five candidates are meeting Tuesday night under the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip, but it's up to them to make sure the event isn't lackluster. Democrats need to show they can bring as much excitement, energy and passion to the race as Republicans.