Heavy rains cause flash flooding in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A series of thunderstorms moving across western North Carolina has triggered major flash flooding, inundating roads, apartments and parts of several counties. The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1buP7OY ) that Hickory Mayor Rudy Wright is…

Fox says Parkinson’s won’t be focus of NBC comedy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michael J. Fox says Parkinson’s disease will not be a major storyline of his upcoming NBC comedy. On “The Michael J. Fox Show,” the actor plays Mike Henry, a former local NBC newscaster…
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Kerry says Egypt is at ‘pivotal moment’ in history

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says Egypt is at “a pivotal moment” more than two years since the uprising ousted the longtime President Hosni Mubarak. Kerry says the “final verdict” of the revolution that brought…
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Woman caters to community

A woman with a passion to help others is making hundreds of home cooked meals for people in need. …
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Body found burning in SE Ohio tentatively ID’d

MCCONNELSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a body found burning alongside a road in southeast Ohio earlier this week has been tentatively identified and the death is……
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Tree-trimmer dies after power line hit in Pa.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Emergency and utility officials say a tree-trimmer has died after apparently striking a high-voltage power line in eastern Pennsylvania. Offi……
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Women with bitter past run for Chile’s presidency

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Their history is the history of Chile. Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei, childhood friends whose fathers became top generals, were thrust onto opposite sides of the country’s deep political divide. Bachelet’s father served socialist…
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Catholics hear pope’s call to shake up church

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In the thick of his historic visit to Brazil this week, Pope Francis urged young Catholics to make a “mess” in their dioceses and break out of their spiritual cages. Francis’ exhortation during…

Cornered man: Alex Rodriguez turns 38

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez’s corner locker in the New York Yankees’ clubhouse is filled with four cardboard boxes of bats, a dozen jerseys, a dangling athletic supporter, two baseball caps and four books. Rodriguez, who turned…

NBC to air Hillary Clinton miniseries

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — NBC says it’s planning a four-hour miniseries about Hillary Clinton. The project, titled “Hillary,” will star Diane Lane, the network announced Saturday at a session of the Television Critics Association. The role of…

Pope speaks out on Amazon during Brazil trip

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis is backing the defense of the environment and the church’s work to protect the Amazon region. During his ongoing trip to Brazil, Francis said Saturday that the Catholic Church must build…

Flossie: Hawaii braces for weakened tropical storm

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dorian is continuing to move quickly westward across the Atlantic. Its maximum sustained winds as of Saturday are 40 mph (65 kph), and the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm…

‘Glee’ actor says Monteith was show’s leader

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Glee” cast member Mike O’Malley say he remembers Cory Monteith, who died this month of an overdose, as a leader on the show. O’Malley says Monteith, who played quarterback Finn, was the quarterback…

Vote in Mali’s north may decide country’s future

KIDAL, Mali (AP) — This desert town and the surrounding region house just 0.5 percent of the people who registered to vote in Mali’s presidential election, a number likely to have little impact on the race’s outcome. Yet…

Rollover crash in western Pa. kills 2, injures 2

SLOVAN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a one-vehicle crash has killed two people and injured two others. Emergency dispatchers in Washington Cou……

Fort Hood suspect to Fox: US at war with Islam

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood mass shooting said in a statement to Fox News that the U.S. government is at war with Islam. It’s the first statement Maj. Nidal…

Israel to vote on freeing Palestinian prisoners

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In April 1993, Omar Masoud and three accomplices broke into a European aid office in Gaza City, grabbed a young Israeli lawyer working there and stabbed him to death. Israel arrested Masoud…