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Apr. 14, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

Educators, legislators cool to pay report

Several educators and legislators on a General Assembly task force were cool Monday to their own panel's recommendations for overhauling public school teacher compensation, which included few specific actions and asked for another study.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 09:13 PM

Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than half way through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said on Tuesday.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

Two deaths at inaugural Raleigh marathon

Authorities say two runners have died near the finish line of a half marathon near Raleigh.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

Syria rebels, government report poison gas attack

Syrian government media and rebel forces said Saturday that poison gas had been used in a central village, blaming each other for an attack that reportedly injured scores of people.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 03:44 PM

Calif. crash probe includes limiting bus fires

A new twist was added to the investigation of a crash involving a tour bus and FedEx tractor-trailer that killed 10 people when a couple said the big rig already was on fire when it careened across a median and sideswiped their car before slamming into the bus.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 03:40 PM

Uniformed men occupy Donetsk police HQ

Men in the uniforms of Ukraine's now-defunct riot police on Saturday occupied police headquarters in Donetsk, the eastern city that is one of the flashpoints of a wave of pro-Russia protests, hours after armed men seized local police headquarters and a local branch of the Security Service in a nearby city.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

4 racial justice cases go to state Supreme Court

The cases of four inmates who had death sentences commuted to life under North Carolina's Racial Justice Act will be reviewed by the state Supreme Court.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:56 PM

Gang member facing charges in kidnapping

A North Carolina inmate described as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang faces a federal kidnapping charge after authorities say he used a mobile phone to help orchestrate the abduction of a prosecutor's father.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:54 PM

Less than an hour for jury to convict suspect

A man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating and strangling an 86-year-old woman in her Brunswick County home.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:52 PM

Supreme Court will get a request from GOP lawmakers

Republican legislative leaders plan to ask the North Carolina Supreme Court to allow a new program using taxpayer money for tuition at K-12 private or religious schools to begin this fall while litigation challenging it works its way through court.