Second Terror Attack Halted, Police Say, After 13 Killed, 100 Injured In Barcelona

Updated at 3:30 a.m. ET Friday Hours after a van drove into a crowd of people in Barcelona, Spain, Spanish police say they've thwarted a second terrorist attack. Authorities say the two attacks are linked. Police say five suspects wearing explosives — later determined to be fake — were killed after a shootout with security forces in the Catalan coastal town of Cambrils located about 70 miles southwest of Barcelona. Six civilians and a police officer were injured, police say . Catalan police...

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When you are carving up the state into new political districts, you don't do it willy-nilly. Especially when you have 28 state legislative seats ruled illegal racial gerrymanders and a federal court watching what you do.

Thursday, we learned just what criteria state lawmakers are going to use in this court ordered round of redistricting.

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If the Charlotte Citizens Review Board was a courtroom jury, it would be a hung jury in the case of CMPD officer Brentley Vinson. Members considered whether CMPD Chief Kerr Putney erred when he ruled that last year’s fatal police shooting of Keith Scott was justified and decided not to discipline Vinson.

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Today marks the third day for the Charlotte Citizens Review Board’s hearing on whether CMPD should have disciplined Officer Brentley Vinson for fatally shooting Keith Lamont Scott last September.

A select group of state lawmakers returns to Raleigh this morning, to hold another public meeting on redistricting.

They are working to correct 28 state Senate and House districts the U.S. Supreme Court found to be illegal racial gerrymanders.

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Dry needling is within the practice of physical therapy. That’s what a ruling from the North Carolina Business court concluded.

The decision issued last week affirms a ruling by the state Board of Physical Therapy Examiners that dry needling is distinct from acupuncture because it isn’t based on Chinese medicine and is used to treat different ailments.

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The Charlotte Citizens Review Board will reconvene Thursday in the case of CMPD officer Brentley Vinson, the officer who fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott last year.

CMPD’s decision to exonerate Vinson and not discipline him for the shooting has been the subject of hearings Tuesday and Wednesday.

Governor Roy Cooper announces Allstate expansion in Charlotte.
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Allstate Insurance Company is bringing 2,250 jobs to Charlotte. The governor announced the expansion Wednesday at the Chamber of Commerce. The insurer said it will hire claims specialists, actuaries, underwriters, IT professionals and support personnel over the next three years as part of an expansion of the operations center in Charlotte.


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Police say they have no suspects in a fatal shooting Tuesday night in southeast Charlotte. CMPD officers were called to east Independence Boulevard near Wallace Road around 7:20 p.m., where they found a 25-year-old man dead of gunshot wounds in a vehicle.

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 North Carolina's biggest health insurer has picked a top executive with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to become its next CEO.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina said Tuesday that Dr. Patrick Conway will become the insurer's chief executive on Oct. 1. He will replace Brad Wilson, who is retiring.

Charlotte Mecklenburg police have charged a Charlotte school teacher with sexually assaulting two children. 

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'The Harvest Baker' Pie Expert To Visit Charlotte

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Excerpted from The Harvest Baker © by Ken Haedrich, photo © Johnny Autry, used with permission from Storey Publishing.

Has an avalanche of tomatoes, squash, berries, or beets landed in your kitchen?

Never fear, Ken Haedrich is here to help. He has a new book, The Harvest Baker: 150 Sweet and Savory Recipes Celebrating the Fresh-Picked Flavors of Fruits, Herbs and Vegetables. Even better, he’ll be visiting Charlotte on August 22 and will help you solve your persistent pie problems. 

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