Rain, some heavy, sets the stage for work week
Apex bus accidentSteady rain showers, with heavier downpours at times, slowed the morning commute Monday across central North Carolina.

Fate of 2011 legislative, congressional maps back in court
Congressman Mel WattNorth Carolina's boundaries for General Assembly and congressional seats were drawn four years ago by Republican legislators and have been used in the past two election cycles, helping bolster GOP electoral gains.

Prominent pastor of NC church shot dead while cleaning gun
Prominant pastor of NC church shot dead while cleaning gunThe pastor of a Southern Baptist church in Charlotte is dead from a gunshot wound while cleaning his gun.

Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic
Hurricane (Generic)Fred has strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76
Obit Wes CravenWes Craven, the prolific writer-director who startled audiences with iconic suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," has died. He was 76.


Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
Britain Wireless PacemakerA tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology. 

Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death
Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital.

Q&A: Questions, answers in Planned Parenthood controversy
Planned ParenthoodPlanned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research.

Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges
Sweden Stem Cell Scientist ClearedSweden's Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care.

FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs
The Food and Drug Administration released its proposal Thursday for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines.


Duke shifts schedule ahead of road opener
Duke football practiceDavid Cutcliffe's plan for Duke's season-opener at Tulane is calculated.

Bulls' Snell making strong case for MiLB Player of the Year
Blake SnellDurham Bulls pitching coach Kyle Snyder admits he's somewhat stumped on what his very first impression of Blake Snell was. But there's no doubt the former stringbean of a southpaw is leaving a lasting impression now.

We're in a RailHawks State of Mind: Carolina falls in New York, 3-2
RailHawks at New YorkFor all the sound and fury throughout Sunday afternoon's clash between the Carolina RailHawks and New York Cosmos at James M. Shuart Stadium, a few truisms ultimately held fast. In the end, the RailHawks squandered a 2-1 advantage on their way to a 3-2 loss at New York.

Panthers trim 8 players from roster
UNC vs MarylandThe Carolina Panthers have cut eight players, including two wide receivers.

Day wins in a blowout at Barclays
Barclays GolfThe toughest challenge Jason Day faced Sunday at The Barclays was convincing his peers that golf really isn't this easy.


Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76
Obit Wes CravenIt's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice.

Kanye rants at VMAs, Miley Cyrus flashes breast
MTV Video Music AwardsTaylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Miley Cyrus bares nipple on VMAs
2015 MTV Video Music Awards - ShowMiley Cyrus' various costumes for Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards were for the most part nearly naked — and then she took it a step farther and flashed her nipple during a costume change.

MTV VMA memorable moments from Kanye to Miley
APTOPIX 2015 MTV Video Music Awards - ShowThe MTV Video Music Awards are as much about the performances as the memorable moments. A few of the top moments in the 2015 VMAs:

Miley Cyrus shakes in barely there silver straps at VMAs
2015 MTV Video Music Awards - ArrivalsMiley Cyrus shook a long, rock goddess ponytail and strutted in barely there silver straps Sunday on the arrivals carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, later delivering on a promise for multiple costume changes as host.