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MAIN News Archives for January 2024

01/30 -  Maker of recalled sleep apnea machines agrees to halt sales in US
01/30 -  Bus crash sends at least 8 students to hospital in Charlotte, official say
01/30 -  Remains found in crawlspace of duplex identified as missing 26-year-old man
01/30 -  Asheville experiences second wettest January on record with more than 15 inches of rain
01/29 -  Document spells out allegations against 12 UN employees Israel says participated in Hamas attack
01/29 -  Russians who want rid of Putin pin election hopes on anti-war candidate Boris Nadezhdin
01/29 -  Employee injured in shooting at Walmart in Pineville, suspect in custody
01/29 -  Asheville holds open house to gain community input on affordable housing solutions
01/28 -  Ukraine says corrupt officials stole $40 million meant to buy arms for the war with Russia
01/28 -  A North Carolina PFAS factory claims its emissions fell by 99.99%. A Guardian test reveals otherwise
01/28 -  NC schools adding threat-assessment teams amid concerns about student safety
01/28 -  Man in critical condition after being shot multiple times in early morning shooting
01/27 -  Transgender veterans sue to have gender-affirming surgery covered by Department of Veteran Affairs
01/27 -  Ron DeSantis condemned as Florida removes sociology as core college class
01/27 -  Trump's self-inflicted $83.3 million verdict
01/27 -  Weather flip-flop: from balmy to freezing with rain, wind and possible snow
01/26 -  Community Reparations Commission gets update on 'Cease the Harm' audit
01/26 -  "You are not a victim": Judge sentences Trump adviser Peter Navarro to prison for defying subpoena
01/26 -  White House pharmacy under Trump dished out Ambien, other controlled drugs to ineligible staffers: report
01/26 -  Republican National Committee pulls resolution declaring Trump as the 'presumptive 2024 nominee'
01/25 -  French farmers edge closer to Paris as protests ratchet up pressure on President Macron
01/25 -  We must start urgently talking about the dangers of a second Trump presidency
01/25 -  NC residents lose millions to scammers: Report reveals top 10 scam categories
01/25 -  'Cowboy' Coward of 'Deliverance' fame killed in crash
01/24 -  New Hampshire takeaways: Trump’s path becomes clearer. So does the prospect of a rematch with Biden
01/24 -  US says TurboTax maker deceived taxpayers by claiming services were ‘free’
01/24 -  Deputies: Pipe bombs found during traffic stop at Rowan Co. gas station
01/24 -  Asheville's NOAA center receives $85M for climate change advancements
01/22 -  Winter weather whiplash: Temperatures to rebound into 60s after days of bitter cold
01/22 -  Japanese carmaker that faked safety tests sees long wait to reopen factories
01/22 -  Families condemn Koch brothers over ploy to avoid asbestos compensation
01/22 -  Part of new NC election law ruled likely unconstitutional, in loss for Republicans
01/21 -  Nikki Haley questions Trump’s mental fitness after he appears to confuse her for Nancy Pelosi
01/21 -  ‘Code words and dog whistling’: why the conservative attack on higher education is so efficient
01/21 -  As 2024 elections approach, NC officials push to educate voters, bolster trust
01/21 -  Second snowfall in a week tests NCDOT teams; drivers urged to stay off roads
01/20 -  Japan becomes the fifth country to land a spacecraft on the moon
01/20 -  Revealed: far-right figures try to create white nationalist ‘haven’ in Kentucky
01/20 -  National health data delay caused by North Carolina
01/20 -  Wanted armed and dangerous man arrested after ramming into vehicle, firing gun
01/19 -  Hunter Biden agrees to private deposition with Republicans after months of defiance
01/19 -  NC lawmakers take steps toward banning 'gas station heroin', send letter to FDA
01/19 -  Half of recent US inflation due to high corporate profits, report finds
01/19 -  $5 million loss for Asheville as flawed electric buses sit idle
01/18 -  Nearly two years after invasion, West still seeking a way to steer frozen Russian assets to Ukraine
01/18 -  It isn’t ‘anti-democratic’ to bar Trump from office. It’s needed to protect democracy
01/18 -  President Biden visiting Raleigh to talk about economic investments in NC
01/18 -  Buncombe County commits $56k for deputies' overtime in downtown patrol initiative
01/17 -  Power restored for West Asheville residents after downed trees cause outage
01/17 -  NC political candidate, who denies Nazi beliefs, will be allowed on 2024 ballot
01/17 -  Yellen says current US economic growth ‘vindicates’ Biden’s COVID-19 pandemic stimulus spending
01/17 -  E Jean Carroll to testify in second defamation trial against Donald Trump
01/16 -  Dangerously cold temps blast much of the US, keeping schools closed and flights grounded
01/16 -  'Gas station heroin:' Unregulated supplement widely available and linked to overdoses, deaths
01/16 -  'She was special': Family remembers car wash employee killed after equipment entrapment
01/16 -  Takeaways from the Iowa Republican caucuses
01/15 -  Protesters crash Donald Trump rally ahead of Iowa caucuses
01/15 -  Election-denying MyPillow chief plots TV expansion in bid to help Trump
01/15 -  More pharmacists can now prescribe birth control
01/15 -  Winter Storm warning, advisory in effect for some; bitter cold to follow
01/14 -  As shutdown looms, congressional leaders ready stopgap bill to extend government funding to March
01/14 -  The US isn’t the biggest power in the Middle East any more. Iran is
01/14 -  Raleigh hospitals on alert: Man impersonating medical staff seen at multiple locations
01/14 -  Winter Storm Watch: Snow likely as dangerously cold temperatures coming to WNC
01/12 -  Wells Fargo to leave namesake tower in downtown Raleigh
01/12 -  Houthi rebels vow fierce retaliation after American and British strikes against them
01/12 -  US corporations push to roll back Trump-era tax policies they once endorsed
01/12 -  Motorists, first responders adjust as $275,000 repairs start on U.S. 64 in Cullasaja Gorge
01/11 -  Trump New York fraud trial draws to an end with closing arguments
01/11 -  Vatican unveils plans for restoring Bernini’s canopy in St. Peter’s Basilica
01/11 -  Engine maker Cummins to repair 600,000 Ram trucks in $2 billion emissions cheating scandal
01/11 -  California AG sues Asheville's failed homeless housing project developers
01/10 -  US and UK navies repel largest Houthi attack on Red Sea shipping
01/10 -  X Corp. has slashed 30% of trust and safety staff, an Australian online safety watchdog says
01/10 -  Close to 50,000 without power in North Carolina, trees fall on homes and cars
01/10 -  Some roads remain closed Wednesday due to flooding
01/09 -  Police officers go on trial over assault of black footballer that shocked France
01/09 -  Deputy defense secretary not told of Lloyd Austin hospitalization when she assumed his duties, officials confirm
01/09 -  Local businesses, first responders prepare for potential flooding in WNC
01/09 -  Dumpster fire reported at Linamar plant
01/08 -  Israel shifts to deadlier strikes on Iran-linked targets in Syria
01/08 -  White House infrastructure czar Landrieu leaving job and expected to make case for Biden reelection
01/08 -  Rightwing Republicans’ objection to bipartisan shutdown deal could put it at risk
01/08 -  Woman charged with second-degree murder after police respond to incomplete 911 call
01/06 -  US Supreme Court to hear Trump appeal of Colorado ballot disqualification
01/06 -  Shooting at Raleigh nightclub leaves 2 people seriously injured
01/06 -  Trump’s tale of business genius could meet sorry end in New York fraud trial
01/06 -  Freezing rain causes slick spots, power outages in parts of WNC
01/05 -  Iowa Caucus 2024: Trump's rivals give him a pass on Jan. 6 attacks
01/05 -  US employers add a surprisingly strong 216,000 jobs in a sign of continued economic strength
01/05 -  Trump allies behind January 6 also leading Biden impeachment, says watchdog
01/05 -  Failed Asheville homeless housing venture draws criticism, leaders urge accountability
01/04 -  Finland avalanche leaves two dead as extreme cold grips Nordic countries
01/04 -  Almost 1 inch of snow, freezing rain expected in Asheville Jan. 5-6, weather service says
01/04 -  Dozens more Jeffrey Epstein documents are now public. Here’s what we know so far
01/04 -  Judge recommends ending suit on prosecuting ex-felons who vote in North Carolina, cites new law
01/03 -  EU targets world’s biggest diamond miner as part of Russia war sanctions
01/03 -  Rudy Giuliani, once ‘America’s mayor’, had a very bad year
01/03 -  Israel on alert for possible Hezbollah response after senior Hamas leader is killed in Beirut strike
01/03 -  Holiday season surge in viruses prompts restrictions in some area hospitals
01/02 -  Miami is overwhelmed by its septic tanks
01/02 -  Five killed aboard Japan earthquake relief flight in fiery collision with JAL jet liner
01/02 -  US Navy helicopters fire at Yemen’s Houthi rebels and kill several in latest Red Sea shipping attack
01/02 -  Funding for domestic violence aid plummets as number of victims continues to increase
01/01 -  Japan issues tsunami warnings for west coast after 7.6-magnitude earthquake
01/01 -  5 shot in uptown Charlotte on New Year’s Eve
01/01 -  Law enforcement cracks down on celebratory gunfire in the Triangle
01/01 -  Bryson City residents seek solutions after sudden closure of local pharmacy