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Man killed in home invasion in Robeson County

A Lumberton man has died after struggling with two men who broke into his home. More>>

Police: No report filed in UNC football incident Video included

Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill. Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill.
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Chapel Hill Police said Wednesday that no incident report had been filed at a hotel where an incident involving UNC football players took place. More>>

Cary woman accused of lying to police in nurse's murder

Cary Police arrested Jessica Renee Parrisher, 28. She is accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary. Cary Police arrested Jessica Renee Parrisher, 28. She is accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary.
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A Cary woman has been arrested and accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary last week. More>>

1 killed in crash on I-85 in Durham

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Highway Patrol was investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that happened Tuesday night on Interstate 85 North near the Durham Freeway. More>>

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

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Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours. More>>

Charlotte mayor could be sentenced next week

Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon speaks to NBC Charlotte reporter Rad Berky. (WCNC) Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon speaks to NBC Charlotte reporter Rad Berky. (WCNC)

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon could be sentenced as early as next week on a plea to a public corruption charge. More>>

Judge: No timeline in 'modern' Oakwood home decision Video included

Some neighbors in Oakwood complain Louis Cherry's design is too contemporary for the historic neighborhood. Some neighbors in Oakwood complain Louis Cherry's design is too contemporary for the historic neighborhood.
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The fate of a contemporary home under construction in an historic downtown Raleigh neighborhood is in now in the hands of a judge. More>>

McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban

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Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban are bringing names of their allies to his offices. More>>

Judge agrees SBI agent's firing should be upheld

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An administrative law judge says the state's firing of a state crime lab agent linked to dozens of misreported lab results should be upheld. More>>

Michael Brown shooting sparks interest in body cameras for NC police forces Video included

Police in Carthage are the latest in North Carolina to try outfitting officers with body cameras. Police in Carthage are the latest in North Carolina to try outfitting officers with body cameras.
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Police in Carthage are the latest in North Carolina to try outfitting officers with body cameras.
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Durham startup breaks the carrier contract conundrum Video included

Right now the "Big Four" -- AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile -- make up 93 percent of the wireless market share. Right now the "Big Four" -- AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile -- make up 93 percent of the wireless market share.
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A Durham-based company's unique formula could be the key to saving customers hundreds of dollars if they decide to break their cell phone carrier's contract. More>>

American woman is being held hostage in Syria

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The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been... More>>

Fayetteville officials raising awareness about human trafficking Video included

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Fayetteville and Cumberland County held a news conference Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness about the problem of human trafficking in the area. More>>

13 NC kids killed since 1999 by drivers passing school buses Video included

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NC drivers pass stopped school buses every day, violating state laws requiring drivers to yield when a bus's stop arm is extended.
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Drug detecting nail polish doesn't solve date rape problem, expert says Video included

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While saying the nail polish is a great idea, InterAct of Wake County says more focus needs to be placed on the perpetrators and not the victims. More>>

Gov. McCrory raises concerns over Coal Ash Commission Video included

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he'll sign a "coal ash cleanup" bill in response to this year's massive spill, but he says he has strong issues with the legislation.
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UNC investigating possible football hazing incident Video included

Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the A-Loft hotel in Chapel Hill. Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the A-Loft hotel in Chapel Hill.
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UNC is investigating a possible hazing incident with the football team. More>>

Fayetteville police chief says crime is down this year Video included

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Fayetteville's police chief says the city has seen a notable drop in the crime rate so far this year.
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Highway Patrol: Drivers passing stopped school buses is an 'epidemic' Video included

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The State Highway Patrol is focusing on school bus violators in North Carolina as the traditional school year begins. More>>

NC State police report sexual assault at frat house Video included

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North Carolina State University police said it received an anonymous tip concerning a sexual assault at a frat house.
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Friend describes 4-year-old hit, killed by car as 'joyful' Video included

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A 4-year-old girl from Durham died early Tuesday morning after being hit by a car Monday night. More>>

Harnett Co. couple plead guilty in man's Craigslist killing

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A couple charged in the stabbing death of a stranger they lured through a Craigslist ad pleaded guilty to murder. More>>

Baby struck by car in Providence driveway Video included

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A 15-month-old baby boy remains in critical condition after police say a neighbor leaving for work ran over the boy without realizing it. More>>

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues Video included

President Barack Obama addressed the VA's problems at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte. (WBTV) President Barack Obama addressed the VA's problems at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte. (WBTV)

Obama defended his administration's response to lapses that delayed health care for veterans, but conceded that more must be done to regain their trust. More>>

NC State students develop nail polish to battle date rape Video included

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Four N.C. State students teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. More>>

Brubaker ranked top NC lobbyist

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The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research said Republican Harold Brubaker ranked No. 1 on the list during the 2013 legislative session.  More>>

Thieves hit landfill, steal trashed computers in Fayetteville

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Thieves in Fayetteville are stealing computer equipment from a landfill. More>>

UNC launches new safety app

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UNC-Chapel Hill is launching a new app to help keep students and employees safe. More>>

S&P 500 crosses 2,000 for first time

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The Standard Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 points Tuesday for the first time, but just barely. It edged up 2.10 points to 2,000.02 points.It's been 16 years since the index closed above 1,000 points for t. More>>

Former Marine, Durham business owner recognized by White House

Matt Victoriano's military background influenced every aspect of his Durham coffee house and bar, Intrepid Life. Matt Victoriano's military background influenced every aspect of his Durham coffee house and bar, Intrepid Life.
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A former Marine and Durham business owner is being recognized by the White House. More>>

Head of NC counties leaving for national post

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David F. Thompson will become president and managing director of the national group's financial services office in November. More>>

Asheville man charged after colliding with motorcyclist

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An Asheville man is facing charges after the car he was driving collided with a motorcycle and killed the operator More>>

Man charged in Cary murder accused of assault Wake inmate

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Daniel Remington, who is charged with killing a woman in Cary Friday night, is now charged with assaulting another inmate. More>>

Cumberland County Schools start year with no reported problems Video included

Cumberland County students board a bus in the Jack Britt area Tuesday morning. Cumberland County students board a bus in the Jack Britt area Tuesday morning.
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Approximately 50,000 students on the traditional school calendar returned to the classroom in Cumberland County on Tuesday. More>>

DENR warns Duke Energy about coal ash at Sutton plant

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The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources ahas sent Duke Energy Progress a notice of violation for the Sutton Electric Plant in New Hanover County. More>>

Class of 2018 grows up with Facebook, selfies, Sept. 11

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The college class of 2018 has grown up in a much different world. More>>

'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

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A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million. More>>

Mother killed, 12-year-old son escapes Mount Olive fire

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A Mount Olive mother was killed in a fire Monday morning in Wayne County after her son was able to escape.
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Charlotte approves incentive deal for Sealed Air

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.

Charlotte City Council has approved an incentive package for Sealed Air Corp., which announced last month it's moving its headquarters from New Jersey to North Carolina. More>>

Highway Patrol investigating multiple-vehicle crash on I-540

A multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday morning created traffic backups on I-540 westbound. A multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday morning created traffic backups on I-540 westbound.
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Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 540 in Wake County. More>>

6 displaced after Fayetteville house fire

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A Fayetteville family of six was displaced from their home Monday night after a fire broke out in the family's laundry room. More>>

DMV increasing mobile unit trips to Beaufort, Dare

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is increasing the number of trips by its mobile unit to Beaufort and Dare counties. More>>

Casks for a Cure raises more than $6K for ALS research Video included

The fundraiser benefits a different local charity each year and it just happens a local ALS group will benefit this year. The fundraiser benefits a different local charity each year and it just happens a local ALS group will benefit this year.
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More than 300 people showed up Monday at Big Boss Brewery in Raleigh for the fifth annual Casks for a Cure. More>>

49 teaching positions still open in Wake Co. schools Video included

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Most classrooms in Wake County are full today, but some teaching positions remain empty heading into the school year.
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NCCU students protest teen's death in Missouri Video included

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Black law students at North Carolina Central University rallied to protest the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. More>>

Judge hears debate over 'modern' Oakwood home Video included

Louis Cherry and Marsha Gordon appear in court before the hearing that may decide the fate of their home being built in Oakwood. (Mike Gonzalez, WNCN) Louis Cherry and Marsha Gordon appear in court before the hearing that may decide the fate of their home being built in Oakwood. (Mike Gonzalez, WNCN)
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Opening statements were heard Monday in the case of a "modern" home being constructed in a historic Raleigh neighborhood. More>>

Wake Co. lauds success of school bus plan Video included

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Thousands of traditional calendar students headed back to class Monday, and there were a few bumps along the way in Wake County as the county launched a new bus plan. More>>

Spring Lake man receives life sentence in beating death of son Video included

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A 31-year-old Cumberland County father was found guilty of first-degree murder Monday in the beating death of his toddler son. More>>

Dare County to expand receding shoreline at Buxton

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is among the national landmarks threatened by rising sea levels, according to a report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists. (Union of Concerned Scientists) Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is among the national landmarks threatened by rising sea levels, according to a report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists. (Union of Concerned Scientists)
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Officials in Dare County are planning to expand the shoreline at Buxton in hopes it will keep hurricanes and winter storms from eating away at N.C. 12. More>>

How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

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Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and you can do something about it.The North Carolina Highway Patrol has a form for people who see a motorist pass a stopped school bus.Highway Patrol form to report drivers who pass school busesUnder North Carolina law, G.S. 20-217, drivers going either direction must stop when a school bus is stopped to let children off. Drivers are not supposed to continue until the bus has completed dropping the children off and begun to move agai... More>>

Man charged with murder in Cary appears in court Video included

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A online fundraising effort will help cover costs for Wendy Jean Johnson of Sanford, who was murdered in Cary. More>>

Hagan tested by Obama's visit to her state

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President Barack Obama's visit to the American Legion this week is posing an uncomfortable test for embattled Sen. Kay Hagan. More>>

Duke students start class in Durham and China Video included

Classes started Monday at the Duke Kunshan University in China. Classes started Monday at the Duke Kunshan University in China.
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Duke University students are back in class in Durham and at a brand new campus in China. More>>

2 arrested for breaking into 18 Fayetteville cars

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The Fayetteville Police have arrested two men in connection with 18 multiple motor vehicle break-ins. More>>

Police seek Spring Lake man on murder charge

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Spring Lake Detectives have charged Shaquan Darnell Parker, also known as “Q,” with first-degree murder in the death of Carey Terelle McLean. More>>

Missing fisherman found dead in Catawba River

A missing fisherman has been found dead in the Catawba River in Alexander County. More>>

Koch brothers: Understanding the men with a major political impact

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The Koch brothers have a dominant impact on American politics, supporting Republicans and the Tea Party. More>>

Fayetteville man severely beaten by grandson over $5

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An 18-year-old Fayetteville man is charged with beating his grandfather following an argument over $5, according to officials. More>>

High Point fraternity hazing lawsuit dismissed

A lawsuit stemming from the death of a former High Point University student has been dismissed against all remaining plaintiffs. More>>

About a dozen women bare breasts at topless rally in Asheville

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About a dozen women bared their breasts in a topless rally at a downtown Asheville park which organizers said was designed to promote equality for women. More>>

NC school buses fail inspections, pulled off the road Video included

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State inspectors ordered 43 buses to be taken out of service last school year in five of the largest school districts in the WNCN viewing area, for defects that made the vehicles unsafe to transport students.

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McDonald lawyers ask to appeal judge's order

Lawyers for Jeffery MacDonald, convicted more than four decades ago in the stabbing deaths of his wife and two daughters, want to appeal a federal judge's order and get their client a new trial. More>>

SBI reviewing 2 Hope Mills police shootings

The State Bureau of Investigation is continuing to review two fatal police shootings in Hope Mills earlier this year. More>>

Missing Durham teen found

Kenneth Wayne Williams Jr., 16, was last seen Aug. 18 on Cherry Creek Drive. Kenneth Wayne Williams Jr., 16, was last seen Aug. 18 on Cherry Creek Drive.
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?A Durham teen missing for nearly a week was located Sunday night. More>>

US says American held in Syria has been freed

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An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic... More>>

Hillside High participates in Million Father March Monday

Sudderth could not confirm if anyone involved in the collision was injured. Sudderth could not confirm if anyone involved in the collision was injured.
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Hillside High School will be participating in the national Million Father March for the second year in a row Monday. More>>

Cary murder suspect arrested in Fayetteville Video included

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A homicide suspect wanted for the murder of 58-year-old Wendy Jean Johnson in Cary Friday night was arrested in Fayetteville late Saturday night, according to authorities. More>>

Police search for missing Durham teen

Kenneth Wayne Williams Jr., 16, was last seen Aug. 18 on Cherry Creek Drive. Kenneth Wayne Williams Jr., 16, was last seen Aug. 18 on Cherry Creek Drive.
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Police are asking for assistance locating a Durham teen who has been missing for nearly a week. More>>

Police search for driver in Durham hit-and-run

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Police are searching for the driver of a car that hit a woman early Sunday morning near Angier Avenue in Durham. More>>

Cary Police identify, search for suspect in woman's murder Video included

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A woman shot and killed at a Cary apartment complex had just arrived to care for a disabled child, a neighbor said.

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NC school buses passed 3,153 times on a single day

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On a single day in North Carolina, more than 3,000 cars passed stopped school buses, violating state laws requiring drivers to yield when a bus's stop arm is extended. More>>

California winemakers cleaning up after quake

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Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake. More>>

NC board sheds new light on Boone motel deaths

Three people died from carbon monoxide poisoning in the same Boone motel room. Three people died from carbon monoxide poisoning in the same Boone motel room.
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A North Carolina board deciding whether to suspend or revoke the license of a contractor has shed new light on errors that led to three people dying from carbon monoxide poisoning in the same Boone motel room. More>>

Waiving right to trial would be defendants' choice

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When voters go to the polls in November, they'll decide whether North Carolina will join 49 other states in giving criminal defendants another option to a jury trial. More>>

Teen driver killed in Holly Springs head-on collision Video included

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said a fatal accident occurred Saturday on Piney Grove-Wilbon Road in Holly Springs. More>>

Deputies: Lumberton pastor killed wife, then self

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Robeson County deputies have concluded a 68-year-old Lumberton pastor killed his wife, and then shot himself to death. More>>

Shots fired at SUV in Durham, 1 man killed Video included

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Durham police are investigating a homicide that occurred early Saturday morning near the intersection of North Duke Street and Horton Road. More>>

More rain forecast for wildfire-singed Washington

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A slow-moving front bringing heavy rain and thunder is expected to arrive in areas of Washington state scarred by wildfires on Sunday - days after flash floods destroyed at least 10 homes and closed down highways. More>>

No arrests as thousands rally over chokehold death

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Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. More>>

Durham nonprofit provides teachers with free school supplies Video included

The inventory includes pens, paper, binders and more. The inventory includes pens, paper, binders and more.
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Hundreds of Durham teachers are getting help with free school supplies thanks to a nonprofit organization. More>>

Packapalooza packs Hillsborough Street in Raleigh Video included

Organizers are expecting around 50,000 people to attend Packapalooza this year. Organizers are expecting around 50,000 people to attend Packapalooza this year.
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A packed Hillsborough Street played host Saturday to Packapalooza, a free event for the public to kick off a new school year for North Carolina State University. More>>

Sean Maroney takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge on air Video included

Maroney accepted the challenge live on WNCN Today Saturday morning at the Shred It event in Fayetteville. Maroney accepted the challenge live on WNCN Today Saturday morning at the Shred It event in Fayetteville.
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Sean Maroney was challenged and he stepped up to the plate. More>>

Longer Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route now permanent

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The U.S. Coast Guard says the longer, alternative ferry route between Hatteras and Ocracoke will become the permanent course because of continued shoaling in the traditional channel. More>>

Obama to address American Legion in Charlotte

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President Barack Obama is coming to North Carolina to speak to the American Legion convention, where Sen. Kay Hagan says she will talk to him about Washington's commitment to the state's military veterans. More>>

3 arrested, charged in Raleigh shooting and robberies Video included

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Three men have been arrested and are facing numerous charges for their involvement in a shooting that injured two in the 4700 block of Courtney Lane in Raleigh Monday night. More>>

Man killed in Fayetteville home invasion identified

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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion that left one person dead early Saturday morning.
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Business coaches aim to inspire Bragg soldiers

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Business leaders and entrepreneurs are at Fort Bragg in an ongoing effort to help service members prepare for life after the military. More>>

Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later

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Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon. More>>

Heated words exchanged at Sanford fracking meeting Video included

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A public meeting on fracking scheduled for Friday evening in Sanford was held as scheduled as organizers were able to get security for the event.

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NC State charges Durham man with breaking into dorms

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A Durham man faces multiple charges for breaking into parts of the N.C. State campus, burglaries that sparked a campus-wide crime alert. More>>

Man charged with burglaries at UNC dorm

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Thomas Dusek has been arrested in charted in connection with burglaries at two rooms at Ehringhaus Residence Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Wednesday morning. More>>

Obama to address American Legion in Charlotte

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President Barack Obama is coming to North Carolina to address the American Legion convention. More>>

Raleigh police release photos of vehicles possibly related to fatal shooting

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Raleigh police are asking for assistance in solving a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday morning on West South Street. More>>

Missing 3-year-old Fayetteville girl found safe at neighbor's house Video included

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A 3-year-old girl from Fayetteville went missing Thursday night from her home, Fayetteville police said.
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Judge's ruling on school vouchers being appealed Video included

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A ruling by a Wake County superior court judge that a state program to pay for private school vouchers is unconstitutional is being appealed. More>>

Col. Holden, first black to lead NC Patrol, dies

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Col. Richard Holden of Cary, the first African-American to lead the North Carolina Highway Patrol, died Thursday. More>>

Cars whiz by school buses as WNCN cameras roll Video included

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WNCN's cameras caught drivers zooming past stopped school buses - a clear violation of North Carolina law. More>>

1 millionth Wake Co. resident gets Wake Tech scholarship

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The president of Wake Technical Community College announced the one millionth Wake County resident will be provided with a full scholarship to the school. More>>

Cumberland Co. deputy resigns following DWI arrest

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A Cumberland County Sheriff's deputy resigned after being arrested early Friday for DWI. More>>

Missing Fort Bragg private Striped Wolf found in Florida Video included

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Private Juliet Striped Wolf was located in Volusia County, Florida, and is safe and unharmed, the Army said. More>>

2 rescued in Fayetteville fire

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Fayetteville firefighters rescued a 79-year-old woman and 48-year-old man Friday morning when responding to a fire at 990 Wayside Road. More>>

Troopers need help solving Orange Co. double-fatal hit-and-run

A memorial was set up at the scene where two bicyclists were killed in Orange County. A memorial was set up at the scene where two bicyclists were killed in Orange County.
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Highway Patrol is seeking the public's help to help solve a double-fatal hit-and-run that killed two bicyclist in September 2013. More>>

Racial profiling trial of NC sheriff winds down

The federal trial of a North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers is nearing its close. More>>

Free dental exams provided to low-income children in Durham Video included

The Durham County Department of Public Health and local dental professionals hosted a free back to school event for children of low-income families in need of dental care. The Durham County Department of Public Health and local dental professionals hosted a free back to school event for children of low-income families in need of dental care.
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The Durham County Department of Public Health and local dental professionals hosted a free back to school event for children of low-income families in need of dental care. More>>

NCCU: Chief Bellamy no longer with the university Video included

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North Carolina Central University officials said Friday that Chief Timothy Bellamy was no longer with the university. More>>

NC has stiff penalties for passing stopped school bus

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Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and many of them may not even realize they are breaking the law. It's an issue that has received intense attention in North Carolina, with 13 children being hit, and killed, at bus stops since 1999. One survey on March 26 of this year recorded 429 times where a driver roared past a stopped school bus in Wake County alone. In Durham County, there were 89 violations that same day and Cumberland County had a whopping 210. Johnston Coun... More>>

'Active shooter' drill to take place at Ligon Middle in Raleigh Video included

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The Wake County Sheriff's Office will hold an “active shooter” training exercise at Ligon GT Magnet School Friday morning. More>>

Survey on NC coast to study continental drift

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Researchers plan to study the ocean floor off North Carolina using sonic blasts to learn how the continents broke apart. More>>

Dr. Campbell: The role of vaccines in school Video included

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Infectious diseases account for millions of school days lost each year for kindergarten through 12th-grade public school students in the United States. Forty percent of children aged five to 17 years missed three or more school days in the past year because of illness or injury. More>>

American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

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An American doctor who was released from an Atlanta hospital after surviving the Ebola virus says he's glad for any attention his situation brought to African countries fighting an epidemic. More>>

Camp Lejeune ceremony to honor 1st black Marines

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Camp Lejeune is honoring the first black Marines in a ceremony marking Montford Point Marine Day. More>>

UNC police defend delay in dorm room burglary alert Video included

Police said two rooms in the Ehringhaus Residence Hall were burglarized while students were sleeping. Police said two rooms in the Ehringhaus Residence Hall were burglarized while students were sleeping.
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UNC police said they waited more than 24 hours to alert students  about two burglaries so that their investigation would not be jeopardized. More>>

American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive' Video included

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A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk. More>>

NC Zoo gets polar bear from Chicago temporarily

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The North Carolina Zoo is getting another polar bear that will relocate temporarily from Chicago. More>>

Private school vouchers unconstitutional, NC judge rules Video included

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More than $720,000 is in limbo after a judge ruled that using taxpayer money to pay for private school vouchers is unconstitutional.
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16-year-old Raleigh girl missing since Friday located, is OK

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Raleigh police said a 16-year-old girl who had gone missing on Friday has been located and is "OK." More>>

POLL: What is the best K-12 drama?

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To mark the start of the school year, WNCN compiled a short list of some of the best K-12 dramas. More>>

Helping Hand Mission hands out school supplies

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Helping Hand Mission in Raleigh handed out school supplies to children of families who have fallen on hard times. More>>

Durham police recommendations meeting draws large crowd Video included

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A crowd filled Durham City Hall Thursday to discuss the city manager's new report recommending changes to the police department. More>>

Durham Rescue Mission giving away backpacks, supplies to kids Video included

The Durham Rescue Mission, with the help of GSK, is giving away backpacks to needy children. The Durham Rescue Mission, with the help of GSK, is giving away backpacks to needy children.
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The Durham Rescue Mission is making sure all kids get the supplies they need for the upcoming school year. More>>

Fort Bragg paratrooper killed in Afghanistan

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A Fort Bragg paratrooper has been killed in action in Afghanistan. More>>

Raleigh cold case 'solvable' 20 years later, detectives say Video included

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A Triangle family says it is "optimistic" someone will come forward with information that may help police solve a 20-year-old cold case. More>>

Wake Co. sees jump in teacher turnover Video included

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Wake County is seeing significant turnover in teachers – and still looking to hire teachers as the traditional school year approaches. More>>

Sanford company receives grant to bring manufacturing back to US

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Arden Companies, in combination with North Carolina State University's College of Textiles, has been named to receive a grant of $600,000 to bring manufacturing back to the United States. More>>

Stedman man charged with manufacturing meth

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A Stedman man has been arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. More>>

Microsoft donates $700k to local charities at Durham store grand opening

Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities at a ribbon cutting for its new store in Durham. Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities at a ribbon cutting for its new store in Durham.
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Microsoft donated $700,000 to local charities Thursday during a ribbon cutting event for the software giant's new store in Durham.
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UNC's Southern Folklife Collection marks 25 years

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Festivities to mark the 25th anniversary of the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC Chapel Hill will culminate with a concert by Merle Haggard and Tift Merritt. More>>

NC State researchers work with Disney on football tracking tech Video included

The ball could be tracked in heavy snow, goal line pile ups, or the position of the ball’s forward progress. (Disney Research) The ball could be tracked in heavy snow, goal line pile ups, or the position of the ball’s forward progress. (Disney Research)
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Two N.C. State researchers have come up with a way to track a football at all times. More>>

Raleigh police investigating 2 armed robberies

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Police are investigating two robberies that occurred late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in Raleigh. More>>

ISIS demanded $132 million for release of journalist James Foley

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The Islamic militant group ISIS at one time demanded a ransom of 100 million euros — $132 million — for the release of James Foley, the American journalist who was beheaded in an ISIS video made public earlier this week. More>>

Amanda Hayes filing for divorce from husband

Amanda Hayes, 41, was found guilt second-degree murder in the July 2011 death of Laura Ackerson. Amanda Hayes, 41, was found guilt second-degree murder in the July 2011 death of Laura Ackerson.
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Amanda Hayes, who was convicted in the death of a Kinston mother in 2011, is filing for divorce from husband Grant Hayes, according to a recent court document. More>>

Pikeville couple accused of child abuse turn themselves in

Christian Amanda Tomeski, 21, and Thomas John Stickland, 27. Christian Amanda Tomeski, 21, and Thomas John Stickland, 27.
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A Pikeville couple wanted on child abuse charges turned themselves into authorities Wednesday afternoon, said the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. More>>

Marine who vanished in Iraq has court hearing

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A Marine who mysteriously disappeared in Iraq 10 years ago is due in military court after an investigation into whether he deserted his unit. More>>

Shots fired into Fayetteville home

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Fayetteville police say shots were fired into a residence Wednesday night at a home in the 500 block of Cedar Creek Road. More>>

Holder says he understands mistrust of police Video included

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Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he... More>>

Hundreds affected by Garner power outages Video included

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More than 15,000 customers are without power Wednesday evening in Garner, Duke Energy reported. More>>

Raleigh police arrest Jacksonville man for human trafficking Video included

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Raleigh police have arrested a man accused of holding four women hostage. More>>

NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash Video included

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North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. More>>

Raleigh 6-year-old kidnapped from home, then returned Video included

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A 6-year-old Raleigh girl was kidnapped and later returned to her home Wednesday morning. More>>

EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it refused to provide time off for a worker who is a Jehovah's Witness and then fired him. More>>

NC Supreme Court OK to take Jason Young trial

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North Carolina's highest court has agreed to consider whether Jason Young should get a new trial that a lower court ordered in April. More>>

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants Video included

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The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.... More>>

Durham UPS Store among 51 named in possible data breach Video included

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A UPS Store in Durham is one of 51 stores in 24 states that may have been compromised by a computer virus. More>>

11 arrested in Wilson in 'shots fired' roundup

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Wilson police have rounded up 11 suspects as they investigate several “shots fired” calls.? More>>

State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate Video included

People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking. People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.
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Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process. More>>

Millbrook band director suspended after DWI Video included

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The Millbrook High School band director has been suspended with pay after being charged with driving while impaired. More>>

Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

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A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday. More>>

Durham leaders consider affordable housing along proposed light rail Video included

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Discussions began Wednesday about ways to make sure there's affordable housing near the light rail before land prices increase. More>>

Victims in fatal downtown Raleigh shooting identified, police search for leads Video included

Raleigh Police on the scene of a shooting on West South Street. Raleigh Police on the scene of a shooting on West South Street.
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Raleigh Police are investigating a shooting on West South Street near Dawson Street in downtown Wednesday morning. More>>

Man wanted for fondling self in Fayetteville public library

A surveillance video showed the suspect was fondling his exposed genitals while holding a magazine, authorities said. A surveillance video showed the suspect was fondling his exposed genitals while holding a magazine, authorities said.
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Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man it said was fondling himself at a public library in Fayetteville. More>>

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

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Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours. More>>

UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

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The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group fighting them has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces, an independent U.N.... More>>

US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

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A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group. More>>

APNewsBreak: Jindal sues feds over Common Core

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Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards. More>>

Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

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An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting. More>>

10 things to know about corporate inversions

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Burger King plans to become the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain. More>>

Authorities: Man who shot 7 is 'serial killer'

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A man who authorities are now calling a serial killer opened fire on Los Angeles-area streets for five straight days until he was finally arrested, police said. More>>

Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

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A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause... More>>

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

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Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were... More>>

No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

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Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists. More>>

IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

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Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix. More>>

Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions

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The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power... More>>

Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

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Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting - an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have fought in years, with more than 2,200 killed, but... More>>

Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

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The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad. More>>

Remember Netscape browser? Class of '18 doesn't

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If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan. More>>

Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

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The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept... More>>

Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

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Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria. More>>

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

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Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. More>>

Bow down: Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards

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By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. More>>

Bishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes

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Slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by bringing images to the world of people suffering from war and oppressive regimes, a Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday at a Mass in his honor. More>>

Palestinian president prepares new UN appeal

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Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an... More>>

Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

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Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano. And scientists at the Icelandic Meteorological Office said their announcement... More>>

Charter Communications reports Internet outage

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Charter Communications Inc. said late Saturday that the company was aware of some customers experiencing Internet outages across its service area. More>>

2 LDS missionaries die in Taiwan; 1 dies in US

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Two Mormon missionaries serving in Taiwan and another in Oklahoma have died. More>>

Protesters, police march peacefully in Ferguson

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A diverse group of protesters, many of them children, marched peacefully Saturday as calm prevailed for a fourth straight day in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot by a white police officer,... More>>

Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs

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Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting. More>>

Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower

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Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to... More>>

Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

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More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. More>>

New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

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Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens... More>>

West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

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Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct... More>>

Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks

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Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided... More>>

Democrats reframe debate on health care

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President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of... More>>

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

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The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. More>>

Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

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The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history. More>>

Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

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Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly... More>>

Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

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Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting... More>>

Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

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The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice... More>>

Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

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The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. More>>

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    Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill.Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill.
    Chapel Hill Police said Wednesday that no incident report had been filed at a hotel where an incident involving UNC football players took place.
    Chapel Hill Police said Wednesday that no incident report had been filed at a hotel where an incident involving UNC football players took place.
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    Cary woman accused of lying to police in nurse's murder

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:15:49 GMT
    Cary Police arrested Jessica Renee Parrisher, 28. She is accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary.Cary Police arrested Jessica Renee Parrisher, 28. She is accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary.
    A Cary woman has been arrested and accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary last week.
    A Cary woman has been arrested and accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary last week.
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    Highway Patrol was investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that happened Tuesday night on Interstate 85 North near the Durham Freeway.
    Highway Patrol was investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that happened Tuesday night on Interstate 85 North near the Durham Freeway.
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