Roberts wins Charlotte mayoral runoff

Former Mecklenburg County commissioner Jennifer Roberts won Tuesday's Democratic runoff for Charlotte mayor.  Unofficial precinct results show Roberts defeated incumbent Dan Clodfelter 54 percent to 46 percent. She will take on Republican Edwin Peacock in November.  Roberts tells Charlotte's Morning News that the short time frame until the general election isn't a big concern. "I'm very comfortable with the month we have. I served for many years as county commission chair.

New Charlotte mayor soon after Clodfelter runoff loss

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte will have a new mayor later this year after incumbent Dan Clodfelter lost in a Democratic primary runoff to the former head of the Mecklenburg County commissioners. Unofficial precinct results show Jennifer Roberts defeated Clodfelter on Tuesday, 54 percent to 46 percent. She will take on Republican Edwin Peacock in November.

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EAST COAST RAINSTORM UPDATE: Officials say some who evacuated over dam danger can return home COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Officials in South Carolina say it is now safe for some people to return to their homes after they evacuated this because of a dam that was expected to collapse. The Richland County sheriff says the Beaver Creek dam is now stabilized and it is safe for residents to return home.

Jury to Begin Deliberations in California Mother's Murder Trial

(SAN DIEGO) -- A California jury is set to begin deliberations Wednesday in the second trial of a woman accused of killing her husband. Julie Harper, 42, is charged with second-degree murder in the 2012 death of her husband Jason, a high school math teacher and volleyball coach. The judge for the San Diego stay-at-home mother's earlier case declared a mistrial after the jurors were deadlocked.

More Gazan Products Begin Flowing into Israel

(JERUSALEM) -- There are signs that Israel may be moving away from its 2007 policy of banning nearly all exports from Gaza -- a policy it implemented after the terrorist group Hamas took control of the coastal enclave.  Last year, Israel began allowing household Gazan exports to the West Bank. Later in March, Gazan tomatoes and eggplants were sold in Israel, and on Wednesday, more products began flowing in.

Axalta to Serve as Primary Sponsor of Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2016

(NEW YORK) -- Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday that Axalta Coatings Systems will serve as the primary sponsor of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Chevrolet SS for 13 Sprint Cup Series races annually, beginning in 2016. The company will also serve as a major associate sponsor during all non-primary events.   It's part of a contract extension between Axalta and Hendrick that will run through 2018.

Elon Musk's Surprising Advice on Running Two Companies

(NEW YORK) -- Most people don't have one CEO title, let alone two. Elon Musk, who runs both Tesla and SpaceX, was joined in the rare dual-CEO club this week when Jack Dorsey was named CEO of Twitter and said he will also continue to run his payments processing company, Square.

Google is latest tech giant to claim space in news

NEW YORK (AP) -- Technology giants -- Apple, Facebook, Snapchat and now Google -- want to take charge of how we get and see news on our phones. Google on Wednesday was the latest company to announce a news-focused tool that it says will speed how fast stories load after a Google search as reading news is increasingly something we do from a hand-held gadget.

Report: Stevie Wonder's Divorce Finalized

(NEW YORK) -- Stevie Wonder is officially single again. A Los Angeles judge this week signed off on the singer's divorce from his second wife, fashion designer Kai Millard Morris,  TMZ  reports. The two will share custody of their two sons, ages 14 and 10, and Wonder must pay 25 thousand dollars per month in child support. As part of the agreement, he may take the kids on tour with him on a limited basis.

How Scott Walker Has Been Spending His Days

(NEW YORK) -- It's been two weeks and two days since Scott Walker suspended his presidential campaign, and the former GOP contender -- who was once leading the polls in Iowa and gaining early support from the likes of the Koch brothers -- is settling back into his day job as governor of Wisconsin.