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Charlotte Cuban-Americans React to Change in Policy

We're getting reactions about President Obama's historic change in policy toward Cuba from Cuban-Americans who live here in Charlotte.

US, Cuba Patch Torn Relations In Historic Accord

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations. Read More »

Taliban Assault On Pakistan School Leaves 141 Dead

In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 141 people — almost all of them students — before government troops ended the siege. Read More »

Police Storm Sydney Cafe Where Hostages Held

A flurry of loud bangs erupted early Tuesday as a swarm of heavily armed police stormed a downtown Sydney cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage for more than 16 hours. Read More »

SIM Missionary Heads Back to Ebola Hot Zone

Two doctors with Charlotte-based SIM USA are heading to west Africa to help Ebola-stricken patients. One of them just spent three weeks in quarantine in Charlotte.

Honduran Beauty Queen Found Dead

A Honduran beauty queen who went missing just days before she was set to head off to participate in the Miss World pageant has been found dead, along with her sister, a patrolman from the Honduras National Criminal Investigations Office told CNN. Read More »

U.S. Rabbis Among 5 Killed in Synagogue Attack

Two Palestinian cousins with knives, axes and guns attacked worshipers during morning prayers.

AP: ISIS, Al-Qaida Agree To Work Together

Two Syrian opposition figures say the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's branch met last week and agreed to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents. Read More »

Family Members Enraged At 36-Year Prison Sentence For Korean Ferry Captain

Enraged parents wept and screamed as a judge sentenced a South Korean ferry captain to 36 years in prison Tuesday for negligence and abandoning passengers when his ship sank earlier this year, killing more than 300 people, mostly high school students. Read More »

Experts: ISIL Worse Than Al Qaeda

Here is a snapshot of what ISIL is and how it expertly uses social media to spread its message of violence.

Preliminary Test Results Negative For Ebola For Duke University Hospital Patient

Officials say the preliminary test results for the patient showing symptoms of Ebola at Duke University Hospital were negative.

Canadian Shooting Suspect May Have Had Contact with U.S. Jihadists

We're learning new details about the man accused of going on a shooting spree at Canada's National War Memorial and Parliament building.

Gunman, Soldier Dead In Canadian Parliament Shooting

A Canadian soldier was shot and killed as he and another soldier stood guard at Canada's Parliament war memorial Wednesday. Read More »

New Restrictions On Travelers From Ebola-Stricken Countries

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that all U.S.-bound travelers from three Ebola-stricken African countries will be required to fly into one of five airports that are conducting additional screening. Read More »

WHO: Nigeria's Ebola Outbreak Is Officially Over

Nigeria is free of Ebola, the World Health Organization declared Monday of a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease. Read More »

Fight Against Ebola Intensifying in U.S.

Officials say 334 U.S. troops are currently deployed in Liberia to help in the fight. And employees at five major U.S. airports are being trained to clean and sanitize anything exposed to the virus.

FBI Director Warns Lone 'Rat' Attacks to Increase

James Comey says North Carolina's law enforcement community is "uniquely knit together" and equipped to battle not only local crime but international terrorism.

FBI Needs Help Identifying ISIS Jihadist

The FBI is asking for help identifying a man seen in a propaganda video released by ISIS. Read More »

Ebola Patient's Family: They're Terrified. They're Terrified.

The mother, sister and nephew of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. sat down for the first time together with WCCB's Courtney Francisco.

ISIS Threatens to Kill Former U.S. Soldier

The terror group ISIS says it has beheaded a British aid worker, and is threatening to kill an American.

President Obama: Intelligence Community Underestimated ISIS Threat

President Obama is taking some heat after admitting the terror group ISIS is proving more powerful than the U.S. first thought.

More Countries Join U.S.-Led Coalition Against ISIS

New airtrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. It comes as some lawmakers suggest there need to be U.S. boots on the ground.

UK Police Arrest 2 More Men In Counter-Terrorism Investigation

UK police arrested two more men Friday in connection with an investigation into suspected membership of a banned organization. Read More »

Nancy Writebol Wants to Return to West Africa

For many, Charlotte missionary Nancy Writebol became the face of the Ebola outbreak. WCCB spoke one on one with her and her husband David Wednesday.

Third American Ebola Patient Released from Hospital

Dr. Rick Sacra was released from Nebraska Medical Center Thursday after being declared Ebola free. He contracted the virus while delivering babies in Liberia.

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