U.S. Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad - a Duke graduate - is about to become the first Team USA athlete to participate in her sport while wearing a hijab, the traditional covering for the hair and neck worn by Muslim women.
The owner of the Frayed Knot Bar & Grill in South Carolina says surveillance footage shows the killing. Two men were gunned down at a Lake Murray restaurant Sunday. Lexington County deputies have charged a Little Mountain man with two counts of murder.
More than 35 years after he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster, John Hinckley Jr. will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full time with his mother in Virginia.
In 1948, Elizabeth Spencer was an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This week, her granddaughter, Mecklenburg County commissioner Pat Cotham, returned to Philadelphia as a DNC superdelegate.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe urges the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to get ahead of any potentially damaging emails that WikiLeaks’ founder has vowed to make public. However, Clinton campaign Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri tells McClatchy the former secretary of state’s camp hasn’t asked to see the DNC emails and isn’t likely to.
Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges.
Bill Clinton emphasized Hillary Clinton’s work to help children and voting rights Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention. He recalled his wife’s work on children’s issues in the South and voter registration in Texas. In a light touch, he recalls that she declined his initial marriage proposals.
The ice bucket challenge did more than raise awareness: The ALS Association announced Monday that the money raised has funded the discovery of a new gene that is tied to an increase in risk for the disease.