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Thursday, August 14, 2014

First Drip (8/14/14): McCrory failed to disclose Duke stock in ethics filings, more

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Gov. McCrory could face criminal penalties after he failed to disclose his ownership of Duke Energy stock this year in two separate state ethics filings. His lawyer is accepting the blame, saying he was confused about the timeline to file the reports. McCrory now says he owned about $10,000 in Duke stock until the end of 2013 and sold it after the Dan River coal ash spill.

About 12,300 people risk losing their recently acquired health insurance if they can't provide immigration papers, the federal government announced. That's the sixth-highest total in the country.

Researchers at the University of Virginia will spend a few months in 14 local low-performing schools and recommend ways to improve them individually. The Beacon Initiative, as it's being called, will cost $1 million (a mix of local and federal funds) and produce findings by January.

The police chief of the Missouri suburb rocked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man insists he will not release the name of the officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Saying the officer, who is on administrative leave, has received death threats, the chief did say he had been treated at a local hospital for a wound on his cheek. Outraged by the harsh methods police have employed to control the protests that have broken out in Ferguson, the hacktivist group Anonymous "said on Twitter that it had broken into Ferguson’s municipal computer system. It released details about city workers and posted photos of Jon Belmar, the chief of the St. Louis County police who is conducting the investigation into the shooting, as well as his wife, son and daughter," and vowed to hack more networks if the activity continued.

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