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NC’s minimum marriage age rises to 16 in bill OK’d by Senate

The state Senate has given unanimous approval to legislation raising the minimum age to get married in North Carolina from 14 to 16.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Mom holds Peeping Tom at gunpoint until police arrive

A woman catches a man she says was outside her son's second-story bedroom and holds him at gunpoint until police arrive.

McDonald’s raising US workers’ pay in company-owned stores

McDonald’s is raising pay at 650 company-owned stores in the U.S. as part of its push to hire thousands of new workers in a tight labor market.

US unemployment claims drop to 473,000, a new pandemic low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 473,000, a new pandemic low and the latest evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs as consumers ramp up spending and more businesses reopen.

Man pleads guilty to stealing $800K from disabled kids group

The former executive director of a suburban Chicago nonprofit created to help children with disabilities has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges.

2 planes collide above Denver, land with no one injured

Two small airplanes collided in the air near Denver, leaving one aircraft nearly ripped in half and forcing the other's pilot to deploy a parachute.

Ohio’s million-dollar idea: Lottery prizes for vaccinations

Gov. Mike DeWine has unrolled incentives including a weekly $1 million lottery prize and drawings for college scholarships to encourage people to get vaccinated.

North Carolina woman accused of selling unapproved COVID-19 remedies

A woman has been accused of selling unapproved COVID-19 remedies over the internet, the U.S. attorney’s office in New Hampshire said.

VIDEO: 2 charged after NC gas station line fight amid panic-buying

Authorities say two people are charged with assault after a fight in a line at a North Carolina gas station as a fuel pipeline shutdown sparks panic-buying.

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Kidder Street Shooting: Multiple people fired 20+ shots as partygoers celebrated birthday

The Wilmington Police Department has released more details on a shooting that left three people dead and four others hurt in early April.

Gov. Cooper lifts capacity & social distancing rules, and most mask mandates

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday announced that the state is completely lifting all mandatory capacity, gathering limits and social distancing requirements, effective immediately.

Vandenberg Air Force Base to be renamed Space Force Base

California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base will be renamed as a U.S. Space Force Base.

‘Do not interfere:’ Myrtle Beach says nesting sea turtles being scared away by people

"Do not interfere with sea turtles!" said the Myrtle Beach City Government on Friday.