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    Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho ‘alive and well’

    ZIMBABWE — Jericho the lion is alive and well and roaming his park habitat in Zimbabwe, the Oxford University researcher tracking the lion confirmed on Sunday. Brent Stapelkamp dismissed reports that the lion had been killed, saying a GPS device on Jericho didn’t suggest anything out of the ordinary. Furthermore, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, […]

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    Surfer fights off shark attack after shark bites leg

    A second Australian surfer has warded off a shark attack by punching the predator after it bit his leg, police in New South Wales said Friday. The 52-year-old man — named in local media as Craig Ison — was one of two people surfing around 100 yards off Main Beach, in Evans Head, northern New […]

  • More details released about man found dead on side of Greensboro road

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Police are investigating the death of a man found on the side of the road Wednesday morning in Greensboro as a homicide. The victim has been identified as 74-year-old Larry Eugene Brown of Greensboro. Officers responded to a call about a man found at the corner of North Church Street and Greenbriar […]

  • Bariatric Surgery: Lap band versus Gastric Bypass

    Many of us have already tried every diet and exercise plan imaginable to try to lose weight. Sometimes, in spite of such diligent efforts, we may not be able to achieve long-term results by ourselves. In cases of severe obesity, weight-loss surgery can serve as a tool toward achieving significant, long-term weight loss.  First, eligibility […]

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    Beijing chosen to host Winter Olympics 2022

    BEIJING — Beijing is set to become the first city to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics after it was chosen to stage the 2022 Winter Games. International Olympic President Thomas Bach confirmed Beijing, which hosted the Summer Games in 2008, had been chosen ahead of Almaty in Kazakhstan at the 128th IOC […]

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    Man sues airline over ‘injuries’ from sitting next to obese passenger

    ABU DHABI, UAE — Obesity is already a big issue in aviation, now a court case in Australia could make it even bigger. Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad is being sued by a man who claimed that being seated in economy next to an overweight passenger during a flight from Dubai to Sydney left him with […]

  • Ardmore community meets over crime concerns

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Residents of Ardmore met with police Wednesday night about neighborhood crime. The meeting comes after residents say they heard from neighbors and read on social media about a spike in neighborhood crime. “When you know that you have a problem, why are you not here?” said resident Shannon West. Her storage building […]

  • NC Zoo director reacts to killing of Cecil the lion

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Dr. David Jones calls the alleged illegal killing of a beloved and well-known lion by a Minnesota dentist “unacceptable.” Walter Palmer, an American hunter, is accused of using a dead animal to lure Cecil — a prized lion and tourist attraction — from a national park in Zimbabwe and then shooting him […]

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    Audit reports debt and loss for Civil Rights Museum; director disagrees

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro recently put one of its historic museums under financial review. The review of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum cited a loan debt with Carolina Bank for $782,878 as well as a debt of $50,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. Chief Operating and Finance Officer […]

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    Boy becomes youngest patient to receive double-hand transplant

    PHILADELPHIA — An 8-year-old boy made his first public debut Tuesday after becoming the youngest patient to ever receive a double-hand transplant. Zion Harvey told NBC News the 10-hour surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was a dream come true for him. Zion said he can’t wait to hold his little sister. “My favorite thing […]

  • Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots answers questions from reporters during Super Bowl Media Day.  On Super Bowl Media Day, sports reporters and some fans get to meet members of the New York Giants and New England Patriots football teams on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 ahead of Super Bowl XLVI at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.  The two teams are to face each other in the stadium on Sunday, Feb. 5.

    Brady slams ‘Deflategate’ suspension, says, ‘I did nothing wrong’

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday morning blasted the National Football League for suspending him four games in the “Deflategate” scandal and defended the breaking of his cell phone — a key piece of evidence in the investigation. “I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either,” […]

  • Pedestrian killed in Graham hit-and-run accident

    GRAHAM, N.C. — A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Graham early Tuesday morning, according to police. Graham police say Dominic Kyle Davis, 34, of Haw River, was walking in the middle of Jimmie Kerr Road near Trollingwood Road at 12:22 a.m. Investigators say he was first struck by a vehicle traveling north, […]