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General says US cutting troops in Iraq to 3,000 this month

The top U.S. general for the Middle East says the number of American troops in Iraq will drop this month from about 5,200 to 3,000.

Trump announces what he says is a ‘win-win’ Middle East peace ‘vision’

President Trump announced the outlines of a proposal for Middle East peace as he stood next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House East Room on Tuesday.

Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown

Online videos purport to show Iranian police and security forces firing both tear gas and live rounds to disperse demonstrators who are protesting against the Islamic Republic's initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner.

Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Saturday acknowledged that it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 people aboard.

Fake military draft notices making young Americans ‘really nervous’

The federal government is issuing a warning about fake military draft notices sent through text messages, demanding Americans report for duty, and deploy to Iran.

Fear of war mounts as Trump and Iran trade escalating threats

More than 3,000 additional U.S. troops were headed for the Middle East on Monday to bolster defenses in case Iran makes good on its threat to retaliate for the Trump administration's targeted killing of a top general. 

US dispatched aircraft carrier to send message to Iran

A White House decision to dispatch an aircraft carrier and other military resources to send a message to Iran followed “clear indications” that Iranian and Iranian proxy forces were preparing to possibly attack U.S. forces in the region.

US withholds $65 million from Palestinian aid programs

The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a "fundamental re-examination," the State Department said.

Kushner heading to Mideast for peace talks

Jared Kushner is traveling to the Middle East this week to work toward a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Non-profit groups speak on distribution of hospital sale Endowment funds

On Tuesday, the first of two public listening sessions for the New Hanover Community Endowment was held at the Wilmington Convention Center.

Large multi-use development planned to bring manufacturing & retail space to Wilmington

Exciting news was announced today in Wilmington's 'Soda Pop' district. A new multi-use development is planned for the historic region, promising growth for the long-vacant area.

Netflix and Amazon donate to local non-profit after filming

In Wilmington, Netflix and Amazon made donations to a local non-profit.

Drivers say some traffic lights causing delays on Highway 17 in Leland

Drivers in the Town of Leland are saying some traffic lights are causing headaches.