Stories by Michael Biesecker

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Volkswagen's top US executive out amid emissions scandal

Volkswagen's top executive in the United States is stepping down amid the company's ongoing emissions cheating scandal.
By Michael Biesecker

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

SC, Georgia join suits to halt new emissions rules

WASHINGTON - States and industry groups dependent on fossil fuels filed court challenges Friday to President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
By Michael Biesecker

Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Reputed gangster pleads guilty in kidnapping plot

A South Carolina woman who authorities say is a gang member known as "Lady Jamaica" has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the kidnapping of a North Carolina ...
By Michael Biesecker

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

RALEIGH, N.C. - Two more people were charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father, bringing the number to at least eight people who authorities say were involved in the ...
By Michael Biesecker

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

New Atlanta center honors King Sr.

The father of Martin Luther King Jr. is now being honored through a community center in Atlanta built to help low-income people find a path out of poverty.
By Michael Biesecker

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

UPS ends grants to Boy Scouts

The philanthropic arm of shipping giant UPS said it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group discriminates against gays, the second major corporation to recently ...
By Michael Biesecker

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

General's sex crime case includes 5 women

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - U.S. Army prosecutors offered the first details of a rare criminal case against a general, alleging he committed sex crimes against five women.
By Michael Biesecker

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011

Trial begins in student's slaying

Laurence Lovette Jr., 20, of Durham, N.C., is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Eve Carson, 22, of Athens, Ga., the University of North Carolina's popular student body president.
By Michael Biesecker
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