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7 NC Men Charged With Plotting Foreign Terror Attacks

Suspects accused of conspiring to carry out jihad attacks on Israel

(Newser) - A North Carolina construction worker, his two sons and four other men in the state have been charged with plotting to carry out terror attacks abroad, the BBC reports. The men, all but one of whom are US citizens, conspired to carry out jihad attacks in countries including Jordan and... More »

10 Best Cities for Small Business

(Newser) - Despite tough economic times, an analysis of the country’s 100 largest metropolitan areas offers hope for those looking to launch a small business. Portfolio and BizJournals list the cities that are most conducive:
  1. Raleigh, NC: The only market to rank among the top 10 in many key categories—growth,
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Slain Jogger's Hubby Busted for Murder

NC man arrested after statements don't match up

(Newser) - The husband of a jogger found dead in July has been charged with her murder, Raleigh's News & Observer reports. Police say parts of the testimony made by Brad Cooper during a custody hearing for the couple's two daughters earlier this month were inconsistent with what he had told... More »

NC Paper: We Tried to Confirm Edwards Affair

Editor says coverage was spot on, given what reporters knew

(Newser) - There has been much hand-wringing over the mainstream media’s coverage—or lack thereof—of the John Edwards sex scandal, but the News & Observer of Raleigh thinks it got it right. In a blog post today, the executive editor explains that the paper took the Enquirer’s allegations seriously,... More »

Jogger in Mystery Murder Abused by Hubby: Family

Victim's parents, twin win custody of two children

(Newser) - The family of a woman found murdered in North Carolina has won custody of her two children after they told the court that her "mentally unstable" husband had been emotionally abusive and had been involved in an affair. No suspects have been named in the mystery murder, but police... More »

America's Top 10 Cities

Combination of good jobs, good housing, and good times has Houston atop list

(Newser) - The best cities are those where you can not only find work and affordable housing, but are also infused with culture and creativity, Kiplinger's Personal Finance writes. Its (somewhat surprising) top 10:
  1. Houston: Flush with museums, nightlife, and a teeming job market.
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Top 10 US Cities for Jobs

Salt Lake City's still tops, but Texas boasts work aplenty, Forbes reports

(Newser) - Where to get that new job this year? The Lone Star State is boasting work aplenty, but Salt Lake City—still high on tech jobs—takes the top spot. Forbes lists its top10 job-growth towns:
  1. Salt Lake City, Utah
  2. Wichita, Kan.
  3. Austin, Texas
  4. Atlanta, Ga.
  5. Fort Worth, Texas
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Best Home Sellers' Markets

Times are tough, but your house won't sit on the market for long in these towns

(Newser) - The housing market overall isn't good, but luckily for some, there's an exception to every rule. Forbes points you toward 10 towns where sellers can still finish with smiles on their faces.
  1. Raleigh, NC
  2. San Francisco
  3. Austin, Texas
  4. San Antonio, Texas
  5. St. Louis 
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