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  • Box office: 'Furious' passes $1B, 'Latin Lover' surprises

    April 30, 2017 2:24 PM

    NEW YORK - "The Fate of the Furious" throttled past $1 billion globally and took No. 1 at the box office for the third straight week on a weekend where multicultural offerings dominated North American theaters. As expected, the eighth "Fast and the Furious" installment stayed atop the domestic box... more »
  • Trump considers action on NAFTA ahead of 100-day mark

    April 26, 2017 9:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is considering signing a draft executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. But it's just one of a number of options being discussed. Senior White House officials have been discussing steps that can be taken... more »
  • S. Korea installs parts of contentious US missile defense

    April 25, 2017 9:57 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea says key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. The work to set up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, within this year has angered North Korea,... more »
  • Workers body near bridge in North Carolina after heavy rains

    April 25, 2017 9:25 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Transportation crews have found a dead body while cleaning debris from a North Carolina river swollen by heavy rains. State Department of Transportation spokesman Robert Broome said a maintenance crew made the discovery on Tuesday while removing debris at a bridge over the Neuse River at the... more »
  • In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

    April 24, 2017 9:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Chinese President Xi Jinping is urging restraint in the face of a possible nuclear test by North Korea. Xi's call to President Donald Trump also comes as America's U.N. envoy warns of a strike if Pyongyang attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile. Signs... more »
  • N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

    April 23, 2017 11:49 AM

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Officials say North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, in the latest case of an American being held in the country. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang said Sunday it was aware of a Korean-American citizen being detained recently, but couldn't comment further. The embassy looks after... more »
  • Trump: N. Korean leader's desire for peace a deciding factor

    April 18, 2017 9:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says that how much North Korea's leader desires peace will be a deciding factor in easing tensions between it and the United States. In an interview with TMJ4-TV in Wisconsin, Trump complains that his predecessors should have dealt with North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear... more »
  • Pence addresses troops on N. Korea 'provocation'

    April 16, 2017 11:32 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says North Korea's "provocation" is another reminder of the risks that U.S. and South Korean service members face every day "in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of... more »
  • US comment terse on latest North Korea missile

    April 4, 2017 10:15 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says "the United States has spoken enough about North Korea" in reaction to North Korea's latest missile launch. The State Department issued a terse statement from America's top diplomat acknowledging "yet another" launch and saying "We have no further comment."... more »
  • North Korea fired medium-range ballistic missile

    April 4, 2017 10:06 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.S. Pacific Command says North Korea fired a medium-range ballistic missile at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday Seoul time from a spot on its east coast near the city of Sinpo. The command says it tracked the missile until it landed at 6:51 a.m. in the Sea... more »
  • Officials: US expects next North Korean missile launch soon

    March 21, 2017 9:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - American defense officials say they expect another North Korean missile launch in the next several days. The officials say the U.S. has increased its surveillance. The increased scrutiny follows the sighting of a North Korean missile launcher that is being moved around. The construction of VIP seating in... more »
  • Malaysia hunting for more N. Korean suspects in Kim's death

    March 19, 2017 11:17 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia says it is hunting for more North Korean suspects over the killing of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Sunday that the new suspects are in addition to the seven North Koreans already being... more »
  • US moves parts of controversial missile defense to SKorea

    March 6, 2017 9:54 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - The U.S. military has begun moving equipment for a controversial missile defense system to ally South Korea. The announcement Tuesday by the U.S. military comes a day after North Korea test-launched four ballistic missiles into the ocean near Japan. The plans to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude... more »
  • Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador over Kim's killing

    March 4, 2017 11:29 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's foreign minister says the government has expelled North Korea's ambassador for criticizing the investigation into the killing of the North Korean leader's estranged half brother. Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said in a statement that a notice was sent to the North Korean Embassy on Saturday... more »
  • Women formally charged with murdering N. Korean

    February 28, 2017 10:21 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Two women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, were charged with murder Wednesday after arriving in court under heavy protection. Kim Jong Nam was attacked at a busy Kuala Lumpur airport terminal on Feb.... more »
  • Malaysia looks for deadly chemical traces at airport

    February 25, 2017 2:34 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian authorities have begun sweeping the airport terminal where North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed to check for possible traces of the nerve agent that was suspected to have been used in the attack. The investigation has unleashed a serious diplomatic fight... more »
  • Suspect thought she was playing a prank

    February 25, 2017 12:02 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Vietnam says the Vietnamese woman under arrest in Malaysia for allegedly helping to carry out the deadly attack on North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother thought she was taking part in a prank. Doan Thi Huong is among two women arrested for the Feb.... more »
  • Malaysia: Suspects wiped toxin on Kim's brother

    February 21, 2017 11:00 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's police chief says the two female suspects in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother at Kuala Lumpur's airport were trained to wipe toxin on his face, then wash their hands. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said Wednesday that North... more »
  • Malaysia searching for 4 N. Korean suspects who left country

    February 19, 2017 11:02 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's senior police official says they are looking for four more North Korean suspects who had left the country the same day the North Korean leader's brother died after being attacked at the airport. Malaysia's deputy national police chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim identified all four at... more »
  • Malaysia arrests 4th suspect in N. Korean death

    February 18, 2017 11:17 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian police have announced the arrest of a fourth suspect, a North Korean, in the death of the half brother of the North Korean leader. A police statement says the man identified as Ri Jong Chol was arrested on Friday in Selangor near Kuala Lumpur. It... more »
  • Our Lady of the Lake breaks ground on new emergency room in North Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 31, 2017 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Our Lady of the Lake officials and community leaders broke ground on a new emergency room in North Baton Rouge on Tuesday morning. The emergency room is expected to open in October 2017. The facility will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week... more »
  • Little is known on status of US student held in North Korea

    January 22, 2017 1:19 PM

    CINCINNATI - There's been little public word about what has happened to an American college student detained by North Korea, as a new administration takes over one year later amid deep U.S. concerns about the hostile country's nuclear and missile development. North Korea announced last Jan. 22 it had detained... more »
  • NC governor expands lawsuit against GOP laws

    January 10, 2017 8:28 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's new Democratic governor is expanding his lawsuit against Republican legislative leaders who pushed through laws just before he got sworn in that reduce the longstanding powers of his office. Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday broadened litigation he previously filed in state court seeking to block... more »
  • Lost hikers rescued from frigid NC mountains

    January 8, 2017 12:59 PM

    DURHAM, N.C. - Rescuers have found two hikers missing for more than a day in the frigid North Carolina mountains without food and water and only a small fire for warmth. The North Carolina Emergency Response Team said in a news release that a helicopter using a tool that can... more »
  • Storm causes 260 North Carolina vehicle crashes

    January 7, 2017 11:10 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina's governor says winter weather has caused numerous car crashes and is urging people to stay off the roads. Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday that there were at least 260 traffic accidents between midnight and 6 a.m. as the winter storm blew in. Authorities say they... more »
  • Trump says North Korean ICBM 'won't happen'

    January 2, 2017 8:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump insists North Korea won't develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the United States. Trump addressed the issue Monday evening on Twitter. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Sunday in his annual New Year's address that preparations for launching an ICBM have "reached the final... more »
  • N. Korea: Developing long-range missiles 'in final stages'

    January 1, 2017 11:28 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is quoted as saying in a New Year's message that his country's development of banned long-range missiles is in "final stages." Kim's address was monitored by South Korea's Yonhap news agency on Sunday. Under Kim, who rose to power following... more »
  • 7 shot after fight leads to gunshots at NC party for 300

    December 25, 2016 1:11 PM

    MADISON, N.C. - An argument that escalated into gunfire at a North Carolina gathering for hundreds of people is being blamed for violence that required emergency care for seven people. The sheriff's office in Rockingham County didn't respond to messages from The Associated Press on Sunday about whether a manhunt... more »
  • Police: 2 shot during Christmas parade in North Carolina

    December 5, 2016 10:06 PM

    SANFORD, N.C. - Police say two people have been shot during a Christmas parade in central North Carolina. Sanford Police Capt. Harold Layton tells the Sanford Herald that one person is in serious condition after the Monday evening shooting and the other person's injury is not life threatening. Multiple media... more »
  • Move to delay finalizing election results pulled

    December 5, 2016 9:31 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Pending litigation challenging North Carolina's process to ensure people who use same-day registration to vote are whom they claim to be are no longer could delay final election results this fall. A federal judge late Monday granted a request by lawyers for the head of a conservative-leaning... more »
  • Suspect wanted in connection to North Street burglary

    December 5, 2016 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Detectives are attempting to identify an individual accused of burglarizing a vehicle on North Street. The incident took place on Nov. 17, in the 4500 block of North Street, according to BRPD. The suspect reportedly removed a credit card from inside the vehicle,... more »
  • Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze

    December 3, 2016 11:51 AM

    FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota emergency management officials say they are prepared to help Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis. State Homeland Security Director Greg Wilz says it would be a challenge during a mass evacuation, but the state will... more »
  • Republican senator: Pipeline protesters should leave camp

    November 26, 2016 11:50 AM

    CANNON BALL, N.D. - North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline should respect the law and leave the protest area. The Republican made the statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent a letter Friday to Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman Dave... more »
  • North Dakota borrows $4M more to police protests

    November 1, 2016 8:59 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D. - A North Dakota legislative committee has approved an emergency request to borrow an additional $4 million to cover policing costs for the protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The state's Emergency Commission borrowed $6 million from the state-owned Bank of North Dakota in September. Officials say... more »
  • "Medical village" could help North Baton Rouge Play Video

    May 18, 2016 8:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Community activist group Together Baton Rouge wants to create a medical complex in the northern part of the city. They call it a "medical village" where doctors and social workers can set up private practices in subsidized office space. The plan would require a property owner to... more »
  • Part of North St. closed after car knocks over light pole

    May 17, 2016 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - North Street is closed to traffic at N. 30th St. following a crash involving a car and a power pole. #BREAKING North St closed because of nasty wreck involving car and a power pole. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/n0LcabLFrf — BrettBuffingtonWBRZ (@BrettBuffington) May 18, 2016 ... more »
  • BRPD identified person killed from early morning fatal crash

    May 12, 2016 3:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have identified the person killed from the crash that happened around 2:15 a.m. 21-year-old Evan Junker was ejected from his vehicle after losing control and striking a guard rail. The car was overturned. The accident caused the closure of I-110 North near... more »
  • Mayor Holden hints that council members got cozy with developer Play Video

    April 28, 2016 12:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After the Metro Council voted to override Mayor-President Kip Holden's veto of an economic development district in north Baton Rouge, he hinted that some council members might be getting comfortable with developers. After nearly two hours of discussion Wednesday, eight Metro Council members voted to overrule... more »
  • All lanes open on I-110 South past N. 22nd

    November 9, 2015 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-110 South past North 22nd Street following an earlier wreck. Traffic is still moving slowly through the area. Congestion from the wreck has reached Evangeline Street. more »
  • Development plan at old Earl K. Long hospital unveiling this week

    September 8, 2015 8:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who live around the old Earl K. Long Hospital will hear plans Thursday for revitalizing the area. It's the second public-input meeting since March, it'll be held at the S.E. Mackey Center. At the first meeting residents called for a combination of retail, business and housing... more »
  • All lanes open after dirt closes I-110

    January 17, 2014 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-110 North at Capitol Access after some lanes were shut down for hours due to debris removal. The Department of Transportation and Development responded to problems with dirt on the road around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning. The right and... more »
  • Suspicious note on US Airways plane in Charlotte

    October 21, 2013 2:39 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.- A US Airways flight from Buffalo, N.Y., has been stopped on the taxiway in Charlotte after a threatening note was found. Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials said the note was found Monday afternoon and the plane landed and was kept away from the terminal. Authorities called the note... more »
  • Slain girl remembered at funeral Play Video

    July 22, 2013 5:17 PM

    GONZALES - Dozens of friends and family members of Ahlittia North, the six-year old girl killed last weekend, gathered to send her off and remember her life at The Christian Assembly Full Gospel Church this morning. Family wore pink, North's favorite color, to honor the young girl. "She... more »
  • Mississippi River floods north Louisiana farmland

    May 6, 2013 3:45 PM

    LAKE PROVIDENCE - The Mississippi River is again flooding about 8,500 acres of farmland in East Carroll Parish's Bunches Bend, which had a huge levee failure in 2011 that wiped out $10 million in crops. The News-Star reports the 2011 breach on the levee's northern end was fixed, but a... more »
  • UN warns of further action against North Korea after nuclear test

    February 12, 2013 2:51 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council is planning on taking further action against North Korea, calling today's nuclear test " a clear threat to international peace and security." North Korea is calling this latest atomic test its "first response" to what it describes as U.S. threats. They... more »
  • Soul searching in focus as GOP gathers in NC

    January 23, 2013 4:01 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Republican soul searching begins in earnest this week as GOP officials from across the nation come together for the first time since their party's November shellacking. There is broad agreement that the Republican Party needs to undergo fundamental changes to remain competitive. But there is no clear... more »
  • Christian group lists the world's worst persecutors

    January 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - North Korea continues to be the worst country in the world to be a Christian, according to the new World Watch List released by Open Doors USA. The list ranks North Korea as the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the 11th year in a row, followed by... more »

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