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Sep. 11, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Hastert donates Capitol flag to Flight 93 memorial

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert gave the flag that flew atop the U.S. Capitol on 9/11 to the Flight 93 National Memorial on Thursday, saying the building might not still be standing if the plane's passengers and crew had not rebelled against four hijackers.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 12:18 PM

Top banks plan move in case of Scots' independence

In a blow to the Scottish independence campaign, top financial groups including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group say they will move their headquarters to England if Scots vote to break away from the United Kingdom.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

Panel considers parole for NC officer's killer

A North Carolina panel is considering whether to grant parole to a man convicted of killing a Clayton police officer 32 years ago.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 01:11 PM

NC State selling most of Hofmann Forest to company

North Carolina State University plans to sell most of the Hoffman Forest to a company that specializes in sustainable timber management.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

Dad to be charged with murder in death of 5 kids

A South Carolina man killed his five children, ages 1 to 8, then dumped their bodies wrapped in trash bags in a secluded clearing along a rural road in Alabama, authorities said Wednesday.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 01:06 PM

Weapons watchdog: Chlorine likely used in Syria

A toxic chemical, almost certainly chlorine, was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in attacks on villages in northern Syria earlier this year, the global chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday.

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 01:31 PM

NC high court weighs consumer place in power rates

North Carolina's highest court is taking a new look at whether state utilities regulators are doing enough to balance consumer protection against the need for the country's largest electric company for higher rates.

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 01:28 PM

Police: Couple held Indiana woman captive in cage

An Indiana couple who police say abducted a woman in July, assaulted her and held her captive in demeaning conditions that one officer likened to "modernized slavery" were due in court Monday on preliminary charges of rape and criminal confinement.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

Winston-Salem opens benefits to all spouses

Winston-Salem now offers employee benefits to same-sex couples who are married.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

Zeal, devotion guides volunteers to Ebola crisis

Working with Ebola patients in Liberia, American pediatrician Alan Jamison treated as many people as he could as the country slipped into chaos. Each day, more patients showed up at the hospital's doors. The deadly virus wasn't the only danger: Ebola was causing such fear that some Liberians were threatening to burn down the isolation unit with doctors and patients inside.