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18 states offering back-to-school tax holidays
Several states are offering back-to-school tax holidays, with some offering no state sales taxes on items such as clothing, school supplies and computers.
Man to face judge after dismembered body found in Union Co. woods
A man has been arrested after a body was found dismembered in a wooded area near Stallings Road in Union County last week, officials say.
GOP criticizes 'offensive' posts of NC elections appointee
Rowan County Board of Elections Chairman Malcolm "Mac" Butner was sworn in earlier this month after he was nominated by the state's Republican Party chairman.
APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man
German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit...
Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched
A sleeping toddler was burned to death when suspected Jewish assailants set fire to two Palestinian homes in a West Bank village early Friday, an attack that also critically wounded the child's 4-year-old brother and...
Turkey: 5 killed in clashes between authorities and PKK
Kurdish rebels raided a Turkish police station and fired on railway workers in two separate attacks that left five dead, officials said Friday, amid renewed conflict between the security forces and insurgents that has...
Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics
Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games.
Police: Suspect fatally shoots man, self in Gaston County
Officials responded to a call on Bates Avenue in Cherryville where they say they found 40-year-old Andy Heath Hartman dead with a gunshot wound.
Searchers scour beaches in hopes of unlocking MH370 mystery
Searchers scored Reunion's shoreline for debris and investigators prepared to load a sea-encrusted wing fragment onto a plane bound for France on Friday to learn whether the aircraft remnant could help unlock the...
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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Tensing released from jail amid death threats
Bond was set at $1 million Thursday for cop turned murder suspect Ray Tensing.
Greek bailout talks shift into higher gear
Greece's talks with its international creditors on a third bailout worth 85 billion euros ($93 billion) shifted into a higher gear on Friday, with lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary...
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Health-care professions dominate list of Charlotte's highest-paid occupations
This week?s Charlotte Business Journal lists the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill MSA?s 50 highest-paid occupations, ranked by total wages in 2014.
The job titles and salary information for The List were gathered from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey, conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statisics.
Surgeons top The List, earning a mean yearly income of $254,070. Eleven of the top 12 highest-paid occupations in the Charlotte metro area are in the health-care field. Chief executives?
These are Charlotte?s largest health insurance companies
This week?s Charlotte Business Journal lists the area?s largest health insurance companies, ranked by Mecklenburg County enrollment in full-service PPOs.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina tops the list, with 79,479 people enrolled in its full-service PPOs. The company also has the highest enrollment in the state. Aetna Inc. is second on the list, with Mecklenburg County enrollment of 7,041.
For the rest of the list, including N.C. enrollment and the names of the companies? top?
Sonic Automotive settles trademark dispute with TrueCar
Dealership group Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE:SAH) has agreed to stop using the term ?True Price? as part of an agreement with TrueCar Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUE) to settle a trademark-infringement lawsuit.
According to a report from Automotive News, Santa Monica, Calif.-based car-buying website TrueCar filed suit in August 2013 against Charlotte-based Sonic in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, claiming the sole and exclusive rights to the TrueCar trademark and True family of trademarks. TrueCar also?
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If you want to experience the National Folk Festival in style, this could be your chance.
Amtrak has teamed up with the N.C. Department of Transportation's Rail Division to offer the ?Ride the Rails to the National Folk Festival? sweepstakes. The winner of the grand prize will receive two round-trip business-class tickets from any East Coast Amtrak station, plus a two-night stay at the Proximity Hotel, courtesy of the festival's hospitality sponsor, Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants & Hotels.
30-year mortgage rates back below 4%
After hovering above 4% for six consecutive weeks, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell back below that threshold this week, and rates aren?t likely to move much in the next several weeks, according to Freddie Mac.
Freddie Mac?s (OTC:FMCC) weekly rate report says the average rate on a 30-year fix in the week ending July 30 was 3.98%, down from 4.04% last week. A year ago, 30-year rates averaged 4.12%.
A 15-year fix averaged 3.17% this week, down from 3.21%. A one-year adjustable-rate?
New look for Carolina Panthers as training camp opens
SPARTANBURG, S.C. ? For the past two years, the Carolina Panthers have spent a lot of time and money ? and a lot of taxpayer money ? renovating their 74,000-seat stadium in Charlotte. That five-year overhaul still has several major projects ahead. At the same time, the Panthers have pushed ahead with a smaller but significant makeover at their training camp headquarters.
On Thursday afternoon, Danny Morrison, the Panthers? team president, showed off the changes at Wofford College. The Spartanburg,?