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    Honda, Nissan and Toyota in massive recall

    HONG KONG (CNNMoney) — A number of automakers — including Japanese leaders Honda and Toyota — are recalling around 3.4 million cars due to airbag defects. Toyota said it was recalling 1.7 million cars around the world, including some popular Corolla, Matrix and Camry models. Nissan recalled around 480,000 cars, while Mazda added another 45,000. Honda, which is recalling more than 1.1 million autos, said the recall was necessary to replace passenger front airbag inflators. “It is possible that the […]

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    Poll: Worries about North Korean threat at all time high

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — As North Korea increases its alarming threats against South Korea and the United States the past few weeks, a new national survey suggests that Americans are listening. And a CNN/ORC International poll also indicates that for the first time, a majority of the public is pessimistic that the situation involving North Korea’s missile program can be solved by diplomatic and economic means alone. According to the survey, 41% of Americans now characterize North Korea an immediate threat […]

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    J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson out after troubled tenure

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Ron Johnson era is over at J.C. Penney. The troubled department-store chain announced late Monday that Johnson is stepping down and leaving the company after just a year and a half. He is being replaced by his predecessor, Mike Ullman, who led the company for seven years prior to Johnson’s arrival. J.C. Penney shares surged initially on the news of Johnson’s departure, but pulled back and were down 3.5% by 5:30 p.m. ET. “We are […]

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    Triad’s unemployment rate reaches double digits again

    The Triad reached double-digit unemployment during January at 10.2 percent, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. The rate jumped 0.8 percentage points from December. It was at 10.1 percent in January 2012. The primary reason for the sharp increase is data driven, related to a federally mandated benchmarking of the 2012 N.C. employment figures required by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more at the Winston-Salem Journal  

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    Harris Teeter pulls Knot Rolls containing eggs from bins

    CHARLOTTE —Harris Teeter removed Knot Rolls from bulk bins in all its stores on Wednesday because of an omission in labels on the bins. The labels did not list eggs as an ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume this product. New labels for bulk rolls are expected to arrive at stores Thursday. The rolls will again be available in bulk bins after the labels are […]

  • ACC Women’s Basketball superfans

    College basketball fans may be looking forward to next week’s ACC Men’s Tournament, but the action has already started at the Greensboro Coliseum! The ACC Women’s Tournament is underway this week, and if you thought only a few people cared–you are so wrong! The Women’s Tournament will wrap-up on Sunday.    

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    UNC says it has improved handling of sexual assault complaints

    (CNN) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill admitted Friday its system for dealing with sexual assault accusations is “not perfect,” but said it not only is cooperating with a federal investigation but, “In fact, we welcome it.” “Our response will show how the university has made significant changes in the past 18 months about how sexual assault complaints are handled,” university Chancellor Holden Thorp said in a campuswide e-mail distributed Friday morning. The U.S. Department of Education […]

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    Lion kills female volunteer at sanctuary in California

    (CNN) — A worker was killed by an African lion inside a cage at a exotic cat sanctuary in California Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The victim was a identified as a 23-year-old employee of Project Survival’s Cat Haven in Dunlap, California, according to California Fish and Wildlife Department spokeswoman Janice Mackey. An adult made African lion severely injured the worker inside the cage, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. “Another employee had made several attempts to […]

  • Arkansas governor vetoes bill to ban abortions past 12 weeks

    (CNN) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed a bill Monday afternoon that would have prohibited abortions if a fetus’s heartbeat could be detected 12 or more weeks into a pregnancy. Called the “Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act,” the bill would have required testing to determine “whether the fetus that the pregnant woman is carrying possesses a detectible heartbeat.” Abortions would have been banned if the fetus had a detected heartbeat “and is under 12 weeks or greater gestation.” In a […]

  • Gun checks top two million for fourth-straight month

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — FBI background checks on gun sales have now topped two million in each of the past four months, according to the latest figures made available on Monday. Although the law enforcement agency does not offer public analysis of its figures, the high check rate occurs amid debate in Washington over new gun control measures mainly in response to December’s school shooting in Connecticut. The agency performed more than 2.3 million checks in February using the National Instant […]

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    Owner claims dog poisoned at Westminster Dog Show

    (CNN) — It has all the trappings of a proper murder mystery: an attractive, up-and-coming victim, a sudden death, a mysterious stranger, whispers of poison. Only this case involves a dog, the highly competitive canine show circuit and a professionally adorable Samoyed named GCH CH Polar Mist Cruz’n T’party At Zamosky — Cruz for short. The 3-year-old dog fell ill and died on February 16 in Lakewood, Colorado, barely a week after he appeared — but didn’t place — in […]

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    Coastal Carolina shooting suspect surrenders

    CONWAY, SC (WMBF) –The suspect in the shooting death of a Coastal Carolina University student on Tuesday night, turned himself into authorities WMBF reports. Marques Spencer McDonald, 20, of Conway is in police custody for the shooting death of 19-year-old Anthony Liddell. He was announced as a suspect on Friday, according to the report. Liddell, a sophomore at CCU, died Tuesday after a shooting at a residence hall. Read more at WMBF    

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