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Wildlife Commission Hosts Falconry Apprentice Workshop in Raleigh
RALEIGH —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host a falconry apprentice workshop, presented by the N.C. Falconers Guild, on Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh.
Airman laid to rest back home in Indiana six decades after death
ELWOOD, Ind. - The mystery of what happened to a military transport plane that disappeared in the fall of 1952 into an Alaskan glacier was solved two years ago when a helicopter crew spotted the wreckage. But it took another two years to retrieve the remains of Airman Howard Miller and 16 other servicemen passengers. Saturday, Miller was laid to rest in his hometown of Elwood, Ind., with full military honors. Hundreds turned out for the funeral and burial services.
Why Taco Bell is turning its health menu into a muscle menu
WASHINGTON - Like it or not, the paleo diet fad has now gone mainstream.
This week, Taco Bell announced that it will be beefing up its menu - quite literally - by launching a new menu centered around meat and protein.
Why does the Vatican need a bank?
WASHINGTON - The Vatican Bank's history reads more like Dan Brown than the financial pages, but its worst -- and weirdest -- days may be behind it.
Are America's biggest alcohol brands targeting the country's underage youth?
WASHINGTON - Underage drinkers - those between the ages of 18 and 20, most specifically - are more heavily exposed to printed alcohol advertisements than any other age group, according to a new study. And it's America's biggest booze companies that could be to blame.
New York to offer free lunch to all middle-school students
New York's $75 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that began last week includes the first step toward offering free lunch for all 1.1 million students, expanding a program now reserved only for the city's poorest children.
Survey shows colleges flouting sexual assault rules
More than 40 percent of 440 colleges and universities surveyed by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., haven't investigated a sexual assault in the past five years, according to a report released Wednesday.
Auto recalls break single-year US record with six months to go
WASHINGTON - With six months left in 2014, automakers have already recalled more vehicles in the United States than in any other year on record.
NC GreenTravel program reaches three-digit milestone
RALEIGH – A state environmental program recently recognized North Carolina’s 100th tourism business for its use of sustainable practices that save energy and protect the environment.
12 states now have plans for a minimum wage of $9 or more
WASHINGTON - Rhode Island last week joined 11 other states that plan to raise their minimum wage to at least $9 over the next several years.
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