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Jul. 27, 2014 @ 12:04 AM

Budget deal framework reached by state lawmakers

North Carolina legislative leaders say they have reached an agreement on the outline of a state budget.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

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.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 09:13 PM

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 09:12 PM

Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

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.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 09:11 PM

Delegation to visit North Carolina tobacco fields

A fact-finding delegation that includes a congresswoman from Ohio and two members of the British Parliament are visiting North Carolina tobacco fields to examine human rights conditions.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 03:36 PM

Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

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.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 04:20 PM

Teen mother of newborn buried in Franklin County yard arrested

A North Carolina teenager whose newborn baby died and was buried in her family's suburban yard faces a felony charge of concealing the birth, authorities said Tuesday.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children

Senate Democrats on Tuesday circulated legislation to significantly cut President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the U.S. border with Mexico.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 04:08 PM

Gaza blockade key to any Israel-Hamas truce deal

Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he'd rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than accept an unconditional cease-fire he fears will leave in place the blockade of the Gaza Strip.