BRANCHVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Thad Wimberly tugs on a clump of peanuts, shaking off the mud as he cracks the soggy shells to inspect his crop. But all he can do is sigh as his livelihood disintegrates between his fingers. Just a week ago, the 2,500 acres Wimberly farms with his partner, Jonathan Berry, baked in a drought that wiped out his corn crop.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A Charlotte state House member who has championed legislation that tightened abortion rules and eased gun restrictions won't seek re-election next year. Rep. Jacqueline Schaffer is now in her second term. She told fellow House Republicans of her decision Friday by email. Schaffer says increasing work opportunities with her family's executive search firm and legal and consulting activities don't allow her the flexibility to seek another term.
(NEW YORK) -- The deadly shooting at Northern Arizona University Friday morning was the 47th shooting to take place on a school campus so far this year, according to data collected by gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety. Of those shootings, 26 were classified as attacks that resulted in injury or death.
(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- Did you know the North Korea's capital has a subway system? The metro in Pyongyang was built between 1970 and 1980 and features old subway trains that are green and red. The underground system also has painted pictures of Kim Jong-il, the former supreme leader of North Korea. Watch ABC News' Bob Woodruff get a rare tour of the subway. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio.
(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.
(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Texas has joined a growing list of states filing suit against Volkswagen over its admitted use of faulty emissions software in millions of vehicles. In two lawsuits, the state's attorney general accuses Volkswagen's U.S. unit of violating consumer-protection and clean-air laws by using deceptive software in its vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency says the company wanted to make its vehicles appear to meet emissions standards, even if they didn't.
NEW YORK (AP) -- California now requires 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 an important advance and said it highlights the need for similar protections at the national level. The California Electronic Communications Privacy Act was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Justin Bieber's not happy about nude photos of him that have been turning up on various media outlets, and he's decided to take action. Lawyers for the 21-year-old "What Do You Mean" singer have fired off a cease-and-desist letter to New York's Daily News , which published the nude photos Wednesday showing the pop star on vacation in Bora Bora.
(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Paul Ryan is discussing the possibility of pursuing the job as House Speaker, a source close to the Wisconsin Republican told ABC News Friday. Ryan has repeatedly declined to shut down the chatter around calls for him to run for speaker, while his congressional office maintains publicly that he is "still not running.
(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Whole Foods is recalling a specific kind of cheese from stores nationwide after a dangerous form of bacteria that causes listeria infections was found by U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials.