• The Latest: NC universities taking Justice letter seriously

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Justice Department’s letter stating that Wednesday a North Carolina law that limits protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws (all times local):

  • Beyonce statement calls for equality in North Carolina

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Beyonce is supporting efforts to overturn a North Carolina law limiting legal protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

  • Correction: LGBT Rights-Cancellations story

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story April 25 about Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato canceling their shows in North Carolina in protest of the state’s new law addressing LGBT rights, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mumford and Sons had also canceled their performance. The band performed in Charlotte and donated a portion of the proceeds from the show to a local LGBT organization.

  • In this 2012 photo provided by Jamie Gilpin, Gilpin, center, poses for a photo with his wife, Joy Cadelina Gilpin, right, and daughter, Celeste Gilpin, at Looking Glass Falls, Pisgah National Forest, near Asheville, N.C. Small businesses in North Carolina are worried about fallout from the new state law limiting protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Jamie Gilpin said that his bicycle tours business has seen a decline in inquiries since the law was passed. (Jim Gilpin/Courtesy of Jamie Gilpin via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Fallout from North Carolina LGBT law worries small business

    NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses in North Carolina are already losing valuable business because of the new state law limiting protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.