RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in current lines. The justices announced their decision late Thursday after legal briefs were filed for and against the GOP legislators' request for a delay.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon has narrowed its search for a second headquarters city to 20 locations, concentrated mostly in the East and the Midwest. Toronto made the list as well Tuesday, keeping the company's international options open. Other contenders include: Boston; New York; Washington; Chicago; Indianapolis; Columbus, Ohio; and Los Angeles, the only West Coast city to make the cut.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A new lawsuit tries to force immigration judges handling cases in the Carolinas to consider releasing non-citizens on bond as immigration courts around the country do. Two immigration-rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday contending three of the four immigration judges in Charlotte are refusing to conduct bond hearings even though they are required to do so.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - The worst of the freezing weather is over in south Louisiana, but the big thaw is posing problems, too. Pipes damaged by freezing temperatures are thawing and leaking, causing low water pressure in New Orleans and rupturing a major water line at Southern University in Baton Rouge, flooding the campus library.
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