Associated Press http://wunc.org en NC Pooch Takes Title As 'World's Ugliest Dog' http://wunc.org/post/nc-pooch-takes-title-worlds-ugliest-dog <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; direction: ltr; font-family: Georgia,Century,Times,serif; font-weight: normal; font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; border: 0px none; vertical-align: baseline; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); letter-spacing: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">It's that time of year again when dogs with unusually large heads, hairless bodies and other oddities compete to be the World's Ugliest Dog.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:29:38 +0000 Associated Press 37723 at http://wunc.org NC Pooch Takes Title As 'World's Ugliest Dog' UNC 'Whistleblower' Resigns, What She's Saying Now http://wunc.org/post/unc-whistleblower-resigns-what-shes-saying-now <p></p><p>The reading specialist <a href="http://wunc.org/post/whistleblower-calls-reform-educating-athletes-unc">who questioned</a> the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says she's resigning at the end of the semester.&nbsp;</p><p>Mary Willingham confirmed her decision to WUNC after a closed-door meeting with UNC Chancellor Carol Folt.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:31:10 +0000 Carol Jackson & Associated Press 34220 at http://wunc.org UNC 'Whistleblower' Resigns, What She's Saying Now Army General Fined, Reprimanded In Sex Case http://wunc.org/post/army-general-fined-reprimanded-sex-case <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:53:21 +0000 Associated Press & Jeffrey Collins 32392 at http://wunc.org Army General Fined, Reprimanded In Sex Case Taliban Suspends Talks On Prisoner Exchange http://wunc.org/post/taliban-suspends-talks-prisoner-exchange The Taliban has suspended talks over a possible exchange of Taliban and U.S. prisoners due to the "complexity" of the situation in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Sunday.<p>"Due to the political complexity of the current situation in the country, the leadership of the Islamic Emirate has decided to suspend the issue for some time," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media organizations, using the name the Taliban gave their 1996-2001 government.<p>"Therefore, the prisoner exchange process has been delayed until further notice," Mujahid said. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:01:00 +0000 Associated Press 31013 at http://wunc.org One Dead, 28 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At New York Mall http://wunc.org/post/restaurant-manager-dies-carbon-monoxide-new-york-mall A 55-year-old restaurant manager died and more than two dozen others were taken to hospitals Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a New York mall, police said.<p>Suffolk County police identified the man who died as Steven Nelson, a manager at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Long Island.<p>Police said 28 others affected by carbon monoxide were taken to area hospitals.<p>Three officers were among those overcome by carbon monoxide at the mall, which is about 35 miles east of New York City, police said. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:40:00 +0000 Associated Press 31012 at http://wunc.org Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work http://wunc.org/post/boeing-machinists-approve-contract-secure-777x-work The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.<p>Washington Gov. Sat, 04 Jan 2014 12:08:00 +0000 Associated Press 28414 at http://wunc.org Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work East Carolina Bests Ohio University In Beef O'Brady's Bowl http://wunc.org/post/east-carolina-bests-ohio-university-beef-obradys-bowl <div>Vinatavious Cooper rushed for a career-best 198 yards, setting a Beef `O' Brady's Bowl record and leading East Carolina to a 37-20 victory over Ohio on Monday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Pirates (10-3) grabbed the lead for good on the first of Cooper's two touchdowns runs in the fourth quarter, a 31-yard burst with just under 10 minutes remaining.</div><div> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 04:08:01 +0000 Associated Press 27917 at http://wunc.org East Carolina Bests Ohio University In Beef O'Brady's Bowl Bonner Bridge Reopens http://wunc.org/post/bonner-bridge-reopens <p></p><p>The Bonner Bridge reopened to traffic yesterday afternoon.<br /><br />Structural safety concerns caused officials to close the bridge on N.C. 12 earlier this month.&nbsp; However, the North Carolina Department of Transportation engineers deemed the bridge safe for traffic after several sonar scans, driving two test pilings, and multiple inspections over the past week.</p><p>The emergency repair work to add more support to the bridge continues.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:50:15 +0000 Associated Press 27469 at http://wunc.org Bonner Bridge Reopens 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash http://wunc.org/post/fast-furious-star-dies-car-crash Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.<p>Walker died Saturday afternoon, Ame Van Iden told the Associated Press.<p>A statement on the actor's Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend's car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.<p>"We ... Sun, 01 Dec 2013 05:52:00 +0000 Associated Press 26637 at http://wunc.org 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash Howard Coble Says He Will Not Seek Re-election http://wunc.org/post/howard-coble-says-he-will-not-seek-re-election <div><p>U.S. Rep. Howard Coble says his 15th term in Congress will be his last.</p><p>The 82-year-old Republican announced Thursday in Greensboro he won't seek re-election in 2014, opening the seat for the first time in three decades. &nbsp;Coble said he's mentally sharp, but recent back problems and skin cancer worry him about whether he can keep up with a 2014 campaign.</p><p>"I just fear that I would be limited physically and serve no good purpose," Coble said at a news conference Thursday at Guilford County GOP headquarters, where an audience of about 200 gave him a standing ovation.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:00:42 +0000 Associated Press 25443 at http://wunc.org Howard Coble Says He Will Not Seek Re-election