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Nathan Cooley turns himself in on child sex charges. (Mike Lamia, WNCN) Nathan Cooley turns himself in on child sex charges. (Mike Lamia, WNCN)

Spring Lake man surrenders on child sex charges, claims innocence

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A man wanted by police for posing as an officer and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl surrendered to authorities Saturday. More>>

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Alcohol a factor in fatal Moore Co. crash, highway patrol says

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One man died early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle wreck in Vass, according to authorities. More>>

Fayetteville man arrested on sex charges with 15-year-old

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A Fayetteville man was arrested Saturday in Spring Lake on charges arising from his sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. More>>

Man shot in head outside Fayetteville home by masked gunman

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Deputies are investigating a fatal shooting early Saturday morning after the victim had argued with someone earlier in the night at a Fayetteville nightclub. More>>

2 from Southern Pines killed in Morrisville train collision Video included

Police say two people were inside a car hit by a train in Morrisville. Police say two people were inside a car hit by a train in Morrisville.
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Police say two people are dead after a freight train collided with a car in Morrisville Friday night.
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Granville Co. farmer donates 'ugly' corn to local charities Video included

Nearly $3,000 worth of corn was donated to the Produce Box by farmer Gary Fuller, of Granville County. Nearly $3,000 worth of corn was donated to the Produce Box by farmer Gary Fuller, of Granville County.
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Rather than throw away thousands of ears of "ugly but good" corn, foiled after very wet summer, a local farmer chose to donate them to the needy. More>>

Man passes stopped school bus after huffing keyboard cleaner Video included

Police say Adam Perlowich had five empty aerosol cans in his car after he passed a stopped school bus. Police say Adam Perlowich had five empty aerosol cans in his car after he passed a stopped school bus.
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Police in South Carolina say a man sped past a stopped school bus Wednesday morning after he was seen huffing from several aerosol cans. More>>

Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

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The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long... More>>

Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools composting reduces trash by 90 percent Video included

A student at Smith Middle School composts what is left of her lunch. A student at Smith Middle School composts what is left of her lunch.
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The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district has turned to composting to cut the amount of trash it sends to the landfill by 90 percent. More>>

6 dead in Sampson Co. mobile home fire Video included

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Six people are dead after a mobile home caught fire early Saturday morning in Sampson County, investigators say.
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Thousands to attend Dragon Con Labor Day weekend

People wear costumes for Dragon Con in Atlanta. (Source:CNN) People wear costumes for Dragon Con in Atlanta. (Source:CNN)
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More than 60,000 people are expected to attend "Dragon Con" in Atlanta this long Labor Day weekend.  More>>

2 charged in fatal Rocky Mount strip club shooting

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Investigators say they have charged two men in a shooting death outside of a strip club in Rocky Mount. More>>

No charges to be filed in Carrboro pedestrian-involved crash

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Police say no charges will be filed in a pedestrian-involved crash Thursday night in Carrboro.
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Greensboro plans discussion on police body cameras

Police in Carthage are the latest in North Carolina to try outfitting officers with body cameras. Police in Carthage are the latest in North Carolina to try outfitting officers with body cameras.
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Officials in Greensboro have begun efforts to gather a panel of legal representatives to discuss police body worn cameras and public records. More>>

3 more unsealed search warrants sharpen focus on apartment where Maggie Daniels killed

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The mother of Daniels' boyfriend and others found Daniels lying face down on her bedroom floor in front of the door and to the left of her bed, the warrants said. She was wearing a pair of pink running shorts that were inside out on her body and nothing else. More>>

Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

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A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after... More>>

Veterans see VA scandal as key in Congress races

Some veterans say they have had to wait months to get care at local VA hospitals. Some veterans say they have had to wait months to get care at local VA hospitals.
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The military veterans hanging out in USO-like comfort at a community college near Fort Bragg have a universal demand for politicians running for Congress - fix problems at medical centers run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More>>

Motorcycle crash kills 1 in Moore Co.

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A motorcyclist died Friday morning in Robbins after slamming into the back of a pickup truck, authorities said. More>>

NC man arrested on more than 10 drug charges

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The owner of a tattoo shop in Roanoke Rapids was arrested and charged with a number of drug charges after a search warrant executed at his shop Friday evening revealed drugs, paraphernalia and over $3,000. More>>

Former Marine closes in on goal to keep coffee shop open Video included

Matt Victoriano's military background influenced every aspect of his Durham coffee house and bar, Intrepid Life. Matt Victoriano's military background influenced every aspect of his Durham coffee house and bar, Intrepid Life.
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A business owner and former Marine says he may be able to keep his Durham coffee shop open after receiving an outpouring of support from the community. More>>

Infant drowns after wandering into grandmother's pool Video included

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An 18-month-old child died Friday after being found unresponsive in his grandmother's pool at her Fayetteville home. More>>

Mother concerned for safety of man missing for 2 weeks Video included

James Chambers was last seen after work on Aug. 15, 2014. James Chambers was last seen after work on Aug. 15, 2014.
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A Fayetteville family is looking for answers after a 28-year-old man disappeared more than 2 weeks ago. More>>

Details unclear surrounding death of Fort Bragg paratrooper

Pvt. 1st Class Lance D. Cuffee, of Norfolk, Virginia, died on or about Aug. 27 on post at Fort Bragg. Pvt. 1st Class Lance D. Cuffee, of Norfolk, Virginia, died on or about Aug. 27 on post at Fort Bragg.
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The military is investigating the death of a Fort Bragg paratrooper earlier this week on base.
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Wrongfully arrested man speaks to NCCU ethics class Video included

Charles Belk, who was wrongfully arrested in Beverly Hills, speaks to an ethics class via Skype. Charles Belk, who was wrongfully arrested in Beverly Hills, speaks to an ethics class via Skype.
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A Durham man who was arrested for a crime he did not commit spoke to students at N.C. Central University about his experience. More>>

SC woman pleads guilty in Wake Forest kidnapping plot Video included

Frank Janssen was kidnapped from his Wake Forest home on April 5. Frank Janssen was kidnapped from his Wake Forest home on April 5.

A South Carolina woman has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the gang-related kidnapping of North Carolina prosecutor's father. More>>

Rep. Larry Womble settles in lawsuit involving wreck

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The former North Carolina legislator who was injured in a traffic accident that killed another driver three years ago has settled a lawsuit stemming from the incident. More>>

UNC player's mother awaits investigation into alleged hazing

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The mother of the football player involved in an alleged hazing incident at UNC said the family is "worried about justice" for her son. More>>

Durham police seek man on robbery charges

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Durham police are trying to locate Anthony Stewart Jr. who is wanted in connection with an attempted armed robbery. More>>

Drake Landing neighbors 'disappointed' shooting will continue Video included

Neighbors of Drake Landing have long complained about noise from the shooting range. Neighbors of Drake Landing have long complained about noise from the shooting range.
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Neighbors say they are disappointed with the county's decision to allow a shooting range near their properties to continue operating. More>>

Creedmoor family grateful after plane misses home Video included

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One person was injured in a small plane crash in Granville County near the Wake County line late Thursday night. More>>

Road where child killed has 'appropriate' speed limit, DOT says Video included

Jeri Dee Quick, 4, ran into the road and into the path of an oncoming car in the 3500 block of Dearborn Drive. Jeri Dee Quick, 4, ran into the road and into the path of an oncoming car in the 3500 block of Dearborn Drive.
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The N.C. DOT says the speed limit is "appropriate" along the stretch of road where a 4-year-old was killed by a car earlier this week. More>>

Mother says developmentally disabled daughter was attacked on school bus

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The Union County School District is investigating after a teen's family says she was attacked on a bus heading home from school earlier this week. More>>

Fuquay-Varina bond rating improved to AAA

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Fuquay-Varina said Standard Poor's, a top credit rating agency, has upgraded the town's credit rating from AA to AAA. More>>

Performance Fiber in Chatham County closing

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?Performance Fiber, a leading producer of industrial polyester fibers and fabrics, in Chatham County is closing. More>>

'Walking Dead' Marine battalion to be deactivated

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Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead." More>>

Gas prices down, travel up as Labor Day weekend begins

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Look for busy roads, and lower gas prices, this weekend as North Carolinians enjoy the Labor Day weekend. More>>

Family seeks help locating missing Fayetteville man

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A Fayetteville family is asking for the public's help in locating their missing relative. More>>

New VA secretary recruits doctors, nurses at Duke Video included

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, in a discussion Friday morning at Duke, addressed the problems in the VA that have raised concerns among many American veterans. More>>

Durham's Hillside High kicks off WNCN Blitz pep rallies Video included

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For the upcoming high school football season, WNCN Blitz is kicking off its Friday morning pep rallies at Hillside High School in Durham. More>>

Jury awards $500K in NC man's stun gun death

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A jury has awarded half a million dollars to the family of a man who died after Charlotte police used a stun gun on him. More>>

UNC changes sexual violence policy after student complaints Video included

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UNC has announced new policies for dealing with sexual violence. More>>

Mayor McFarlane: Updated offer soon on Dix property

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The mayor of Raleigh says she believes there soon will be an agreement with Gov. Pat McCrory's administration to acquire land at a now-closed North Carolina mental hospital the city wants to convert into a regional park. More>>

Man claiming to be Spring Lake sexual assault suspect offers alibi Video included

Nathan L. Cooley Nathan L. Cooley
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The suspect in a Spring Lake child sexual assault case failed to turn himself in on Thursday. More>>

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

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President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in... More>>

Week of protests to wrap up at NC Capitol

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A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP is wrapping up a week of demonstrations at the state capitol with a rally for voting rights. More>>

Tillis to highlight NC teacher raises in TV ad

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House Speaker Thom Tillis will highlight teacher pay raises approved by the North Carolina legislature this year in a television ad to first air on the eve of his first U.S. Senate debate with Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan. More>>

Raleigh 10-year-old earns scholarship at World Pokemon Championships

10-year-old London Swan from Raleigh won second place in his division at the 2014 World Pokémon Championships in Washington, D.C. 10-year-old London Swan from Raleigh won second place in his division at the 2014 World Pokémon Championships in Washington, D.C.
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A 10-year-old from Raleigh won second place in his division at the 2014 World Pokémon Championships in Washington, D.C. More>>

Spring Lake police still seeking man in sex assault case Video included

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Spring Lake police are continuing to search for a registered sex offender accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. More>>

Former NC film commissioner expects ‘exodus’ of productions Video included

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The man who led North Carolina's film office for seven years before leaving his post last month is speaking out for the first time on the future of the industry in the state. More>>

Durham Ice Bucket Challenge aims to help father Video included

The money donated with this Ice Bucket Challenge goes to the father of a student at Immaculata Catholic School, Chris Rosati. The money donated with this Ice Bucket Challenge goes to the father of a student at Immaculata Catholic School, Chris Rosati.
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It's an Ice Bucket Challenge in Durham with a twist. More>>

Woman in ICU after being hit by car in Fayetteville

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A woman suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car late Wednesday night in Fayetteville. More>>

Harnett Co. health system loses $24M in two years Video included

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A hospital system in Harnett County has lost millions over the last two years, concerning citizens and hospital administrators. More>>

Durham road where child killed concerns neighbors Video included

Jeri Dee Quick, 4, ran into the road and into the path of an oncoming car in the 3500 block of Dearborn Drive. Jeri Dee Quick, 4, ran into the road and into the path of an oncoming car in the 3500 block of Dearborn Drive.
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The DOT reports eight pedestrians have been hit in seven different crashes on Dearborn Drive in Durham since the start of 2009. More>>

Fayetteville man leads deputies to meth behind home

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A Fayetteville man was arrested Wednesday after he led Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies to materials used to manufacture methamphetamine behind his residence. More>>

DA files for death penalty, search warrants unsealed in Maggie Daniels' death Video included

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Sharman Howard Odom was indicted two weeks ago by a Catawba County Grand Jury in the death of Margaret "Maggie" Elizabeth Daniels on June 27. More>>

Spring Lake murder suspect arrested, 2nd sought

Shaquan Parker was arrested at Victory Chapel Church located at 409 N. Bragg Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Shaquan Parker was arrested at Victory Chapel Church located at 409 N. Bragg Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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Police arrested one of two men wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Spring Lake man. More>>

Man jumps into woman's car, makes her drive, steals her money but gives her $5 for gas

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Police say a local woman was traumatized when a man ran into traffic on Statesville Boulevard Wednesday night, jumped into her car and made her drive away. According to the police report, the incident More>>

Man claiming to be wanted Spring Lake sex offender claims innocence Video included

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A man claiming to be a wanted Spring Lake registered sex offender called WNCN Wednesday saying he was innocent of recent sexual assault accusations. More>>

Seahawk statue back at UNC-Wilmington

The Seahawk statue stolen last month has been returned to the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. More>>

Fort Bragg paratrooper found dead on base

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An 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper died Saturday on post at Fort Bragg of injuries sustained from a gunshot wound. More>>

Construction halted on some NC roads for holiday

The N.C. Department of Transportation says most construction projects along state and U.S. routes will be suspended for the Labor Day weekend. More>>

Family of Durham man, wrongfully arrested in LA, allege racial profiling Video included

Charles Belk posted this picture of his arrest on Facebook.  It has now been shared tens of thousands of times. Charles Belk posted this picture of his arrest on Facebook. It has now been shared tens of thousands of times.
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A Durham man, who was arrested in Los Angeles for a crime he did not commit, is speaking out about an incident he believes was a case of racial profiling. More>>

McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban Video included

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Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban are bringing names of their allies to his offices. More>>

Radio ads praise NC lawmakers for fracking votes

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The energy industry is thanking several North Carolina lawmakers who supported fracking legislation with radio ads in their districts as elections approach. More>>

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

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A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners. More>>

Teen arrested in Henderson fatal shooting

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The Vance County Sheriff's Office said it arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with an Aug. 23 fatal shooting. More>>

Historic Raleigh cemetery near Cameron Village needs sprucing up Video included

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The Oberlin cemetery is located near Cameron Village in downtown Raleigh. More>>

4 UNC players suspended over 'violations of team policy' Video included

Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill. Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill.
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Chapel Hill Police said Wednesday that no incident report had been filed at a hotel where an incident involving UNC football players took place. More>>

EPA: North Carolina's air getting cleaner

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Federal environmental officials say all of North Carolina meets a new more-stringent national air quality standard for fine-particle pollution. More>>

Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

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If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it. More>>

Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

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Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization... More>>

EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions

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Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. More>>

Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

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The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. More>>

Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

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A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said. More>>

Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

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Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews. More>>

Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

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Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward... More>>

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

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The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in... More>>

Pakistani premier denies asking army to mediate

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Pakistan's prime minister on Friday denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped for two weeks outside parliament in the capital, Islamabad, demanding... More>>

Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

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Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. More>>

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

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Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. More>>

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