Emery P. Dalesio, The Associated Press

  • A wind turbine is viewed at a wind farm on March 27, 2015, in Taft, Texas. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    North Carolina may ban wind power near coast, military flights

    North Carolina could permanently ban big wind-power projects from the most energy intensive parts of the state’s Atlantic coast, but a state senator said Wednesday the move is necessary to prevent hindering military training flights.

  • The remains of Col. Edgar Felton Davis arrive at RDU International Airport on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Morrisville, N.C. Col. Davis was shot down during the Vietnam War nearly 50 years ago over Laos. His remains were recently identified. He will be buried in his hometown of Goldsboro, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)
    Remains of US navigator shot down over Laos in 1968 return home

    The remains of an Air Force officer lost for almost 50 years after he was shot down over Southeast Asia finally came home Thursday to North Carolina, where he was greeted by his three children and a mile-long procession of roaring, flag-fluttering motorcycles.

  • Col. Edgar F. Davis. (NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Communications Services via AP)
    Remains of US flier shot down over Laos in 1968 return home

    The remains of an Air Force officer lost for almost 50 years after he was shot down over Southeast Asia finally came home Thursday to North Carolina, where he was greeted by his three children and a mile-long procession of roaring, flag-fluttering motorcycles.

  • In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, photo, U.S. Army Col. Shawn Kane demonstrates the use of freeze-dried plasma in the military at Fort Bragg, N.C. (Gerry Broome/AP)
    US troops get freeze-dried plasma for battlefield bloodshed

    All of the U.S. military’s special operations fighters now being sent to war zones have freeze-dried blood plasma, a crucial addition to first-aid kits that can prevent badly wounded troops from bleeding to death on the battlefield.

  • In this Oct., 31, 2017, file photo, U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph A. Felix, his wife, and his lawyers exit a courtroom after testimony at Camp Lejeune, N.C. (Rory Laverty /The Washington Post/via AP)
    Jury deliberates in Marine Corps drill instructor abuse case

    A military jury began deliberating Thursday whether a Marine Corps drill instructor is guilty of beating, stomping and choking new recruits, or whether accounts of his abuse against Muslim-Americans and other military hopefuls were overhyped by young troops.

  • In this Oct., 31, 2017, file photo, U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph A. Felix, his wife, and his lawyers exit a courtroom after testimony at Camp Lejeune, N.C. (Rory Laverty /The Washington Post/via AP)
    Prosecutor says Marine Corps drill instructor was a ‘bully’

    A Marine Corps drill instructor was a “bully” who punched, choked and kicked recruits, focusing his abuse on three Muslim volunteers he derided as “terrorists,” a military prosecutor said at a court-martial Wednesday.