After a sweeping vote by conservative Republicans controlling the House and President Barack Obama's Democratic allies, a bipartisan budget pact is in the hands of the Senate, where it will encounter stronger but probably futile resistance from Republicans.
Authorities shut down all lanes of N.C. Highway 147 at Briggs Avenue in Durham early Friday morning because of power lines in the roadway. State Department of Transportation officials said that the highway could remain closed until noon.
Tens of thousands of South African mourners waited in line on Friday to view the body of Nelson Mandela, which was lying in state for the third and final day, with the likelihood that many would be turned away before the casket is taken away later in the day.
A Wake County jury on Thursday found Markeith Council, a detention officer at the Wake County jail, guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the June death of Shon Demetrius McClain, who died from injuries he suffered during an altercation with the officer.
For 25 years, WRAL has teamed up with The Salvation Army for the annual Coats for the Children Campaign. The big telethon kicks off at 6 a.m. Friday, with special coverage at 1 p.m., 7 p.m. and after the 11 p.m. news.
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