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Western wildfires calm down in cool weather, but losses grow

Scientists say the nation’s largest blaze generated its own “fire tornado,” with winds up to 111 mph during the worst of the firefight in Oregon last week.

Britain skips quarantine of vaccinated visitors

Despite growing case numbers of Covid-19 infections, England will lift its quarantine restrictions for travelers from the U.S. and much of Europe starting next week.

Rescuers search for 5 missing workers at German blast site

BERLIN (AP) — Rescue teams in western Germany are searching for five missing workers at an industrial park for chemical companies where an explosion...

Delivery apps expand reach to meet customer demands

Restaurant delivery companies like DoorDash and Uber Eats are rapidly expanding their services to grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, pet stores and even department stores.

$15 wage becoming a norm as employers struggle to fill jobs

It is hardly the official federal minimum wage — at $7.25, that level hasn’t been raised since 2009 — but for many lower-skilled workers, $15 an hour has increasingly become a reality.

Jan. 6 hearing opens as police detail violence, injuries

The new House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has opened its first hearing. Democrats are starting with a focus on the law enforcement officers who were attacked and beaten as the rioters broke into the building.

‘About time’: Gay athletes unleash rainbow wave on Olympics

The Tokyo Games are shaping up as a watershed for LGBTQ Olympians. A wave of rainbow-colored pride, openness and acceptance is sweeping through Olympic pools, skateparks, halls and fields.

Dolphins’ Howard reports despite unhappiness with contract

All-Pro cornerback Xavien Howard has joined the rest of the Miami Dolphins reporting for training camp after he sat out mandatory minicamp because he’s unhappy about his contract.

Russian team topples American powerhouse with Biles out

Though the history books may mark Tuesday’s victory with an asterisk due to American star Simone Biles’ early withdrawal, the Russian women's gymnastics team's dazzling performance is the result of a concerted transformation since they finished a distant second to the American team at the 2019 World Championship.

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Dozens of dogs turn out for the 2nd annual ‘Paws on Parade’

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater is a popular spot for many Cape Fear events, and that includes the Azalea Festival's second annual 'Paws on Parade'. 

Community comes together to celebrate New Hanover Co. young man with autism’s birthday

The community came together, continuing a tradition of wishing a young man with autism happy birthday.

Pelican Watch condominiums in Carolina Beach temporarily closed after building inspection

Pelican Watch condominiums temporarily closing, leaving some renters without a place to stay this weekend, and upcoming week.

SCAM: Callers Impersonating U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Officers, Agents

Brunswick County Sheriff's Office wants people to be aware of scammers claiming to be U.S. Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.