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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.


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

American, South African hostages killed in Yemen

An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Yemen, a turbulent Arab country that is a centerpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the region.

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

2 Fayetteville State students charged in death

Two Fayetteville State University students have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Plymouth man last month.

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 12:49 PM

Environmentalists see contamination in Yadkin

Environmental groups say they've found contamination in the Yadkin River from ash ponds at Duke Energy's Buck power plant in Rowan County.

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 12:45 PM

NASA: 'There's your new spacecraft, America!'

NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bull's-eye" splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith of 3,604 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars.

Dec. 05, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

UN peacekeeper in Liberia tests positive for Ebola

A U.N. peacekeeper who contracted Ebola in Liberia will be flown to the Netherlands for treatment, a Dutch Health Ministry spokeswoman said Friday.

Nov. 29, 2014 @ 11:58 PM

Murder charges against Egypt's Mubarak dismissed

A judge dismissed murder charges Saturday against former President Hosni Mubarak and acquitted his security chief over the killing of protesters during Egypt's 2011 uprising, crushing any hope of a judicial reckoning on behalf of the hundreds victims of the revolt that toppled him.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Black Friday sales fall as sales start earlier

The crowds of bargain hunters that rush through store doors the day after Thanksgiving have thinned out.

U.S. shoppers spent $9.1 billion at stores on Black Friday, according to data out Saturday from research firm ShopperTrak. That's a drop of 7 percent compared with the same day last year.