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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.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 11:55 PM

Officer who shot Michael Brown resigns in Ferguson

The Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown resigned on Saturday, and protests intensified in the St. Louis suburb where violence erupted earlier this week when a grand jury decided not to indict him.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 11:53 PM

Man shot at Charlotte car wash dies 1 day later

A man shot at a car wash in Charlotte has died in the hospital.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said 19-year-old Jose Cuestas died Saturday morning, less than 24 hours after he was wounded at the car wash in northwest Charlotte.