A new view: Festival welcomes families to Dix park
Destination Dix MapRaleigh taxpayers can get a first look at the future Saturday when Destination Dix welcomes guests to a free festival at the former location of the state mental hospital.

Police give all-clear in Munich shooting; say suspect dead
Germany Munich ShootingAn 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald's Friday night, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, the chief of police in the Bavarian capital said.

Hillary Clinton chooses Va. Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Campaign 2016 Kaine ProfileHillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket.

McCrory stands ground on HB2 after NBA decision, calls controversy 'PC BS'
Pat McCroryAs the fallout continues over the NBA's decision to pull the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, Gov. Pat McCrory on Friday fiercely defended House Bill 2 and accused the "political left in Charlotte" of generating controversy over the issue.

Fees waived for Saturday animal adoption event
BrittanyThe second annual Clear the Shelter event comes to central North Carolina Saturday, as eight local animal shelters agree to waive adoption fees from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in order to help pets find new homes.


Vaccine scandal highlights Indonesian health system woes
Indonesia Fake VaccinesA scandal over fake vaccines given to children prompted angry and confused parents to physically attack a doctor in the Indonesian capital in a sign of deep-seated problems in the country's health system.

Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights
A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance.

US says Guantanamo base worker got Zika after Jamaica trip
Guantanamo ZikaA civilian contract worker has become the first person with a confirmed case of Zika on the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after being diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus following a trip to Jamaica, the Navy said Friday.

Colorado town awaits test results of pot ingredient in water
Water Contaminated-MarijuanaBottled water was distributed to residents of the small Colorado town of Hugo on Friday as officials investigate the possibility that a marijuana chemical has contaminated the water supply.

Man doing well after UK's first double hand transplant
Britain Double Hand TransplantThe lead surgeon in the UK's first double hand transplant says he believes the patient will regain good movement and feeling in his hands.


Pack prepped for tough 2016 schedule with faster, healthier offense
NC State downs Troy 49-21 in season openerNC State will start its fourth season under Dave Doeren with new offensive coordinator Eli Drinkwitz and it plans to move fast -- literally -- from there.

Unbundling: Is the cord-cutting trend overrated?
ACC NetworkDean Jordan of Wasserman Media Group believes cord-cutting's impact is overstated.

Bravo goal, Chavez brace pace RailHawks and Miami FC to 3-3 draw
RailHawks vs. Miami FCThe Carolina RailHawks and Miami FC played to a draw Friday night at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.

US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition
Argentina US BasketballNew team. Same old result.

Medlin: ACC Kickoff's bullet-point moments
ACC Coaches, Players and Media Gather for ACC Kickoff EventNot every great quote makes it into a story - here are a few from the ACC Kickoff


Tight-lipped 'Game of Thrones' cast reflects on last season
_CP29255Jon Snow isn't dead, but he is missing — at least from Comic-Con.

Trump convention speech draws 32.2 million TV viewers
GOP 2016 ConventionThe Nielsen company says an estimated 32.2 million people watched Donald Trump deliver his GOP nomination acceptance speech.

'Walking Dead' offers glimpse of King Ezekiel at Comic-Con
2016 Comic-Con - King Ezekiel and his pet tiger Shiva are coming to "The Walking Dead."

Flight of the Conchords duo headlines Newport Folk Festival
Newport Folk FestivalThe three-day Newport Folk Festival is opening in Rhode Island.

Rihanna to play Marion Crane in 'Bates Motel'
Comic-Con-Bates MotelRihanna is checking into the final season of "Bates Motel" as Marion Crane.