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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.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

Woman agonizes over Wilmington gang violence

Kinwan Long peeked around the living room wall in his mother's Wilmington apartment and waited patiently until she paused during her conversation.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 02:34 PM

Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in Carolinas

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


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

Gov. Rick Perry, a vocal critic of the White House's response to the surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally, plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

A refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims' bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step forward in easing the agony of their grieving families.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 08:32 PM

Wake sheriff's office to keep Corvette

RALEIGH — The Wake County Sheriff's Office plans to use a 2007 Corvette seized from a drug dealer to teach kids about the dangers of selling drugs, while teachers say they fear the expensive car will send the wrong message.