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Burger King owner will buy out its biggest franchisee in US for about $1 billion

January 16, 2024

AP News – The parent company of Burger King is buying out its biggest franchisee in the U.S. for about $1 billion and will renovate hundreds of its locations. Restaurant Brands International Inc. will acquire all of the issued and […]

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Emmy Moments: Anthony Anderson hosts, “Succession” succeeds, Quinta Brunson makes history, and Niecy Nash’s emotional winning message

January 16, 2024

So it be, so it is, as Cousin Greg would say: “Succession” had a fittingly successful sendoff at the Emmys, the addictive saga of the roiling Roy family dynasty winning best drama for a third time and five more awards, […]

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District attorney defends the qualifications of a prosecutor hired in Trump’s Georgia election case

January 16, 2024

ATLANTA (AP) – Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Sunday defended the qualifications of a special prosecutor she hired for her case against Donald Trump and others over efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia after a defense […]

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MLK Jr. holiday celebrations include acts of service and parades, but some take a political turn

January 15, 2024

ATLANTA (AP) – Communities across the nation celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday with acts of service, prayer services and parades. But with the November presidential election as a backdrop, some events took on an overtly political […]

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MLK family members to serve as honorary team captains at Eagles-Buccaneers wild-card playoff game

January 15, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Three members of the family of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be recognized as honorary Buccaneers team captains when Tampa Bay hosts the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC wild-card matchup Monday night. Martin Luther […]

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Hydrogen tax rules draw fire from industry

January 15, 2024

NC NEWLINE – The October announcement that the U.S. Department of Energy had selected seven regional hub projects for billions in federal money to spur the production of clean hydrogen was met with considerable fanfare from the fledgling industry, seen […]

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Children’s nutrition program, revved up in the pandemic, faces severe cuts

January 15, 2024

NC Newsline – A federal program built to improve nutrition for new mothers and kids is growing for the first time in over a decade, thanks to changes made during the pandemic. Since its pilot program began in 1974, the […]

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North Carolina insurance industry proposes average 42% homeowner premium increase

January 14, 2024

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Another round of setting homeowner insurance policy rates in North Carolina has begun with the industry seeking a 42.2% average statewide premium increase that would begin in the summer. The North Carolina Rate Bureau, which represents […]

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The new FAFSA is meant to make applying for college aid easier, but not everyone can access it yet

January 14, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) – A new online application designed to make applying for federal student aid easier went live this week, but not everyone has been able to access it. That’s led to worry and frustration for students like Simea Turner of […]

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Prominent Black church in New York sued for gender bias by woman who sought to be its senior pastor

January 13, 2024

AP News – Over its 215-year history, the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City has earned a reputation as the flagship of the Black church in America. Based in Harlem, it became a famous megachurch with the political rise […]

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