Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly returned to practice for the first time since suffering a concussion in the Carolina's season-opening win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The four-year pro spent four weeks in the NFL's concussion protocol and missed three games before being cleared to return. The Panthers had a bye last week and travel to play Seattle on Sunday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The country's largest furniture maker and retailer plans to expand in North Carolina with about 450 jobs after the state on Tuesday promised tax breaks of more than $5 million. Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. planned to add the jobs to its current 1,100 employees after a North Carolina panel overseeing the state's largest business incentive program approved the tax break.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina wants to go to trial before the federal government in the Charleston church shootings as it seeks the death penalty for Dylann Roof. "That is our preference," state prosecutor Scarlett Wilson wrote in a letter late last week to U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel, who is presiding over the federal case. "I appreciate any consideration you may give us in this regard.
(MILWAUKEE) -- A jury in Milwaukee, Wis., has sided Tuesday with two police officers in a civil case that claimed a gun store bore some responsibility in the illegal sale of a gun that was later used in their shooting.
(WASHINGTON) -- On the same day Israeli security footage captured a brutal attack at the hands of a Palestinian terrorist on the streets of Jerusalem, Washington appears reluctant to take sides in the flareup of violence. The footage shows a white car appear out of nowhere, ramming full speed into 3 pedestrians at a bus stop. The attacker is not done, according to the footage.
(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Cubs have won the National League Division Series (NLDS), ending the St. Louis Cardinals' season. In Tuesday night's game, the Cubs beat the Cardinals 6-4. The Cubs will advance to the National League Championship Series (NLCS) where they will face either the Los Angeles Dodgers or the New York Mets. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio.
(NEW YORK) -- Anxious investors pushed down the markets a bit. The Dow fell 50 points, the NASDAQ gave up 42 and the S&P closed down 14. The sixth time was the charm for the King of Beers. Miller's finallys aid yes, in principle, to a takeover from the maker of Budweiser, Anheuser Busch-InBev. The proposed 106 billion dollar deal could create the world's biggest bear company. SAB Miller jumped 9 percent after the announcement.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter boss Jack Dorsey, the newly anointed savior of the quirky but troubled microblogging service, is the latest in a long line of tech company founders who've been called back to revive their wayward startups. After co-founding Twitter in 2006 and serving a previous two-year stint as CEO, Dorsey returned to the top job last week. His first moves: slashing staff and touting new features intended to draw in more users.
(NEW YORK) -- Lamar Odom has been hospitalized. The former NBA star was found unconscious at the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nev., ABC News has confirmed. According to the Nye County Sheriff's Office, Odom was unresponsive when medics arrived at 3:34 p.m. local time. Odom was first brought to Desert View Hospital but then immediately transported by Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Ambulance to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas for further treatment.
(LAS VEGAS) -- Hillary Clinton took on Sen. Bernie Sanders for his stance on guns at the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, saying he was "not at all" tough on guns. The debate's moderator, Anderson Cooper, asked Clinton if the Vermont senator was tough enough on guns. "No, not at all," Clinton responded --- coming out of the gate strong on one of the only issues where she is considered to the left of Sanders.