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    Unsettled weekend ahead, but still cooler than normal

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    Most of July was wetter than normal and cooler than normal and that's exactly how the first few days of August will be in North Carolina.  Also as we start August, a new tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic.
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    Coal ash bill in limbo after NC Senate adjourns

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    The North Carolina Senate adjourned early Friday morning without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its leaky coal ash dumps across the state. More>>

    Workers to rally at McDonald's in Raleigh

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    Fast-food workers and community activists are holding a rally in Raleigh to support a minimum wage of $15 an hour and the right to join a union. More>>

    NC Senate passes state budget, sends it to House Video included

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    The new state budget provides more money for kindergarten through college classrooms, raises for public school teachers and a boost for vouchers for children attending private and religious schools. More>>

    Mother of 8-year-old killed by car says her son is a hero Video included

    Jahlen Williams, 8, died Wednesday after being hit by a car Monday in Raleigh. Jahlen Williams, 8, died Wednesday after being hit by a car Monday in Raleigh.
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    The family of an 8-year-old boy who died after being hit by a car on Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh earlier this week needs help paying for the child’s funeral. More>>

    35 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

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    A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled on Friday as violence erupted in and around a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, with at least 40 Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling while the military said two soldiers were... More>>

    Ukraine: Investigators start jet crash site search

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    With the sound of artillery blasts at a distance, 70 international investigators arrived Friday at the eastern Ukraine site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed and started recovering the remains of as many as 80... More>>

    Advance tickets for the NC State Fair now on sale

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    Advanced tickets for the 2014 North Carolina State Fair went on sale Friday. More>>

    5 hurt in crash on Holloway St., police say Video included

    Durham police say five people were hurt when two vehicles crashed on Holloway Street. Durham police say five people were hurt when two vehicles crashed on Holloway Street.
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    Durham police say five people were hurt when two vehicles crashed Thursday night on Holloway Street.
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    Charter School Advisory Board members resign

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    Two members of the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board who had been the target of ethics complaints have resigned. More>>

    1 taken to hospital after early morning shooting in Fayetteville

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    One person was taken to the hospital early Friday morning after police said the victim was shot in the 5400 block of Cassidy Court in Fayetteville. More>>

    Chapel Hill PD need help to ID fraud suspect

    Chapel Hill police need help to identify this fraud suspect. Chapel Hill police need help to identify this fraud suspect.
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    Chapel Hill Police need help to identify a man who used stolen credit cards to buy $260 worth of items at a grocery store. More>>

    Europe started WWI a century ago, blind to tragedy

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    British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the... More>>

    NC Senate approves county sales tax changes

    North Carolina's Senate has agreed to a new omnibus tax bill allowing some urban counties to levy sales tax. More>>

    Family says there were no signs of trouble before Cumberland Co. shootout Video included

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    Family members say the man who fired the shots was not the same Andrew Jay Michaelis they knew.

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    Local Liberians lend help to fight Ebola outbreak Video included

    Local Liberians lend hand to fight Ebola outbreak Local Liberians lend hand to fight Ebola outbreak
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    The Ebola outbreak in Africa is hitting close to home for some people in the Triangle who are originally from Liberia.
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    Giraffe collides with overhead bridge, killed during transport

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    An animal cruelty group plans to investigate the death of a giraffe during transport in South Africa.  More>>

    Missionaries with Ebola could be brought to US Video included

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    Emory University Hospital officials say there are plans for an American aid worker who has been diagnosed with Ebola to be transferred there for treatment. More>>

    Man taken into custody after chase, standoff on I-77 Video included

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    The standoff began after James Call stole a dump truck from Alexander County. Call then drove to Iredell County and robbed someone at gunpoint before leading deputies on a chase down I-77. More>>

    CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds

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    The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist... More>>

    UNC system releases report on campus safety

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    The UNC Campus Security Initiative issued its final report Thursday, offering a comprehensive review and recommendations for improving safety and security across the 17-campus University of North Carolina. More>>

    W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

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    The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the... More>>

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    • Charter School Advisory Board members resign

      Charter School Advisory Board members resign

      Friday, August 1 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:26:12 GMT
      Two members of the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board who had been the target of ethics complaints have resigned.
      Two members of the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board who had been the target of ethics complaints have resigned.
    • Coal ash bill in limbo after NC Senate adjourns

      Coal ash bill in limbo after NC Senate adjourns

      Friday, August 1 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:38:10 GMT
      The North Carolina Senate adjourned early Friday morning without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its leaky coal ash dumps across the state.
      The North Carolina Senate adjourned early Friday morning without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its leaky coal ash dumps across the state.
    • NC Senate approves county sales tax changes

      NC Senate approves county sales tax changes

      North Carolina's Senate has agreed to a new omnibus tax bill allowing some urban counties to levy sales tax.
      North Carolina's Senate has agreed to a new omnibus tax bill allowing some urban counties to levy sales tax.
    • U.S. & WorldMore>>

    • US markets fall for a second day

      US markets fall for a second day

      Friday, August 1 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:52:42 GMT
      Most Asian stock markets dipped on Friday following a big sell-off on Wall Street but losses were limited by optimistic reports on China's economy.
      U.S. markets were moving lower Friday, a day after a major sell-off. Energy stocks had some of the biggest losses after Chevron reported weaker oil and gas production. Exxon Mobil had reported disappointing production...
    • US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

      US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

      Friday, August 1 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:25:04 GMT
      U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.
      U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...
    • Ukraine: Investigators start jet crash site search

      Ukraine: Investigators start jet crash site search

      Friday, August 1 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:24:26 GMT
      Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...
      With the sound of artillery blasts at a distance, 70 international investigators arrived Friday at the eastern Ukraine site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed and started recovering the remains of as many as 80...
    • SportsMore>>

    • 2 teens from NC makes USA baseball roster

      2 teens from NC makes USA baseball roster

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:29:17 GMT
      Creedmoor’s Justin Bullock also faced setbacks in order to make the roster.Creedmoor’s Justin Bullock also faced setbacks in order to make the roster.
      Two North Carolina natives have the opportunity of a lifetime to play baseball for the U.S.A. national team.
      Two North Carolina natives have the opportunity of a lifetime to play baseball for the U.S.A. national team.
    • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:14:50 GMT
      The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
      The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...
    • Canes captain has surgery to fix muscle injury

      Canes captain has surgery to fix muscle injury

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:21:02 GMT
      The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp.
      The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp.
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