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Your Week in Music: Legends of rock edition
Rock legends are cranking out the music and elephants shake their trunks in Your Week in Music.

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved
Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

Chiquita shareholders face an intensifying lobbying campaign
Shareholders of Charlotte-based Chiquita Brands International are at the center of an intensifying lobbying campaign, as Chiquita fights to win approval for its upcoming merger with Irish produce company Fyffes while two Brazilian companies seek to block the deal and push their own buyout offer.

Security cameras aim to cut down on distracted driving
Some school buses are now equipped with several cameras that can record a car passing a stopped school bus, get a photo of the driver, and a snapshot of the license plate.

McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban
Gay rights advocates planned Wednesday to deliver petitions to McCrory's office in Raleigh and regional offices in Charlotte and near Asheville.

UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria
The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group fighting them has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces, an independent U.N....

US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom
A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group.

APNewsBreak: Jindal sues feds over Common Core
Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.

Missing teen found safe after five days
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was searching for 15-year-old Tyler Lee McNeil.


Journalist speaks after release from Syrian militants
Peter Curtis' release came days after ISIS militants executed another journalist, James Foley. The execution was meant as a warning to the U.S. government, to stop its airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq.

NASCAR's Kenseth launches anti-bullying children's book
The book written by Gina Gold chronicles the first day of fourth grade for a boy named Matt, whose love of racing is mocked by another boy.

Man charged with murder after two killed in wreck
Fifty-two-year-old Jose Esteves Herrera was booked in the Union County jail early Wednesday morning and charged with second degree murder, driving with a revoked license while impaired and reckless driving.

SC business leaders call for renewing Export Bank
The bank helps with financing for U.S. exports to developing countries where there is not enough financing from local commercial banks or financing is unavailable.

Man charged after fight sparked deadly shooting at Shelby home
Twenty-three-year-old Richas Bernard Clark was arrested in Gastonia after police say he shot two people at his Shelby home Tuesday night.

Internet being restored after early morning Time Warner outage
The company spoke about the issues on Twitter saying they are working to restore service as "fast as possible"

Darlington Raceway gets Labor Day back in 2015
To get Darlington back to Labor Day weekend after an 11-year absence, Atlanta Motor Speedway gave up the date. Atlanta now goes to the second race of the season on March 1.

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Reality TV star Will Hayden accused of raping his daughter (Aug 27, 2014 12:34)
Will Hayden, star of the Discover Channel reality TV show “Sons of Guns,” was arreste...

Trooper: Dog to blame after car runs into building (Aug 27, 2014 11:50)
A dog is being blamed for a wreck after a woman ran her car into a building.   A woman was b...

Troopers: Dog to blame after car runs into building (Aug 27, 2014 11:50)
A dog is being blamed for a wreck after a driver ran a car into a building.   A woman was br...

Indian woman slays leopard, lives to tell the tale (Aug 27, 2014 10:51)
An Indian woman in her 50s says she fought off and killed a leopard by herself. And not only did ...

Clothing store ditches kids' shirt that looks like Nazi camp uniform (Aug 27, 2014 09:31)
Clothing retailer Zara has issued an apology after several complaints that a child's shirt they w...

Newsroom to bring back typewriters ... sort of (Aug 27, 2014 09:09)
The sound of typewriters has been brought back to the newsroom of The Times newspaper in Britain,...

Ready to feel old? Glimpse into mindset of the incoming Class of 2018 (Aug 27, 2014 08:49)
If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled...

Time Warner cable service mostly restored after massive U.S. outage (Aug 27, 2014 08:32)
According to reports service has largely been restored to a large number of Time Warner Cable cus...

Time Warner Cable experiences nationwide internet outages (Aug 27, 2014 08:14)
(CNN) Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's largest cable and broadband providers, suffered an u...

Time Warner Cable experiences widespread internet outages (Aug 27, 2014 08:14)
(CNN) Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's largest cable and broadband providers, suffered an u...

Time Warner Cable has widespread internet outages (Aug 27, 2014 08:14)
(AP) Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwid...

Napa earthquake: Aftershocks could continue for two weeks (Aug 27, 2014 08:06)
More than 80 aftershocks have rumbled through Napa Valley, California, since Sunday's earthquake,...

CMPD investigating robbery at west Charlotte grocery store (Aug 27, 2014 08:06)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were investigating an early morning robbery at a grocery store Wedne...

Kindergarten student brought loaded gun to Pa. school, police say (Aug 27, 2014 07:23)
Police and school officials in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, said a kindergarten student brought a loa...

Woman uses farm tools to survive leopard attack (Aug 27, 2014 06:52)
A 54-year-old woman in India is recovering from serious injuries after fending off a leopard atta...

Monroe PD: Man charged in crash that killed 2 on U.S. 74 (Aug 27, 2014 05:55)
Police in Monroe have charged a Union County man with second-degree murder after officers said he...

McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban (Aug 27, 2014 05:50)
(AP) Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigat...

Man and his 100-pound scrotum to soon separate (Aug 27, 2014 05:45)
Dan Maurer has spent nearly two decades with a 100-pound mass on his groin. The 39-year-old says ...

Man and his 100-pound scrotum will soon separate (Aug 27, 2014 05:45)
Dan Maurer has spent nearly two decades with a large mass on his groin that has now grown to weig...

Chiquita: Merger with Fyffes would save company $20M per year (Aug 27, 2014 05:16)
Chiquita and Fyffes announced overnight that their merger would be worth more than originally tho...

Chiquita: Merger would save company $20M per year (Aug 27, 2014 05:16)
Chiquita and Fyffes announced overnight that their merger would be worth more than originally tho...

Shelby police: Altercation led to shooting that left man dead, woman hurt (Aug 27, 2014 04:34)
Police in Shelby have arrested and charged a 23-year-old after an overnight shooting left a man d...

Police: Altercation led to deadly Shelby shooting (Aug 27, 2014 04:34)
Police in Shelby have arrested and charged a 23-year-old after an overnight shooting left a man d...

Mass gnome theft mystifies political party (Aug 27, 2014 00:05)
In what is likely the biggest gnome-related political scandal in history, hundreds of gnomes in A...

'Full House' reunion could be in the works (Aug 26, 2014 23:58)
Everywhere you look, it seems reunion rumors are floating around for one old show or another. Now...

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Reality TV star Will Hayden accused of raping minor
Will Hayden, star of the Discover Channel reality TV show “Sons of Guns,” was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated rape of a 12-year-old. According to The Times-Picayune, in an affidavit t...

Troopers: Dog to blame after car runs into building
A dog is being blamed for a wreck after a driver ran a car into a building.
 
A woman was bringing her dog to the groomer when he recognized the building and went a little crazy. CLICK HERE:  More...

Indian woman slays leopard, lives to tell the tale
An Indian woman in her 50s says she fought off and killed a leopard by herself. And not only did she live to tell the tale, but she also had to walk at least half a mile to get treatment for her s...

Clothing store ditches kids' shirt that looks like Nazi camp uniform
Clothing retailer Zara has issued an apology after several complaints that a child's shirt they were selling resembles a concentration camp uniform. The blue-and-white-striped shirt with a six-poi...

Newsroom to bring back typewriters ... sort of
The sound of typewriters has been brought back to the newsroom of The Times newspaper in Britain, where a speaker has been set up that broadcasts typewriter sounds, with the goal of increasing ener...

Ready to feel old? Glimpse into mindset of the incoming Class of 2018
If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan. Leon's choice of the same university her mother once ...

Time Warner cable service mostly restored after massive U.S. outage
According to reports service has largely been restored to a large number of Time Warner Cable customers after an early-morning outage Wednesday. Business Insider reported the problem started aroun...

Time Warner Cable has widespread internet outages
(AP) Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.

The company says it is still investi...

Napa earthquake: Aftershocks could continue for two weeks
More than 80 aftershocks have rumbled through Napa Valley, California, since Sunday's earthquake, and a USGS scientist said gradually diminished shaking would likely continue for up to two weeks. ...

CMPD investigating robbery at west Charlotte grocery store
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were investigating an early morning robbery at a grocery store Wednesday.

According to officers, the manager of the Aldi on Freedom Drive was getting out of his car when...

Kindergarten student brought loaded gun to Pa. school, police say
Police and school officials in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, said a kindergarten student brought a loaded gun to school Monday. Aliquippa Police Chief Donald Couch Jr. said the loaded .22-caliber revol...

Woman uses farm tools to survive leopard attack
A 54-year-old woman in India is recovering from serious injuries after fending off a leopard attack.

Kalama Devi says the leopard pounced as she walked through a field.

"I held the leopard with my h...

Monroe PD: Man charged in crash that killed 2 on U.S. 74
Police in Monroe have charged a Union County man with two counts of second-degree murder after officers said he killed two people in a crash last week.

Jose Herrera -- a convicted drunk driver -- wa...

McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban
(AP) 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....

Man and his 100-pound scrotum will soon separate
Dan Maurer has spent nearly two decades with a large mass on his groin that has now grown to weigh approximately 100 pounds.

The 39-year-old says it's physically and emotionally exhausting, since e...