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 2021-10-22 11:28 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

White House, Democrats hurriedly reworking $2 trillion Biden plan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Democrats are hurriedly reworking key aspects of President Joe Biden's $2 trillion domestic policy plan, trimming the social services and climate change programs and rethinking new taxes on corporations and ...

 2021-10-22 11:22 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Semi truck crash near OAJ could impact traffic for hours...

An Onslow County crash may impact traffic for some morning commuters. County officials said a tractor-trailer overturned on Catherine Lake Road, also known as Highway 111, which is also affecting travelers to and from Albert J. Ellis airport. Crews are on...

 2021-10-22 11:11 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Alabama man put to death for 1991 killing of woman...

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who avoided execution in February was put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman who was abducted during a robbery and then shot in a cemetery. Willie B. Smith III, 52, received a lethal injection at a p...

 2021-10-22 11:08 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Buzzards settle in North Carolina town despite scare tactics...

A North Carolina town finds itself under siege by buzzards, and nothing the locals do to scare them off seems to work. The buzzards have chosen the town of Bunn as a meeting place for the past year, and they're congregating at every available location...

 2021-10-22 10:56 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

What is the 'delta plus' variant of the coronavirus?...

Q: What is the "delta plus" variant? A: It's a relative of the delta variant, identified by British scientists last month. ________________. Because it isn't a variant of interest or concern, it has not yet been officially named after a le...

 2021-10-22 10:51 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

North Carolina man charged after three killed in house fire...

A North Carolina man has been charged with murder and arson in connection with the discovery of three bodies after a house fire, a sheriff's office said Thursday. Corey Alexander Cook, 21, was arrested by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office and ch...

 2021-10-22 10:42 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

One dead, two hurt after truck hits N. Carolina school bus...

One person was killed and two people were injured after a school bus collided with a truck in North Carolina, the N. C. State Highway Patrol said Thursday. There were no children on the bus, but a state trooper confirmed the driver of the truck was killed...

 2021-10-22 10:32 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Sheriff: Alec Baldwin shoots, kills woman with prop gun on movie set...

SANTA FE, N. M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set and killed the cinematographer, authorities said. The director of the Western being filmed was also wounded, and authorities are investigating what happened. Halyna Hutchins, ...

 2021-10-22 02:50 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Harris campaigns in Virginia, calls governor's race 'tight'...

DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to the Washington suburbs on Thursday night to campaign for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in a Virginia governor's race that she acknowledged looks closer than once expected....

 2021-10-22 02:13 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Brazil's Bolsonaro: pandemic inquiry accusations 'fantasies'...

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday the 11 charges against him recommended in a senate pandemic report are fantasies and should be ignored. The report read in the legislature on Wednesday alleged Bolsonaro committed cri...

 2021-10-22 01:51 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Woman fatally shot by prop firearm on a New Mexico movie set...

SANTA FE, N. M. (AP) — A woman has been killed and a man injured Thursday after they were shot by a prop firearm at a movie set outside Santa Fe, authorities said. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office said a 42-year-old woman was airlifted to a ...

 2021-10-22 01:30 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

New Zealand sets 90% vaccination target to end lockdowns...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government on Friday set an ambitious target of fully vaccinating 90% of all eligible people to end coronavirus lockdowns. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had been under pressure to provide a pathway to...

 2021-10-22 01:22 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Man arrested, charged with attempted murder of ex-girlfriend...

A man was arrested in Winterville by deputies with the Pitt County Sheriff's Office after being accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend in Greensboro. Kendall Lenard Brookins, 25, of Winterville was found when deputies searched a Winterville house whe...

 2021-10-22 01:01 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Snap's stock drops as iPhone privacy controls pinch ad sales...

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Snapchat's corporate parent disclosed Thursday that its ad sales are being hurt by a privacy crackdown that rolled out on Apple's iPhones earlier this year, raising investor fears that the app's financial grow...

 2021-10-22 00:43 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

FAA proposes giving flight attendants 1 more hour of rest...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing to give flight attendants an extra hour of rest between shifts, a change that Congress approved in 2018 but was not put into effect by the Trump administration. The Federal Aviation Administration p...

 2021-10-22 00:43 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

NASA launches tool that measures Western water loss...

DENVER (AP) — NASA on Thursday launched an online platform with information on how much water evaporates into the atmosphere from plants, soils and other surfaces in the U. S. West, data it says could help water managers, farmers and state officials...

 2021-10-22 00:31 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Over 180 people killed after heavy rains in Nepal and India...

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Floods and landslides triggered by days of torrential rains have killed at least 99 people in Nepal since Monday, officials said. In neighboring India, heavy downpours this week have also wreaked havoc, killing at least 88 pe...

 2021-10-21 23:59 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

US regulators endorse efforts to address climate risks...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U. S. financial regulators on Thursday approved a series of steps toward addressing the dangers that climate change poses to the nation's financial system. The Financial Stability Oversight Council, which is headed by Treasury ...

 2021-10-21 23:45 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

AG Garland grilled by Republicans over ethics; Congressional in-fighting erupts...

Republicans and Democrats battled during a Department of Justice oversight hearing where U. S. Attorney General Merrick Garland was grilled over potential ethical conflicts regarding his son-in-law's company. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La....

 2021-10-21 23:44 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

ENC county reports two COVID-19 deaths in past three days...

Officials with the Onslow County Health Department reported Thursday that two people have died since Monday from COVID-19. They said that one patient was older than 65 and one was younger than 65 and both had underlying conditions. The county's death ...

 2021-10-21 23:30 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Craven County Schools has special-called board meeting...

Craven County Schools is expected to reveal many new updates at its board of education meeting Thursday night. It's a special-called meeting where changes to school safety and COVID-19 protocols are to be discussed. Craven County Schools Director of P...

 2021-10-21 23:23 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Congress seeks information from NFL on WFT investigation...

A Congressional committee is seeking documents and information from the NFL regarding the investigation into the Washington Football Team and how the league handled it. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform said Thursday it sent a letter to Commissi...

 2021-10-21 22:56 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

UK palace says queen, 95, spent night in hospital for checks...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital for checks this week after canceling an official trip to Northern Ireland on medical advice, Buckingham Palace said Thursday. The palace said the 95-year-old British monarch ...

 2021-10-21 22:51 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Family members frustrated as pandemic impacts Alzheimer's, dementia patients...

Family members are speaking out about the effects of the pandemic's social isolation on their loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. They said their loved ones with Alzheimer's and dementia are drastically getting worse and they kno...

 2021-10-21 22:32 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Memo: Initial reports of California oil spill came earlier...

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard received multiple reports of a possible fuel spill off the Southern California coast earlier than previously disclosed and asked local authorities to investigate about 15 hours before its own personnel...

 2021-10-21 22:30 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Police ask public to be safe, alert after coyote sightings in Beaufort...

Beaufort residents are keeping their pets and kids close after the town's police department said multiple coyotes were spotted invading backyards, carrying off personal household items. Captain Joel Marino with the Beaufort Police Department said offi...

 2021-10-21 22:23 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

VIDEO: Thought to be extinct for decades, 3 rare owls find new home...

Three rare Ural owls have found a new home at a Swiss zoo, which is reintroducing the nocturnal birds to Austria, where they have been considered extinct for decades. There has been a 10-year effort to secure this goal. The Zurich Zoo in Switzerland says ...

 2021-10-21 22:16 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Border crisis front and center this week on Capitol Hill...

WASHINGTON (SBG) The difficult task of securing our Southern border is front and center this week on Capitol Hill. New data shows those detained have come from more than 100 different countries, and that some have ties to the Terror Watch list. Still, the...

 2021-10-21 22:07 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Man sentenced to prison after shooting inside, robbing store...

A man was sentenced to prison Thursday after he pled guilty to commerce by robbery and discharging a firearm charges. Tyv Vaaron Lemark Jones, 20, was sentenced to 171 months in prison on those two charges. According to court documents, Jones and another ...

 2021-10-21 21:57 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Trump wants his media company to rival Twitter, Netflix and Amazon...

It may have sounded like an empty threat after a bitter feud with the Big Tech giants, but former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday night that he would soon launch a media networkto rival the "liberal media" and "fight back against...

 2021-10-21 21:48 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Online threats draw longest term yet in Capitol riot probe...

A man who pleaded guilty to posting threats on social media in connection with the riot at the U. S. Capitol was sentenced Thursday to 14 months in prison, the longest term to date resulting from the federal investigation of the insurrection. Troy Smocks ...

 2021-10-21 21:18 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Why no tusks? Poaching tips scales of elephant evolution...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A hefty set of tusks is usually an advantage for elephants, allowing them to dig for water, strip bark for food and joust with other elephants. But during episodes of intense ivory poaching, those big incisors become a liability. N...

 2021-10-21 21:09 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Airplane crashes outside of Holly Ridge...

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office confirmed that a plane crashed Thursday afternoon in Holly Ridge. EMS and emergency management are on the scene. NewsChannel 12 has crews on the way to the scene and we will update as more unfolds....

 2021-10-21 20:59 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Man arrested after shooting another man with a shotgun...

A man was arrested Thursday morning after shooting another man with a shotgun, according to police. Clifton Darnell Midgette, 65, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with the intent to kill. The incident happened on Mil...

 2021-10-21 20:50 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

'They don't have a right to do this:' Artist leaves DC Comics over political correctness...

WARNING: This story contains adult language, discretion is advised. A colorist involved in the making of Superman comics says he's leaving DC Comics over its aim to make its comics more politically correct, after it announced it would be withdrawing t...

 2021-10-21 20:36 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Judge won't bar public from Ghislaine Maxwell jury selection...

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell's bid to block the public and news media from jury selection in her New York City trial on charges she recruited teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexu...

 2021-10-21 20:30 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

At least 40% of women have a hidden risk factor for breast cancer they may not know about...

RYE BEACH, N. H. (SBG) — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Spotlight on America discovered millions of American women have a hidden cancer risk in their breasts they may not be aware of. Dense breast tissue can not only increase your bre...

 2021-10-21 20:30 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

American, Southwest post Q3 profits with help from taxpayers...

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and Southwest Airlines posted third-quarter profits thanks to federal pandemic aid smaller Alaska Airlines turned the trick even without money from taxpayers and they expect planes to be packed over the holidays. Stil...

 2021-10-21 20:12 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

17 GOP AGs accuse federal government of intimidating parents at school board meetings...

Seventeen state attorneys general signed a letter Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita wrote to President Joe Biden and U. S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, asking them to stop "intimidating parents away from raising concerns about the education of...

 2021-10-21 20:10 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Memorial service in honor of Colin Powell set for Nov. 5...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memorial service for Colin L. Powell, the retired Army general and former secretary of state who died on Monday, will be held Nov. 5 at Washington National Cathedral, a spokeswoman said Thursday. "There will be very limited s...

 2021-10-21 20:03 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

NIH letter appears to conflict with Fauci, Collins claims about Wuhan lab...

The National Institutes of Health has confirmed the veracity of a letter it released which appears to contradict Senate testimony from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, according to a Rutgers chemistry and chemi...

 2021-10-21 19:52 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Fire that threatened Lake Tahoe region is now 100% contained...

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained, officials said. The fire, which scorched more than 346 square miles (896 square kilome...

 2021-10-21 19:45 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

White House, Dems hurriedly reworking $2 trillion Biden plan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Democrats are hurriedly reworking key aspects of President Joe Biden's $2 trillion domestic policy plan, trimming the social services and climate change programs and rethinking new taxes on corporations and ...

 2021-10-21 19:29 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Putin says new pipeline could quickly pump more gas to EU...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia could quickly boost natural gas supplies to the European Union once German regulators allow a new pipeline under the Baltic Sea to start operation. Speaking on a wide range of ...

 2021-10-21 19:15 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Forecasters predict warmer winter for two-thirds of US...

NEW YORK (AP) — Expect a drier, warmer winter down south and a wetter winter up north, U. S. government forecasters said Thursday. The National Weather Service predicted two-thirds of the U. S. will see above average temperatures from December throu...

 2021-10-21 19:12 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

2 Capitol Police officers cope with the trauma of Jan. 6 attack with art...

ARLINGTON, Va. (7News) Reporter's notebook: On Jan. 6 protests turned violent at the U. S. Capitol. Two Capitol Police officers attacked during the riots are now speaking out about how their passion for art is helping them cope with and heal from the ...

 2021-10-21 19:07 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Biden bill would put US back on path of reducing uninsured...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' social spending and climate change bill would put the United States back on a path to reducing its persistent pool of uninsured people, with estimates ranging from 4 million to 7 million Americans gaining health ...

 2021-10-21 18:55 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

In memoir, Katie Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Matt Lauer...

NEW YORK (AP) — On a summer day in the Hamptons last year, Katie Couric and her husband, John Molner, went out for a walk and saw a familiar white jeep drive by with Matt Lauer at the wheel. No waves, no hellos. Couric writes in her new memoir, "...

 2021-10-21 18:50 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

It will take more than rain to end drought in Western US...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians rejoiced this week when big drops of water started falling from the sky for the first time in any measurable way since the spring, an annual soaking that heralds the start of the rainy season following some of ...

 2021-10-21 18:36 

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[ Greenville, NC ]

Sinema's opposition to tax hikes could force Dems to scale back agenda...

Democrats have already slashed their $3. 5 trillion Build Back Better agenda nearly in half, but the package might get even smaller if they hope to appease moderates and still fulfill promises President Joe Biden made on the campaign trail. Sen. Kyrsten S...

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