Rainy start to week, but Christmas should be clear
As much as 2 inches of rain could fall across central North Carolina in the next few days before skies clear for Christmas.
- Brief power outage hits RDU
An hourlong power outage hit Raleigh-Durham International Airport early Monday, but officials said the problem did not affect flights.
- Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats
Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they're supposed to be joyful men of God.
- Police departments on alert after cop killings
Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car.
- Lights, action: Plan your holiday fun this week
It's Christmas week, which means you need to take a break from all that last minute shopping and have a little fun.
- Republicans in charge of Senate _ but 2016 awaits
Republicans have the Senate majority now and are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill this January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP back into the minority.
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