AP-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC


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TOP STORIES:

GOP 2016-TRUMP

CHARLOTTE – Donald Trump speaks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and holds an Hispanic roundtable in Miami. By Jill Colvin. UPCOMING: 400 words from 9:30 a.m. appearance

EARNS-REYNOLDS AMERICAN

WINSTON SALEM — Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $796 million. On a per-share basis, the Winston Salem, North Carolina-based company said it had net income of 56 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 58 cents per share. SENT: 160 words.

SHARK FINNING

PORTLAND, Maine — American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a congressional proposal to send a message to the rest of the world by shutting down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia. The traditional “finning” of sharks — in which they are pulled out of the water, have their fins sliced off and are discarded into the sea, often still alive but unable to swim — is already illegal in the U.S., but fishermen are still allowed to hunt sharks and have their fins removed during processing on land. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 640 words, AP Photos BX602, BX601. Please note N.C. interest.

IN BRIEF:

— DEPUTY-FATAL SHOOTING, from LILLINGTON — A North Carolina judge will decide whether to make public more than 300 pages of documents on the shooting of a man who refused to let a deputy search his home without a warrant. SENT: 120 words.

— DOCTOR’S DEATH INVESTIGATED, from ASHEVILLE — Search warrants and court documents show a North Carolina plastic surgeon was under investigation for embezzlement when he was found shot to death in his home. SENT: 130 words.

— SOUTHERN JEWELRY STORE ROBBERIES, from PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on conspiracy charges connected to six jewelry store robberies across the southeastern United States. SENT: 130 words. Please note N.C. angle.

— DURHAM MURDER CASES, from DURHAM — Durham County has seen a 60 percent increase in the number of people awaiting murder trials in the past year. SENT: 110 words.

— SHOOTING-DRIVING FOR HELP, from GOLDSBORO — North Carolina deputies say a man has been charged with murder in the death of a man who drove away trying to get help after he was shot this weekend. SENT: 100 words.

— MOTHER KILLED, from MOORESVILLE — Authorities in North Carolina say a man has been arrested and charged with murder in the beating death of his 79-year-old mother. SENT: 80 words.

— ESCAPED INMATE CAUGHT, from WILMINGTON — Authorities have recaptured an escaped inmate in Wilmington following a pursuit that resulted in a car crash. SENT: 120 words.

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