Freak show owner wins cash on judge’s TV show but formerly 5-legged puppy still isn’t his

Freak show owner gets cash, but no 5-legged puppy

CHICAGO — Thanks to a Chicago TV judge, a Coney Island freak show operator is up $4,000 but down a five-legged puppy.

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Carolina Hurricanes give hip-hop artist a bad rap, sue over promo song used during games

A bad rap? Hurricanes sue hip-hop artist over song

RALEIGH, N.C. —The Carolina Hurricanes have sued a Raleigh hip-hop artist who produced a song promoting the franchise, saying the man has violated team trademarks.

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Ex- mistress of former White House candidate John Edwards at NC courthouse amid campaign probe

Ex-Edwards mistress at court amid campaign probe

RALEIGH, N.C. — The ex-mistress of John Edwards spent much of Thursday in a federal courthouse in Raleigh where a grand jury was meeting, at a time when federal investigators are examining the two-time presidential candidate’s finances.

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Judge wants to hear more Monday on BofA’s $33M settlement with SEC over Merrill bonuses

Judge sets hearing on BofA-SEC settlement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A judge has ordered a hearing on a $33 million proposed settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Bank of America Corp. over executive bonuses.

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With rattling gunfire echoing in courtroom, feds play audio tapes at tense NC terror hearing

Feds play audio tapes at tense NC terror hearing

RALEIGH, N.C. — Seven terrorist suspects smiled and waved to supporters who packed a North Carolina courtroom, greeting them with a simple and significant phrase: “May peace be upon you,” said in Arabic.

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Bank of America settles Parmalat suit related to 2003 bankruptcy for $100 million

Bank of America settles Parmalat suit for $100M

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bank of America Corp. said Tuesday it will pay nearly $100 million to Parmalat SpA and its affiliates to settle lawsuits surrounding the Italian dairy company’s bankruptcy in 2003.

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NASCAR disputes Jeremy Mayfield’s sworn testimony about 2nd random drug test

NASCAR says Mayfield lied to federal court

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR accused Jeremy Mayfield of lying to a federal court about the chronology of a second random drug test, offering to provide an audio tape of the conversation in which Mayfield was told to submit a sample. The driver says the telephone call went to voicemail.

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Convicted swindler Bernard Madoff arrives at NC prison

Madoff arrives at NC prison

WASHINGTON — Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff arrived Tuesday at a federal prison in North Carolina to begin serving a 150-year sentence for what is believed to be the largest Ponzi scheme in history.

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NASCAR cites potential fatalities in asking appeals court to restore Mayfield’s drug ban

NASCAR asks appeals court to restore Mayfield ban

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR on Wednesday asked an appeals court to ban Jeremy Mayfield from racing, alleging the participation of “a proven methamphetamine user” could lead to fatal consequences for other competitors and fans.

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NASCAR cites potential for fatalities in asking appeals court to restore Mayfield’s suspension

NASCAR asks appeals court to reverse ruling

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR has asked an appeals court to overturn the injunction that lifted Jeremy Mayfield’s indefinite suspension for a failing a random drug test.

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