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Aug. 06, 2014 @ 01:10 PM

Afghan official: General's killer hid in bathroom

The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO assault rifle in his attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Comet chaser reaches target after 10-year pursuit

After a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles), Europe's unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination Wednesday, a milestone in mankind's first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 02:21 PM

Nixon tapes released on resignation's anniversary

Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide and told the tale of his fall from grace in his own words.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts

Federal appeals courts covering nearly half the United States will soon hear arguments on whether gay and lesbian couples have a right to marry, part of a slew of cases putting pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a final verdict.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

Ukraine fighting reaches rebel-held Donetsk

Fighting in eastern Ukraine reached the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Tuesday as separatists and government troops exchanged rocket fire in neighborhoods on the edge of the city.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

Afghan attack kills US major general, wounds 15

A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on NATO troops at a military base, killing a U.S. two-star general and wounding some 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops, authorities said.


Aug. 04, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Pitt sheriff's office says worker killed at plant

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says a worker has been killed in an accident at the Weyerhaeuser plant in Ayden.


Aug. 04, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

NC-based charity houses missionaries from Africa

A Charlotte-based charity says it has brought back to the U.S. missionaries who served in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak but only after they had been tested and did not have the deadly disease.


Aug. 04, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

Star witness in ex-Va. governor trial: No affair

The key prosecution witness in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's trial testified Monday that he never saw any signs the governor's marriage was crumbling, and that he never had any intimate physical contact with the first lady.


Aug. 04, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Former enemies unite for World War I commemoration

Separated by only a small patch of yellow daisies at the Saint-Symphorien military cemetery lie two former enemies: British Captain Kenneth James Roy and German Gefreiter Reinhold Dietrich. Also between the two are some 9 million dead soldiers over four years.