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.

One dead in shooting at North Carolina college: Official

An official says one person is dead and a North Carolina community college campus is on lockdown as authorities search for a man with a gun.

Suspect sought after North Carolina college shooting

One person was shot and reportedly killed Monday on a community college campus in the southern US state of North Carolina, and the suspected gunman was still on the run, officials said.

New unpowered exoskeleton boots just made walking a whole lot 'less tiresome'

Researchers have recently developed the unpowered exoskeleton boots that will help people walk more efficiently, as it will reduce the metabolic cost of walking by approximately 7 percent.

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets

Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified information, with the retired four-star general admitting to giving eight "black books" full of such data to a military mistress who was writing his biography.

Wintry mix in US South snarls traffic, closes schools

Snow and ice turned highways across the South into parking lots on Tuesday and caused schools to close, while hundreds of crashes on slick roads created havoc for commuters.

Saudi condemns Copenhagen, North Carolina attacks

Saudi Arabia today condemned this weekend's fatal attacks in Copenhagen and the murders last week of three Muslim students in the United States as "terrorist" acts.