Associated Press

In February, workers used a giant crane to lower a containment vessel ring into place at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County, S.C.

Federal securities regulators are investigating a scuttled nuclear reactor construction project in South Carolina, according to a release Tuesday from one of the plant's co-owners.

Federal judges in Greensboro will begin hearing arguments Monday in a lawsuit that claims North Carolina's Republican-led General Assembly engaged in illegal partisan gerrymandering when redrawing congressional district boundaries in 2016. 

Map shows the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline

A divided panel of federal regulators granted approvals Friday evening for two major East Coast projects, the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines.

Friday was third-quarter earnings day at both Bank of America and Wells Fargo.  BofA beat Wall Street expectations with a bigger profit than a year ago. But Wells Fargo investors were disappointed, as legal expenses related to past mortgage practices contributed to a sharp drop in profits.

Mark James / Charlotte Observer

An official with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on Tuesday told a legislative committee that the agency won't tolerate "executive abuse" that DHHS says currently exists at Charlotte-based managed-care agency Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions. DHHS Deputy Secretary Dave Richard met with a General Assembly committee and discussed findings of an interim report on the agency's review of Cardinal that was released last week. 

2017 Charlotte Homicides Reach 70
Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday morning in North Charlotte. CMPD said officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call shortly after 6:30 a.m. in the 9200 block of Trinity Road, off Beatties Ford Road. The shooting victim, identified as 29-year old Larry Doral Watson, Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not say what led to the shooting and no suspect was immediately identified. This is the 70th homicide in Charlotte this year. CMPD says there were 69 homicides in 2016. 

LAS VEGAS — Solemn in the face of tragedy, President Donald Trump visited hospital bedsides and a vital police base in stricken Las Vegas, offering prayers and condolences to the victims of Sunday night's shooting massacre.

Santee Cooper and SCE&G had been adding two reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County.
Santee Cooper

COLUMBIA, S.C.  — The retiring CEO of one of two utilities that abandoned a nuclear power project in South Carolina argues against selling the pieces, saying the reactors will be completed someday.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests turned violent for a second night near St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at police, who moved in with hundreds of officers in riot gear to make arrests.

A sign at one of Fort Bragg's entrances.
By Fish Cop. (Blashfield Sign Company) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A training exercise involving demolitions killed one special operations soldier and injured seven others at the Army's largest base Thursday, just a day after 15 Marines were hurt in a fire while training in California.