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April 13, 2018 - 9:55 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Research at the University of North Carolina shows genetic evidence supporting how loggerhead sea turtles use the Earth's magnetic fields to navigate back to the beaches where they were hatched. A study published Thursday in the journal Cell Biology shows that magnetic...
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April 13, 2018 - 7:00 am
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — A utility in South Carolina will not be charged after its crew removed an osprey nest last month. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will not proceed with an investigation of South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.'s...
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April 13, 2018 - 3:17 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Right-leaning media personalities along with several of North Carolina's top Republican elected officials are on the speaker's list for a conservative advocacy group's annual conference. More than 400 people were expected to attend the two-day Conservative Leadership Conference...
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This 2012 photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society shows Ramar, a western lowland gorilla living at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Ill. Ramar was euthanized on Thursday, April 12, 2018 after a series of chronic, age-related health problems. Ramar was brought to the U.S. in 1969 after he was orphaned in the wild and raised by a human family until he was about 6 years old. Ramar, was the sixth-oldest western lowland gorilla in a North American accredited zoo population, the oldest animal at Brookfield Zoo, and sired three offspring. (Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 7:54 pm
BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A 50-year-old gorilla that was one of the oldest gorillas in a North American zoo has died. The Chicago Zoological Society says Ramar, a western lowland gorilla living at the Brookfield Zoo, was euthanized on Thursday after a series of chronic, age-related health problems...
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April 12, 2018 - 4:30 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested a man wanted in the shooting death of a college football player in January. Winston-Salem police said in a news release Thursday that 21-year-old Jakier Shanique Austin was arrested in the parking lot of a Charlotte apartment complex...
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April 12, 2018 - 1:56 pm
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department plans to continue the contract of the company managing the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. The Aiken Standard reported The Energy Department said last week it expects to extend the contract of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions by one year through...
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April 12, 2018 - 10:37 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A public employee pension crisis for state governments has deepened to a record level even after nearly nine years of economic recovery for the nation, according to a study released Thursday, leaving many states especially vulnerable if the economy hits a downturn. The...
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April 12, 2018 - 10:10 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The police chief in North Carolina's largest city says he is having a tough time filling the 174 openings on the force and needs leaders to boost pay to attract applicants. The Charlotte Observer reports Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told the city council...
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April 11, 2018 - 7:01 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's nonpartisan legislative staffers say cash levels in state coffers won't be significantly altered by last year's federal tax overhaul compared to other states due to tax changes the General Assembly made years ago. The explanation came during a revenue laws...
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A booking photo of William George Davis is displayed during a press conference at the Tyler Police Department, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Tyler, Texas. Davis, a former nurse, was arrested on a murder charge after a patient died and two others slipped into vegetative states at a Texas hospital. (Chelsea Purgahn/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP)
April 11, 2018 - 6:12 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a former Texas nurse who has been charged with murder in the death of a patient (all times local): 5 p.m. The man police say was killed by a former nurse at a Texas hospital was a pilot and a decorated veteran. Police have identified the victim as 47-year-old Christopher...
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