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  • US officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

    US officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:05:22 GMT
    A U.S. official says American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any...
    U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad.

    Holder: 'Change is coming' after police shooting

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    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old. More>>

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    Hot temperatures for mid-week but storms back by late week Video included

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    Very hot weather mid-week but storms by the end of the week.

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    Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

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    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage.... More>>

    GPD closes case after victim admits it never happened

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    Police say they've closed an armed robbery case because the victim confessed it never happened. More>>

    NC legislators push bid to regulate toxic coal ash

    North Carolina lawmakers are focusing on legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. More>>

    Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

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    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained... More>>

    Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

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    About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as... More>>

    WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

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    The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now at least 1,350 people. More>>

    Hundreds attend fracking hearing in Raleigh

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    Hundreds of people are attending a public meeting in Raleigh on proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling method known as fracking. Nearly 400 people filled an auditorium at North Carolina State University on Wednesday, with dozens addressing public officials. More>>

    Greenville Fire & Rescue unveils dual purpose truck Video included

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    Greenville Fire and Rescue is unveiling its newest addition to its fleet. More>>

    Power restored to Englehard residents, school

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    A car accident knocked out power to residents and a school in Engelhard.
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    Vidant Health files motion to move complaint to federal court Video included

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    Vidant Health filed a motion to move a complaint filed last week to federal court. More>>

    Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

    Organizers of regular protests at the North Carolina Legislature are being joined by NAACP leaders in a half-dozen other states to launch a week of demonstrations. More>>

    Public can comment on fracking at Raleigh hearing Video included

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    The public is invited to a meeting with North Carolina officials to comment on proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling method known as fracking.
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    DA: SBI asked to investigate Onslow County Sheriff's gas records Video included

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    District Attorney Ernie Lee is asking the State Bureau of Investigation to look  into allegations concerning gas receipts and use of county credit cards by the Onslow County Sheriff's Office. More>>

    New Bern moves forward in funding controversial Craven Terrace renovation Video included

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    The New Bern Board of Alderman approve using bonds to fund the renovation of Craven Terrace Apartments. More>>

    Uniforms make a difference for Pitt Co. students Video included

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    Students are getting ready to head back to class but school supplies aren't the only thing that is needed in the classroom. Uniforms are necessary in Pitt County and the school district says there has been a positive impact in schools since the rule was put in place in 2008. More>>

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    • Holder: 'Change is coming' after police shooting

      Holder: 'Change is coming' after police shooting

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:33:39 GMT
      Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
      U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.
    • Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

      Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:26:32 GMT
      A Ukrainian official says nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of the town of Ilovaysk, which lies just east of the rebel stronghold Donetsk.
      After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk and nearly...
    • Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

      Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:24:41 GMT
      Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.
      The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage....
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