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Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS
Some 130,000 Syrian refugees have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday, warning that the number could rise further as the...

10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Mecklenburg Co. WIC office switches to paperless electronic system
Changes are coming to the Women, Infant and Children, or WIC program in Mecklenburg County. The program is switching to a new paperless electronic system beginning Monday.

Commission to study Common Core standards
Starting Monday, a new commission is will study the pros and cons of the math and English language targets for North Carolina's public school students.

Missing man located Sunday night
Rowan County Emergency Services  is seeking help to find a man who is missing from a local nursing home. Boyce Jenkins, 63, is a white man, 6 foot 2 inches tall, 162 pounds, with salt and pepper hair

Del. authorities: Bus overturns, 2 dead, injuries
A bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving two women dead and several other people injured, authorities said.

Pittsburgh Steelers overrun Carolina Panthers, 37-19
Midway through the fourth quarter Sunday night, the Terrible Towel-waving Pittsburgh fans outnumbered the remaining Carolina Panthers fans waving their white flags at Bank of America Stadium.

Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war
As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet.

NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after a year
NASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.

Checkpoints around White House may be coming
The U.S. Secret Service is having preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public areas around the White House, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Sunday.

Charlotte's "Hugo Baby" turns 25
25 years ago, Jane Dixon says her family joked about riding out the storm in their south Charlotte neighborhood.

NFL fans struggle watching the game they love
While fans watch the game they love they also wrestle with conflicted feelings.

Authorities in Belmont investigating bomb threat
Police in Belmont tell WBTV they are investigating a bomb threat called in by someone Sunday night. Police say the caller told them a bomb is in a car on Main Street. They say the caller may have been

32 structures destroyed in California wildfire
Light rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters makes advances Sunday against a huge Northern California wildfire that has destroyed nearly three-dozen structures.

Lake Norman hosts Special Olympics regatta
Dozens of athletes from four states spent the weekend on Lake Norman, shifting sails to maneuver small boats around Lake Norman as part of the N.C. Special Olympics Sailing Regatta.

Charlotte housing wait list opens for first time since 2007
The last time the Charlotte Housing Authority invited people to put their name on the waiting list for federal housing subsidies, more than 10,000 people applied for 4,500 available spots in less than a week.

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Special-needs student raped at school, used as 'bait,' lawsuit claims (Sep 22, 2014 07:07)
The Department of Justice and the Department of Education are throwing their weight behind a...

Neighbors concerned about 8 foot deep sinkhole in Cornelius (Sep 22, 2014 05:54)
Barricades are set up, warning drivers about a massive sinkhole in a Cornelius neighborhood. Neig...

Concern grows over 8-foot deep sinkhole in Cornelius (Sep 22, 2014 05:54)
Barricades are set up, warning drivers about a massive sinkhole in a Cornelius neighborhood. Neig...

4 SC firemen under investigation over political ad (Sep 22, 2014 05:41)
(AP) Four Charleston firefighters are under investigation after they were shown giving a "thumbs ...

4 playful lion cubs on exhibit at NC Zoo (Sep 22, 2014 05:36)
Four lion cubs are now on exhibit at the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro. The cubs were born in July to thei...

NC woman repeatedly stabbed in nighttime attack (Sep 22, 2014 05:15)
(AP) A woman was stabbed multiple times in an attack in downtown Wilmington. The Star News of Wil...

Parents of missing UVA student Hannah Graham plead for help as search continues (Sep 22, 2014 03:45)
The parents of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham spoke publicly for the first ...

Ebola outbreak: Global aid increasing, but critics say it's late (Sep 22, 2014 03:29)
On Saturday, charity organization DirectRelief sent 100 tons of medical supplies to West Africa t...

Colin Farrell to star in 'True Detective' season 2 (Sep 22, 2014 03:04)
After months of casting speculation, season two of "True Detective" just got its first offic...

700 babies exposed to tuberculosis at Texas hospital (Sep 22, 2014 02:45)
Health care workers at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas, are scrambling to giv...

Family of father killed wants justice and peace (Sep 21, 2014 22:49)
The family of a Charlotte father who was shot and killed in a home invasion called for justice an...

CFD responding to heavy fire, smoke at Charlotte home (Sep 21, 2014 19:39)
The Charlotte Fire Department responded to a house fire at Aubreywood Drive and Carrington Hill D...

Officials investigating fire in abandoned home (Sep 21, 2014 19:39)
The Charlotte Fire Department responded to a fire at an abandoned house off of Aubreywood Drive S...

General Motors recalls more than 220,000 cars (Sep 21, 2014 15:35)
(Associated Press) General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans b...

New bridge over Hwy 74 to open Tuesday (Sep 21, 2014 15:31)
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has rescheduled a traffic shift on the Independen...

3-D printing enters the final frontier (Sep 21, 2014 15:15)
Toolmaking has been a defining characteristic in human evolution. And now we're bringing the prac...

Scotland's leader: Westminster tricked 'no' voters (Sep 21, 2014 15:13)
Just because the Scottish referendum is over doesn’t mean the punditry is. The leader of th...

Will climate rallies spur change? (Sep 21, 2014 12:44)
Thirty-thousand people turned out for a climate change rally in Melbourne, Australia. It's part o...

Is Hope Solo getting a pass on domestic violence? (Sep 21, 2014 08:49)
The NFL is in crisis mode. Commissioner Roger Goodell took a pounding from the media Friday durin...

Celebrity nude photo hack: Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union latest victims (Sep 21, 2014 05:54)
Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens and Gabrielle Union are among the latest victims of a celebrity n...

Celebrity nude photo hack: Rihanna, Kim Kardashian latest victims (Sep 21, 2014 05:54)
Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens and Gabrielle Union are among the latest victims of...

Family of father killed in home invasion wants justice (Sep 21, 2014 05:19)
The family of a Charlotte father who was shot and killed in a home invasion called for justice an...

Jameis Winston attends warmups, cheers on FSU in win vs. Clemson (Sep 21, 2014 03:19)
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher had a surprise waiting for him when he walked onto the field Sat...

Apple's iOS 8 still vulnerable? Here's how to protect your data (Sep 21, 2014 02:03)
As users update their iPhone software to iOS 8 or update their hardware to the latest iPhone, the...

Shonda Rhimes slams New York Times for 'angry black woman' label (Sep 21, 2014 01:14)
One doesn't need to look far to see backlash against The New York Times over a profile published ...

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Home of NFL's Ray McDonald reportedly burglarized
A burglary was reported at the home of San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald on Saturday night, San Jose police told KTVU.  Sources told KTVU that the home was vacant at the time of the b...

Special-needs student raped at school, used as 'bait,' lawsuit claims
The Department of Justice and the Department of Education are throwing their weight behind a 2010 case against an Alabama school board in which a 14-year-old girl with special needs said she was ra...

Official start of fall to usher in cooler, crisp conditions
The clouds will clear out Monday morning and cool fall weather will return to The Queen City. Sunshine will warm temps near 80 degrees by Monday afternoon with a breezy north wind.

Fall officially a...

Concern grows over 8-foot deep sinkhole in Cornelius
Barricades are set up, warning drivers about a massive sinkhole in a Cornelius neighborhood.

Neighbors said the hole in the Antiquity subdivision has grown to eight feet deep.

Friday night, the city ...

4 SC firemen under investigation over political ad
(AP) Four Charleston firefighters are under investigation after they were shown giving a "thumbs up" as part of a political ad. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that city Fire Chief Kar...

4 playful lion cubs on exhibit at NC Zoo
Four lion cubs are now on exhibit at the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro. The cubs were born in July to their lioness mom Mekita. It's the first time in eight years that visitors have had the opportunity to ...

NC woman repeatedly stabbed in nighttime attack
(AP) A woman was stabbed multiple times in an attack in downtown Wilmington. The Star News of Wilmington reported Sunday that authorities suspect the attacker may have been someone who knows the i...

Parents of missing UVA student Hannah Graham plead for help as search continues
The parents of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham spoke publicly for the first time Sunday.  Throughout the weekend, thousands of volunteers spread out across Charlottesville, Vi...

Ebola outbreak: Global aid increasing, but critics say it's late
On Saturday, charity organization DirectRelief sent 100 tons of medical supplies to West Africa to provide some much-needed support in fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak.  The $6 million shipment ...

Colin Farrell to star in 'True Detective' season 2
After months of casting speculation, season two of "True Detective" just got its first official lead actor. In an exclusive interview with Irish newspaper the Sunday World, Colin Farrell confirmed...

700 babies exposed to tuberculosis at Texas hospital
Health care workers at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas, are scrambling to give tuberculosis screenings after more than 700 newborns and dozens of employees were exposed to the diseas...

Officials investigating fire in abandoned home
The Charlotte Fire Department responded to a fire at an abandoned house off of Aubreywood Drive Sunday night.

According to officials, heavy fire and smoke was showing from the structure. Firefight...

General Motors recalls more than 220,000 cars
(Associated Press) General Motors is recalling 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans because the brake pads can stay partially engaged even when they're not needed, increasing the risk o...

New bridge over Hwy 74 to open Tuesday
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has rescheduled a traffic shift on the Independence Boulevard widening project in east Charlotte.

Beginning at midnight on Sept. 23, crews will open a...

3-D printing enters the final frontier
Toolmaking has been a defining characteristic in human evolution. And now we're bringing the practice to space. A SpaceX cargo ship launched toward the International Space Station overnight carryi...