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GOP Vows To Fight Justice Department Over New Voter Laws

Updated: 09/30/2013 - The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block parts of a new North Carolina voting law that tightens election procedures, including requiring photo identification to cast ballots.

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Trapped Workers May Seek Relief In New Health Exchanges

Updated: 09/30/2013 - As millions of Americans wait to see how the federal health exchanges shake out, some who’ve been hanging onto their jobs just for the insurance say Obamacare gives them a new reason to bid their old employers goodbye.

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2 From NC Charged With Killing NY Woman

Updated: 09/29/2013 - Police say two North Carolina residents who were in Niagara Falls for a wedding are facing murder charges in the shooting death of a 39-year-old woman.

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NSA Collects Data On US Citizens' Social Connections

Posted: 09/29/2013 - Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with officials.

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Toyota Recalls 694,000 Sienna Minivans

Posted: 09/28/2013 - Toyota will recall 694,000 older Sienna minvans due to a problem with the shift lever that could result in unexpected rollaways.

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UN Votes To Eliminate Syria's Chemical Weapons

Posted: 09/27/2013 - "Today's historic resolution is the first hopeful news on Syria in a long time," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the council after the vote. The agreement allows the start of a mission to rid Syria's regime of its estimated 1,000-ton chemical arsenal by mid-2014.

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NSA Watchdog Details Surveillance Misuse

Posted: 09/27/2013 - The federal watchdog for the National Security Agency has disclosed embarrassing details about misuse of surveillance data by its employees.

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Human Remains Found Near Costa Concordia Shipwreck Scene

Posted: 09/26/2013 - Divers have spotted human remains near the shipwrecked Costa Concordia off an Italian island, and authorities say DNA tests will determine if they are those of two victims whose bodies were never found.

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Mortar Shell Hits Iraq Embassy In Syria

Posted: 09/26/2013 - A mortar shell has slammed into the Iraqi embassy in central Damascus in an attack that Iraqi state TV says killed one person and wounded five.

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Former Liberian President's Conviction For War Crimes Upheld

Posted: 09/26/2013 - An international war crimes court has upheld the conviction and 50-year sentence of former Liberian President Charles Taylor for aiding rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone, saying Taylor's financial, material and tactical support made possible horrendous crimes against civilians.

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NC Attorney General Joins Nationwide Effort To Regulate E-cigarettes

Posted: 09/25/2013 - Cooper signed a letter Tuesday that says e-cigarettes are being marketed to children through cartoon-like advertising characters and by offering fruit and candy flavors, at the same time they are becoming more affordable and available.

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Feds: NC Affordable Care Act Insurance Premiums Will Be Above US Average

Updated: 09/25/2013 - The average monthly cost for mid-range coverage across 48 states will be $328 when new health insurance markets start in every state next week. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says premiums in North Carolina will be $369 a month on average.

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USPS Seeks 3-Cent Increase For First-Class Mail

Updated: 09/25/2013 - The financially ailing Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter - and that would raise the price of a first-class stamp to 49 cents.

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