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CMN Podcast 8-24: Theresa Payton, Tim Boyum, Norman Unplugged

Bo Thompson talks to Cyber Security expert Theresa Payton about a new politics-fee filter for Facebook, a new Mac virus, and why so may of us put off updating our computers. TWC's Tim Boyum previews Mike Pence's latest visit to Charlotte. Bo & Jim react to Josh Norman's latest verbal tirade to ESPN The Magazine.
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Attack underway at American University in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The president of the American University in the Afghan capital says a militant attack is underway on the campus. Mark English tells The Associated Press that security forces are on the scene after Wednesday's attack and that "we are trying to assess the situation." Witnesses say they heard explosions and automatic gunfire. It was not immediately clear if anyone was wounded.

The Latest: General says no one swayed him in Bergdahl case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on a pretrial hearing in the legal case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The Army general overseeing the court martial of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says no one influenced his decisions about the case. Gen. Robert B. Abrams testified Wednesday at a pretrial hearing and faced questions related to a motion seeking to disqualify him from the case.

South Carolina Democrats drop presidents' names from dinner

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The South Carolina Democratic Party will rename its annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner after the upcoming fundraiser in September, making it the latest state party to distance itself from the slave-owning presidents who are considered the party's founders. The party's executive committee voted Tuesday night to drop the names of the nation's third and seventh presidents, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.

Explorer: No train or tunnel at search site for Nazi train

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Explorers' great hopes for finding a legendary Nazi "gold train" in Poland appeared dashed Wednesday when, after digging extensively, they admitted they have found "no train, no tunnel" at the site. The legend has sparked a gold rush, drawing in drawn explorers and treasure hunters from across Europe to Poland's southwestern town of Walbrzych, and prompting local authorities to dream about a great inflow of tourists and money.

Ex-Illinois coach working at UNC as volunteer assistant

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Former Illinois coach Tim Beckman is working as a volunteer assistant at No. 22 North Carolina. UNC team spokesman Kevin Best said Wednesday in an email to The Associated Press that Beckman was working as a defensive coach. Illinois fired Beckman a week before the 2015 opener after a law firm hired by the university concluded he interfered in player medical decisions and pressured players to play through injuries.

American University Under Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul is under assault, as security forces exchange gunfire with attackers. The number of students and professors inside are unknown, as is the identity of the attackers. The attackers managed to enter Noor Hospital, adjacent to the school, according to eyewitnesses. Two professors at the university -- one American and one Australian -- were abducted at gun point earlier this month. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio.

The Latest: Lawyer says boiled water attack not about hate

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Latest on the trial of a man accused of pouring boiled water on a sleeping gay couple (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A defense attorney for a man accused of throwing boiled water on a same-sex couple as they slept in a suburban Atlanta apartment told jurors her client was reacting to behavior he found disrespectful.

Review: Cyborgs fight for their rights in 'Deus Ex'

In the 1970s, "The Six-Million-Dollar Man" had all us kids fantasizing about the cool bionic parts we'd all be getting one day. Super-speedy legs? An arm that can punch through brick walls? An eye with a built-in zoom lens? Who wouldn't want to be Steve Austin? Adam Jensen, the protagonist of "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided" (Square Enix, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, $59.99), makes Steve look like a 98-pound weakling.

Astronaut breaks US record: 521 days in space and counting

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- An astronaut has set a U.S. record for most time spent in space. Jeffrey Williams, commander of the International Space Station, marked his 521st day in orbit Wednesday, a number accumulated over four flights. That surpasses the 520-day record set by Scott Kelly, whose one-year space station mission ended in March.

Lawsuit filed over railing collapse at Snoop Dogg concert

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- A lawyer representing 17 people injured when a railing collapsed at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in New Jersey earlier this month is suing the performers and the venue's owner. The suit filed Wednesday in Philadelphia doesn't specify damages sought. The plaintiffs include 14 concertgoers and three workers, including one the lawyer says suffered a fractured spine. Authorities have said 42 people were hurt in the Aug.

Pharrell to be honored by Clive Davis for songwriting

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pharrell has a new reason to be "Happy." Clive Davis is honoring the "Happy" and "Freedom" singer-songwriter with his Legend in Songwriting Award. Pharrell is scheduled to receive the honor from the veteran music executive at the 12th annual Songs of Hope event on Sept. 15. The annual event benefits the City of Hope, a research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases in Duarte, California.

Purdue entomologist returns moth library book 60 years late

LINTON, Ind. (AP) -- A Purdue University entomology professor has returned a copy of "The Moths of the Limberlost" that he checked out 60 years ago at age 8. WTWO-TV in Terre Haute, Indiana, reports that (http://bit.ly/2bfqXPQ ) Larry Murdock checked out the book from the Linton Public Library in western Indiana in 1956. He says he found the book in a box and that returning it "was the right thing to do.

Appalachian coal towns hit by layoffs due money for growth

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Officials say 29 projects in nine Appalachian states and in Texas are being funded by nearly $39 million from a federal initiative aimed at stimulating economic development in U.S. communities hard hit by coal industry layoffs. Officials for the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies announced the projects Wednesday at a news conference in Huntington, West Virginia. The funding comes from $65.

The hidden risk to the economy in corporate balance sheets

NEW YORK (AP) -- America has a debt problem, but it's not what you think. Yes, the federal government owes trillions of dollars more than it did a few years ago. Yes, Americans are still struggling to pay off mortgages and student loans. But it's the buildup in debt elsewhere that is most worrying some experts, and the big borrower this time may come as a surprise: Corporate America. You might think big U.S.

DC sets record with more than 2 million foreign tourists

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tourism bureau for the nation's capital says Washington set a record for overseas tourism in 2015, with more than 2 million foreign visitors. Destination DC released the visitation data on Wednesday. The tourism bureau announced in May that the city also saw a record number of domestic visitors in 2015, with more than 19 million Americans traveling to Washington.