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Patients' reports may aid prostate cancer treatment choice

CHICAGO (AP) -- Men with early-stage prostate cancer face a dizzying quandary over which treatment to choose but two new studies on side effects may make those decisions a bit easier. The research bolsters evidence that sexual problems and urinary incontinence are more common after surgery than after radiation or "watchful waiting" without treatment.

Woman hospitalized after being mauled by 2 Great Danes

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Officials at UNC Hospitals say a woman mauled by two Great Danes while jogging in her neighborhood is in critical condition. The Fayetteville Observer reports ( Monica Stephenson was jogging Sunday evening when the attack happened. A report by Cumberland County Animal Control says Stephenson suffered bites to her face, head, neck and leg. The report said some of the bites went down to the bone.

Teen charged with killing man whose body found in Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Police have charged an 18-year-old man with the death of a man found dead in Raleigh last weekend. Police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan said in a news release Tuesday morning that Jose Humberto Lara-Pineda has been charged with murder. Lara-Pineda is being held in the Wake County jail. It was not known if he has an attorney. The body of 28-year-old Fredys Odilo Del Cid Ramos was found Sunday in some woods.

More standardized final exams would go away in NC House bill

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Some North Carolina legislators are advancing a bill that would eliminate more standardized exams for public school students, many of them in high school. A House education committee voted Tuesday to get rid of state-created final exams for a host of subjects, leaving it to teachers to create final tests for their students next fall. The measure would leave in place end-of-grade and certain end-of-course tests that federal law requires.

Wegmans sets opening for 2 NJ stores, NYC market in works

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Wegmans Food Markets has announced opening dates for its two new stores in northern New Jersey. The Rochester-based supermarket chain says Tuesday that a 113,000-square-foot Wegmans will open July 23 in Hanover, followed on Sept. 24 by the opening of the company's 108,000-square-foot store in Montvale. About 500 workers will be employed at each store.

Atlantic City murder suspect due in court after extradition

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) -- A man charged with murder in the shooting death of a woman whose body was found inside an Atlantic City apartment where they both lived has been returned to New Jersey. Atlantic County prosecutors say 43-year-old Joseph McCoy is due to make his initial court appearance on Tuesday. The hearing comes after he was extradited from North Carolina, where he was captured in early January.

Florida man on bike dies after hitting police car

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Police in Raleigh say a 55-year-old Florida man on a bicycle has been killed after he was hit by a North Carolina State University police officer's SUV. Police say John Leonard White Jr. of Wesley Chapel, Florida, was hit about 7 a.m. Monday after he went through a red light near the North Carolina state Fairgrounds.

Dean of troubled Charlotte School of Law steps down

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The dean of the troubled Charlotte School of Law is stepping down. Jay Conison led the for-profit school for almost four years, The Charlotte Observer ( reported. The school announced his departure Monday afternoon. The statement said Conison will remain on the faculty. A longtime faculty member, former federal prosecutor Scott Broyles, will serve as interim dean.

Trump's budget plan would impact Shenandoah Valley airport

WEYERS CAVE, Va. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's spending plan would eliminate funding that supports commercial air service at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport. The president's proposal recommends eliminating the Essential Air Service program, which subsidizes commercial service to rural airports that otherwise wouldn't receive it. WVIR-TV reports ( ) that a nearly $3.8 million subsidy supports Via Air's new jet service to Charlotte, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida, from the airport in Weyers Cave.

NAACP leader: GOP lawmakers offended public with policies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A chief critic of North Carolina Republican policies on everything from voting and LGBT rights to health care and the minimum wage says GOP legislators have offended the public and their laws must be overturned. State NAACP president the Rev. William Barber led a lobbying effort Tuesday at the Legislative Building for his organization and allied groups with the "Forward Together" movement.

Police: Woman charged with murder after silicone injections

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) -- Police in North Carolina say a woman faces second-degree murder charges after allegedly injecting a teen with nonmedical silicone in a plastic surgery procedure at her home. Salisbury police tell local media outlets that 42-year-old Kavonceya Iman Cornelius turned herself in Monday after warrants were issued. According to police, an investigation showed 19-year-old Eugene Jones II went to Cornelius' home for silicone injections.

Virginia governor signs bill giving $1.55M to exonerated man

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a bill to provide $1.55 million to a man who spent more than three decades in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Keith Allen Harward was released from prison in April 2016 at age 60 after DNA evidence proved him innocent of the 1982 killing of Jesse Perron and the rape of his wife in Newport News.

Prosecutor: No charges to be filed in fatal police shooting

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina prosecutor says no charges will be filed against three police officers involved in a fatal shooting in 2016. News outlets report District Attorney Roger Echols in Durham County said Monday that his office found no criminal wrongdoing in the Nov. 22 shooting of 34-year-old Frank Clark at a public housing community.

Durham police identify 1 of 2 victims in I-85 crash

DURHAM., N.C. (AP) -- Police in Durham have released the name of one of two drivers killed in a two-vehicle, wrong-way crash on Interstate 85. Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said in a news release that 29-year-old Jerry Alamo of Central Falls, Rhode Island, died in the crash about 12:15 a.m. Monday. The woman driving the wrong way on the road also died. Her name has not been released.

Iowa State's Steven Leath named president at Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn University hired Iowa State University president Steven Leath on Monday after a six-month presidential search process that some criticized as too opaque since no finalists were named publicly. Trustees unanimously selected the 59-year-old Leath to replace Jay Gogue, who is retiring. Leath, who has recently been under fire for his use of university aircraft at Iowa State, begins at Auburn on July 15. "Dr.

Man arrested in woman's death in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) -- A High Point man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his children's mother. High Point police said in a news release that officers have charged 28-year-old Sean Gibson of High Point in the death of 27-year-old Charlene Sade Alvarez. Investigators say Alvarez and Gibson had lived together. Officers were called to their apartment Saturday morning. Officers have not said how Alvarez died.