Updated: 10/02/2013 - Tweeters called members of Congress, quote, "stupid" and "idiots" who need to "grow up."
Posted: 10/01/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory's top legal adviser is questioning whether North Carolina's attorney general has compromised his ability to defend the state from a federal lawsuit alleging new Republican-backed voting changes are intended to suppress minority voter turnout.
Posted: 10/01/2013 - Some Christian doctors say they may quit medicine or leave the country if the new health care law requires them to violate their convictions.
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."