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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.