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Senate approves Obama pick for surgeon general

Posted: 12/15/2014 - The Senate on Monday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general, despite opposition from Republicans and some Democrats over his support for gun control and past statements that gun violence is a public health issue.

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Workers remove time capsule dating back to 1795

Posted: 12/12/2014 - Crews worked carefully Thursday to remove a time capsule dating back to 1795 from the granite cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse, where historians believe it was originally placed by Revolutionary War luminaries Samuel Adams and Paul Revere, among others.

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Black lawmakers pledge to file legislation requiring body cams

Posted: 12/11/2014 - Black lawmakers at the North Carolina General Assembly say they'll file legislation next year requiring some or all law enforcement officers to wear body cameras and other bills meant to deter profiling based on race and other factors.

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Lawmakers agree to $1.1 trillion spending bill

Posted: 12/09/2014 - The hard-fought agreement would delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until the new year but allow Republicans to take full control of Congress next month with a clean slate.

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Torture report: Harsh CIA tactics didn't work

Updated: 12/09/2014 - Senate investigators have delivered a damning indictment of CIA interrogation practices after the 9/11 attacks, accusing the agency of inflicting pain and suffering on prisoners with tactics that went well beyond legal limits.

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McCrory enters immigration order lawsuit against Obama

Updated: 12/04/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory says he joined a lawsuit brought by the Texas attorney general challenging President Barack Obama's executive order last month on immigration because the president exceeded his powers laid out in the U.S. Constitution.

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Takata: Evidence doesn't support national recall

Updated: 12/03/2014 - A defiant Takata Corp. told a U.S. safety agency that its demand for a nationwide air bag recall isn't supported by evidence, and the government doesn't have authority to tell a parts maker to do a recall.

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McCrory announces campaign website upgrade

Posted: 12/02/2014 - Pat McCrory's upgraded campaign website provides stronger evidence North Carolina's governor is planning to seek a second term in 2016.

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Dominion: Pipeline means $25M in property taxes

Posted: 12/01/2014 - Energy provider Dominion Resources Inc. says a proposed pipeline that would deliver natural gas to the Southeast would provide more than $25 million in annual local property taxes.

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Supreme Court to consider Facebook threats case

Posted: 12/01/2014 - It's a First Amendment test for the Supreme Court in a case being heard Monday. At issue are the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.

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