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Police said Tamiyah Elssy Bryant was taken around 8:15 a.m. Saturday by her father Rodney Bryant. He was seen driving a white 2002 Suzuki XL7 with a Washington state license plate. Police said Tamiyah Elssy Bryant was taken around 8:15 a.m. Saturday by her father Rodney Bryant. He was seen driving a white 2002 Suzuki XL7 with a Washington state license plate.

Federal court rejects Virginia's same-sex marriage ban

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The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage violate the U.S. Constitution.  More>>

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Pedestrian killed in Fayetteville accident identified

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A pedestrian who was killed Sunday morning when he was hit by a vehicle on Morganton Road in Fayetteville was identified Monday as Fernando Rodriguez, 23, of Fort Bragg. More>>

6-year-old hit by car in Raleigh

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A 6-year-old was taken to the hospital Monday after being hit by a car on Rock Quarry Road near Crosslink Road. More>>

Belhaven mayor wraps march to DC to save hospital

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A North Carolina mayor fighting to reopen a hospital in his rural North Carolina town is finishing his protest march to the nation's capital. More>>

Fayetteville, Raleigh, Durham among U.S. cities flourishing after recession

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A new ranking by the financial website WalletHub gives high marks to North Carolina cities, including Fayetteville, Raleigh and Durham, for their economic recovery since the Great Recession. More>>

Durham man charged with murder in 18-year-old's death

Lequan Wilson is charged with murder in the death of Marquise Mangum. Lequan Wilson is charged with murder in the death of Marquise Mangum.
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Police arrested a Durham man Monday morning in connection with the July 3 shooting death of an 18-year-old.

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Stolen dinosaur replica returned to Raleigh museum Video included

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A model of a baby dinosaur that was stolen from the Museum of Natural Sciences has been returned to the museum, officials said at a news conference Monday. More>>

Garner man killed attempting to cross US 70

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A Garner man was killed after being struck by a car on U.S. 70 in Wake County Monday morning, according to authorities. More>>

Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

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Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. More>>

Surprising list of nations with alcohol problems focuses on E. Europe

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The nations with the highest rates of alcohol consumption per person are located in Eastern Europe.
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High school student recovering from possible shark bite

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A high school senior from Raleigh is recovering after an apparent shark bite while on vacation at the beach in Brunswick County. More>>

NC Senate to vote on Medicaid plan Monday Video included

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North Carolina Senators are expected to take a final vote on a bill that would overhaul Medicaid in the state. More>>

Dollar Tree buying Charlotte-based Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. More>>

'Freedom for All' exhibit goes to NC plantation

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A traveling exhibit about the Emancipation Proclamation is being displayed at a North Carolina plantation that relied on slave labor. More>>

Wilson community holds vigil for slain 7-year-old boy Video included

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Hundreds stood outside the Wilson County Courthouse on Sunday night to help a family grieve four days after 7-year-old Kamari Jones was shot and killed in his own home. More>>

Northern California wildfire destroys 13 homes

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Firefighters in Northern California made progress Sunday against a wildfire that has destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park that... More>>

APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

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The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up... More>>

NC Legislative leaders say they have budget framework Video included

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Republican legislative leaders said they have reached an agreement on the outline of a state budget. More>>

Charlotte woman tests positive for Ebola in Liberia

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A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works.
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Red Cross holds blood drive to supplement summer donations dip Video included

The Red Cross held a blood at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Raleigh. The Red Cross held a blood at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Raleigh.
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The summer months means a shortage of blood donations for the American Red Cross.
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Raleigh police look for leads regarding woman seen screaming in car

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Police are looking for information concerning a woman who was seen and heard screaming while in the back seat of a car Sunday afternoon.
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NC flags lowered to honor Korean War armistice

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?All North Carolina state flags are lowered to half-staff for Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. More>>

Pedestrian hit, killed in Fayetteville

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Police say a pedestrian was killed Sunday morning when he was hit by a vehicle on Morganton Road in Fayetteville. More>>

Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

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The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped. More>>

Former firefighter uses comedy to cope with tragedy Video included

Comedian Travis Howze turned to comedy as a way to cope after losing nine of his fellow firefighters in a fire in 2007. Comedian Travis Howze turned to comedy as a way to cope after losing nine of his fellow firefighters in a fire in 2007.
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Comedian Travis Howze turned to comedy as a way to cope after losing nine of his fellow firefighters in a fire in 2007. More>>

1 stabbed on Durham's Holloway Street Video included

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A suspect is in custody after a man was stabbed multiple times Saturday in Durham, police said.
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Oldest female WWII veteran, 108 years old, honored at DC memorials Video included

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Lucy Coffey joined the Army, or the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, in 1943, just a month shy of her 37th birthday. 

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Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

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A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square. More>>

1 shot at Cook Out in Durham Video included

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A bystander was injured during a shooting early Saturday at the Cook Out Restaurant on Cole Mill Road. More>>

DATA offers free shuttle bus to Durham Farmers' Market Video included

The Bull City Connector bus only has one route on Saturdays and that is to the Durham Farmers’ Market. The Bull City Connector bus only has one route on Saturdays and that is to the Durham Farmers’ Market.
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A Durham bus service wants to make it easier for folks to get their hands on fruits and vegetables.
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49 people arrested in prostitution blitz in Charlotte

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According to police, the blitz took place in the city's Metro area after citizens reached out to police with concern of prostitution related crimes throughout the area. More>>

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

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Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000. More>>

1 suspect arrested for severe beating of man during Fayetteville home invasion Video included

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Fayetteville police arrested one of three suspects that severely beat a man Friday during a home invasion. More>>

Warrants: Former teacher, Boy Scout leader admitted to touching boys 'to make them feel good' Video included

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Search warrants released Friday in Rowan County show that a popular former teacher, coach and Scoutmaster admitted to investigators that he had molested young boys on Boy Scout camping trips and at a church sleepover.
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Fayetteville police capture Lenior Co. murder suspect

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Fayetteville police captured a man Friday evening wanted for murder in Lenior County. More>>

Twitter pages show NC college binge drinkers passed out Video included

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Binge drinking is not a new problem on college campuses but there is a new way people are seeing its impact.Twitter pages are popping up at college campus around the country for the sole purpose of showing students passed out from drinking too much. More>>

Body of worker killed in Ft. Bragg trench collapse recovered Video included

Calvin Bishop, Battalion Chief with the Fayetteville Fire Department, said Thursday that part of the side of the trench collapsed around 11 a.m., covering a worker. Calvin Bishop, Battalion Chief with the Fayetteville Fire Department, said Thursday that part of the side of the trench collapsed around 11 a.m., covering a worker.
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Fort Bragg officials said the body of a civilian contractor killed in a construction accident was recovered Friday evening. More>>

NC budget hole grows based on new tax cut analysis

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North Carolina income tax collections for 2014 are expected to fall $205 million short of earlier projections following Republican-backed tax cuts approved last year. More>>

Garner youth baseball team in nationals in Calif.

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A youth baseball team from Garner is competing in the Mustang-9 PONY League World Series in California after winning the East Zone tournament last Saturday. More>>

Man charged with killing UNC professor had just left Wake Jail Video included

Derick Davis II, 23 (Left) and Troy Arrington, Jr., 27, (Right) Derick Davis II, 23 (Left) and Troy Arrington, Jr., 27, (Right)
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An Orange County dispatcher sounded shocked Wednesday afternoon when a 911 caller described finding University of North Carolina professor Feng Liu beaten and dying on a street near the UNC campus. More>>

In Fayetteville, friends reunite for first time since Vietnam Video included

Until Friday, these two Vietnam veterans had not seen each other in 48 years. Until Friday, these two Vietnam veterans had not seen each other in 48 years.
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Two friends who had not seen each other since serving in Vietnam reunited in Fayetteville Friday.
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Fundraiser to help Raleigh charter school for disabled students open Video included

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A public school in Raleigh for disabled children is set to open next month but organizers desperately need donations to get the school up and running.


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Preddyfest founder not letting shooting injuries slow him down Video included

Rodney Preddy was shot in the right temple, taking out his right eye, July 13 while driving through Oxford. Rodney Preddy was shot in the right temple, taking out his right eye, July 13 while driving through Oxford.
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A Franklin County man shot in the face two weeks ago isn’t letting his injuries keep him from organizing his music festival. More>>

NC Zoo plans to keep 4 gorillas, secure 3 more

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The North Carolina Zoo is keeping four gorillas that were about to be shipped out, and looking to bring in three more in the spring. More>>

Durham Police seek help in GameStop robbery

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Durham police are trying to identify a male who robbed GameStop at 1533 Glenn School Road on Tuesday, July 1. More>>

NC man faces dozens of sex charges

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On Wednesday evening, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said it had a rapist in custody and held the suspect on $2 million bond. More>>

Onslow Co. man charged with child abuse after spanking

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A Jacksonville man is charged by Onslow County authorities with child abuse after they say he spanked a young girl with several objects. More>>

No leads in 2013 death of Apex man walking from Raleigh bar

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The Raleigh Police Department has exhausted all leads and tips in a high-profile case from August 2013, when Weston Vandemerwe of Apex was hit on a ramp to the Raleigh Beltline. More>>

Attorney: 'Fatal Vision' court case will continue

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A defense attorney says the case of Jeffrey MacDonald isn't over despite a federal judge's rejection of the former Army doctor's claim of innocence and request for a new trial. More>>

Massive consignment sale happening at NC State Fairgrounds Video included

The sale has thousands of items for sale at a fraction of the cost. The sale has thousands of items for sale at a fraction of the cost.
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Parents know children grow out their clothes very quickly.It is no surprise the Kids Exchange Consignment Sale at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds is a huge event. More>>

Fayetteville police arrest suspect in PNC Bank robbery

Police identified the suspect as Taurean James Keels, 29, of the 4700 block of Old Spears Road in Fayetteville. Police identified the suspect as Taurean James Keels, 29, of the 4700 block of Old Spears Road in Fayetteville.
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Fayetteville police arrested a suspect in the Thursday morning robbery of the PNC Bank on Ramsey Street. More>>

3 teens charged in Durham bus explosion Video included

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Three teens have been charged in a Durham bus incident after a bottle caused a small explosion. More>>

Fayetteville couple finds dead, possibly rabid, bat in bedroom

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The bat is the 11th case of rabies in Cumberland County this year. More>>

Charter school bill heads to governor's desk

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A bill changing some rules for how charter schools operate in North Carolina is headed to the governor. More>>

Groups express concern about coal ash bill

A collapsed pipe at Duke Energy's Dan River Steam Station dumped coal ash into the Dan River. A collapsed pipe at Duke Energy's Dan River Steam Station dumped coal ash into the Dan River.

Environmental groups are asking two key North Carolina lawmakers to change legislation they say weakens the state's protections against coal ash pollution. More>>

Police release identity of 7-year-old killed in Wilson shooting Video included

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Police have released the identity of the 7-year-old boy who was killed after being shot at a home near Parkview Street in Wilson Wednesday night. More>>

Man pleads guilty in NC Ponzi scheme

A man accused of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked about 25 Charlotte investors out of more than $2.5 million has pleaded guilty to securities fraud. More>>

2 of 3 teens wanted in Durham bus explosion turn themselves in

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Beverly Thompson with the City of Durham said on Friday that city manager Thomas Bonfield announced at a meeting Thursday that two of the three teens wanted in connection with a small explosion on a Durham bus had turned themselves in. More>>

Penn. company illegally trying to purchase mineral rights in NC Video included

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It has been less than three months since North Carolina lawmakers approved fracking in the state and now one out-of-state company ready to get the ball rolling.


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Harnett Co. neighbors sound off on fracking Video included

Dozens had their questions answered at a fracking information session in Angier. Dozens had their questions answered at a fracking information session in Angier.
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People in North Carolina, who could see some of the first wells for natural gas fracking, are sounding off.
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Recovery efforts resume at Fort Bragg trench collapse

Emergency officials respond to a trench collapse at Fort Bragg. (Fort Bragg Public Affairs) Emergency officials respond to a trench collapse at Fort Bragg. (Fort Bragg Public Affairs)
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Crews at Fort Bragg are continuing recovery efforts to find a civilian worker who died Thursday during a trench collapse. More>>

Durham police search for missing woman

Tuesday Lorraine West was last seen on July 11. Tuesday Lorraine West was last seen on July 11.
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?Durham Police are trying to locate a woman who has been missing for about two weeks. More>>

2 charged with first-degree murder in beating death of UNC professor, cancer researcher Video included

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A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
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North Carolina fugitive caught after 13-day search

A man who escaped from a Richmond County sheriff's deputy earlier this month has been captured. More>>

Clayton Youth Theater prepping for opening night Video included

The Clayton Youth Theater held a full dress rehearsal for its performance of Elton John’s “Aida.” The Clayton Youth Theater held a full dress rehearsal for its performance of Elton John’s “Aida.”
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Some Johnston County teenagers channeled their inner Broadway Thursday night. More>>

NJ couple identified as victims of Virginia tornado Video included

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A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton.
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Man shot in leg near Poole, Fisher roads in Raleigh

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A man was shot in the leg Thursday near the intersection of Poole and Fisher roads in Raleigh. More>>

9-Year-old boy survives lightning strike Video included

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The afternoon of June 25th, the Felder family was practicing track events at the Johnson C. Smith Stadium when the worst happened. More>>

NC House fails to concur on moped regulations

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The North Carolina House Thursday rejected a bill requiring insurance for moped drivers. More>>

Event in Fayetteville aims to help homeless, especially veterans Video included

A "Community Homeless Stand Down" in Fayetteville brought help closer to the homeless. A "Community Homeless Stand Down" in Fayetteville brought help closer to the homeless.
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Hundreds of homeless or nearly homeless people were in Fayetteville’s Festival Park on Thursday to get some assistance.


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School systems anxious for new budget as school year begins

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Three weeks into the new fiscal year, there is still no new state budget and Wake County school board members are anxiously watching for a new plan for teacher raises. More>>

Durham police identify 3 teens who caused bus explosion

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The three teens left a bottle on a bus Tuesday night that caused a small explosion. More>>

Worker dies when trench collapses at Fort Bragg Video included

Emergency officials respond to a trench collapse at Fort Bragg. (Fort Bragg Public Affairs) Emergency officials respond to a trench collapse at Fort Bragg. (Fort Bragg Public Affairs)
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Emergency officials say a recovery operation is underway at Fort Bragg for a worker who was trapped in a collapsed trench.
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Federal judge denies new trial for MacDonald

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A federal judge has denied Jeffrey MacDonald's latest bid for a new trial. More>>

GOP-backed bill includes laundry list of changes

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An omnibus bill backed by Republican leaders in the North Carolina House is seeking to make dozens of changes to state laws. More>>

Police: Shot that killed 7-year-old did not come from inside home Video included

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A 7-year-old boy has died after being shot at a home near Parkview Street in Wilson Wednesday night. More>>

NC Senate passes Medicaid reform legislation

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The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that changes how Medicaid is administered and paid for in the state. More>>

Another trial delay for former NC lawmaker

Rep. Stephen LaRoque was convicted on 10 counts involving theft from a non-profit receiving federal funds, money laundering and making false statements. Rep. Stephen LaRoque was convicted on 10 counts involving theft from a non-profit receiving federal funds, money laundering and making false statements.
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The new trial for former North Carolina Rep. Stephen LaRoque has been delayed again. More>>

Wake Forest man Tased twice by police after resisting arrest

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Wake Forest police Tased a 20-year-old man twice Wednesday after he resisted arrest. More>>

Mobile Sept. 11 museum honoring firefighters visits Raleigh Video included

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A mobile museum honoring Sept. 11 and the role of firefighters is in Raleigh this week.
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Jack White, Neil Young, Willie Nelson to headline NC Farm Aid Video included

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Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina. More>>

UNC: Former athletes can return to finish degrees Video included

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University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt announced a new program Thursday that will allow former UNC athletes to return and finish their uncompleted degrees. More>>

Inmate charged in Wayne Co. inmate's death

Christopher Phillips, 27, was charged Thursday with one count of murder in the death of Terry Houser, 58.  Christopher Phillips, 27, was charged Thursday with one count of murder in the death of Terry Houser, 58.
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A Neuse Correctional Institute inmate accused in an altercation that left another inmate dead has now been charged with murder. More>>

Robeson County housing director suspended

The director of the Robeson County Housing Authority has been suspended pending an investigation into the agency's purchasing policies. More>>

Marines investigate corporal who vanished in Iraq

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Marine Corp officers in North Carolina are launching a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or later after returning to the United States. More>>

Man arrested in NC standoff claims to be man in viral video

A man clings on to the back of a car on I-77 in Charlotte on June 28. A man clings on to the back of a car on I-77 in Charlotte on June 28.

Police in Thomasville who arrested a man after a standoff say he's the same man seen in a video in Charlotte riding on top of his girlfriend's car on Interstate 77. More>>

NC sterilization agency reports 780 claims filed

Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of North Carolina's sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state. More>>

Lottery winner from Horse Shoe is lucky twice

Where else but the town of Horse Shoe would a person get lucky twice in the N.C. Education Lottery? More>>

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

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A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. More>>

Plan to cap local sales tax riles Raleigh leaders Video included

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Raleigh Mayor McFarlane is trying to stop a plan to limit how much her city can charge in sales taxes. More>>

Raleigh neighborhood hopes 'nasty water' clears up soon Video included

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A Raleigh neighborhood plagued with filthy drinking water is hoping to see some relief after a new, larger water tank was installed. More>>

Durham police release video of 3 teens who left homemade bomb on bus Video included

Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board. Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board.
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Durham police said Wednesday that three teens getting off a Bull City Connector bus left a drink bottle that exploded around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday. More>>

Houston school district holds 2nd job fair in Raleigh Video included

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A Texas school district once again held a job fair in Raleigh looking for teachers who are fed-up with stale salaries in North Carolina.
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Durham mom hopes 2 job offers help her get kids back Video included

Moshimalee Johnson said Social Services took her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist looking for help. Moshimalee Johnson said Social Services took her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist looking for help.
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A Durham mother who lost custody of her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist received good news Wednesday that may help her get her kids back.
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Fayetteville fan donation program changes to improve distribution

WFNC has changed its fan donation program to distribute fans more easily. WFNC has changed its fan donation program to distribute fans more easily.
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Fayetteville radio station News Talk 640 WFNC is changing its 20-year-old fan donation program because of questions about how those fans were handled.   
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Fayetteville Salvation Army offering special help to pay AC bills

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The Salvation Army of Fayetteville is accepting applications from people who need extra help to pay their utility bills because of air conditioning costs during the hot summer months. More>>

Dogs rescued from Afghanistan reunited with soldier Video included

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Two dogs that survived combat in Afghanistan were reunited with a soldier they knew on Wednesday in Fuquay-Varina.
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2 men in Fuquay-Varina died of gunshot wounds

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Two people found dead inside a Fuquay-Varina home Saturday died from gunshot wounds, according to the Wake County Sheriff's Office. More>>

Police say pedestrian killed on S. Saunders St. did not use crosswalk

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Police say a woman who was hit and killed Tuesday night on S. Saunders St. had tried to cross the road outside a designated crosswalk area. More>>

Wayne Co. inmate dies after altercation with fellow inmate

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Inmate Terry Houser died Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
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Raleigh named top city for business, careers

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Raleigh is ranked No. 1 by Forbes for cities to do business. Charlotte is No. 12.
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Fort Bragg soldiers headed to Afghanistan

The brigade commander is under investigation following allegations of misconduct, the Army said. The brigade commander is under investigation following allegations of misconduct, the Army said.
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About 1,725 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg will be sent to Afghanistan.
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No swimming at some NC beaches due to high bacteria levels

A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria. A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria.
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Six advisories and three alerts were issued against swimming Tuesday at nine ocean-side sites along the coast of North Carolina. More>>

Fayetteville man charged with attempted murder in July 19 shooting

Fayetteville police are looking for Kevin Bruton in connection with a July 19 shooting. Fayetteville police are looking for Kevin Bruton in connection with a July 19 shooting.
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The Fayetteville Police Department as identified a suspect in connection with a July 19 shooting in the 800 block of Bedrock Drive. More>>

White flags mysteriously placed on Brooklyn Bridge Video included

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Authorities are reviewing footage to determine who placed white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge, replacing two American flags.

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Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte

Sealed Air Corp. is moving nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters. Sealed Air Corp. is moving nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters.
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North Carolina has convinced Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. to move nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters and consolidating management operations from several other states. More>>

NC man found dead on front steps of home

Homicide investigators in Lumberton are looking into the death of a man who was found on the front steps of his home. More>>

Reward offered in Holly Springs McDonald's employee kidnapping

Police say an employee of a McDonald's in Holly Spring was kidnapped from her home early Wednesday morning and forced to return to the restaurant so the suspect could rob it. Police say an employee of a McDonald's in Holly Spring was kidnapped from her home early Wednesday morning and forced to return to the restaurant so the suspect could rob it.
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Raleigh police are offering a reward leading to an arrest in connection with a July 2 robbery attempt and kidnapping of a Holly Springs McDonald’s employee. More>>

10 confirmed cases of chikungunya in NC

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A 10th case of a mosquito-borne virus that can sicken people for weeks as been confirmed in North Carolina. More>>

Veterans group schedules convention in Asheville

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A national veterans group calling for peace at home and overseas is bringing its message to Asheville for its annual convention. More>>

NC flags lowered on day of Fulghum service

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A first-term North Carolina legislator who died last weekend will be formally remembered within state government and at the church he attended for decades. More>>

Dr. Campbell - New study suggests that we can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease Video included

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Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that can be quite devastating to both patient and families. Today in the U.S., more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. More>>

Durham mom says she didn't try to give away kids on Craigslist Video included

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A mother of five says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed. More>>

Fayetteville agencies join forces to help human trafficking victim Video included

Sgt. Kellie Berg says human trafficking is more common than many people realize. Sgt. Kellie Berg says human trafficking is more common than many people realize.
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A woman who was forced into prostitution in Fayetteville is getting help, and her story is both an example of how Fayetteville can help trafficking victims and how the city could still improve.
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Police investigate small explosion on board Durham bus Video included

Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board. Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board.
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Police say a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board a commuter bus Tuesday night in downtown Durham.
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Teen mom charged after baby found buried at Louisburg home

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Ashley Reed, 16, of Louisburg is charged with concealing a death after her infant was found buried beside her house.
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Raleigh mom arrested after her son helped her shoplift from Walmart

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Police say a Raleigh woman was arrested Monday after she convinced one of her sons to help her shoplift from a Walmart in Garner. More>>

2 suspects wanted in Fayetteville shooting, robbery

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Police are searching for two suspect connected to a robbery and shooting Saturday in Fayetteville. More>>

NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

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Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back in Senate legislation that its Republican supporters say would level the playing field across the state in generating revenue. More>>

Vance Co. baptist church destroyed in fire

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A church in Henderson is a total loss after fire fighters say is caught fire Tuesday evening. More>>

Durham student excels in school while caring for mom Video included

Kayla Kinard's mother was hospitalized on her prom night, but her mother still pushed her to go to the dance. Kayla Kinard's mother was hospitalized on her prom night, but her mother still pushed her to go to the dance.
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Durham's Kayla Kinard manages to excel in school while caring for her ailing mother.
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State: Ex-Tarboro town manager used funds inappropriately Video included

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The state auditor’s report determined that the former town manager “made nearly $366,000 of purchases" that were inappropriate.

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Governor, NC Senate Republicans talk about budget

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McCrory and Senate Republicans met privately Tuesday as they sought to resolve their differences over budget adjustments supposed to be settled three weeks ago. More>>

McCrory signs bills on Common Core, health care

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Gov. Pat McCrory signed several bills Tuesday, including one abolishing Common Core in North Carolina and another that was sponsored by the late Dr. Jim Fulghum of Wake County. More>>

Raleigh man arrested after leaving mother, 98, in truck for 5 hours Video included

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A Raleigh man was arrested in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino. More>>

Orange Co. votes not to add voting on Sunday, will expand hours Video included

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The Orange County Board of Elections voted against Sunday voting at a packed meeting Tuesday, but did vote to expand hours during the week.
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Cary teen competes for chance to appear on 'America's Got Talent'

Cary's Nathan Heck, 13, is one of four domino artists from different states who comprise Domino Effect. Cary's Nathan Heck, 13, is one of four domino artists from different states who comprise Domino Effect.
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A Cary teen and a tumbling group from Wilmington are among three groups competing Wednesday on NBC's Today Show for a chance to go straight to the "America's Got Talent" live shows. More>>

Food trucks feed the hungry at Durham Rescue Mission Video included

Four different food trucks gathered at the Durham Rescue Mission Tuesday to give free lunches to the men staying there. Four different food trucks gathered at the Durham Rescue Mission Tuesday to give free lunches to the men staying there.
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Food truck owners in Durham are giving back through what they're calling a "Pay It Forward" lunch. More>>

Report says suspect pointed gun at Durham officer prior to shooting

Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in the 1500 block of Mathison Street in Durham. Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in the 1500 block of Mathison Street in Durham.
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A preliminary investigation report says that a Durham police officer who shot a suspect in the head last week shot the man after he pointed a rifle at the officer. More>>

NC children better at math, reading than in 2005

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A new Kids Count report released this week has good news for North Carolina children.
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77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo Video included

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Family members are upset and hurt that their relative, James Wesley Bolden, is being called a liar and "a fake."
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NC tax breaks OK'd for 250 IT jobs in Charlotte

An information technology consulting company plans to create 250 jobs in Charlotte within five years as it hopes to serve the city's big banks. More>>

Political group running another anti-Tillis NC ad

An independent political group plans to spend more than $1 million over the next two weeks for a television ad critical of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis by trying to link him to conservative financiers. More>>

Fort Bragg blood center in urgent need of blood

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The Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center is in need of blood donors, particularly donors with Type O blood. More>>

Texas school district continues to poach NC teachers Video included

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The Houston Independent School District in Texas is once again poaching teachers from North Carolina. More>>

Vandals damage a dozen graves in Gaston County

Gaston County police say vandals have damaged about a dozen headstones in a cemetery near Stanley. More>>

Charlotte, Duke, consider airport coal ash plan

Charlotte officials and Duke Energy are still considering Charlotte Douglas International Airport as a site for millions of tons of coal ash now at Mountain Island Lake. More>>

Tillis visits DC seeking donors for NC Senate bid

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The ongoing General Assembly session is putting a crimp into House Speaker Thom Tillis' campaign for the U.S. Senate, but he's still mingling with donors backing his campaign. More>>

The Clueless Chick: National Hot Dog Day Video included

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Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day, which means it's the perfect excuse to fire up the grill for a little mid-week cookout. And what would National Hot Dog Day be without hot dog inspired party ideas from our party planning expert Jennifer Durbin. More>>

Hybrid boat developed in Apex relies on natural gas for fuel Video included

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Local engineers created a new boat that is environmentally friendly and less costly to drive than a standard gas-powered boat. More>>

Community rallies to stop move of Franklin Co. principal Video included

Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school. Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school.
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Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school. More>>

Mother, daughter injured in Fayetteville crash

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A mother and her 6-year-old daughter were injured Monday in a single-car crash in Fayetteville. More>>

AK-47 sales surge, some NC gun dealers report Video included

Fuquay Gun is one of several firearms dealers reporting increased AK-47 sales in the last few days. Fuquay Gun is one of several firearms dealers reporting increased AK-47 sales in the last few days.
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Firearms dealers say sales of semi-automatic AK-47 rifles are surging amid concerns of a possible shortage of Russian-made versions. More>>

Man resigns as middle school teacher after child sex charges

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Jim Barringer III, 51, resigned from China Grove Middle School on Monday after he was arrested last week. More>>

Durham worker says he was let go after receiving back pay Video included

Michael David said Dayeco Construction owed him a paycheck for more than six weeks of work. Michael David said Dayeco Construction owed him a paycheck for more than six weeks of work.
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A Durham man said he was let go by his employer after finally getting a paycheck that he'd waited six weeks to receive. More>>

Parts of Durham once again flood as business owner looks for relief Video included

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Several inches of rain created flooding in parts of Durham on Monday. More>>

NC pension changes near final legislative approval

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The General Assembly is one vote away from finalizing changes to North Carolina's government retirement system in part to prevent the system from having to pay for some large pension spikes for high-income workers. More>>

13 headstones, including historic 'Slave' stone, vandalized in Gaston Co. cemetery Video included

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Thirteen headstones, including a historic one marking the last slave born in Gaston County, were damaged on Friday night, police say. More>>

Garner baseball team needs donations to make 'once in a lifetime' trip Video included

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A youth baseball team in Garner needs financial help to make a historic trip. More>>

NC sales tax limit for counties reviewed by Senate

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Senate Republicans have retooled a proposal limiting local sales taxes in North Carolina but could still stop two large counties from putting referenda on the ballot. More>>

Spring Lake homicide marks return to full authority for police Video included

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The shooting death of Cary McLean in Spring Lake on Saturday is the first homicide in seven years that the town's police force has had the authority to investigate on its own. More>>

NC Senate to debate Medicaid reform Tuesday Video included

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North Carolina lawmakers plan to discuss Medicaid reform when the Senate convenes Tuesday. More>>

Program looks to help children of fallen service members Video included

The children of fallen service members learn survival skills through the Gold Star Teen Adventures program. The children of fallen service members learn survival skills through the Gold Star Teen Adventures program.
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A summer program aims to help teens who have lost a parent in the line of duty. More>>

Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

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A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room... More>>

Mexican billionaire says 3-day work week would make us healthier

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One of the richest men in the world believes we all work too much and we should be working only three days a week. More>>

Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

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A new analysis of sea level rise concludes that billions of dollars in property and infrastructure is at risk in extreme floods expected along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years. More>>

1 dead, 1 injured in New Hope Rd. crash

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A truck ran off New Hope Road in Raleigh early Monday leaving the driver dead and the passenger injured, according to authorities.
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Winston-Salem police: 1 dead, 2 hurt in shooting

A teen has been killed and two women have been injured in a shooting in Winston-Salem. More>>

Obama calls for immediate access to crash site

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President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have "immediate and full access" to the site in eastern Ukraine, where a passenger jet was shot down last week. More>>

Designer Zankhna on how to dress smart this summer Video included

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Do you ever look in your closet and say, "I have nothing to wear"? You might be amazed how easy it can be to mix and match existing items from your closet to spruce up and make summer outfits even more exciting and colorful. More>>

Body of missing 11-year-old drowning victim found Video included

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 The body of an 11-year-old drowning victim who went missing in the ocean Saturday was located Monday morning.
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Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

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Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a... More>>

Israeli PM speaks of 'prolonged' campaign in Gaza Video included

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip and will "act aggressively and responsibly" until the mission is completed. More>>

Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

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A family of five found shot to death in their Maine apartment had moved from Arizona because of the sour economy and had financial problems, according to a relative. More>>

Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

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The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. More>>

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

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When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. More>>

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

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Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. More>>

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

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Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. More>>

Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

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Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war. More>>

Sunni politician seized in Iraq released by gunmen

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Gunmen in Iraq seized and later released a prominent Sunni politician, officials said Saturday, as confusion remained over who abducted the lawmaker. More>>

Air tragedies bring grief without order

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When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow. More>>

'Walking Dead' plays season 5 trailer at Comic-Con

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Fans attending Friday's panel for "The Walking Dead" at Comic-Con got to see the first trailer for season five. More>>

Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

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Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel... More>>

US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

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Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis. More>>

Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

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Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and... More>>

Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US

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In a blow to hopes for peace talks, the Taliban's reclusive leader warned Friday that a bilateral security pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

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The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. More>>

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

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An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. More>>

Traveler catches epic lightning strike on flight

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Traveler Gina Hyams caught a massive cloud-to-ground lightning strike while on a flight Thursday.

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Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

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Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the... More>>

UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

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A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and... More>>

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

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Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed... More>>

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

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The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to... More>>

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

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The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. More>>

Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

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The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.

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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

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Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term... More>>

40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

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Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. More>>

Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

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Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in... More>>

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

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Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. More>>

In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

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In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems... More>>

Senate, House on collision course on border money

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Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to... More>>

Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

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A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the... More>>

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

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In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. More>>

Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

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An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens. More>>

Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

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South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more... More>>

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