Ieshia Hicks Watkins, 33, of Charlotte, pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud conspiracy and one count of receiving illegal kickbacks.

Wells Fargo’s retiring head of Eastern community banking told the Observer Thursday that a key task for her successor will be maintaining the company’s reputation with customers at a time when the public’s trust for banks is still recovering from the financial crisis.

The new report from Kenneth Wainstein describes a group of academic and athletic officials who knew about athletes getting better grades in classes that only required papers, yet taking little or no action.

The day before Chiquita shareholders are set to vote in Charlotte on a proposed merger with Irish produce company Fyffes, two Brazilian firms trying to break up the deal and buy Chiquita themselves increased their offer to $14.50 a share.

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Officials hope the plan could help avoid mistakes that were made in the treatment of Ebola patients in Texas.

CMPD investigators said Justin Assad Cooke is wanted by Pennsylvania authorities for a May shooting death.

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Remember Kelly Tripucka and Kurt Rambis? We do, too.

Walker left the team's shootaround Thursday morning after complaining of foot soreness

At 3-3-1 and with the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks coming to town, Newton said his team canít afford to press.

UNC's football program had become so dependent on Deborah Crowder and her use of classes to keep players academically eligible that her retirement in 2009 caused a panic among academic counselors.

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