Roberts wins Charlotte mayoral runoff

Former Mecklenburg County commissioner Jennifer Roberts has won Tuesday's Democratic runoff for Charlotte mayor.  At 9:30pm, with all but a handfull of precincts counted, Roberts has an insurmountable lead of nearly 10 percentage points over current Mayor Dan Clodfelter, 54% to 45%. Roberts finished first in the Democratc primary last month, but fell short of an outright victory. She'll face Republican Edwin Peacock in the November general election.

No criminal charges in fatal wreck involving Belmont vehicle

BELMONT, N.C. (AP) -- Police have announced that no criminal charges will be filed in a fatal wreck involving a city of Belmont truck. Belmont Interim Police Chief Basil Marett says 47-year-old Eddie R. Pullen of Gastonia was killed Friday morning when a pickup truck he was a passenger in collided with utility poles being hauled by a city of Belmont truck, The Gaston Gazette (http://bit.

Cowpens woman accused in boyfriend's fatal stabbing

COWPENS, S.C. (AP) -- A Spartanburg County woman has been arrested and accused of fatally stabbing her live-in boyfriend. The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office tells local media that 26-year-old Lindsey E. Wilson of Cowpens was charged Tuesday with murder after the death of 37-year-old Shannon E. Revels. Revels called 911 Monday night, telling deputies who arrived inside the couple's home that he had fallen on a knife. Revels died at a hospital the next day.

Dams Breached, Bridges Collapse Amid South Carolina Flooding

(NEW YORK) -- While rain has stopped falling in South Carolina, the deadly storm continues to bring devastation, with numerous dams breached and damage expected to top $1 billion. Numerous dams have been breached, bridges collapsed and hundreds of roads were inundated with floodwaters, causing emergency evacuations. President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for federal aid to help with recovery efforts, and more than 1,300 National Guard members have been deployed in the state.

Vatican Family Synod Poll: Catholics in Italy Want to Church to Include Divorced and Remarried People

(ROME, Italy) -- A new poll shows that the vast majority of praciticing Catholics in Italy want the church to include divorced and remarried people in the church. The poll showed that 85 percent of active Catholics in Italy think their church should start allowing divorced and remarried followers receive the sacraments, something they are now banned from taking part 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.

The High Cost of Cash: ATM Fees on the Rise

(NEW YORK) --  Getting cash from an automated teller machine not affiliated with your bank has never been so expensive. Out-of-network fees -- the price a consumer must pay for withdrawing from an ATM that's not in their bank's network in addition to the fees their own bank may charge -- are at an all-time high. A consumer can face a fee of $4.52 on average per out-of-network ATM withdrawal, according to a Bankrate.

Samsung 3Q operating profit surges, shares jump 9 percent

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics announced a forecast-beating profit for the third quarter Wednesday, sending its share price up nearly 9 percent, but analysts said strong component sales and favorable currency exchange rates masked persistent weakness in its smartphone business. The South Korean company estimated that its operating profit for the July-September quarter was 7.3 trillion won ($6.3 billion), up 80 percent from a year earlier and higher than analyst forecasts.

Tom Hanks, the Good Samaritan: Finds Student's ID, Wants to Return It

(NEW YORK) -- Tom Hanks is a regular guy. Not only is he known to use the subway while traveling around New York City, fans have also spied him strolling around any one of New York City's many parks.  Which may be why when a local Fordham University student lost her student identification card, Hanks was there to the rescue. "Lauren! I found your Student ID in the park.

Secretary of Commerce in Havana

(HAVANA) -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is in Havana for two to discuss how new regulations will allow Americans to more easily do business in Havana. The secretary will meet with Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca. She'll also visit Mariel Port, a billion dollar Brazilian port located about 30 miles outside of Havana. The 2,300 foot dock hopes to become a hub of shipping within the Caribbean.