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Without Agreement, NC Lawmakers Keep Session Going

Posted: 08/04/2014 - The North Carolina General Assembly may be in suspended animation for the near future after lawmakers went home over the weekend without agreeing how to complete pending work for the year.

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Former White House Press Secretary Jim Brady Dies

Posted: 08/04/2014 - The family of James Brady, the White House press secretary who was wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, says he has died. Brady was 73.

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Obama Says After 9-11, US 'Tortured Some Folks'

Posted: 08/02/2014 - The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office.

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Governor Orders That Coal Ash Laws Be Enforced

Posted: 08/01/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory has issued an executive order directing North Carolina's environmental agency to enforce all applicable laws to try to force Duke Energy to clean up its coal ash dumps.

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Senate Breaks With No Duke Coal Ash Decision

Posted: 08/01/2014 - The North Carolina Senate has adjourned without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its 33 leaky coal ash dumps in the state.

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One of Two American Ebola Patients Back In U.S.

Updated: 08/03/2014 - The wife of an American doctor infected with Ebola in Africa says she is pleased her husband was able to walk out of an ambulance when he arrived at a hospital in Atlanta.

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Congress Sends Highway Bill To White House

Posted: 07/31/2014 - Congress has approved a bill to prevent a 28 percent cut in federal highway and mass transit aid at the height of the summer construction season.

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Audit: NC Medicaid Savings Could Be At Risk

Posted: 07/31/2014 - An audit says state health officials' failure to get federal certification for a new Medicaid payment system could put at least some of the planned savings of $10 million a year at risk.

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UNC Board Of Governors Considers Tuition Cap

Posted: 07/31/2014 - The UNC Board of Governors is considering a tuition cap for the University of North Carolina system that would lock increases at 5 percent annually.

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US, UN Announce Deal On 72-Hour Gaza Cease-Fire

Posted: 07/31/2014 - Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.

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Congressional Countdown

Posted: 07/31/2014 - As lawmakers leave Washington for the summer break, there is still a lot left on the table.

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ECU: Proposed Budget Spares Brody School Of Medicine

Updated: 07/31/2014 - A statement from ECU says their preliminary analysis of the proposed state budget shows the legislature "responded positively" to concerns about budget cuts that would have had detrimental impacts on the Brody School of Medicine.

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House Passes Congressman Jones' Resolution On Iraq

Updated: 07/25/2014 - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a resolution introduced by 3rd District Republican Congressman to prohibit the deployment of U.S. armed forces in a sustained combat role in Iraq without congressional authorization.

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NC Budget Hole Grows Based On New Tax Cut Analysis

Updated: 07/25/2014 - North Carolina income tax collections for 2014 are expected to fall $205 million short of earlier projections following Republican-backed tax cuts approved last year.

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Obama Aide Says Impeachment Threat Taken Seriously

Posted: 07/25/2014 - One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president.

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