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Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short in organizing an immediate truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in the coming week.

Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 49 inmates dead
A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years.

Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking
Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them from a vehicle search if they were stopped by...

Toll Road Troubles: Politicians, experts point to Cintra’s history as caution...
The company's track record running toll roads elsewhere should give leaders in North Carolina reason to pause, some politicians and experts say.

N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories
North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as...

Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes
Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.

Warrants obtained for driver in fatal I-77 hit-and-run
Flora Merinda Ellenburg, 49 of Salisbury, was killed when the Ford Explorer she was a passenger in was rear-ended by a commercial truck on I-77 near Mile Marker 59, according to the SC Highway Patrol.

'Embarassing mistake' Former UNC Board chair on airport arrest for gun
A Charlotte lawyer, and former University of North Carolina Board of Governors chairman, is speaking out after he was arrested Thursday with a gun in his bag at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

Charlotte Heart Ball highlights advances in care for adults and babies
February is Heart month, and this is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness, CHD week. It’s a movement to bring attention to the advances made in treating tiny babies like Aiyanna and the importance of screening.

Charlotte boy reminds us what Panther Nation is all about
Kenan became a Panthers fan for life this season. Four days after Super Bowl 50, he's a perfect reminder of what ?#‎PantherNation and ?#‎KeepPounding is all about.

Skiers warned of dangerous wind chills ahead of holiday weekend
The coldest temperatures of the season could arrive Saturday with wind chills dipping way below zero. 

Contracts of Carolina Panthers veterans Roman Harper, Jerricho Cotchery voided
Strong safety Roman Harper and wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery will become unrestricted free agents in March, although it's unclear whether they will continue playing.

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Cyber experts: how to stay safe from hackers on your mobile banking app
Let's face it. We love our cell phones. They're always there by our side, in our pocket, or in our hand.And we do pra...

Deputies search for man charged with child statutory rape
The Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted on multiple charges, in...

Deputies: Son charged in connection of mother's death in Lancaster Co.
Robert Hypes, 36, has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his mother, Carolyn Taurino, according...

NC Amtrak now pet friendly
Want to take your pet on a train ride?!Amtrak is expanding its pets program allowing passengers to continue traveling...

Carolinas HealthCare System names new CEO
Carolinas HeatlhCare System welcomes new leadership Thursday morning.

The System's Board of Commissioners unanimousl...

Donald Trump rallies supporters in South Carolina
Brash billionaire businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brought his bombastic message to Sou...

Gaston College students make Valentine's Day cards for veterans
A kind word can go a long way, especially for veterans on Valentine's Day. That's why students at one area college ar...

Villa Heights neighborhood going through changes
Longtime homeowners are being pushed out of Villa Heights by rapidly rising property values.

City leaders said Villa...

SC police continue search for driver in fatal I-77 hit-and-run
The South Carolina Highway Patrol continues to seek information on a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed a Salisb...

Kings Mountain families still feel effects of December flooding
People living in Kings Mountain are still impacted by flooding in late December.Creeks overflowed and washed away roa...

Republicans, Democrats hope separate dates won't affect SC Primary
We're just ten days away from the South Carolina Primary - the first to take place in the south. What few people may ...

Costco concerns in Mooresville neighborhood
A Mooresville neighborhood is upset and petitioning after finding out that a developer wants to bring a Costco store ...

Construction worker rescued after falling 12ft into concrete pit
A man is said to be OK after falling approximately 12 feet into a concrete pit Wednesday afternoon in Gastonia. The i...

No injuries reported after car carrier trailer catches fire on I-85
No one was hurt after a truck carrying multiple vehicles caught fire along I-85 southbound Wednesday afternoon.The dr...

Police search for suspect in First Citizens Bank robbery
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Armed Robbery Unit and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force ...

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CBJ Afternoon Buzz: Morgan Stanley paying $3.2B in mortgage settlement; Pando...
Good afternoon. Wrap up the workday with CBJ Afternoon Buzz, a daily feature that bundles a stock market roundup with...



Florida passes North Carolina for solar industry jobs
North Carolina’s solar industry gained jobs but lost ground in the national rankings as rapid growth in Florida sent ...



Manufacturers association head encourages presidential candidates to get back...
As presidential candidates descend on South Carolina for primary voting, Jay Timmons, CEO of the National Association...



Sports start-ups to sink or swim in Charlotte
Perhaps the next major breakthrough in sports merchandise — aim high, like the Sneaker Phone— awaits at Sports Tank. ...



Could Kroger's next acquisition be The Fresh Market?
The Kroger Co. is looking to make another acquisition, and supermarket chain The Fresh Market Inc. is the target this...



Charlotte speedway chief likes NASCAR's new direction
The start of a new NASCAR season next week comes with at least one major change: race team owners are finally making ...



Charlotte to lose Fortune 1000 company as it relocates HQ
One of Charlotte's Fortune 1000 companies is leaving town. Carlisle Cos. Inc. is moving its headquarters — along wit...



Concord Mills to name new anchor tenant
Concord Mills plans to name a new anchor in the next several weeks. The outlet center says that tenant will replace ...



Publix is winning more than just shoppers
As Publix continues to carve out a niche for itself in the ultra-competitive grocery landscape, the privately held re...



Where Charlotte ranks among ‘Best and Worst Cities for Valentine’s Day’
Charlotte is No. 40 on a list of the best cities in the U.S. to celebrate Valentine's Day, according to a new WalletH...