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Tuesday, Jul 17


A Buddy Holly movie is in the works with an NC film company. But it won’t be made here.


“Clear Lake,” a new movie about the late rock icon Buddy Holly, has two of its major players in Raleigh, including its writer/director and executive producer. But the $12 million indie film will be sh...


The Latest: Trump dismisses idea of compromising intel


President Donald Trump is dismissing suggestions that Russia has compromising intelligence about him after a news conference in which Trump declined to criticize President Vladimir Putin for Russian i...

Monday, Jul 16


More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final


In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes' welcome for the national team on Monday despite its loss to France in the World Cup final. Tens ...

Friday, Jul 13


The Latest: May gives Trumps heritage chart and perfume


The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 3:50 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has given President Donald Trump an illustrated ancestral chart detailing his Scot...


US official links economic protests in Iran to sanctions

A top U.S. official focused on sanctions against Iran linked American financial pressure on Tehran with ongoing economic protests roiling the country, saying she hoped the strain would limit the Islam...

Tuesday, Jul 10


China frees Nobel widow from house arrest that drew outcry

China allowed the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo to be freed from house arrest and leave for Berlin on Tuesday, ending an eight-year ordeal that drove the poet into depression ...

Monday, Jul 9


The Latest: Musk testing tiny submarine to help boys in cave

The Latest on the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in northern Thailand (all times local):. 8 a.m.. Elon Musk's Space X rocket company is testing a "kid-sized submarine" that could be sent to help boys trapped in a…

Sunday, Jul 8


Swim-bike-run. Weight-loss patients follow their doctor into triathlons


Kandaree Dawkins had to go out and buy a bike when she decided to sign up for a triathlon. She hadn't ridden one in 35 years. Dawkins, 60, gathered with about 350 people in the pre-dawn darkness Sunda...

Monday, Jul 2

Can polio, a killer virus from the past, treat cancer in the present? Duke is optimistic.


The virus that causes polio is like an overeager guard dog that ravages nerve cells and paralyzes people, as it did to former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But what if we could train that dog to only attack invaders like cancer…

Sunday, Jul 1


Auditor's report shows opioids impact on Medicaid

A state auditor's report looking at the impact of the opioid crisis on state Medicaid spending shows the number of Ohio Medicaid recipients with an opioid-related diagnosis quadrupling from 2010 to 2016. The report recently released by…

Saturday, Jun 30


Jury awards more than $25 million to Duplin County couple in hog-farm case

A North Carolina jury has awarded more than $25 million to a couple in the eastern part of the state who filed a nuisance lawsuit against Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, for the swarms of flies, stench, rumbling trucks…

Thursday, Jun 28


95-year-old man beats rabid fox to death with wooden plank


Police say a 95-year-old Maine man beat an attacking a rabid fox to death with a wooden plank. Brunswick police say this is the third person to be attacked by a rabid fox in the past 10 days. The Times Record reports Robert Galen was…


'God is racist,' Jewish people 'all descend from Satan,' NC candidate says


A website tied to a candidate for the North Carolina General Assembly says God is a racist white supremacist and that Jews are descended from Satan. Russell Walker is a Republican candidate running for state House District 48 which…

Wednesday, Jun 27


The Latest: Mick Cornett in GOP runoff for Oklahoma governor


The Latest on Oklahoma's primary election (all times local):. 9:45 p.m.. Former Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett has advanced to the August runoff to decide who gets the Republican nomination in Oklahoma's governor's race. The 59-year-old…

Thursday, Jun 21


He got attacked by a kitten. A rabid kitten, authorities say.

A person in Wake Forest was bitten by a rabid kitten on Tuesday, Wake County officials said. The person was receiving treatment after being bitten by a kitten near Height Lane in Wake Forest June 19. Test results released on Wednesday…

Wednesday, Jun 20


Tuesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALL. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants closer Hunter Strickland broke his pitching hand punching a door in frustration after blowing the save and taking the loss in a 5-4 defeat to the Miami Marlins on Monday night. The right-hander had…


Fans grieve as detectives search for XXXTentacion's killers

For hours, the fans came in a steady stream to mourn and pay their respects at the spot where rapper XXXTentacion was gunned down, some leaving behind expressions of sympathy along a fence and on the sidewalk. No arrests have been…

Monday, Jun 18


A case of measles has been confirmed in Wake County, and others may have been exposed

A case of measles has been confirmed in Wake County, in a patient who recently returned from international travel, and county officials said Sunday others may been exposed to the disease. Wake County spokesperson Kerry McComber said in a…

Sunday, Jun 17


Scotty McCreery marries high school sweetheart in 'a little castle in the woods' of NC


"This is it," country music star Scotty McCreery tweeted Saturday morning. The 24-year-old American Idol Season 10 winner married his high school sweetheart and girlfriend of six years, Garner native Gabi Dugal on Saturday in front of 200…

Friday, Jun 15


A bill promising cheaper health insurance fails in NC House. Is it dead?


A proposal to make cheaper health insurance options available in North Carolina was rejected by the state House late Thursday after lawmakers from both parties said they need time to review the controversial concept. The 53-38 House vote…


Here's why the Triangle's grocery wars claimed Kroger. Who else is in danger?


The news that Kroger would close all of its stores in the Triangle came as a surprise to thousands of its loyal shoppers. But don't expect it to be the last grocer to leave. The Triangle's grocery market is evolving quickly and new…

Thursday, Jun 14


New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation

President Donald Trump's foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York's attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, Trump … Click to Continue »

Construction worker killed in I-75 crash in downtown Detroit


One road construction worker has been killed and another suffered minor injuries after being struck by a suspected drunken driver on a freeway in downtown Detroit. State police say a … Click to Continue »

Texas inmate condemned for TCU professor death loses appeal


A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a 45-year-old man on Texas death row for the 2004 suffocation of a retired TCU professor whose body was found in … Click to Continue »

'Best solution:' Ex-Jindal aides back sales tax to stop cuts


Two of former Gov. Bobby Jindal's top aides are urging Louisiana lawmakers to support a sales tax renewal to patch budget holes. Paul Rainwater was Jindal's chief of staff and … Click to Continue »

Lebanon wants UN to facilitate return of Syrian refugees


Lebanon's caretaker foreign minister threatened Thursday to increase pressure on the U.N. refugee agency if it does not change its policies, which he says discourage Syrian refugees from returning to … Click to Continue »


The Latest: Big news for Gutierrez ahead of World Cup


The Latest on the opening day of the World Cup (all times local): 5:50 p.m. In just 48 hours, Mexico midfielder Erick Gutierrez received two of the biggest pieces of … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Murphy places state's first legal sports bets

The Latest on the start of legal sports betting in New Jersey (all times local): 10:45 a.m. New Jersey has launched sports betting. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy kicked off a … Click to Continue »

Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota's voter clothing law

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law that barred voters in the state from wearing a wide range of political hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls. … Click to Continue »

Grains lower and livestock mixed


Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery declined 21.80 cents at $5.0260 a bushel; Jul corn was off 9.80 … Click to Continue »