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Apple CEO Cook will give his fortune away Video included

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Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to give away his fortune.Cook, whose net worth is at least $120 million. More>>

Vigil held Friday for victims of Raleigh scaffolding accident Video included

Choate Construction workers attended the vigil for the victims of Monday's scaffolding accident in Raleigh. Choate Construction workers attended the vigil for the victims of Monday's scaffolding accident in Raleigh.
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A vigil was held Friday at noon at Shaw University's Thomas J. Boyd Chapel to remember the three men who lost their lives in a tragic scaffolding accident in Raleigh on Monday. More>>

Cumberland Co. officials search for woman wanted in animal cruelty case

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Cumberland County authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Quorcika Shacosiha Thomas in connection with the starvation death of a Pit Bull named Princess. More>>

Colleagues urge Burr, Tillis to support Lynch AG nomination

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Three members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to their Senate colleagues urging them to support Loretta Lynch for attorney general. More>>

No big change in NC jobless rate for February at 5.3 percent

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North Carolina's jobless rate fell slightly in February, registering at 5.3 percent for the month, the state Commerce Department reported Friday. More>>

NC parents of missing teen sentenced for tax fraud

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The adoptive parents of a teenager missing from her home for years have received prison sentences from a federal judge who also scolded them for the girl's treatment. More>>

Deputies investigate fatal shooting in Chatham Co.

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The Chatham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting Thursday night on Pinecrest Drive. More>>

Funerals for Marines killed; flags not lowered

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Funeral services take place this week for two of three Michigan Marines killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash off the coast of Florida during a training mission earlier this month, but flags will not be lowered in their honor. More>>

Fayetteville cuts power, water to home for women veterans

The power and water has been cut to a home for women veterans in Fayetteville after the home fell behind on utility bills. More>>

Harry Reid says he's not running for re-election in 2016

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid won't run for re-election in 2016, ending a lengthy Senate career that culminated in ten years of leadership of the Democratic Party in the Senate. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid won't run for re-election in 2016, ending a lengthy Senate career that culminated in ten years of leadership of the Democratic Party in the Senate.
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid won't run for re-election in 2016, ending a lengthy Senate career that culminated in ten years of leadership of the Democratic Party in the Senate. More>>

Officers nab monkey that attacked NC worker in hospital lot

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Authorities have nabbed a fugitive monkey they say attacked a maintenance worker in a North Carolina hospital parking lot. More>>

Protecting your plants from the weekend freeze Video included

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The warmer temperatures over the past several days may have many of us thinking "spring," but with the threat of a frost or freeze this weekend, you may want to hold off on your planting. More>>

Youth wheelchair basketball team preps for tournament Video included

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This is The Revolution's last practice of the season inside the Clayton Community Center. The team is heading to Charlotte March 28 for its final tournament this year. More>>

84-year-old Fayetteville woman attacked by dog

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An 84-year-old Fayetteville woman is recovering after she was attacked by a dog while tending to her flowers. More>>

1 injured in Hillsborough shooting incident

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Hillsborough police said it is looking for a black Chevrolet Malibu that was possibly involved in a shooting incident Thursday on West Hill Avenue. More>>

Senate unveils more NC tax cuts, House backs targeted break

Republican legislators who cut North Carolina income taxes in part by eliminating special treatment for targeted groups are going further, while others feel pressure to change course and restore some breaks. More>>

Wife of scaffolding accident victim says husband was 'amazing' Video included

The final time Olvia Navarro Lopez and her three children would see him was March 19. The final time Olvia Navarro Lopez and her three children would see him was March 19.
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The wife of one of the victims in the deadly scaffolding accident spoke Thursday to WNCN. More>>

NC bill would ban holding cellphone while driving Video included

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A new bill would make it illegal to hold a cell phone while driving in North Carolina. Sponsors said it would crack down on distracted driving. More>>

Dean Smith leaves $200 for all his UNC lettermen for dinner Video included

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The University of North Carolina basketball players who played for coach Dean Smith have been getting a surprise in the mail – a check from their former coach. More>>

Solar panel usage on the rise in Raleigh

A new report out Thursday ranked 70 American cities for solar panel installations.    Raleigh made it into the sweet 16 for capacity. A new report out Thursday ranked 70 American cities for solar panel installations. Raleigh made it into the sweet 16 for capacity.
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Using Solar energy to power our lives has been growing nationwide with lowering costs, public concern over global warming and the desire for energy independence. More>>

New York City fire, building collapse injure 2 critically

There are some reports of an explosion before the fire. The area is being evacuated. (NBC News) There are some reports of an explosion before the fire. The area is being evacuated. (NBC News)
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The New York City fire department says it's at the scene of a Manhattan building collapse. More>>

NC House tells prisons to share records after inmate death

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The North Carolina House is demanding state prison officials hand over records when medical examiners are looking into inmate deaths while in custody. More>>

Santorum: Obama opposition to fossil fuels "quasi-religious"

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President Barack Obama has a "quasi-religious" zeal to close down coal-burning power plants, past and potential Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday. More>>

Lincolnton textile manufacturer closing doors after 60 years

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Textile manufacturer Mohican Mills says it is closing its doors after more than 60 years. More>>

Wounded warrior gets keys to new home in Fuquay-Varina Video included

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One of North Carolina's wounded warriors received a big welcome home surprise in Fuquay-Varina, Thursday morning. More>>

Missing 63-year-old Fayetteville man found safe

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A Silver Alert was canceled Thursday morning for a missing 63-year-old man who was last seen Tuesday, Fayetteville police said. More>>

Bergdahl describes maltreatment at the hands of the Taliban

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban, beaten with a copper cable as he spent months blindfolded and chained spread-eagle to a bed. More>>

Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to 'destroy' the plane

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The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentionally" sent the plane full speed into a mountain in the French Alps, ignoring the pilot's frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. More>>

Hope Mills man facing multiple sex charges involving a child

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Hope Mills Police arrested and charged a man wanted on multiple sexual assault offenses involving a child. More>>

Wake Forest home total loss after fire

A Wake Forest house is a complete loss after a fire Wednesday night. A Wake Forest house is a complete loss after a fire Wednesday night.
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Fire investigators are trying to determine what sparked a major house fire in Wake Forest Wednesday night on East Juniper Avenue. More>>

Child bitten by K-9 in Wilmington

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A police dog is in quarantine after biting an 8-year-old girl in Wilmington. More>>

Raleigh 1 of the fastest-growing communities in nation

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If you didn't know it by the traffic, the U.S. Census Bureau confirms that Raleigh is one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation. More>>

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured

One person was killed as tornadoes hit Oklahoma and Arkansas. One person was killed as tornadoes hit Oklahoma and Arkansas.
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The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads.
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NAACP hopes reward will yield info in NC teen's hanging

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The state chapter of the NAACP hopes offering a reward for tips will help yield information on the hanging death of a Bladen County teenager. More>>

1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

The slow start to the nation's tornado season came to a violent end Wednesday, when tornadoes raked Tulsa during its evening rush hour, killing one person and injuring others. More>>

Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get... More>>

NC State fraternity disbanded after 'horrifying' pledge book found Video included

Senior Katie Perry found the book and made copies before handing it over to school authorities. Senior Katie Perry found the book and made copies before handing it over to school authorities.
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N.C. State has disbanded a fraternity after a pledge's book containing racial and sexually violent comments was found at a restaurant. More>>

Scaffolding Collapse: Subcontractor has history of 'serious' violations Video included

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The U.S. Department of Labor says a company for which two people killed in a tragic construction accident in downtown Raleigh work has been cited for four "serious" violations since its founding. More>>

22-year-old arrested for numerous Durham vehicle break-ins

Ladarriea King was arrested Wednesday afternoon near North Carolina Highway 55 and Riddle Road. Ladarriea King was arrested Wednesday afternoon near North Carolina Highway 55 and Riddle Road.
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Durham police arrested a 22-year-old woman wanted in relation with several vehicle break-ins Monday. More>>

UNC trustees discuss renaming of building honoring KKK leader Video included

Student activists attend a Board of Trustees meeting to discuss the renaming of Saunders Hall. Student activists attend a Board of Trustees meeting to discuss the renaming of Saunders Hall.
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The UNC Board of Trustees discussed on Wednesday the controversial naming of a campus building after a prominent figure in the KKK. More>>

Pastor: 'We're going to come out of the ashes with hope'

Church members at St. Joseph's Episcopal Church are confident they'll restore the burned church. Church members at St. Joseph's Episcopal Church are confident they'll restore the burned church.
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Members of a historic church in Fayetteville are making plans to repair the damage after a fire. More>>

3 killed in scaffolding collapse worked for 2 companies Video included

A cardboard sign left near the Charter Square building on Tuesday read, "While we run from a corrupt government, we put our lives on the line in the chase of the American dream. RIP fellow dreamers." A cardboard sign left near the Charter Square building on Tuesday read, "While we run from a corrupt government, we put our lives on the line in the chase of the American dream. RIP fellow dreamers."

The N.C. Department of Labor said two of the men killed when the scaffolding they were on collapsed Monday morning worked for Juba Aluminum Products. The third man who was killed worked from KEA Contracting, Inc. More>>

'Animal House' frat at Dartmouth accused of branding members

A Dartmouth College fraternity that partly inspired the 1978 movie "Animal House" has been accused of branding new members while under suspension last fall, but the group's lawyer denies that anyone was hazed or hurt. More>>

Feds give update on seismic testing, drilling off NC coast Video included

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Federal officials were in Raleigh Wednesday to further discuss seismic testing and drilling for oil off the coast of North Carolina. More>>

Merger with Heinz saves Kraft Foods, economist says Video included

H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America.
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A local economist said Kraft Foods merger with Heinz will save the company as it was on a downward spiral. More>>

Court hearing scheduled for Chapel Hill shooting suspect

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The man accused of killing three college students in Chapel Hill last month is scheduled to appear at an April 6 court hearing to determine whether he will face the death penalty. More>>

Japanese drug maker to pay NC $282K for offering kickbacks to doctors

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A Japanese drug maker has agreed to pay $39 million to states and the federal government for offering kickbacks to get doctors to prescribe the company's drugs. More>>

Changes in NC farm laws seen as boost for deer farmers

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North Carolina's agriculture agency could soon oversee deer farming for meat, hides and hunting scents, taking over from the state body that regulates hunting deer and other wildlife. More>>

NC lawmakers sidetrack bid to legalize medical marijuana Video included

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North Carolina legislators are stopping efforts to legalize marijuana to treat medical conditions. More>>

Boy, 7, dies after being shot in neck with arrow by brother, officials say

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A 7-year-old boy passed away after deputies say he was shot in the neck with an arrow by his older brother. More>>

Community mourns Kenly man killed by impaired driver Video included

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The small community of Kenly is mourning the loss of a beloved neighbor, and his death on Monday is shining a light on the importance of slowing down in DOT work zones.
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Fire damages historical Fayetteville church Video included

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Federal, state and local fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged a 120-year-old historic church in Fayetteville. More>>

Thousands looking to hire at tech job fair in Raleigh Video included

Come Tech Out the Triangle job fair is being held at the Raleigh Convention Center Wednesday. Come Tech Out the Triangle job fair is being held at the Raleigh Convention Center Wednesday.
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The North Carolina Technology Association, along with other sponsors, hosted the “Come Tech Out” Triangle Job Fair at the Raleigh Convention Center. More>>

FBI offers $25K reward in NC gold heist case Video included

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The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for stealing almost $5 million worth of gold on Interstate 95 in Wilson earlier this month. More>>

NC leaders briefed on future of offshore energy exploration

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North Carolina leaders are being briefed from federal officials on the future of offshore energy exploration. More>>

Public helps Fayetteville PD catch credit card thieves

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Fayetteville Police have arrested two suspects wanted in connection with breaking into a vehicle at Lake Rim Park earlier this month. More>>

Biogen awards $580K grant to NC Museum of Natural Sciences

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The Biogen Foundation has awarded the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences a grant worth more than $580,000 to implement public programs focusing on biotechnology and human health for students statewide. More>>

Parents, students meet with lawmakers about private school scholarships

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Hundreds of kids and their parents showed up at the North Carolina General Assembly on Tuesday to talk about how the opportunity scholarship program has changed their lives. More>>

1 dead, 7 injured in crash of NC church van in SC

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Authorities are investigating an accident involving a van from a church in North Carolina and a truck that killed a woman and sent seven people to the hospital. More>>

Phones, other distractions a big problem for teen drivers

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Distractions - especially talking with passengers and using cellphones - play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers. More>>

HJ Heinz buying Kraft in deal to create food giant

H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America.
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H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. More>>

3 NC hospital chains release partnership details

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Three regional hospital chains operating hundreds of locations across North Carolina are officially combining purchasing and standardizing some medical practices. More>>

NAACP, family to discuss investigation into teen's hanging

Leaders of the state chapter of the NAACP are joining the family of a Bladen County teenager to talk about updates in the investigation into the 17-year-old's hanging. More>>

Contest to decide which NC restaurants use local ingredients

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Restaurants that use locally sourced ingredients on their menus can earn special recognition - and some cash - from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. More>>

Common-sense, low-cost fix for truck-train crashes rejected

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America's railroads want five more years to stop train wrecks using a high-tech system costing more than $15 billion. More>>

Official: Ebola survivor may have infected new Liberia case

A woman who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia last week is dating a survivor of the disease, a health official said Tuesday, offering a possible explanation for how she became the country's first confirmed case in... More>>

Jolie's preventive surgery highlights importance of early detection, doctor says Video included

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A cancer researcher at the UNC says Angelina Jolie's public announcement that she has undergone more preventive surgery is bringing much-needed attention to the importance of cancer screening. More>>

Spring Lake manager resigns, admits to lax oversight of purchasing cards Video included

Ken Metcalf said he takes responsibilty for lax oversight of Spring Lake's purchasing cards. Ken Metcalf said he takes responsibilty for lax oversight of Spring Lake's purchasing cards.
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The town manager in Spring Lake has resigned just as the town begins an investigation into misuse of government credit cards. More>>

Tsarnaev blamed bad grades on loss of loved ones in Chechnya

Three months before he bombed the Boston Marathon, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told college officials he had been unable to concentrate on his studies because he had "lost too many" loved ones in Chechnya during the previous year, a... More>>

Vermont cops tipped on Durst in '12 in student disappearance

A 2012 tip led investigators to look into whether millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst played a role in the 1971 disappearance and presumed death of a Middlebury College freshman, police said Tuesday. More>>

Raleigh man turns inventor to fund veterans memorial Video included

Raleigh inventor Jason Savage hopes to use funds from his Handle Dry device to pay for a veterans memorial. Raleigh inventor Jason Savage hopes to use funds from his Handle Dry device to pay for a veterans memorial.
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A Raleigh man is hoping to build a memorial for fallen service members with funds generated through the sales of a gadget he says will keep your hands dry while brushing your teeth. More>>

Woman arrested for stealing Durham family's dog Video included

Amanda Bynum faces charges of extortion, larceny of a dog and felony conspiracy. Bynum posted a $25,000 bond, police said. Amanda Bynum faces charges of extortion, larceny of a dog and felony conspiracy. Bynum posted a $25,000 bond, police said.
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Durham police arrested and charged a woman in connection with a family's dog being held for reward money. More>>

Officer charged with killing unarmed driver lying facedown

A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay facedown after a traffic stop over an expired inspection sticker. More>>

Parents speak out against NC bill on vaccinations Video included

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Senate Bill 346 is getting mixed feedback from parents, and many of those who are opposed were lobbying Tuesday. More>>

Over-sized trucks close southbound lanes of I-95

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Authorities closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Exit 70 in an effort to get two over-sized trucks turned around. More>>

Study: 441 veterans will commit suicide during NCAA Tournament Video included

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According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, one military veteran will commit suicide each hour of the NCAA Tournament. More>>

3 organic food companies recall products over listeria fears

Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns. More>>

29-year-old arrested in Fayetteville bus battery thefts

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A 29-year-old man was arrested after Cumberland County authorities said he stole batteries from schools buses in the area. More>>

Obama: Netanyahu statements don't clarify two-state solution

An unconvinced President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to clarify pre-election statements rejecting creation of a Palestinian state still do not appear to advance... More>>

4 shot to death in high-crime Indianapolis neighborhood

Three women and a man were found shot to death Tuesday in a house in a high-crime neighborhood in Indianapolis where officers found signs of forced entry, police said. More>>

Advocates press Legislature, governor to expand Medicaid

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Advocatessay it's time for lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory to reverse course and accept federal funds to expand Medicaid health insurance coverage to about 500,000 people More>>

Man shot to death at motel; suspect charged with murder

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Authorities have arrested a man in connection with a shooting death at a Havelock motel. More>>

Bill requires NC prisons to share records after inmate death

Michael Anthony Kerr was pronounced dead at Central Prison March 12 following his transport from Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville. An autopsy released Thursday confirmed he died of thirst. Michael Anthony Kerr was pronounced dead at Central Prison March 12 following his transport from Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville. An autopsy released Thursday confirmed he died of thirst.
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Some lawmakers are seeking to require North Carolina's prison system to hand over its records to the state medical examiner after an inmate died in custody. More>>

Remains pulled from Raleigh lake confirmed to be Tristan Blue

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Human remains recovered from Beaver Dam Lake in Raleigh in December have been confirmed to be those of 2-year-old Tristan Blue.   
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Knox, ex-boyfriend face parallel trial by social media

Italy's highest court this week takes up the Amanda Knox case for the second time as a parallel trial-by-social media rages online, with partisans on both sides seeking to shape public opinion over a murder case that... More>>

Arab-Israeli political leaders reject Netanyahu's apology

Arab political leaders in Israel on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's apology for comments he made in last week's national elections that offended members of the Arab community and said his words... More>>

UN committee approves benefits for spouses of gay staffers

The U.N. will now give benefits to all spouses of gay U.N. staffers who are legally married after Russia and other opponents of same-sex marriage failed Tuesday in an attempt to scuttle the plan by Secretary-General Ban... More>>

Canada to conduct airstrikes against IS group in Syria

Canada is expanding its military mission against the Islamic State group to include airstrikes on targets in Syria, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday. More>>

North Carolina among states to lessen use of solitary confinement

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A New York-based criminal justice nonprofit says it will work with jails and prisons in five states to reduce the use of solitary confinement. More>>

Police: Tarboro shooter had been treated for mental issues

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Authorities say a man who killed three people in Tarboro last month was delusional and had been treated for mental issues. More>>

NC police warn of fraudulent door-to-door salesmen

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Local law enforcement is warning residents in Eastern North Carolina to be on alert for people possibly posing as door to door salesmen. More>>

Nationwide search for moped rider in drive-by shooting

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Authorities have issued a murder warrant and are searching nationwide for a moped rider they say shot and killed another man near Jacksonville in a drive-by shooting. More>>

NC Supreme Court sets May arguments for Raleigh murder trial

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North Carolina's highest court has set a date to hear arguments over whether a Raleigh man convicted by jurors of killing his pregnant wife in 2006 should get a new trial. More>>

3 killed, 1 injured in downtown Raleigh scaffolding collapse Video included

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Three people were killed and one was seriously injured Monday when scaffolding collapsed in downtown Raleigh. More>>

Troopers: Impaired mom hits, kills DOT worker on US 70 near Goldsboro Video included

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Authorities say a state road employee has been struck and killed while working in the median of U.S. Highway 70 near Goldsboro. More>>

Woman says she shot boyfriend after he 'tried to kill me'

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A woman says she shot her boyfriend after he attacked her early Monday morning at her home on Ashland Street in Raleigh.

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Search for missing Alaska family of 4 comes to grim end

A nearly yearlong search for a missing Alaska family has come to a grim end with the discovery of four bodies, a dead dog and a handgun just off a trail in a rural area near the family's home. More>>

Layoffs part of previously announced restructuring, GSK says

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GSK says a notice filed with the state on Monday indicating 180 employees would be laid off is part of a restructuring plan the company announced in December. More>>

Cruz targets conservatives as he starts White House run Video included

Launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked Christian conservative voters to imagine a United States without the IRS, Obamacare or abortion rights - and to imagine they can... More>>

Christie says Cruz's announcement won't affect timetable

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he won't rush to make up his mind about whether to run for the White House, and said Texas Senator Ted Cruz's first-out-the-gate announcement is not a factor in his timing. More>>

Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs are unavailable

Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Monday approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little... More>>

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