BEIJING (AP) — Fourteen construction managers were sentenced Monday to prison terms of three to six years for a deadly scaffolding collapse at one of Beijing’s most prestigious schools, a court said. The accident in December last year killed 10 construction workers ...Read More »
RALEIGH – Smoke from burnt sweet potatoes wafting around the town of Farmville has nothing to do with holiday baking. A silo full of dehydrated sweet potatoes has been smoldering in the town an hour east of Raleigh since at least the ...Read More »
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — One of the nation’s biggest amusement park chains is banking on technology and sports to generate more revenue. Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.’s new strategies include adding interactive computer-aided rides, offering electronic photo packages and building sports complexes ...
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The owner of a now-shuttered title company is headed to prison for stealing $7.7 million entrusted to him as a settlement agent to pay off multiple mortgage loans. New Jersey authorities say Robert Sebia received an 11-year sentence on Monday. ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration has used $1.5 million to launch a new branding effort for state government this year, with a new state logo and a slogan that reads, “Nothing Compares.” The legislature gave McCrory’s Department ...Read More »
Actress Lauren Bacall’s former nine-room apartment at the famed Dakota building in New York City has sold for $21 million. According to the New York Times, the three-bedroom co-op unit on West 72nd Street and Central Park West had been ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – A Seattle company that has been processing rebates to Duke Energy customers who donate old appliances has gone out of business, leaving thousands of Duke customers in North Carolina and elsewhere with bounced rebate checks and defunct refrigerators. The ...
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WINNABOW – Two men were arrested after being charged with poaching more than 1,000 Venus flytrap plants from Orton Plantation. The Star-News of Wilmington reports Scottie Stevens and Davis Lewis are each charged with one count of felony taking of ...Read More »
NEW YORK – Amazon is giving new details on its Prime Air drone delivery program. But the timeline is still unclear. The retailer says Prime Air will one day deliver packages up to 5 pounds in 30 minutes or less ...Read More »