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Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:24 PM

Rules proposed for unmanned aircraft in NC

Proposed rules for flying unmanned aircraft in North Carolina seek to balance privacy concerns with the benefits for police and private industry, a legislative committee leader said Wednesday.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:19 PM

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:17 PM

SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the grim task of recovery soon.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:13 PM

UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre

The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday viewed "horrific pictures of corpses" from the scene of last week's massacre in South Sudan and discussed taking actions that could include sanctions, diplomats said.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 07:58 PM

Duke: Moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion

Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 07:57 PM

Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot

A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

Obama views mudslide scene, mourns with survivors

Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month, then mourned privately with those who lost loved ones in the destruction.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire.

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

NC report: More sought work in March, found jobs

Almost 8,000 more people were either working or looking for jobs in March, a shift from a trend that indicated people were dropping out of the labor force, the state Commerce Department reported Monday.

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others did it to prove something about their sport, the city or their country. And some were out to prove something to themselves.