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Local News

Fire destroys Benson home
Family says their emotional support dog was stolen, killed
'I don't remember what happened,' says accused driver in crash that killed Durham sheriff's worker
Woman drowns in Emerald Isle, adding to string of rip current deaths on NC coast
Double fatal crash spurs new calls for changes to notorious Raleigh intersection
Family wants answers: Are father's injuries the result of a fall or something else
Spat over sports complex costs a Fayetteville leader his job
IBM rooting for continued growth in the Triangle
Man facing sex-related charges involving 7-year-old

News

Wake voters to weigh in on $1 billion in bond proposals for fall ballot
A neighborhood we've forgotten
Outside the Box : Opinion Roundup: Gov. Cooper's vetoes overturned, early voting plans, new approach to addiction treatment and more
El huracán Hector, de categoría 4, se dirige a Hawai
Explosión de camión cisterna en Bolonia, Italia, deja varios muertos
Mueren cinco personas tras choque de un avión pequeño en un estacionamiento en California
Terremoto en Indonesia: miles esperan para ser rescatados luego del sismo que sacudió las islas turistas de Bali y Lombok
Alarma en Uruguay por sus peores cifras sobre homicidios y robos
Cruelty for the sake of cruelty
Vandalizan una figura de la catedral de Santiago de Compostela en España como si fuera un integrante de la banda KISS
Argentina se preocupa y la India celebra: la Sub-20 albiceleste perdió 2-1 y estas son las reacciones en Twitter
El incendio de California aumentó su tamaño durante el fin de semana y ahora es el segundo más grande en la historia del estado
El amor inagotable de la reina Isabel II por las carreras de caballos
Golf al desnudo: la tendencia en desarrollo en los campos de Australia
Brasil suspende la entrada de venezolanos a través de Roraima
Rick Gates, exasesor de Trump, testifica que cometió crímenes junto a Paul Manafort
Rick Gates, exasesor de Trump, testifica que cometió crímenes junto a Paul Manafort
Facebook, Apple y YouTube eliminaron contenido de InfoWars y Alex Jones
Editorials of The Times

Weather

Hurricane Hector heads toward Hawaii as a Category 4 storm
WRAL WeatherCenter Blog : Atmospheric 'ducting' allows us to see beyond the horizon
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Wake, Harnett counties

State News

@NCCapitol : Do you understand the proposed amendments to the state constitution?
@NCCapitol : NAACP, environmentalists sue to keep constitutional amendments off the ballot
Once sentenced to death, Durham killer due to be freed next month
@NCCapitol : Judge delays ruling on party labels in judicial races

National News

In Ohio Election, Republicans Test a Midterms Rescue Plan: Polarization
Senate to probe pardons
Cuomo counsel knew about DCJS firing
Meet Bill Nelson, the Under-the-Radar Senate Candidate in Florida. He’s the Incumbent.
Taxi and Uber Drivers Are United in Backing a Cap on Ride-Hail Vehicles
Returning to Redding After the Carr Fire
Meet Bill Nelson, the Under-the-Radar Senate Candidate in Florida. He’s the Incumbent.
Democrat Accuses Charter Spectrum of Censoring Political Ad
Women-Only Group Ditches Harvard
The Ineffectiveness of Employer Wellness Programs and the Importance of Randomized Trials
Charlotte Rae, Star of ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ Dies at 92
Why Take Diet Advice From a Cave Man?
These Women Could Shatter Glass Ceilings in Governors’ Races
When the Dog Decides Where You Live
Georgia women's college drops class names tied to Klan history
Women-Only Group Ditches Harvard
Who Was the Real Lorax? Seeking the Inspiration for Dr. Seuss
Prime Healthcare to pay $65 million to settle lawsuit alleging fraud
When Medicines Affect a Child’s Mind and Behavior
Do Cockroaches Carry Diseases?
What Causes Morning Sickness?
The Ineffectiveness of Employer Wellness Programs and the Importance of Randomized Trials
In Ohio Election, Republicans Test a Midterms Rescue Plan: Polarization
3-D Color X-Rays Might Help Reduce Diagnostic Surgery
Emmett Till Sign Is Hit With Bullets Again, 35 Days After Being Replaced
Douglas Grindstaff, ‘Star Trek’ Sound Whiz, Dies at 87
Take a Vacation From Exercise? Your Body May Not Thank You
News and Notes About Science
A Plastic Designed to Die
Ex-‘Manhattan Madam’ to Appear Before Grand Jury in Russia Investigation
Boston’s First Black Police Commissioner Is Sworn In
Ohio Teacher Sets Record for Rowing Alone Across the Atlantic
The Illness Is Bad Enough. The Hospital May Be Even Worse.
An invasive new tick is spreading in the US
An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S.
Taxi and Uber Drivers Are United in Backing a Cap on Ride-Hail Vehicles
Meet Bill Nelson, the Under-the-Radar Senate Candidate in Florida. He’s the Incumbent.
Chicago Shootings: 30 Victims in 2 Hours and 48 Minutes
Phone Calls From New York City Jails Will Soon Be Free
How Kris Kobach Built a National Profile
Identifying Dead Baby Pulled From East River Poses Challenges to Police
Mendocino Complex blaze is now second largest in California history
Emmett Till Sign Is Hit With Bullets Again, 35 Days After Being Replaced
Amy Meselson, Lawyer Who Defended Young Immigrants, Dies at 46
Trump Backs Kobach in Kansas Race, Against Republican Advice
In Chicago, One Weekend, 66 Shooting Victims, and Zero Arrests
The Outsize Hold of the Word ‘Welfare’ on the Public Imagination
Trump Inaccurately Claims California Is Diverting Water From Fires
Antonio Dias, Brazilian Artist Who Poked the Generals, Dies at 74
A Video of a Nail Salon Brawl Went Viral. Protesters Want the Shop Closed.
In Ohio Election, Republicans Test a Midterm Rescue Plan: Polarization
‘Kill Me,’ Parkland Shooting Suspect Said After Rampage
Welcome to the World, Little Fish. In 14 Days You’ll Start Making Babies.
Promotion for Short-Term Health Plans, but State Regulators Aren’t Buying It
Cuomo Attacked NY’s Largest Cable Company. Its Channels Ignored the News.
Man Who Attacked Cafe Workers Was a Suspect in Boston Murders
Joël Robuchon, 73, French Chef Who Revolutionized Haute Cuisine
Health and Fitness News and Notes
‘Activist’ Councilman Found Guilty of Blocking Ambulance at Protest
11 Children Found in ‘Filthy’ New Mexico Compound, Sheriff Says
‘Manhattan Madam’ Is Set to Testify in Mueller Inquiry
These Women Could Shatter Glass Ceilings in Governors’ Races
Trump Backs Kobach in Kansas Race, Against Republican Advice
Willow Creek Megachurch Will Investigate Its Powerful Pastor
National News at a Glance
Weather
Sikh Man Attacked in Hate Crime: ‘My Turban Really Saved Me’
Megachurch to Investigate Pastor Facing Accusations
Promotion for Short-Term Health Plans, but State Regulators Aren’t Buying It
Taxi and Uber Drivers Are United in Backing a Cap on Ride-Hail Vehicles
Paul Laxalt, U.S. Senator From Nevada and Reagan Confidant, Dies at 96
Protégé Testifies of Lies and Fraud With Manafort
Margaret Heckler, Health Secretary Ousted From Reagan’s Cabinet, Dies at 87

World News

Saudis expel Canadian envoy, vow to relocate students over tweets about rights activist
Joël Robuchon, French celebrity chef, dies at 73
As Hong Kong Clamps Down, a Tiny Political Party Finds Itself in the Spotlight
German pensioners flee retirement home for heavy metal festival
Nigerian man dies after rescuing 13 people in boat accident
In Kiki Challenge, Muddy Indian Farmers Show World How to Groove
U.S. to Restore Sanctions on Iran Following Withdrawal From Nuclear Deal
‘There’s No Law’: Political Crisis Sends Nicaraguans Fleeing
Three dead in Bologna highway gas tanker explosion
U.S. to Restore Sanctions on Iran Following Withdrawal From Nuclear Deal
What impact will US sanctions on Iran actually have?
‘Race Politics Is Back.’ But What Does That Mean?
Dozens of Dead Civilians, and Fingers Pointing in Both Directions
U.S. to Restore Sanctions on Iran After Withdrawal From Nuclear Deal
Rand Paul Continues His One-Man Détente With Russia, This Time in Moscow
‘There’s No Law’: Political Crisis Sends Nicaraguans Fleeing
Violence Intensifies as Student Protests Spread in Bangladesh
Search Continues for Survivors of Indonesia Quake That Killed Scores
‘There’s No Law’: Political Crisis Sends Nicaraguans Fleeing
U.S. to Restore Sanctions on Iran, Deepening Divide With Europe
Venezuela Is in Crisis but Its President Might Be Stronger for It
In Iran, Citizens and Government Brace for the Pinch of U.S. Sanctions
Eyes on Israel as Bomb Kills Missile Maker
In Response to Rights Criticism, Saudis Expel Canadian Ambassador
World News at a Glance

5 On Your Side

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WRAL SmartShopper : Share your deals & questions 8/6
WRAL SmartShopper : Weekly meal plans and Monday menus
WRAL SmartShopper : Swagbucks Team Challenge starts today
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WRAL SmartShopper : Dollar General Deals: Xtra, Gain, Ragu, Bounty, bacon
Thousands of dollars, multiple complaints and a roofer charged with fraud
WRAL SmartShopper : Target August Beauty Box only $7 & FREE shipping

Business

Reliable Sources: Trump's story; WaPo's next book; Newseum's apology
Big earnings day; Berkshire on the move; SoftBank cashes in
Avis will start providing rental cars to Lyft drivers
India postpones retaliatory tariffs on US goods for a second time
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is stepping down
MoviePass will limit customers to three movies per month
Can You Get a Home Equity Line of Credit on an Investment Property?
Nooyi, CEO Behind PepsiCo’s Health Drive, Steps Down
Mariner Finance Personal Loan Review
Nooyi, CEO Behind PepsiCo’s Health Drive, Steps Down
SeaWorld makes a big splash: Attendance up, stock soars
How Debt Consolidation Affects Your Credit Score
Apple, Facebook and YouTube Remove Content From Jones and Infowars
A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter
Airplane seat squeeze sparks safety debate
At 18, she launched a startup. At 22, she's blazing a trail in the VC world
What Car Should I Buy? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself
MoviePass has a new plan. Again.
Why grocery stores will win the meal kit wars
More Than Cutting Costs: Travel Managers Now Consider Employee Comfort
Apple, Facebook and YouTube Remove Content From Jones and Infowars
A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter
The Stock Market’s Next $1 Trillion Milestone: Buybacks
Joanna Coles Quits as Hearst’s Chief Content Officer
An Airline Scans Your Face. You Take Off. But Few Rules Govern Where Your Data Goes.
Apple, Facebook and YouTube Remove Content From Jones and Infowars
Tech Giants Push Infowars Off Digital Soapbox
When a Female CEO Leaves, the Glass Ceiling Is Restored
Feeling the Bite From Tariffs That Were Meant to Help It, Alcoa Seeks Exemption
Business News at a Glance
Joanna Coles Quits as Hearst’s Chief Content Officer
As PepsiCo’s CEO Plans Exit,Women’s Corporate Clout Fades

Lifestyles

Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations : Bill Leslie: Babies, bubbles and birthdays
Go Ask Mom : Tweetsie Christmas: Tickets on sale now for holiday event at Tweetsie Railroad
Joël Robuchon Rewrote the Rules of Fine Dining
How to jazz up a boring school lunch (while keeping it healthy, too)
FDA investigating link between grain-free diet and heart disease in dogs
Go Ask Mom : Inconceivable: Frozen embryo transfer prep
Go Ask Mom : 150,000 square feet of fire trucks, equipment: Annual fire rescue expo to open doors for free to public this week

Entertainment

Charlotte Rae -- Mrs. Garrett from TV's 'The Facts of Life,' 'Diff'rent Strokes' -- dies at 92
Celebs and fans cheer Demi Lovato after she breaks silence
What's on Tap : Events this week: Book of Mormon, Matt Nathanson
'Crazy Rich Asians' supporters start a #GoldOpen movement to pack theaters
'Better Call Saul' keeps adding layers with new batch of episodes
Lance Bass 'heartbroken' he didn't get 'Brady Bunch' house
What's on Tap : 20 restaurants offer deals for first-ever North Hills Restaurant Week
Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Easily Tops the Chart for a Fifth Week
Pink cancels some Australian concert dates after hospitalization
What's on Tap : American Tobacco campus to welcome Venezuelan coffee roaster as first popup tenant
As Brexit Looms, Musicians Brace for the Worst
Why a Picture Book Now for Young Kids? Let’s Just Say He Could Feel It in His Bones
Tracy Morgan and Conan O’Brien to Perform at New York Comedy Festival
Review: Whimsy, Horror and Missing Bones in ‘Hunter John and Jane’
How One Striking Music Video Bends Gender and Genre
As America Grieved, Sports Helped Console a Nation
An Award-Winning Biographer’s Latest Subject: Herself
As Brexit Looms, Musicians Brace for the Worst
Jeremy Strong Discusses the Plan for ‘Succession’
'Homeland' will end with Season 8
LeBron James to produce docuseries for Showtime called 'Shut Up and Dribble'
Netta Yerushalmy’s Cabinet of Dance Curiosities
The ‘Bachelorette’ Makes Her Choice. Will She Regret It?
‘Better Call Saul’ Season 4 Premiere: Cross to Bear

Political News

How LeBron James and Melania Trump laid bare the contradictions in the Trump White House
Ginsburg Bemoans a ‘Divisive’ Term, but Vows to Stick Around
Rand Paul, in Moscow, invites Russian lawmakers to Washington
Dying of ALS, this father is using his last breaths to help Democrats win in 2018
Why this weekend's Trump Tower tweet matters
Ginsburg Bemoans a ‘Divisive’ Term, but Vows to Stick Around
The NRA claims actions by New York state are harming its finances. Governor Cuomo's response: 'Too bad'
Trump snaps back Iran sanctions aiming to change, not topple Tehran, officials say
Report: Trump admin in danger of wasting billions on border wall
Gates says he and Manafort didn't report 15 foreign accounts, knew it was illegal
Trump team expected to respond to Mueller in coming days regarding interview
Trump's Kobach endorsement could cost the GOP a governor's race in red Kansas
President urged to stop tweeting on Trump Tower meeting
Trump’s Border Wall Could Waste Billions of Dollars, Report Says
US seeking fundamental changes at UN agency supporting Palestinians
US-led coalition admits airstrikes killed 77 civilians in Raqqa, Syria
Pentagon bans use of geolocators on fitness trackers, smartphones
Mike Pence's moral case for removing a president from office
The Obamas, Beyoncé and how official photos have become visual press releases
Trump Supreme Court pick: Presidents can ignore laws they think are unconstitutional
Bolton: US sanctions on Iran having 'major effect'
Iran's president says he'll talk to Trump "right now"
Trump Jr. downplays 'bait and switch' Trump Tower meeting
Who is Rick Gates?
Ex-marine behind thwarted attack at San Francisco's Pier 39 sentenced to 15 years
Lindsey Graham had a 'really interesting' dinner with Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and the President
Trump nominates new ICE director
Pentagon Cracks Down on GPS Software on Devices in Combat Zones
Dem questions whether Supreme Court would force Trump to comply with a Mueller subpoena
Donald Trump Jr.’s Potential Legal Troubles, Explained
Conservative activists driven from restaurant by antifa group
Takeaways from day five of the Paul Manafort trial
How Accounts of Russia Meeting at Trump Tower Shifted
Trump’s Border Wall Could Waste Billions of Dollars, Report Says
Trump foe Rosie O'Donnell predicts big November turnout: 'People have just really had enough'
Trump’s Border Wall Could Waste Billions of Dollars, Report Says

Health Team

Teens who vape or use hookah are more likely to use marijuana later, study finds
CNN Exclusive: Surgeon falsely accused of wrongdoing tries to recover his name
Amid seizures, man sketched his 'beautiful' hallucinations
This plate design gets young kids to eat more veggies, study finds
Do women heart attack patients fare better with female doctors?
Beyoncé, Serena Williams bring attention to risks of childbirth for black women