Charlotte mall evacuated for possible carbon monoxide

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A shopping mall in Charlotte was evacuated and four people were taken to hospitals because of possible monoxide poisoning. The Charlotte Fire Department said firefighters were called to SouthPark Mall around 9 p.m. Thursday because of hazardous conditions. Capt. Jackie Gilmore said on the department's Twitter account that firefighters were monitoring carbon monoxide levels. Forty firefighters responded. There was no immediate indication of what caused the problem.

Cooper appears ready to announce run for N Carolina governor

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) -- It looks like North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is finally ready to make his formal declaration that he's running for governor next year. Cooper's campaign committee said Friday the Democrat is poised to give a "special announcement" Monday evening in his native Nash County. Cooper has been saying for more than a year he was preparing for a bid for governor.

The Latest: Unclear when boil-water advisory will lift

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local): 12:15 p.m. While Columbia officials are confident they will not lose water service, they can't say when most of the city's 375,000 customers will be able to stop boiling water before they drink it.

Campus Shooting Came After Fight Between Two Groups of Students

(FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.) -- A fight that broke out between two groups of students at Northern Arizona University's Flagstaff campus left one person dead and three hospitalized after one of the students shot the others with a handgun. The shooter has been identified as Steven Jones, an 18-year-old freshman at the school, who has been taken into custody by campus police, according to NAU police chief Greg Fowler.

Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha Acquitted of All Charges

(NEW YORK) -- Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted Friday of three counts stemming from an incident outside a New York City nightclub earlier this year. The Atlanta Hawks forward was arrested in April outside the nightclub, where former New York Knicks player Chris Copeland had been stabbed. Sefolosha had nothing to do with the stabbing but was charged with resisting arrest, obstruction and disorderly conduct.

Microsoft HoloLens: What's Next for Mixed Reality Headset

(NEW YORK) -- Ever since Microsoft's HoloLens was first shown off in January, the mixed reality headset has generated buzz and ideas for how the technology can be used. Now, Microsoft is gearing up for a crucial next step for leveraging the potential of HoloLens by letting developers get their hands on the technology.

Jack Black Reveals Dark Past, Drug Abuse in New Interview

(NEW YORK) -- Jack Black has built a career on making people laugh, but in the latest edition of  Parade  magazine, he reveals that his childhood was anything but happy. The 46-year-old actor's parents divorced when he was just 10 years old, he tells the magazine, adding the turmoil he experienced during that period led to a number of problems, including substance abuse. "I was having a lot of troubles with cocaine.

By the Numbers — Cruz Campaign Raises $12.2 Million in Third Quarter

(WASHINGTON) -- Despite a summer that's often seen him trailing in the polls and eclipsed by candidates like Donald Trump and Ben Carson, Ted Cruz's campaign amassed a financial haul of $12.2 million in the last three months. Of the candidates who have revealed their latest fundraising numbers, Cruz is second only to Ben Carson. Carson raised $20 million in the last three months. Rand Paul raised $2.5 million.