Crime

Army combat veteran’s call for help lands him in jail

The fate of Ryan Broderick, an Army veteran who did three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been uncertain for months after a desperate and threatening call he made to the crisis hotline run by Veterans Affairs. He’s not the first veteran jailed for comments made in confidence.

Health & Fitness

Prostate cancer attacks NC black men at startling rate

Wendell Perry’s story is common across a swath of counties in northeastern and Eastern North Carolina. The African-American population in those counties approaches or exceeds 50 percent, and for reasons not completely clear, the disease is often even more dangerous for black men than the state’s sobering average.

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