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  • NC Rep. Randleman now nominee for Senate seat

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — Republican leaders in a northwest North Carolina Senate district have chosen an outgoing House member as the party’s nominee after the incumbent died last month. The Mount Airy News reported that GOP leaders voted Sunday to make Rep. Shirley Randleman of Wilkes County the nominee for a Senate seat covering Wilkes, Surry and Stokes counties. The late Sen. Don East died two weeks ago and is on Tuesday’s ballot. Randleman will succeed East if East receives […]

  • 2 surprise stops as Romney ends presidential quest

    BOSTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s years long quest for the presidency is ending with a last-minute round of campaigning in one state he’s showered with attention and another he’s largely ignored. After voting near his Boston-area home, Romney visits airports in Cleveland and Pittsburgh on Tuesday, betting an 11th-hour appeal to working-class voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania will help him defeat President Barack Obama. His running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, is following a similar strategy, using his […]

  • Obama turns re-election prospects over to voters

    CHICAGO — President Barack Obama has turned over his re-election prospects to the voters. Obama closed down his campaign late Monday with a nostalgia-filled rally in Iowa, the state that jump started his first presidential bid. He’ll spend Election Day in his hometown of Chicago, making his last appeals to voters in satellite interviews rather than a final flurry of campaign rallies. “It all comes down to you,” Obama told supporters in Des Moines on Monday. “It’s out of my […]

  • Polling places ready as registered voters head out to vote

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Crews made last-minute preparations on Monday to make sure polling places across the Piedmont Triad were ready for the 2012 election. Nicole Ferguson reports.

  • Goldman tries to reset NC auditor’s campaign

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The embattled Republican candidate for North Carolina state auditor told reporters she’s better qualified than the Democratic incumbent and attempted to put aside allegations related to her position on the Wake County school board. Debra Goldman spoke to reporters on the campaign’s final full day Monday to seek to reset her bid to defeat State Auditor Beth Wood after a couple of weeks of negative press related to the board. Goldman offered a recording and documents designed […]

  • Officials: One killed, 3 injured after fire at Durham hospital

    DURHAM, N.C. — One patient has been killed and three others suffered slight injuries in an explosion at Durham Regional Hospital in central North Carolina. Hospital operations chief Katie Galbraith says no one else was hurt in the explosion around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday on the hospital’s sixth floor. Galbraith says the hospital’s sprinkler system worked properly and the fire was controlled as firefighters arrived. Other patients were moved to other parts of the hospital. Galbraith says officials are still trying […]

  • Police: Man beaten to death on Daytona Beach roof

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Police say a man found naked on the roof of the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach was beaten to death. Daytona Beach police on Monday identified the man as 30-year-old transient Dylan Thomas Tharp. A maintenance worker found Tharp’s body Saturday afternoon. According to authorities, Tharp died of multiple blunt force trauma to the head. Police Chief Mike Chitwood says Tharp was killed at the scene. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Tharp was wanted on an […]

  • Netflix moves to block a hostile takeover

    NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is moving to protect itself against hostile takeovers, less than a week after activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a stake of nearly 10 percent in the online video company. Netflix Inc. said Monday that it has adopted a shareholder rights plan, also known as a poison pill. Such a plan is designed to make it difficult or even impossible for someone to take over the company without an agreement from the board. When the provision […]

  • Brees, Robinson lead Saints past Eagles 28-13

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two teams with the same record. Two teams heading in strikingly different directions. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints appear to be on the rise again. Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles are down, and nearly out. Brees threw two touchdown passes, extending his NFL record streak to 51 games in a row, while Vick was sacked seven times and took an awful beating as the Saints romped to a 28-13 victory over the Eagles […]

  • Suspense to the end, Obama, Romney yield to voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two fierce competitors who’ve given their all, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney now yield center stage to voters for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come. After a grinding presidential campaign that packed suspense to the finish, Americans head into polling places in sleepy hollows, bustling cities and superstorm-ravaged beach towns deeply divided. All sides are awaiting, in particular, a verdict from the nine […]

  • New Jersey lets Sandy victims vote via e-mail

    (CNN) — New Jersey residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy will be allowed to vote in Tuesday’s elections via e-mail or fax, the first time civilians in the state have been allowed to vote remotely. Despite some security concerns, the state announced the change to make it easier for voters who may have been forced by flooding, power outages or other storm damage to temporarily leave their communities. The directive also is intended to help emergency workers who are busy with […]

  • Instagram profiles are coming to the Web

    (CNN) — Photo-sharing app Instagram has attracted more than 100 million users by encouraging people to snap pictures with their smartphones, dress them up with filters and share them with friends. In the two years since Instagram launched, it’s been a mobile-only network for an increasingly mobile society. Now that’s about to change. Instagram announced Monday it will be adapting user photos and data into Web-based profiles for people to enjoy from laptops or desktops. Each Web profile will feature […]