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Drivers keeping their cars longer, forgoing innovations for now

Cars on U.S. roads are older than ever, according to an auto industry report. Drivers are benefitting from increased reliability of modern vehicle's and are keeping them on the road longer.

Canadian Donald Sutherland issues plea to get vote in his country

Actor Donald Sutherland, yes, the father of Kiefer Sutherland, has written an opinion piece in a national Canadian newspaper about his lack of voting rights in his own country. As he lives aboard, and has for over 5 years, he can't vote in Canada.

NC voters "very, very concerned" about fraud, official says Special

Winston-salem - Kim Strach, Executive Director of North Carolina's State Board of Elections, says she frequently gets phone call from voters who are "very, very concerned" about voter fraud.

Man arrested for shooting down drone hovering over his backyard

Hillview - A Kentucky man has been arrested after he shot down a drone flying over his property, but he's not making any apologies about it.

US officer charged with murder after deadly traffic stop

Chicago - A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder n what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on MH17 tribunal

New York - Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution Wednesday that sought to set up a special tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Studying ants for clues about ultra-fine cleaning

Blue-sky thinking researchers have taken inspiration from the way that ants clean to develop improved procedures for nanotechnology. The ants studied are located in Borneo, Indonesia.

U.S. 'laughing gas' emissions cause concern

Emissions of nitrous oxide ('laughing gas') generated from agriculture in the U.S. has been underestimated by 40 percent, according to a recent study.

Cincinnati police officer charged for shooting, killing black man

A white police officer with the University of Cincinnati has been charged with murder for shooting an unarmed black male in the head on July 19. The man was shot during a routine traffic stop.

Fast-burning fake palm trees fueled blaze at The Cosmopolitan

Las Vegas - Fake palm trees and high winds fueled a poolside fire on a rooftop at The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip over the weekend, fire officials said Monday.

UN proposes new approach in stalled Syria peace quest

New York - The UN envoy for Syria on Wednesday proposed a fresh approach to keeping stalled peace efforts alive by inviting Syrians to take part in thematic working groups that could start in September.

Man gets bit by rattlesnake, receives $153K hospital bill

San Diego - A man from the San Diego area found himself in a hospital bed, as well as with a huge hospital bill, after he tried to snap a selfie with a rattlesnake.

Bank robber turned fugitive caught after starring in horror flick

Olympia - Jason Stange was apprehended by U.S. officials after starring in a horror film called Marla Mae, filmed in Washington state.

Study finds promising experimental MERS vaccine

Washington - An experimental vaccine for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) showed promising results in animal testing, sparking an immune system response that could lead to a vaccine for people, researchers said.

Op-Ed: Why Amir Khan can still land a lucrative fight against Mayweather

British boxing star Amir Khan knows the possibility of facing Floyd Maywather in the ring this year is remote following the unbeaten champion's announcement limiting his choice to only two challengers which did not include Khan's name.

Clues in the ruins where Britain's empire was born

Washington - Archaeologists have identified the remains of four men who were among the leaders of an early English settlement in Virginia's Jamestown.

Expert says VIVA made North Carolina's voting laws 'mainstream' Special

Winston-salem - North Carolina's Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA) has brought the state's voting laws into line with the national mainstream, an expert witness testified Tuesday.

Kroger recalls four everyday spices due to Salmonella risk

Kroger Company, the nation's second-largest supermarket chain, has recalled four different spices, packaged under the Kroger brand name. The recalled products include garlic, black pepper, cinnamon, and even bacon bits.

Review: Rush performs excellent, heart-filled R40 concert in Phoenix Special

Phoenix - It’s difficult to understate the profound power that the legendary progressive-rock trio Rush has in live performances. It’s as if their music electrifies emotions and sends the audience into a joyous frenzy.

UN to form mission to deal with Venezuela, Guyana dispute: Maduro

New York - A UN mission will travel to Venezuela and Guyana to promote dialogue between them over a border dispute, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday.
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