ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper began his long-planned bid to become governor Monday evening, telling a crowd of supporters the state has traveled down a path of income inequality and poorly-funded public education under Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's leadership and it's time to turn things around.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- A Conway man will serve almost 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in the shooting deaths of his parents at a Myrtle Beach hotel. Local media outlets report that 23-year-old Alexander Gray Turner entered the plea Monday and was sentenced to 47 years in prison.
Steve Spurrier is retiring from South Carolina after doing exactly what he said he wanted to when he took the job: Accomplish things that had never been done before in Columbia. The Gamecocks didn't win their first Southeastern Conference title, but in 11 seasons under Spurrier, he became the winningest coach in program history. South Carolina reached the SEC title game for the first time and had three straight 11-win seasons.
(NEW YORK) -- One of the biggest Halloween attractions in New York is the Great Jack-o'-Lantern Blaze, which takes over a historic riverside colonial estate. More than 7,000 hand carved jack-o'-lanterns are set up in theatrical displays across the sweeping grounds of Van Cortlandt Manor in the village of Croton-on-Hudson. From giant spider webs made out of pumpkins to dinosaur skeletons and court jesters, a whole array of characters comes to life.
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. military aircraft airdropped 50 tons of small arms ammunition to vetted Syrian rebel groups Sunday, marking the start of the Obama administration's shift away from the stalled effort to train moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS and instead support existing rebel groups directly with supplies and weapons. "Coalition forces conducted an airdrop Sunday in northern Syria to resupply local counter-ISIL ground forces as they conduct operations against ISIL," said Col.
(BOSTON) -- Superstar quarterback Tom Brady swears by his personal trainer and business partner, Alex Guerrero. Brady credits Guerrero for helping to keep him on the field. And the four-time Super Bowl champion is standing by his fitness guru, amid a Boston magazine report about Guerrero's past, that the Federal Trade Commission sued Guerrero over his false claims about dietary supplements in an infomercial.
(NEW YORK) -- Playboy is covering up. Starting next year, the magazine will no longer feature nudity, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. announced. The magazine, established by Hugh Hefner, has featured sexy centerfolds and unclothed celebrities since its 1953 debut, serving as a key driver of the sexual revolution. The groundbreaking magazine has shown women unclothed and unashamed, some unknown, some famous, some looking to be famous once more.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twitter is laying off up to 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money. The cutbacks announced Tuesday could equate to about 8 percent of Twitter's workforce of 4,100 people.
(NEW YORK) -- Singers Charlie Puth and Joe Jonas were on hand Tuesday on ABC's Good Morning America to announce the first group of nominees in six categories for this year's American Music Awards.
(WASHINGTON) -- Draft Biden, the super-PAC urging Joe Biden to run for president, released a new ad Tuesday that will run before the first Democratic debate, which the vice president is not scheduled to attend. The ad, titled "Never Quit," replaces the emotional spot featuring the story of Biden's personal experience with tragedy after the death of his first wife, Neilia, and 1-year-old daughter Naomi in a 1972 car crash.