• ebola

    What you need to know about the ‘deadliest ever’ outbreak of Ebola virus

    It began with a just a handful of cases in Guinea in March. But it spread quickly to two other countries and is now the deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record. At least 1,201 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have been infected by what is believed to be Ebola virus since its […]

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    Three dead in Fayetteville shooting that left three deputies wounded

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Three people, including a child, are dead and three deputies are injured after a shooting in Fayetteville Wednesday morning. Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened in the 5100 block of New Moon Drive around 7 a.m. after deputies were called to the Crystal Springs Mobile Home Park. The shootout was reportedly the result […]

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    Norfolk Southern train partial derailment blocking main line between Triad, Raleigh

    CLEGG, N.C. — Two cars of a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed as the train was moving onto a siding in Clegg on Tuesday evening. The derailment happened near the Durham County-Wake County line. The train is currently blocking the main rail line between the Triad and Raleigh. As a result, Amtrak passengers are being […]


    Grieving parents hit with $200K in student loans years after daughter’s death

    NEW YORK — When his 27-year old daughter Lisa died suddenly of liver failure five years ago, Steve Mason was as devastated as any father would be. He and his wife Darnelle immediately took in Lisa’s three children — ages 4, 7 and 9 at the time — even though they knew it would be […]

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    OkCupid admits to setting up bad dates in ‘an experiment’

    NEW YORK — Facebook isn’t the only social network that experiments on its users. Online dating site OkCupid revealed on Monday the results of a study it conducted, in which it told subscribers they were more compatible than they really were. The result? There’s something to the power of suggestion. OkCupid, which is owned by […]

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    Georgia school officials sued in Kendrick Johnson’s gym death

    The family of Kendrick Johnson filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school officials claiming their lack of action led to his death at the hands of another student. Johnson’s body was found in a rolled-up mat in the Lowndes High School gymnasium on January 11, 2013. His parents earlier filed a negligence lawsuit against the […]

  • weight

    Man loses 100 pounds by cutting out major food group

      Having to ask for a seat belt extender on a flight was one of Benji Kurtz’s biggest life humiliations. He also couldn’t shop at popular clothing stores — the clothing wasn’t large enough. When he found clothing that fit, he often didn’t have a choice in styles or colors, able only to purchase pants […]

  • Venice Beach

    1 dead, 13 injured after lightning strikes Venice Beach

    LOS ANGELES — A sunny day at California’s famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. A man in his mid-20’s died at at the hospital after being transported from Venice Beach, said John Kades of the Los Angeles Coroner’s […]

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    ‘Ghost’ attacks news photojournalist in ‘haunted’ Pennsylvania home

    HANOVER, Penn. — A homeowner says she’s living in the middle of a violent haunting with ghosts, demons and a “shadow man” in her home. WPMT went inside the home in western Pennsylvania. Just a few minutes into the interview, a news photojournalist was “attacked by a ghost.” He said he was scratched by what felt like a “piece of […]

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    Sleep deprivation may lead to false memories, according to research

    Here’s a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation — so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn’t mean that one causes the other. Sleep deprivation may lead to false memories Journal: Psychological […]

  • A view of Wake Forest Baptist from May 26, 2011. (File Photo)

    Wake Forest Baptist receives rating downgrade by Moody’s

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A bond rating credit service Friday downgraded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center from an A1 rating to A2, but assigned the center a stable outlook, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Moody’s Investors Service assigned the A2 rating to bonds issued by Wake Forest Baptist and North Carolina Baptist Hospital, which Moody’s considers […]

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    3-year-old’s amazing ‘death grip’ results in adorable video

    An adorable 3-year-old re-purposed a device meant to be used like a human hamster wheel with an impressive handhold in this adorable video. Despite taking a tumble at the end of her wild ride, the little girl can be heard saying, “I liked that, mommy!”