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Dec. 15, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Foundation funds aid area organizations

A local grant fund is rolling out more than $55,000 in awards for Vance County groups this month.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

NC advocates for poor demand Medicaid expansion

Advocates for expanding Medicaid to more of North Carolina's poor and uninsured residents on Wednesday sought to keep up the pressure for Republican lawmakers to reverse course.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 01:01 PM

Lumberton man shot and killed; 2 charged

Authorities say a Lumberton man is dead and two other men are in custody charged with murder, robbery and other counts after leading police on a five-mile, high-speed chase.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

UN experts call for prosecution over US torture

All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized and carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, top U.N. human rights officials said Wednesday.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 12:56 PM

Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India received the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday for risking their lives to help protect children from slavery, extremism and forced labor at great risk to their own lives.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 03:19 PM

Senate report: Harsh CIA tactics didn't work

In a damning indictment of CIA practices, Senate investigators on Tuesday accused the spy agency of inflicting pain and suffering on al-Qaida prisoners far beyond its legal boundaries and then deceiving the nation with narratives of useful interrogations unsubstantiated by its own records.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 03:01 PM

Ukraine forces, rebels largely suspend hostilities

Government troops and Russian-backed separatists largely suspended hostilities in east Ukraine on Tuesday, raising hopes of a lasting peaceful settlement in a conflict that has raged for seven months and claimed thousands of lives.


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 10:16 PM

Mexico: At least 1 of 43 missing students ID'd

At least one of 43 college students missing since September has been identified among charred remains found several weeks ago near a southern Mexico garbage dump, two government officials confirmed Saturday.

 

Dec. 06, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu defeated

Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP's domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Barack Obama's tenure.


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 10:14 PM

More US troops than planned to stay in Afghanistan

The United States will keep about 1,000 more troops in Afghanistan than planned early next year to fill a temporary NATO troop gap in the new mission to train and advise Afghan security forces, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday on his final visit to this war-weary country as Pentagon chief.