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  • George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush: We must reject ‘hatred in all forms’

    Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush released a joint statement denouncing “hatred in all forms” following Charlottesville. The release read, “America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms. As we pray for Charlottesville, we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by that city’s most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: we are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights. We know these truths to be everlasting because […]

  • Wrestling legend Ric Flair remains in critical condition after colon surgery

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Wrestling legend Ric Flair remains in critical condition following colon surgery on Tuesday, according to the Wrestling Observer. Flair underwent surgery to remove a blockage that was the “catalyst” for several different health issues — including kidney failure. He is currently on kidney dialysis, the newsletter reported. Legacy Talent CEO Melinda Morris Zanoni confirmed the surgery was a “success” on Twitter, saying Flair is facing a “long road ahead.” Ric had surgery today (not❤️related)am happy 2report it […]

  • Big game hunter trampled to death by elephant

    KALKFIELD, Namibia — A big-game hunter was trampled to death Saturday by an elephant. Jose Monzalvez, of Argentina, was with a four other people when the elephant charged them, according to the Huffington Post. They were unable to aim their weapons and shoot, and Monzalvez was killed. Police said Monzalvez had a hunting permit and his relatives have been informed of his death. In May, 51-year-old big-game hunter Theunis Botha died in Zimbabwe after a fellow hunter fired his gun […]

  • 2 more arrested in Durham Confederate statue destruction

    DURHAM, N.C. — Two more people allegedly involved in pulling down a Confederate statue in downtown Durham on Monday were arrested outside a court hearing for the first person charged in the incident, WTVD reports. They were identified as 35-year-old Dante Emmanuel Strobino and 24-year-old Ngoc Loan Tran. Other protesters just arrested outside #Durham Co court room. #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/X1d42wCRJf — Gloria Rodriguez (@GloriaABC11) August 16, 2017 Takiyah Thompson was arrested Tuesday and charged with disorderly conduct by injury to a statue, […]

  • Hope Hicks to become next White House communications director

    WASHINGTON — Hope Hicks has been named interim White House communications director, Fox News reports. Hicks, who has worked with President Donald Trump for years, takes over the position left vacant after Anthony Scaramucci was ousted last month. As the White House senior communications adviser, Hicks helps shape Trump’s messaging. She was a public relations professional for the Trump Organization before becoming one of the first people to join Trump’s campaign press team. Her relationship with Trump began while she […]

  • Durham protester makes plea to sheriff: ‘There’s a right side and a wrong side’

    DURHAM, N.C. — Takiyah Thompson, who admitted she helped bring down the Confederate statue in Durham, is making a plea to the Durham County sheriff. “We’re actually calling for the Sheriff and the County Commissioner to drop all charges,” Thompson told WTVD. “There’s a right side and a wrong side. We’re asking the County Commissioner and the Sheriff to stand on the right side and not to stand on the side of white supremacy in this instance.” Durham County Sheriff Mike […]

  • Prostate Cancer: MRI fusion biopsy

    In the last few weeks, Cone Health has adopted a new method of biopsy that allows specialists to target the exact area they need to examine. The prostate is one of the few areas of the body in which abnormal tissue can’t be seen with traditional imaging technology which is normally used to guide a biopsy, such as ultrasound. The new MRI Fusion Biopsy allows specialists to target the abnormal tissue and reduce the need for repeat biopsies, which are […]

  • Mother shares heartbreaking photo after daughter dies from heroin overdose

    DETROIT — A Michigan mother hopes a heartbreaking photo of her holding her daughter before she was taken off life support raises awareness of addiction. Cheryl Towery made the decision on Monday to take her daughter, Elaina Towery, off life support after her vital organs were failing and a scan showed no brain activity. Elaina has battled issues with addiction for years, according to WJBK. She is believed to have died from an overdose of heroin laced with fentanyl. Cheryl […]

  • ‘It didn’t really hurt’: Man accidentally shoots nail into his heart — and lives

    PESHTIGO, Wis. — A Wisconsin man miraculously lived after he accidentally shot a 3 1/2-inch nail into his heart. Dough Bergeson was framing a fireplace for a home he’s building when the nail gun went off, WBAY reports. “I was just bringing the nail gun forward, and I was on my tip-toes. I just didn’t quite have enough room, and it fired before I was really ready for it, and then it dropped down and fired again,” Bergeson said. The nail […]

  • Man accused of raping 7-year-old girl ‘thousands of times’

    CEDAR CITY, Utah — A 32-year-old Utah man is accused of raping a 7-year-old girl “thousands of times.” Victor Francisco Michel-Lara faces two counts of first-degree rape of a child in connection with the alleged assault, according to The Spectrum. During an interview with police, Michel-Lara said he sexually assaulted the girl “many times in the last six months.” The 7-year-old told police it was “thousands of times.” The 32-year-old told investigators that the assaults accidentally happened twice while they […]

  • Thomas Davis signs 1-year extension with Panthers

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For at least one more year, the Carolina Panthers’ all-time leader in tackles will remain in Charlotte. The Panthers announced Tuesday it has signed linebacker Thomas Davis to a one-year contract extension. The $6.75 million deal runs through the 2018 season, ESPN reports. “Everybody knows how I feel about being a Carolina Panther,” Davis said in a statement. “This extension solidifies me being here for the rest of my career, and I’m excited about that.” .@ThomasDavisSDTM has signed […]

  • Service allows moviegoers to watch films each day for a small fee

    In Wednesday’s Money Matters, Jane King discusses a service that allows cinema-goers to watch a movie each day for less than $10 a month, victims of the ‘free cruise’ robocalls could get $900 in compensation and more.