BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

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RALEIGH — North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says his public education proposal — including getting school teacher pay to at least the national average — wouldn’t require raising taxes. The Democratic nominee for governor has been critical of corporate and individual income tax cuts approved by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and the GOP-led legislature as public schools are still falling short with updated textbooks and equipment. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 8 p.m.


TAMPA, Fla. — Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of insulting America’s veterans and pressing dangerous military plans around the globe on Tuesday, seeking to undercut his appeal to service families in Southern voting battlegrounds. Trump declared “our country is going to hell” because of policies she would make even worse. Clinton, addressing supporters in Florida, warned that Trump would lead the nation back to war in the Middle East. And to military vets and their families, she pointed anew to his summertime dust-up with the Muslim parents of a slain American soldier. By Ken Thomas And Steve Peoples. SENT: 840 words, AP Photos FLAH111, VAEV110, NCCB107, NYAH105, VAEV114.


WILMINGTON — In a rare policy address by a vice presidential nominee, Democrat Tim Kaine showcased his own foreign policy expertise Tuesday and painted Donald Trump as clueless and dangerous when it comes to world affairs. “The prospect of the emotionally volatile, fact-challenged, self-obsessed and inexperienced Donald Trump as commander-in-chief scares me to death,” Kaine said at a historic USO building in the swing state of North Carolina. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 360 words, AP Photos NCCB107, NCCB109.


FORT MILL, S.C. — A 14-year-old boy was shot and wounded in the parking lot of a theme park by a man who drove to the park to attack the teen, authorities said. The shooting happened around 7:15 p.m. Monday in a bus drop-off and pickup area of the Carowinds theme park as it was closing, said Trent Faris, a spokesman for the York County Sheriff’s Department. The park is located on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line. SENT: 310 words.




PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Hermine is expected to begin weakening as it churns hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean, but forecasters warn it could continue to impact areas from New York to southern New England with pounding waves, coastal flooding and beach erosion before it moves out to sea. A tropical storm warning remained in effect Tuesday morning from New York’s Long Island to Massachusetts. By Amy Anthony. SENT: 420 words. AP Photos AP Photos OHEV142, ILAH170.NYR101, NJASB701, VANOV101, NJATL101, NYR103, NJATL102, NYR102, VANOV102, VANOV103, NY2, RPBF102, RPBF101. Note North Carolina angle.


— DURHAM-VAN DEATH, from DURHAM — Authorities say the mother of a 3-year-old who was found dead in a van in Durham last week has been charged in connection with the incident. SENT: 120 words.

— WINSTON-SALEM-FATAL SHOOTING, from WINSTON-SALEM — Winston-Salem police say they have arrested two people in the shooting death of man whose body was found on a sidewalk. SENT: 120 words.

— FORT BRAGG-ZIKA, from FORT BRAGG — A spokeswoman at Fort Bragg says there have been five travel-related cases of the Zika virus confirmed since June at the North Carolina Army post. SENT: 90 words.

— PAYPAL-RHODE ISLAND, from PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island officials say payments company PayPal has been in daily contact with them about the possibility of moving an operations center to the state. SENT: 130 words. Please note N.C. angle.

— CLOWN IN WOODS, from GREENSBORO — Police in North Carolina say a man with a machete chased a person wearing a clown mask into the woods near an apartment complex. SENT: 130 words.

— POOL DEATH, from RALEIGH — Wake County sheriff’s deputies think a 17-year-old girl was shocked before she drowned in a swimming pool in Raleigh over the weekend. SENT: 120 words.

— SCHOOL WATER-LEAD, from DUNN — Officials in Harnett County say slightly elevated levels of lead have been found in the water at two elementary schools. SENT: 120 words.

— SENATE 2016-NORTH CAROLINA, from RALEIGH — A conservative limited-government group is actively campaigning against Democratic nominee Deborah Ross in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. SENT: 120 words.

— FATAL FIRE-FAYETTEVILLE, from FAYETTEVILLE — Firefighters in Fayetteville are investigating a fatal house fire. SENT: 50 words.

— ARSON CHARGE-APARTMENTS, from CHARLOTTE — Firefighters rescued four adults and an infant from a burning apartment complex in east Charlotte that officials believe had been intentionally set. SENT: 130 words.

— BOY MAULED BY DOGS, from CHARLOTTE — A 7-year-old boy is recovering from reconstructive surgery after he walked off a school bus and was mauled by three dogs last week. SENT: 130 words.



ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning’s successor isn’t Brock Osweiler or Colin Kaepernick or Mark Sanchez, all of whom had better offseason odds than NFL novice Trevor Siemian. When Broncos GM John Elway declined to overpay Osweiler, Manning’s longtime backup bolted to Houston 48 hours after his mentor called it a career. Elway quickly acquired Sanchez from the Eagles but he really had his eyes fixed on Kaepernick, who rejected a pay cut to facilitate a trade from the 49ers to Denver. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 870 words, AP Photos NY157, NY158, NY159, NY160.


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