General news

September 21, 2017 - 6:03 pm
The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Jeffrey Collins. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence...
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In this photo taken Aug.11, 2016, a security guard closes the gate of the UN compound in the Congo Ituri province capital Bunia. By virtue of being the largest U.N. peacekeeping mission, Congo is also home to the highest number of sexual abuse and exploitation allegations in the world. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
September 21, 2017 - 5:57 pm
BUNIA, Congo (AP) — Here are key findings from the third installment of The Associated Press investigation into the U.N.'s peacekeeping crisis: 1. Congo, home to the United Nations' largest and most expensive mission, had the highest number of abuse and exploitation allegations since 2004. Of the...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addresses the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 21, 2017 - 5:55 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Top diplomats from Germany, Russia, China and Italy insisted Thursday there can be no turning back on the Iran nuclear deal after President Donald Trump suggested that he may seek a renegotiation or simply walk away from the pact. "How are we going to convince countries like...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 21, 2017 - 5:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — On a stage where many world leaders spotlight their successes, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday about one of his nation's historic failures: the injustices long faced by its native people. "For indigenous peoples in Canada, the...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:44 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to clean up a Montana community where hundreds have died from asbestos exposure. (all times local): 3:30 State and local officials have begun preparations to take over management of the cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health officials say...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:44 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of five police officers involved in a violent arrest recorded by a bystander and posted online has been assigned to desk duty, and the man he punched during the arrest says he was just trying to help police make another arrest. Officer Andrew Jacobs will be on desk duty until...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:34 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has tentatively approved a revised settlement to a class-action lawsuit over a West Virginia chemical spill that left up to 300,000 people without tap water for up to nine days. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver on Thursday scheduled a final hearing Jan. 9...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona does not have to reveal who provides its execution drugs, a judge ruled Thursday in a lawsuit arguing that the information would help the public determine whether the death penalty is carried out humanely and promote confidence in the criminal justice system. The decision...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:29 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has awarded a $5 billion contract to General Dynamics' Electric Boat to finish designing a new class of ballistic-missile submarines so construction can start. The Navy called the program its top priority because ballistic-missile submarines help deter nuclear...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:28 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday vetoed legislation providing $435,000 to help treat a chemical pollutant in a North Carolina river because the bill omitted a much larger amount that his agencies sought to address drinking water protections statewide. The wide-ranging environmental...
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