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2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament
A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial...

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

Greater Enrichment Program Kicks off 40th Year
For the last 39 years, an after school program has quietly transformed lives, and subsequently transformed Charlotte. In 1975 Bishop George E. Battle, Jr. founded Gethsemane Enrichment Program, now called Greater Enrichment Program, to offer a safe place for school children where they could continue to learn in a compassionate environment. Wednesday, GEP celebrated the past year of successes and celebrated those who've made the program possible.

Correction: Air Bag Recall story
In a story Oct. 20 about an auto industry air bag recall, The Associated Press reported an incorrect age for Hien Thi Tran, who died after being severely injured in a Florida crash. She was 51 years old, not 46.

Jury selection to begin Thursday for Sandy Parsons financial crimes trial; wi...
The adoptive father of missing Rowan County teen Erica Parsons goes on trial fraud charges.Sandy Wade Parsons is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit fraud, 20 counts of theft of government property, 20 counts of mail fraud, one count of false statement regarding food stamps and one count of aggravated identity theft.Prosecutors say Parsons, and his wife Casey Stone Parsons,defrauded the government of food assistance, Medicaid and other government assistance, even after his adopted ...

Christopher Lee "Grizzly" Adams added to Rowan Most Wanted List
The newest name on the Rowan Sheriff's Most Wanted list may sound a little familiar. Earlier this month, the Rowan County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division received complaints that mail was being stolen from various people in the area of Organ Church Road, near Rockwell.During the course of the investigation, detectives identified Christopher Lee "Grizzly" Adams as a suspect. Detectives believe Adams, 34, was taking mail from the victim's mailboxes, and then using credit appli...

Salisbury woman dead after being stung by yellow jackets
The woman, whose name has not been confirmed, was raking leaves at a home on Bethel Drive when she was stung. Officials confirmed that the woman was stung multiple times.

North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio
An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.

Troubled by climate change, city votes for South FL's statehood
The city of South Miami stated in its resolution that the concerns of South Florida, including climate change, are often ignored in Tallahassee.

Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge
A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to a judge Wednesday, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before...

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase
Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

Ebola plush toys for kids 'selling like hot cakes'
About five years ago, the company began offering plush toys whose design was based on the microscopic image of the Ebola virus. Now, they are struggling to keep up with demand, Sullivan said.

CMPD: 11-year-old missing boy found safe
 Officials are requesting the public's help in finding Edward Mendy. The boy's family says they are concerned for his safety.

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles
The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information...

Warrant: Former Lancaster Sheriff stole pistol, laptop while in office
The arrest warrant shows that Cauthen had a Glock .40 Caliber Model 22 pistol and a Panasonic laptop computer in his possession after police in Rock Hill searched his home after an incident in July.

Gaston County sends rescue crews to reports of 'car in water'
The call came in around 1 p.m. on Bessemer City Kings Mountain Highway.

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Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy’s attorney preparing for Nov. 17 trial start
The Charlotte attorney for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is preparing for Hardy?s jury trial on domestic violence charges to begin as scheduled next month during the Panthers? bye…Click to Continue »

FBI investigating embezzlement claims at SouthLake Christian Academy in Hunte...
The FBI and the Huntersville Police Department are jointly investigating embezzlement claims at SouthLake Christian Academy, Shelley Lynch of the FBI’s Charlotte office said Wednesday.Click to Continue »

Bank of America customers double-charged for Apple Pay purchases
Some Bank of America customers have been double-billed for purchases made using Apple Pay, the new mobile payments system that debuted this week, the Charlotte bank said Wednesday.Click to Continue »

GOP leader: NC officials can refuse to marry gays
A top North Carolina Republican said Tuesday that he will back a bill protecting state officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples.Click to Continue »

After 8 years, a sick cat is reunited with Hilton Head owners
One night in 2007, Moka wandered away from home, never to be seen again by his family, a band called Fresh Hots. Or so the band thought.Click to Continue »

Nearly 2 years after Martin report, Wainstein takes aim at UNC-Chapel Hill
On Wednesday, former top U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein will give his report on UNC’s long-running academic scandal.Click to Continue »

Mayor Dan Clodfelter: Charlotte’s more than a ‘one-horse banking town’
Charlotte’s post-recession economic growth is reducing the city’s dependency on the banking industry and propelling it toward the top ranks of American cities, Mayor Dan Clodfelter told a business group…Click to Continue »

Turnout will be crucial in NC’s tight US Senate race
Volunteers for both US Sen Kay Hagan and her Republican opponent, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, hope to connect with enough voters to win. Some have been going door to…Click to Continue »

Rare piece of Charlotte banking history put up for auction
Of all the cash that has passed through Charlotte?s banks, one of the rarest notes still in existence is going up for auction on Saturday.Click to Continue »

Router might solve Davidson woman’s mysterious death
Davidson police hope a wireless router will help them identify a man who was with Sarah Catherine Long the night she died of a gunshot wound in her bedroom, according…Click to Continue »

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Take a peek inside Passion8's new Elizabeth Avenue home (PHOTOS)
Passion8 Dining sees a bright future in its new home on Charlotte's Elizabeth Avenue, slated to open Friday. It's a project four years in the making for owners Jessica and Luca Annunziata. "For us, this is really a culmination of our past and our future," Jessica Annunziata says. "Our heart and...

Bank of America apologizes for Apple Pay double charges
Bank of America double-charged about 1,000 transactions conducted by customers using the new Apple Pay mobile payments system. Charlotte-based BofA (NYSE:BAC) declined to comment on the cause of the snafu. But the bank says all double charges will be refunded. "We apologize for this inconvenien...

Coroplast Tape begins production in Rock Hill, plans 150-employee work force
Coroplast Tape Corp. has started production at its new $12 million facility in Rock Hill. It's the first U.S. plant for the German company and is located in Antrim Business Park. The company occupies a completed shell building in the park, which is off Interstate 77 near Dave Lyle Boulevard. "T...

Ingersoll-Rand tops expectations with Q3 earnings increase
Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR) on Wednesday reported net earnings for its common shareholders of $291.3 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, for the third quarter. That's a jump of roughly 76 percent from the $165.9 million, 56 cents per share, the company earned in the same period a year ago. Th...

Charlotte-area gasoline prices fall below $3 per gallon
Drivers in the Charlotte area have seen the price at the pump drop below $3 per gallon, according to AAA Carolinas. The average price today for regular unleaded is $2.97 per gallon in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill market, down from $3.09 a week ago, AAA's fuel-price tracker shows. A month ag...

National study finds demand, prices up for Charlotte Hornets
Bouts of nostalgia can be expensive. In the case of the Charlotte Hornets, taking the floor next week after a 12-year absence filled by a decade of mostly losing seasons as the expansion Bobcats, NBA tickets are fast becoming objects of desire after a long era of indifference. Hornets executives...

Aquesta Financial boosts income in Q3
Aquesta Financial Holdings Inc. (OTC:AQFH) logged net income of $462,000, or 18 cents per share, for the third quarter, up from year-ago net income of $409,000, or 16 cents per share. "We are very pleased about the excellent growth in our loan portfolio, core deposits and earnings for the quarte...

Blue Cross of N.C. reveals double-digit rate increases for 2015 insurance plans
North Carolinians who buy health insurance on an individual basis ? those who don't buy through an employer ? from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will see their premiums increase 13 percent to 19 percent, on average, next year. That applies to roughly 550,000 residents who buy heal...

EastGroup hires Chris Kirby to head Charlotte operations
EastGroup Properties Inc. has hired Chris Kirby as a vice president at its Charlotte office, where he will oversee EastGroup's 2.6 million-square-foot industrial portfolio here as well as its future development and acquisitions. Kirby was most recently a vice president and Charlotte market offic...

MetLife's Gene Lunman is filling up Ballantyne ? and a life-insurance portfolio
Jobs aren't the only thing MetLife Inc. has been filling in Ballantyne. Sounds as if hotel rooms are in high demand, too. In a meeting at his new Ballantyne offices this week, Senior Vice President Gene Lunman tells me his retail life-insurance products division has hired 200 workers here as it ...