MANILA, Philippines A 24-year-old woman from Paris won the Miss Universe crown in a three-hour show in Manila on Monday that focused on diversity and overcoming life struggles, besting 85 other hopefuls from all over the world.Iris Mittenaere, who is pursuing a degree in dental surgery, won the 65th edition of the annual competition hosted for the third time by the Philippines.Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier is first runner-up while Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar was declared second runner-up.
AUSTIN, Texas The death of an infant born with the birth defect microcephaly in the Houston area has been linked to the Zika virus, with the baby becoming infected in the womb while the […]
CHARLOTTE Homeowners in N.C. and S.C. could spend up to 2.5 percent more on energy starting next year if the State Utilities Commission approves a request from Duke Energy. Duke filed the request for […]
RALEIGH State lawmakers wrapped up the busy crossover week at the General Assembly on Thursday afternoon, moving an array of interesting legislation forward. The state Senate was ahead of the game; finishing work with […]