A Huntersville doctor has been for child pornography after an eight-month investigation, police said. Dr. David Shope, 41, was charged Oct. 1 with two counts each of felony second-degree and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was released Oct. 7 on a $120,000 bond. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Cyber Crimes Unit led the investigation, which involved online pornography, police said. Shope is a hematologist-oncologist and has worked at Southern Oncology Specialists in Huntersville.
CLINTON, Iowa (AP) -- A North Carolina plastics recycler has opened a new recycling plant in a vacant Clinton warehouse. The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/1LjVncB ) that EnviroVision Technologies of Charlotte, North Carolina, runs the plant. Clinton Mayor Mark Vulich introduced EnviroVision Recycling at a news conference on Wednesday. Vulich says EnviroVision is leasing the 62,000-square-foot warehouse and plan to invest about $750,000 in equipment and minor upgrades to the building.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- In a terse warning, South Carolina's governor urged thousands of people in low-lying areas near the coast to evacuate Thursday before a mass of water rumbling toward the ocean floods some places for up to two more weeks. Gov. Nikki Haley said at a news conference that people in flood-prone parts of four counties should "strongly consider evacuating," including the 10,000 residents of Georgetown.
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- One of the three Americans who helped stop a terrorist attack on a train this August in France has been stabbed and is in stable condition, a defense department official confirmed to ABC News. Spencer Stone was reportedly attacked overnight in Sacramento, Calif. The defense official told ABC News that Stone, a member of the U.S. Air Force, is believed to have been attacked between midnight and 1 a.m. PT Thursday.
(KUNDUZ, Afghanistan) -- There are still 24 staffers from Doctors Without Borders missing after the airstrike that hit the charity's hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. At least 22 people died in the Saturday morning strike, including 12 staffers, the charity's international president said Wednesday. The organization is known internationally as Medecins Sans Frontieres, or by the acronym MSF.
(NEW YORK) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter has been suspended for three months, FIFA announced on Thursday. During the 90-day ban, Blatter cannot "represent FIFA in any capacity, act on the organisation's behalf, or communicate to media or other stakeholders as a FIFA representative," FIFA said in a statement.
(NEW YORK) -- Facebook's solution to the frequently requested "dislike" button is here. The company revealed on Thursday it is testing "Reactions," a set of six emoji that can be chosen when liking a post simply doesn't feel right. "As you can see, it's not a 'dislike' button, though we hope it addresses the spirit of this request more broadly.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sometimes "liking" something just isn't enough. And sometimes typing out a thoughtful comment about how you feel about someone's Facebook post isn't an option. To fill that gap, Facebook is introducing Reactions. Instead of the "dislike" button many Facebook users have been clamoring for, the Menlo Park, California-based social network is testing out buttons that represent the emotions of love, yay, ha ha, wow, angry and sad.
(NEW YORK) -- Kate Hudson works hard for her body and she's not afraid to show it. The A-list actress flaunted her abs while offering a sneak peek at some new items in her athletic clothing line. "This little bra and boyshort with little tiny hearts all over it," she wrote on Instagram Tuesday. "@Fabletics #SneakPeek #ValentinesDay2016 #Fabletics." <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.
(WASHINGTON) -- Hillary Clinton has said repeatedly over the course of her campaign that she's not running for President Obama's third term. And as outsider candidate Bernie Sanders surges in the polls, and a possible run by Vice President Joe Biden looms, Clinton appears to be increasingly casting herself as different from the Obama administration.