DOT plans to convert portion of Glenwood Avenue into freeway
 DOT plans to convert portion of Glenwood Avenue into freewayThe Department of Transportation is considering the change to reduce congestion and create better traffic flow from Interstate 540 in Raleigh to Interstate 85 in Durham.

Man charged in I-440 wrong-way crash had previous DWI conviction
Carlos Martinez GonzalesThe driver charged with killing a man in a Sunday night crash on Interstate 440 in Raleigh had been convicted once before of driving while impaired, according to jail records.

Friends plead for driver caution following death of Cary cyclist
Cyclist killed in Apex crash remembered as ‘doting dad’Officials with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said 36-year-old Jason Markley was struck by a car at about 6:30 a.m. Friday on NC-751 near Luther Road. As Markley attempted to make a left turn, the driver of a Chevrolet Pickup struck him from behind.

Cathedral will be church home to all of eastern NC
Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral The new home of the Catholic diocese of Raleigh is set to open in July 2017.

Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes
Health Overhaul PremiumsPremiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.


One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking
Cigarettes Cancer DeathsCigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.

As Medicaid loses stigma, election may cloud its future
Campaign 2016 Future of MedicaidMedicaid, often stigmatized among government health care programs, is finally coming into its own.

Lawmakers demand answers on leukemia drug price hikes
Congress-Leukemia DrugTwo top lawmakers on Thursday demanded information from a drug company that has raised prices on a leukemia drug, calling increases of tens of thousands of dollars a sign the company puts profits before patients.

India launches phone app to monitor New Delhi's pollution
India PollutionIndia's capital, laboring under the label of being the world's most polluted city, is trying something new to help clean up its air.

Raising a vegan baby: Parents say abuse cases give a bad rap
Vegan BabiesThere's a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. Those who get it wrong, parents say, give the responsible ones a bad name.


Tudor: Fedora and Doeren on opposite ends of weekend grades
North Carolina Virginia FootballIf football is like a box of chocolates - a fictional Alabama kick returner might have said something along those lines - a couple of area college coaches plucked some real duds Saturday.

Plenty left for Pack to play for against Eagles
NC State Clemson FootballNC State didn't recover from its overtime loss to No. 3 Clemson like it needed to before heading to No. 7 Louisville seven days later. The Wolfpack believes the two L's to Top 10, Heisman-candidate-led teams are very different though. Now, the Wolfpack hosts Boston College and hopes it can respond better to a very different 53-14 loss to the Cards than it did to being edged out of an upset of the Tigers.

Analyzing Cam Newton's bye-week on Instagram
Analyzing Cam Newton's InstagramLauren Brownlow and Joe Ovies grab lunch, look at Cam Newton's Instagram posts during the Carolina Panthers bye-week.

Brownlow's Down Low: UNC extends streak, State wrong place wrong time
North Carolina Virginia FootballWhat happened to NC State at Louisville felt inevitable. And what North Carolina did on the road at Virginia felt the same way.

Footprint Podcast: UNC holds serve in ACC Coastal race
North Carolina Virginia FootballJoe Ovies and Lauren Brownlow discuss the predictability of NC State's loss at Louisville, UNC holding serve in Coastal race, and making late night basketball practices great again.


Tokyo festival produces heartwarming trilogy of Asian films
Japan Tokyo Film Festival TrilogyCannes-winning Brillante Mendoza is among the three directors tapped by the Tokyo International Film Festival to create "Reflections," a trilogy that depicts the intertwining of stories among Asian nations.

Jury acquits man of stalking TV star Kendall Jenner
A jury has acquitted a man of stalking model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner and convicted him of trespassing at her secluded Hollywood Hill home

The Latest: Jury acquits man of stalking Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner-StalkerThe Latest on the trial of a man charged with stalking model and reality television star Kendall Jenner (all times local):

Christian cartoon tract creator Jack Chick dies at 92
Jack T. Chick, whose cartoon tracts preached fundamentalist Christianity while vilifying secular society, evolution, homosexuality, and the beliefs of Catholics and Muslims, has died. He was 92.

Award-winning poet and essayist Lucia Perillo dies at 58
Obit Lucia PerilloLucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.