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.

South Carolina floods leave a shared sense of memories lost

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Gills Creek flows past the Columbia Ballet School, and, a few miles downstream, a shop where people can pawn car titles to pay monthly bills. It fills lakes ringed with stately, white-columned homes worth nearly $1 million and snakes by a working-class apartment complex where locals say it's best to leave before dark.

Marchers Gather in D.C. for 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March

(WASHINGTON) -- Marchers in Washington D.C. mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. On Saturday, supporters of all different races and from all over celebrated 20 years since the 1995 march with a new march called, "Justice or Else." One of the speakers was Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who launched the original march. "We are still trying to get...civil rights," he told the crowd.

More Than 80 Killed in Pair of Explosions in Turkey

(ANKARA, Turkey) -- 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.

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.

President Obama Jokes About Kanye West's Presidential Bid at Fundraiser

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- On Saturday, President Obama offered up some playful advice for Kanye West, who has said he plans to run for president in 2020. "In a little while you are going to hear from a guy who is thinking about getting into politics," the president told 1,300 Democratic donors at a fundraiser inside the Warfield Theater in San Francisco. West was scheduled to perform at the DNC fundraising event.