Austin Police Warn People To Avoid Packages After 4th Explosion Injures 2

Updated at 4:30 a.m. ET on Monday : Authorities in Austin, Texas, responded to an explosion in the southwest part of the city late Sunday, with the city's emergency medical service tweeting that it caused two serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The blast comes on the heels of three package-bomb explosions in recent weeks that have killed two people and wounded two more, as well as a bomb threat that canceled a Saturday hip-hop concert at the South by Southwest festival. It is not yet...

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The Blue Line Extension: You've Got Questions, He's Got Answers

It was only around 70 years ago that Charlotte had a booming trolley system, with dozens of orange-colored streetcars running up and down the middle of Queens Road, The Plaza, and other surrounding streets and neighborhoods. That is, until the late 1930s came around, and the city dismantled the system, envisioning a future where cars and buses would become the city's primary modes of transportation.

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A Blue Line train approaches 9th Street Station uptown.
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At long last, opening day is here for the $1.2 billion CATS Blue Line Extension. After ceremonies Friday morning, the light rail line from uptown to UNC Charlotte is scheduled to open to the public at 10 a.m.

Updated at 8 a.m. ET on Friday

The number of people who died after a newly placed pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University has risen to six, as crews work to clear debris and wreckage from the scene in Miami-Dade County.

In addition to the six people who were found dead at the site, 10 others were transported to area hospitals, Miami-Dade Police said in an update on the accident Friday morning.

Updated at 12:12 p.m. ET

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions against Russia on Thursday, slapping punitive measures on 19 people and five entities over their alleged role in Moscow's interference in the 2016 election and other "destructive" cyberattacks.

Students wrote letters to elected officials or to families of victims of the Parkland, Fla., shootings
Tanae McLean / Mooresville Graded School District

Mooresville High School was one of many schools in the Charlotte region where students walked out as part of a nationwide demonstration to bring attention to school safety. That’s been a major topic at the school since the Florida shootings, and since rumors of possible gun violence at the school itself sparked fears a week later.

The Math Behind The Perfect Free Throw

Mar 15, 2018
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Some 20 years ago, my colleague Dr. Chau Tran and I developed a way to simulate the trajectories of millions of basketballs on the computer.

We went to the coaches and assistant coaches at North Carolina State University, where we are based, and told them we had this uncommon ability to study basketball shots very carefully.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Well Fargo's board of directors gave CEO Tim Sloan a $4.6 million raise last year, despite the bank continuing to face the fallout of its sales-practices scandal and a multitude of other issues.

UNCC live-streamed a safety panel that included UNCC campus Police Chief Jeff Baker, Dean of Students Christine Reed Davis and Student Body President Tracey Allsbrook.
Inside UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte hosted a live-streamed panel this afternoon to discuss campus safety and highlight resources available to students. The discussion followed a sexual assault that occurred Friday night near campus and the removal of a 20-year-old student who had expressed a desire to commit gun violence.

Drawing shows the concept for a redevelopment of two blocks along North Tryon Street in Charlotte.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library/DaVinci Development Collaborative

Property owners along two blocks of North Tryon Street are seeking a developer for a mixed-use project that would include a replacement for the current Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library. The 7-acre project between Sixth and Eighth Streets would include market rate and affordable housing, shops, offices and a boutique hotel. 

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said the state should raise the minimum age of buying assault weapons to 21 and is calling on closing a loophole in state law that allows non-licensed private sellers to sell high-capacity firearms without a background check.

Everyone from NASA to the cast of The Big Bang Theory is reacting Wednesday to the death of acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking, known for his work on understanding the nature of black holes.



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