Updated: 10/02/2013 - His spokesman says President Barack Obama isn't backing down from his refusal to negotiate changes in the health care law in return for reopening the government.
Posted: 09/28/2013 - The Senate's top Democrat says his chamber will reject a new House Republican plan to avert a partial government shutdown.
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.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - It's the first conversation between American and Iranian presidents in more than 30 years.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - A state lawyer got a taxpayer-funded $80,000 settlement after challenging her dismissal by the Republican administration of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - The party-line, 54-44 vote clears the last obstacle to Senate approval of a measures aimed at preventing a government shutdown on Tuesday.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - Former President George W. Bush says he's feeling "pretty good" after undergoing a heart procedure last month and is back to golfing and mountain biking.
Posted: 09/26/2013 - A state audit shows North Carolina has failed to properly release information on cases of those accused of driving while impaired.
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.
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.
Posted: 09/25/2013 - The ad says "Republican leadership has failed teachers in North Carolina" and points out spending reductions for textbooks and the end of the "back-to-school" sales tax holiday in August.
Posted: 09/25/2013 - In an email dated Sept. 3, the state informed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it doesn't need a $222,595 grant for water quality monitoring in areas seen as candidates for hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."
Posted: 09/24/2013 - With Congress locked in another showdown over spending, local Marine families are worried about what a government shutdown would do to their finances.
Posted: 09/24/2013 - Another former U.S. Army general has joined the North Carolina Department of Transportation, this time as the next Division of Motor Vehicles commissioner.
Posted: 09/23/2013 - North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger will not run for the U.S. Senate next year, saying it's not the right time to take on a statewide campaign.
Posted: 09/22/2013 - The General Assembly this year kept earmarking all North Carolina lottery proceeds for education, just as political predecessors said they would when they approved the gambling years ago.
Posted: 09/20/2013 - The State Board of Elections says it will not weigh in on the decision on where students at Appalachian State University can cast ballots.
Posted: 09/20/2013 - Charting a collision course with the White House, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation Friday to wipe out the three-year-old health care law that President Barack Obama has vowed to preserve — and simultaneously prevent a partial government shutdown that neither party claims to want.