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.

Residents of contaminated town wary of government efforts

NAVASSA, N.C. (AP) -- In the little town of Navassa, work has always been hard and dirty. From antebellum rice plantations to Jim Crow-era fertilizer factories and more recently, a massive wood treatment plant, the community in the Gullah-Geechee corridor of coastal North Carolina has yielded the natural resources and back-breaking labor to make money for owners and corporations.

The Latest: Officers on hunt for looters, scam artists

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local): 1 p.m. South Carolina law officers say they're making arrests to stave off opportunistic criminals taking advantage of the suffering left by the state's flooding emergency. Police in Sumter say they're looking for a 48-year-old Lexington man who promised to do $2,000 worth of repair work, cashed an upfront check and disappeared.

Death Toll Rises From South Carolina Flooding

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- More deaths have been reported from the massive flooding in South Carolina. At a press conference on Saturday, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced that the death toll had risen to 19 in the state. She urged residents to stay at home since flash flood watches had been issued Saturday morning, saying it was "a good day to stay in and watch football and not get out on the roads.

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.

Would Rand Paul Pardon Edward Snowden?

(WASHINGTON) -- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul believes Edward Snowden deserves some punishment for leaking classified documents about government surveillance, though he says it should be less than what some of his fellow Republicans have called for against the former National Security Agency worker. During the convention of the Republican Liberty Caucus on Friday, a college student asked Paul whether he would pardon Snowden if elected president.