Weekend Supervising News Editors Samira Jafari and Maggie Leung on Saturday; Samira Jafari and Monte Plott on Sunday -- 404-827-1401
Next week, 15,000 journalists will join thousands of delegates, operatives, lobbyists and party activists for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, to be followed a week later by the Democrats' convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
If you're landing in the middle of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, or the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, you'll probably spend much of your time inside the convention hall cheering and voting for your candidate and collecting all those colorful hats and buttons delegates like to wear.
Why wait for the election in November? The political convention host cities are already going head-to-head as part of our Destination USA project pitting rival cities against each other. Tampa, Florida, will host the Republican National Convention August 27-30, while Charlotte, North Carolina, will host the Democratic National Convention September 3-6.
Listen carefully at the corner of Trade and Tryon streets in uptown Charlotte, and you'll hear the sounds that make the Queen City one of the country's best-kept secrets.
North Carolina's newly approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage has sparked an effort to convince the Democratic Party to move its upcoming national convention somewhere else.
After noticing smoke seeping inside, a North Carolina bus driver rushed six elementary school children off her vehicle moments before it burst into flames.
HLN speaks with the driver of a bus who rushed six school children off her vehicle before it was engulfed in flames.
Massive flash flooding Friday killed one person and forced the rescuing of trapped motorists and the evacuation of at least two neighborhoods in Charlotte, North Carolina, authorities said.
Evacuations and rescues are in progress as Charlotte, North Carolina, is hit by flash flooding.
Census tract 203.17 has grown by a staggering 970% since 2000. Here are two residents' stories.
At every corner and every stoplight in this town some 15 miles southeast of Charlotte, the signs staked in the ground have one message: "Homes ready now."
An artsy district in Charlotte, North Carolina, struggles to come back from the financial crisis that hit the city hard.
When residents of the city nicknamed "Banktown" talk about the whipsaw economic changes of the past decade, they often refer to "before" and "after."
The company that operated a commercial tour bus involved in a deadly crash this week has been issued a cease-and-desist order after the U.S. Department of Transportation said it tried to resume operations under a different name.
Several fatalities and numerous injuries were reported after a bus crashed on I-95 in Caroline County, Virginia. (no audio)
The aircraft that Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger heroically landed in New York's Hudson River began its long ride Saturday to an aviation museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.
OK, so maybe the celebration didn't go exactly as Carl Edwards had planned. After taking the checkered flag (and the $1 million prize that went with it) at the Sprint Cup All-Star Race in Charlotte on Saturday, Edwards attempted to slide his car through the infield grass but managed to mangle the front of his Ford in the process. Turf went everywhere and sparks flew out of the car before Edwards brought it to a stop and climbed out. Fortunately, he pulled off the ensuing trademark back flip with characteristic ease.
Officials in Charlotte, North Carolina searched a plane on Thursday after a suspicious note was found at the airport where the flight originated, the Transportation Security Administration said.
Joe Garone grew up in Denver, Colo., and began his NASCAR career as a crew chief for Rick Carelli in the Southwest Tour and Winston West Series.
A report detailing the death of a North Carolina teenager who stowed away in the wheel well of a US Airways flight has found there are not enough security officers at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the fastest growing airports in the country.
The garbage bag bulges with sweaters, dresses, tunics, shoes, and belts that have languished in my closets for years, waiting for a comeback that's just never gonna come.
Politics is serious business -- but not all the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.
The nation's air security has improved exponentially since the September 11 terror attacks. But events sometimes remind us there's still work to do.
Saying they found evidence of drug use, police alleged Tuesday that a registered sex offender failed to get medical attention for the daughter of a North Carolina police chief and concealed her death.
Residents of Concord, North Carolina, gather for the funeral of Valerie Hamilton.
Hours after a North Carolina police chief issued a tearful plea for help in locating a registered sex offender suspected in the death of his 23-year-old daughter, the man was arrested in upstate New York, authorities said Monday.
The facts: On August 27, 1891, a passenger train jumped the tracks on a tall bridge near Statesville, North Carolina, sending seven rail cars below and about 30 people to their deaths.
A North Carolina man is hit by a train and killed while ghost hunting on a trestle. Affiliate WSOC reports.
The arrest of 19 protesters at a rancorous school board meeting Tuesday brings the issue of busing and diversity in education into the national spotlight.
Many air travelers complain about weird seatmates, but they could be more creeped out if they knew what other passengers had packed in their luggage.
CONCORD, N.C. -- Sports are driven by athletic competition, not the guys who sign the checks. Jerry Jones and George Steinbrenner may try to steal the spotlight, but off-field antics pale in comparison to how their players actually perform.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla -- I'm playing the Stadium Course here at Sawgrass today, as part of the annual Tom Coughlin/Jay Fund tournament benefiting cancer-stricken kids and their families. Over/under on the number of balls I put in the drink at 17: 17.
After playing the Hawks even into the second quarter, the Magic shook off the rust of a week-long layoff to dismantle Atlanta 114-71 in Game 1 of the Eastern semifinals Tuesday in Orlando. Led by an unencumbered Dwight Howard, the Magic dominated at both ends in a game that was essentially over at halftime. The Hawks, coming off a seven-game struggle with Milwaukee to reach the second round, don't have much time to lick their wounds with Game 2 scheduled for Thursday.
Home court has indeed been an advantage early in the playoffs, with the host team posting a 23-7 record through Sunday. Even when the games moved to the court of the lower-seeded clubs, the home teams were 10-4.
RENTON, Wash. -- My favorite draft weekend story: The Man Who Said No to the NFL.
NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from the second night at the NFL draft, where rounds two and three unfolded with another dose of quarterback-inspired drama and intrigue ...
The Orlando Magic didn't beat the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night so much as they suffocated them. Larry Brown's crew managed one field goal in the game's first nine minutes, had just 30 points at halftime and finished on the losing end of Orlando's wire-to-wire, 92-77 triumph. The Magic lead the series 2-0 heading to Charlotte for the next two games.
So like we were saying ... the top seeds are doing just fine, thank you.
In Charlotte, North Carolina, commuters zip along a sparkling new light rail system into a booming downtown district.
Multiple reports of tornadoes as severe thunderstorms slam North Carolina.
One Arkansas shelter is opening up its doors to help people.
The weather has turned dangerously cold in much of the country, putting homeless people at high risk of injury or even death. If you encounter someone and want to help, what should you do?
Question: I'm nearing retirement, but would like to continue investing in stocks and bonds. My question: Should retirees continue to put money into the markets even after they have retired? --Lee Benge, Charlotte, North Carolina
Scott and Julie Hamilton took their life savings and borrowed money from family and the bank to invest in their dream.
CNN's Reynolds Wolf talks with the owners of a BounceU location who have been creative in getting customers in their doors.
While most parts of the country grapple with massive job loss and a deficit in new jobs, the South is faring a bit better.
Two days before US Airways Flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River, passengers on the same route and same aircraft say they heard a series of loud bangs and the flight crew told them they could have to make an emergency landing, CNN has learned.
A US Airways plane with 155 people on board ditched into a chilly Hudson River on Thursday, apparently after striking at least one bird upon takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport, according to officials and passengers.
Several Bank of America employees were on the plane that crashed into New York City's frigid Hudson River Thursday afternoon.
The home price plunge stayed on a record pace this summer, according to a widely watched gauge of national real-estate markets released Tuesday.
Gas shortages are afflicting drivers across the Southeast. Some of the problems were caused by Hurricane Ike affecting oil production and refining along the Gulf Coast, but empty gas pumps also are being blamed on the consumers themselves.
Nibble your way through Charlotte, North Carolina, and you'll taste the New South. Shining on the Piedmont with a modern skyline and brimming with emerging restaurants, this is a city that savors the fresh and the new.
Twenty-six alleged members of a Hispanic gang believed to be one of the nation's largest and most violent were indicted in North Carolina and charged with offenses including drug activity, racketeering, assault and murder, according to federal court documents.
Some of the last, best housing markets - the ones that continued to climb even as the rest of the country cratered - have turned south lately.
More people moved to Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, than to any other metropolitan area in the United States last year.
What do you think the future holds? What do you hope will happen? Send us your thoughts and we'll print the best here.
The decline in residential real estate accelerated though the end of 2007, and home prices in 20 key markets plunged 9.1% for the year, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Dear FSB: If borrowing won't get any easier, then how will potential new small business owners go about getting qualified quicker?
Home prices have shown few signs of any turnaround, and a new report sees the downward slide continuing.
With fuel prices on the rise, concern over global warming growing and the 2008 presidential campaign heating up, CNN.com asked users if they thought the country was poised for major changes in energy and environmental policies. Here is a selection of responses, some of which have been edited for clarity.
Even the best restaurant employees don't have eyes in the backs of their heads. The ESP wireless system may be the next best thing -- it connects staffers to diners and one another. ESP will roll o...
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Don't know where to stash your bank statements? Soon you may be able to store them in a computer rather than a desk drawer. As of last September, the Federal Reserve is letting banks deliver monthl...
WELL, SURE, THE '80S, WITH THEIR RUNAWAY real estate values, are finito. Even so, the housing market has been mostly picking up since this decade's gloomy debut. And in '96--unlike in '95--home-pri...
Thank you for August's "Helping Your Kids Become Financially Independent." After reading your article, my parents raised my allowance from $6 a week to $10. Matthew T. Phillips, age 14 Charlotte, N...
-- JAMES M. MYERS, 38, who runs his own investment firm in Charlotte, North Carolina: ''Mexico has no tax on capital gains and no tax on dividends. If the U.S. doesn't get serious about capital for...
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The nail-biting crash landing of Piedmont Airlines flight 1489 showed once again that air safety can be as simple as proper maintenance. But just as air travel is surging, airlines face a shortage ...
A growing number of banks offer various ARMs. For example, First Union Mortgage of Charlotte, N.C. offers an ARM tied to the bank's cost of funds, adjustable every six months, starting at 7.88%, wi...
Although mortgage interest rates spurted sharply higher last month, thereby motivating a flock of nervous house sellers and buyers to get moving. Many analysts predict that rates will rise another ...
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