More development could be coming to midtown Charlotte

According to a city memo released Friday, Pappas Properties has asked the city of Charlotte for public money to help redevelop the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association building and surrounding land. The property is just outside the Interstate 277 loop in midtown, an area that is already booming with new development. The memo stated Pappas Properties has plans to build residential units, retail and office buildings and a hotel on the property.

Governor, environment chief praise court ruling on waterways

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Gov. Pat McCrory is praising an appeals court ruling that blocked a new federal rule involving small streams, wetlands and other waterways. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday put the regulations on hold nationwide until the jurisdiction of lawsuits challenging them is resolved. McCrory's state environmental department is among states that have filed legal complaints against the rule.

Bill Cosby to Be Deposed Friday Amid Mounting Sexual Assault Accusations

(LOS ANGELES) -- Bill Cosby is set to be deposed Friday for the first time since a growing number of sexual abuse allegations have emerged against the actor. "In any deposition, we are permitted to ask any question that is relevant and that is reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence," said Gloria Allred, the high-profile civil rights lawyer who will be deposing Cosby.

More Than 80 Killed in Pair of Explosions in Turkey

(ANKARA) -- More than 80 people were killed Saturday morning in twin explosions at a train station in Turkey's capital. Turkey's Health Minister announced a death toll of 86, with 186 more injured as of Saturday morning. Twenty-eight of those hurt were in critical condition. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the bombings. In July, however, 33 people were killed in southern Turkey in an attack that was blamed on ISIS militants.

Scoreboard Roundup -- 10/9/15

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners. AMERICAN LEAGUE Kansas City 5, Houston 4 Texas 6, Toronto 4  14 Innings NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 4, Chi Cubs 0 N-Y Mets 3, L.A.

Twitter Reportedly Expecting Layoffs Next Week

(NEW YORK) -- Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey just started his new job with the social media site and there's already talk about layoffs. Multiple reports from sources within the company say a new plan to downsize the company will include layoffs coming up potentially within the next week. According to the New York Times , the plan also includes stopping the expansion of the company headquarters in San Francisco.

New California law extends privacy rights to electronic data

NEW YORK (AP) -- California will require police to get a court order before they can search messages, photos and other digital data stored on phones or company servers in the nation's most-populous state. Civil-liberties advocates called the new law that takes effect Jan. 1 an important advance and said it highlights the need for similar protections at the national level. The California Electronic Communications Privacy Act was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann Says She'll Have Heart Surgery

(NEW YORK) -- Although her mini-stroke disqualified her from further competition on ABC's  Dancing with the Stars , Kim Zolciak-Biermann has   said she's thankful it revealed she had a small hole in her hear. The  Don't Be Tardy  star is also going to undergo surgery to correct it.  "I have one of the top cardiologists in the country, who's amazing," Zolciak told  E! News  of the already scheduled surgery.

President Obama Talks Trans-Pacific Partnership in Weekly Address

(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama used his weekly address to tout the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Saturday. "With this Trans-Pacific Partnership, we are writing the rules for the global economy.  America is leading in the 21st century.  Our workers will be the ones who get ahead.  Our businesses will get a fair deal.