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Police: Man swinging a machete shot at New Orleans airport
The New Orleans airport concourse that became a scene of chaos when a machete-wielding man was shot by a sheriff's lieutenant re-opened Saturday morning and a spokeswoman said airport operations were normal.

Dog saves swimmers at California beach
A 3-year-old Burnese mountain dog heard a woman yelling for help, swam out to her and pulled her to safety.

Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will not seek re-election to another term, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than his own re-election.

Monkey captured after biting hospital employee in University City
The monkey was reportedly contained by the security guard and waiting for AC&C officers when the monkey bit the guard. That's when officers say the monkey escaped from confinement.

Authorities: 2 people unaccounted for in NYC blast
Authorities say two people are unaccounted for following an apparent gas explosion that leveled three buildings in Manhattan's East Village.

Casey, Sandy Parsons to be sentenced in federal court
The adoptive parents of missing Rowan County teenager Erica Parsons are expected to be sentenced in federal court on Friday for financial crimes.

Iran says nuke talks focused despite Yemen crisis
Iran's foreign minister is criticizing Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen but says the focus at nuclear talks between his nation and six world powers remains on reaching a deal.

CMPD: Man shot, killed behind northwest Charlotte home
Officials say the shooting happened in the backyard of the home in the 1600 block of Elswick Lane, off of Freedom Drive.

Discarded 'smoking material' sparks northeast Charlotte apartment fire
The fire broke out around 5:45 a.m. at 10614 Hill Point Court, officials say.

Death investigation underway after body found in northwest Charlotte
The man, whose identity has not been released, was found in a home on Carrington Drive off of Moores Chapel Road.

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Little vetting of pilots for mental health, US experts say
Despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking takes place, pilots and safety experts say.

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One dead after west Charlotte shooting
One person has died after an overnight shooting in west Charlotte Friday.

One person injured in Gastonia house fire
One person suffered minor injuries in a Gastonia house fire early Friday.

North Charlotte apartment fire extinguished
The Charlotte Fire Department quickly extinguished a fire at a north Charlotte apartment complex Friday morning.

CMPD: conducting death investigation in West Charlotte
CMPD is investigating a death that happened at the 900 block of Carrington Drive.

Carter the monkey found at CMC University
The monkey, known as Carter who bit an CMC University employee has been found and is safe.

Charlotte Streetcar Project
?Charlotte's Gold Line Street project could come to a halt.Some local city council members are proposing this as a way to avoid property tax.

Suspect in custody for East Charlotte murder
Jawan Tyquan Smith has been taken into custody by CMPD and charged with murder.

Debate Continues In Legalization of Medical Marijuana in North Carolina
The battle over legalizing medical marijuana for all in North Carolina has been kicked down the road for another two years. On Wednesday the Medical Cannabis Act went up in smoke after house committee members voted it down. There is, however, another bill in the works that would allow the use of ...

Concord business evacuated due to chemical spill
Star America at 190 Cabarrus Ave West was evacuated following a chemical spill Thursday morning, according to the Concord Fire Department.

Charlotte City Council Members Warn of Deep Cuts Due to Deficit
City of Charlotte Council members are warning that deep cuts may be coming as the city struggles to make up for a budget deficit next fiscal year.

More than a million people live in Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg County is the only county with a population of more than a million people, according to the latest census report.

Governor Pat McCrory to speak at Loray Mill grand opening
There is a new lease of life for an abandoned mill in Gastonia.

CMS school bus crash on Jenkins Avenue
A Myers Park High school bus and SUV got into a wreck on Jenkins Avenue, according to CMS.

Troopers: Death of Transgender Teen was a Suicide
Blake Brockington was known in the community as the first transgender student in Charlotte to be crowned homecoming king. Students at East Meck crowned him with the title last school year.

Charlotte father accused of shooting son
Father fled after shooting adult son twice, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say.

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Local company behind 'World's Hottest Pepper' makes one that's even hotter
Pucker Butt Pepper Co., the Fort Mill company behind the pepper dubbed by Guinness World Records as the hottest in the world, has a new breed that will set fire to your tastebuds. Company founder Ed Currie has created a pepper that measures nearly twice as hot as the now-famous Carolina Reaper, ...

NoDa Brewing takes lead, but it?s still a close contest with Sierra Nevada
Hop Drop & Roll, an American IPA from Charlotte?s NoDa Brewing Co., has taken the lead in CBJ's Carolinas Beer Madness, with just one day left to vote in Round 4. But it remains a close contest with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.?s Pale Ale, and that beer has been ahead at various times this week. I...

Mortgage rates head back toward record lows
Long-term borrowing costs took another turn lower this week, following a decline in 10-year Treasury yields. Freddie Mac (OTC:FMCC) says the average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.69 percent in the week ending March 26, down from 3.78 percent last week. A year ago, 30-year rate...

The List reveals which Charlotte radio stations you're listening to
This week?s Charlotte Business Journal lists the area?s top radio stations, ranked by the percentage of audience among all listeners in January as calculated by Nielsen. WSOC 103.7-FM tops the list with an average quarter-hour share of 6.7 percent. WKKT 96.9-FM ?The Kat,? WKQC 104.7-FM and WPEG 9...

Belk's net income slides 7.8 percent for the year
Belk Inc.?s net income dropped 7.8 percent to $146.1 million during the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31. That was down from $158.5 million in fiscal 2014. Belk attributes the decline to lower margins and higher expenses tied to investments in its strategic initiatives. Those initiatives include ...

Duke Energy docks CEO's pay $600,000 for coal ash spill on the Dan River
The massive coal ash spill on the Dan River cost Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good about $606,000 from her compensation package in 2014. Duke (NYSE:DUK) published its 2014 proxy Thursday afternoon, including the total compensation for its five top executives. The report says Good?s salary, stock a...

Charlotte?s budget woes: ?Somehow we have to muddle through it?
Mecklenburg County?s tax assessor offered insight regarding the unexpected decline in Charlotte?s property values during a city budget meeting Thursday, elaborating on a problem first disclosed last week to City Council. The changes in values led the city to forecast a $9 million drop in city ta...

Nucor CEO receives record compensation for 2014
Nucor CEO John Ferriola?s total compensation package for 2014 totaled $8.94 million. That is Ferriola?s highest compensation ever. And it bests the $8.65 million reported for his predecessor, Dan DiMicco, in 2012. That was DiMicco?s largest package ever and came in his final year as CEO. The to...

Feds give green light to Charlotte company's $590M acquisition
Carlisle Cos. Inc. (NYSE:CSL) has received approval from the Federal Trade Commission to buy certain assets from Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) and a subsidiary. The Charlotte-based manufacturer announced in October that it had agreed to purchase the liquid-finishing business assets from Graco and its Fi...

Bank of America moves annual meeting out of uptown Charlotte
Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) for the first time in recent memory will hold its annual shareholders meeting away from the company's headquarters in uptown Charlotte. Instead, the meeting will be held in the city's SouthPark area. The May 6 stockholder meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the Ch...