The ice bucket challenge did more than raise awareness: The ALS Association announced Monday that the money raised has funded the discovery of a new gene that is tied to an increase in risk for the disease.
Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges.
In 1948, Elizabeth Spencer was an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. This week, her granddaughter, Mecklenburg County commissioner Pat Cotham, returned to Philadelphia as a DNC superdelegate.
More than 35 years after he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster, John Hinckley Jr. will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full time with his mother in Virginia.
Bill Clinton emphasized Hillary Clinton’s work to help children and voting rights Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention. He recalled his wife’s work on children’s issues in the South and voter registration in Texas. In a light touch, he recalls that she declined his initial marriage proposals.
The owner of the Frayed Knot Bar & Grill in South Carolina says surveillance footage shows the killing. Two men were gunned down at a Lake Murray restaurant Sunday. Lexington County deputies have charged a Little Mountain man with two counts of murder.
McClatchy Political Editor Steve “Buzz” Thomma hosted a conversation at the Democratic National Convention with Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia, and Jennifer Palmieri, Director of Communications of Hillary for America
The Pokémon Go craze and the mishaps that have occurred involving some players highlight how potentially dangerous it is for everyone when a vehicle is involved. But a different sort of virtual reality may help educate drivers about the hazards of driving and texting or other distractions.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is starting a new program to give undergraduate students from Appalachia training in cancer research and prevention. Kentucky’s 54 Appalachian counties have some of the highest cancer and cancer mortality rates in the country.
Former President Bill Clinton spoke of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, recalling the beginnings of their relationship and calling his wife "the best darn change maker I ever met."
Bill Clinton recounts how he met and married Hillary Clinton