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McCrory, head of Duke Energy to speak at forum

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory and the head of Duke Energy are among the scheduled speakers at a CEO forum in Raleigh that will focus on leading transformation.

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Thursday 10/30/2014
Questions, answers about Hawaii lava flow
Posted: October 30, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown.

Stockton seeks to exit from bankruptcy
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Stockton residents will likely learn Thursday if they can put more than two years of financial uncertainty behind them.

Plans for Antarctic marine reserve falter again
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world's largest marine reserve appeared headed for failure for the fourth time.

Marine recharged in Iraq war case back in court
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense lawyers say the Marine Corps should not be retrying a Marine sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence.

Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

SALT LAKE CTIY (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can.

AP PHOTOS: Israel prison hosts inmate fashion show
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

RAMLE, Israel (AP) — Alert the fashion police: prisoners in an Israeli jail have presented their debut collections, bringing the do's and don'ts of design straight to the halls of a penitentiary.

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

TOKYO (AP) — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry.

Solid third-quarter US economic growth is expected
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's taken years, but the U.S. economy may finally be reaching a sustainable cruising speed.

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

TOKYO (AP) — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry.

Wait for daughter's body ends on her 17th birthday
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hwang In-yeol and his wife waited seven years to have a child, and then she was born on Oct. 29, 1997. After a ferry disaster in April that killed her and 303 others, the couple waited again for nearly seven months to see Ji-hyeon's body. The vigil ended Wednesday when divers retrieved their only child's body on her 17th birthday.

Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police have shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of a brazen assassination attempt of a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem.

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan official said Thursday there was no hope of finding survivors after a mudslide tore through a tea plantation, but there were widely conflicting reports about how many people had been buried alive under the rubble and mud.

Afghan war amputees find new life, pride in sports
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — From her wheelchair, Maryam Samimi punched the air as the referee's whistle signaled her basketball team's win in an Afghan national tournament, a moment of joy in a country often unkind to those missing limbs.

Parents of Mexico missing meet with president
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with parents of 43 teachers college students for the first time since they disappeared over a month ago, when investigators say police detained the students and handed them over to a drug gang.

Samsung vows changes after mobile profit plunges
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years.

Obama to rally for Maine gubernatorial candidate
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to Maine to rally votes for the Democratic candidate for governor, the latest in a burst of campaign appearances Obama is making before next week's midterm elections after months of sitting on the sidelines because of his low approval ratings and unpopularity in some states.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

Anti-Islamists take most seats in Tunisia poll
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A liberal party with ties to the deposed regime took the most seats in Tunisia's parliamentary elections, leaving the once dominant Islamists running a close second, the election commission announced in the early hours of the morning Thursday.

TN Lottery
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 1:30 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — These Tennessee lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

As Fed ends bond buys, Yellen to expand influence
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark bond buying program Wednesday, it also signaled the start of something else:

Asia stocks meander after Fed ends stimulus
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets meandered Thursday while the dollar strengthened against other currencies after the Federal Reserve said it will end its stimulus program, as many had expected.

Kinston brewery celebrates 5th anniversary
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — When Mother Earth Brewery started five years ago, co-owner Trent Mooring believed good things would come to fruition, but never expected what came to pass.

For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.

Wednesday 10/29/2014
Jet on Navy training mission crashes, kills pilot
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) — A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said.

10 Things to Know for Thursday
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 4 Evening" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

Walker lifts Hornets over Bucks in OT, 108-106
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker didn't waste any time at all providing the Charlotte Hornets with a return on their investment.

Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

SALT LAKE CTIY (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can.

Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed.

Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in Turkey
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to try to break a siege there by Islamic State militants.

Gov't pushes air bag maker on replacement parts
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:15 am

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency, responding to criticism of its slow response to safety issues, told the manufacturer of millions of potentially faulty air bags to make replacement parts faster and do more testing to find the cause of the problem.

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines — longer than required for many civilian health care workers.

Hernandez lawyers say prosecutors lifted passages
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers for former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are accusing Massachusetts prosecutors of lifting passages from a court filing by federal prosecutors arguing against moving the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).

Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return from the afflicted region. "We can't hermetically seal ourselves off," he declared.

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.

Zambian president dies after long illness
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, once dubbed "Mr. King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since 1994 when South Africa moved to majority rule.

Student science projects explode with rocket
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Eighteen groups of students have lost science projects that were onboard an unmanned rocket that exploded in Virginia after taking off for the International Space Station.

Hornets' Taylor pleads guilty to domestic violence
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to a domestic violence charge and admitted he pushed his girlfriend at a hotel in Michigan.

Video shows FBI impersonating repairmen in ruse
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an extraordinary ruse. Dramatic new video obtained by The Associated Press, filmed through the lapel camera carried by an undercover government agent, shows how the FBI tricked its way inside a luxury villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas as part of a major international gambling bust.

Kennel owners plead not guilty in 21 dog deaths
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

PHOENIX (AP) — The owners of a suburban Phoenix kennel pleaded not guilty Wednesday to animal cruelty charges stemming from the deaths of 21 dogs this summer.

Swofford: No academic fraud concerns while at UNC
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said Wednesday there were no red flags indicating academic fraud was being missed or ignored at North Carolina while he was the school's athletic director.

Hornets welcome fans with tuxedo-themed shirts
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets fans discovered black tuxedo-themed t-shirts on their seats when they entered the team's downtown arena for the season opener Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:

WhatsApp founders own nearly $9B in Facebook stock
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion when they sold their unprofitable messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this month.

Authorities capture Iowa student amid lockdowns
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 16-year-old student suspected of bringing a gun to his school in northwest Iowa was taken into custody Wednesday following a search for him that included a helicopter.

Swofford: No academic fraud concerns while at UNC
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says there were no red flags indicating academic fraud was being missed or ignored at North Carolina while he was the school's athletic director.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Georgia FIVE Evening' game
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:16 am

ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Georgia FIVE Evening" game were: