North Carolina softens anti-transgender law

North Carolina moved Tuesday to curtail a law targeting gay and transgender people, but stopped short of ending limits to public bathroom access following a growing backlash from companies and celebrities.

Singer Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show to protest same-sex law

Canadian singer Bryan Adams has cancelled a show in Mississippi to protest a new state law that will let people with religious objections deny services to same-sex couples, the second major concert scrapped in the US South over discrimination concerns.

Hillary Clinton wins Illinois primary, 4th win of the night: US networks

Hillary Clinton wins Illinois primary, 4th win of the night: US networks

The only contest of the day yet to be determined was in Missouri, where Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders were running neck-and-neck.

Saddam Hussein was great at killing terrorists, Iraq is 'Harvard University for terrorists': Donald Trump

Saddam Hussein was great at killing terrorists, Iraq is 'Harvard University for terrorists': Donald Trump

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday said that Iraq is in worse shape than before Saddam Hussein was overthrown.

Elderly US man punches protester at Donald Trump rally in North Carolina - Watch

Elderly US man punches protester at Donald Trump rally in North Carolina - Watch

A 78-year-old white man punched a black protester in the face at a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina on Wednesday. 

Shipwreck found off North Carolina believed to be Civil War-era steamer

 A shipwreck discovered off the coast of North Carolina is likely one of three Confederate blockade runners known to have been lost in the area, archaeologists said on Monday.

North Carolina's voter ID law goes on trial

 Minority voters in North Carolina will have a harder time casting a ballot this presidential election year if a judge allows a law requiring photo identification at the polls to take effect, challengers of the law said in federal court on Monday.

US South braces for snow and freezing cold ahead of winter storm

Light snow accumulation and some ice was already being reported on Wednesday afternoon.

OMG! 6-year-old boy stuck in 50-foot tree – Watch

OMG! 6-year-old boy stuck in 50-foot tree – Watch

In a jaw-dropping incident, a little boy got stuck in a large tree in Duplin County in the US state of North Carolina.

One dead, one hurt in US university shooting

One dead, one hurt in US university shooting

The Winston-Salem State University said that the incident was reported overnight at about 0520 GMT.

Record floods kill nine in US state of South Carolina

Record floods kill nine in US state of South Carolina

Some 26,000 South Carolinians did not have electricity and 40,000 had no drinking water.

US Hindu temple sign hit with over 60 shotgun blasts

 A sign board for a planned Hindu temple in the US state of North Carolina has been fired at, leaving over 60 holes in the sign, prompting authorities to probe the incident that has shocked the Indian community.

No bond set for Charleston shooting suspect on murder charges

Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof will be held without bond on nine murder charges, his lawyer said Friday during an emotional hearing at which relatives of the victims expressed their grief.

Suspect caught in US black church `hate crime` rampage

Suspect caught in US black church `hate crime` rampage

Police captured the white suspect Thursday in a gun massacre at one of the oldest black churches in the United States, the latest deadly assault to feed simmering racial tensions.

Indian man shot dead in Florida, two teenagers arrested

 An Indian man, who was working as a clerk at a convenience store in the US state of Florida, has been shot dead by a teenager in an apparent robbery attempt, the second such incident in just over a month.

US storm Ana weakens to tropical depression

Southeastern US storm Ana weakened to a tropical depression Sunday after making landfall and slowing down over the coast, though forecasters warned of storm surges, rip currents and heavy rain.

Tropical Storm Ana heads toward US southeast

Tropical Storm Ana heads toward US southeast

Tropical storm Ana barreled toward the US southeastern coast Saturday, threatening flooding, high winds and life-threatening tides in the region, forecasters warned.

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus fined and given two-year probation

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus fined and given two-year probation

 A court sentenced former CIA chief David Petraeus to two years` probation and fined him $100,000 on Thursday for providing classified secrets to his mistress, US justice officials said.

Greg Hardy banned for 10 games

Greg Hardy banned for 10 games

Defensive end Greg Hardy will miss the first 10 games of the 2015 season after the National Football League`s disciplinary committee suspended him for "conduct detrimental to the league."

US high court orders race-bias review of North Carolina voting lines

 The US Supreme Court rejected Republican-drawn North Carolina voting lines Monday, ordering a review over whether race was used for unfair redistricting, the second such ruling in a month.