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Here is an early look at the stories we plan to cover Wednesday, October 10, 2012, subject to change as developments warrant. The North Carolina News Digest for Thursday AMs will move at 2 p.m.

The news editor is Tim Rogers. The AP bureau for North Carolina can be reached at 866-883-1272 or 919-510-8937-5510.


STOCKHOLM — Two American researchers won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of protein receptors that let body cells sense and respond to outside signals like danger or the flavor of food. Such studies are key for developing better drugs. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka had made groundbreaking discoveries, mainly in the 1980s, on an important family of receptors, known as G-protein-coupled receptors. By Karl Ritter And Louise Nordstrom.

Eds: 6th Ld-Writethru has moved. Will be updated. AP Photos NCRAL101, NY108M, NY108, STO801.


PLAYERS CHARGED-LARCENY, from BRYSON CITY — Five Mars Hill football players are among seven students charged with theft in Bryson City. New. Moved as APNewsNow.

COROLLA HORSES, from CAROLLA — Officials in Currituck County are considering reducing the number of trips allowed to watch the wild horses on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. New. Moved as APNewsNow.

PLANT FATAL, from FRANKLIN, Va. — Police have identified a worker who was killed in an accident at a paper recycling operation in Virginia. Isle of Wight County sheriff's Lt. Bob Fox tells The Virginian-Pilot ( ) that 38-year-old James Denny III of Fayetteville, N.C., was injured while operating an overhead crane. New. Moved as APNewsNow.

POULTRY SCIENCE GIFT from RALEIGH — A farm business in Clinton is giving North Carolina State University $10 million for its poultry science program. New. Moved as APNewsNow.

ARMY-PHYSICAL FITNESS UNIFORM, from FORT BRAGG — Fort Bragg soldiers are getting the chance to look at the improved versions of their physical fitness uniforms and vote on their favorite. New. Moved as APNewsNow.

The AP-Raleigh

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