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Sep. 22, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said more than 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on the deadly disease. But the government delayed an announcement on how many new cases had been discovered.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

Some 130,000 Kurdish refugees fleeing Islamic militants have crossed the border from Syria into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday as fighting raged close to Turkey's southern border.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 10:21 PM

Exonerated NC man says wife attacked him

A Winston-Salem man who spent 19 years in prison for a killing he didn't commit denies abusing his wife, saying she attacked him.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 10:19 PM

NC teen cigarette smoking down; other use rising

Cigarette smoking is down among North Carolina teens, but electronic cigarette and hookah use is up, according to the latest North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 10:18 PM

Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what's going on just outside their front doors.

Sep. 20, 2014 @ 10:16 PM

Secret Service boosts security outside White House

The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

McCrory signs 2 more bills, another becomes law

Gov. Pat McCrory has wrapped up actions on bills left on his desk by the North Carolina legislature when it adjourned last month.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 06:07 PM

Senate races: Democrats decry birth control plan

When a handful of Republican Senate candidates called for oral contraceptives to be sold without a prescription, Democrats cried foul.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Senate candidates face dilemma on arming Syrians

One of the most endangered Senate Democrats broke with President Barack Obama on Thursday over his request to train and arm Syrian rebels battling brutal Islamic State militants, while his Republican opponent backed the Democratic president.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence

Excitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday in a referendum on independence, deciding whether to dissolve a 307-year union with England that brought prosperity but has increasingly felt stifling to many Scots.