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.
Posted: 09/19/2013 - Both of eastern carolina's representatives voted against a plan approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday to reduce spending for food stamps by billions of dollars.
Posted: 09/19/2013 - The infighting — now engulfing many parts of northern Syria — threatened to further split opposition forces outgunned by President Bashar Assad's troops and strengthen his hand as he engages with world powers on relinquishing his chemical weapons.
Updated: 09/19/2013 - The new work requirements proposed in the bill would allow states to require 20 hours of work activities per week from any able-bodied adult with a child over age 1 if that person has child care available.
Posted: 09/19/2013 - Scientists working on a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling over how to address a wrinkle in the meteorological data that has given ammunition to global-warming skeptics.
Posted: 09/19/2013 - A survey indicates Gov. Pat McCrory has lost popularity with North Carolina registered voters since spring. President Barack Obama appears to have had a similar decline.
Posted: 09/19/2013 - A Texas appeals court has overturned the money laundering conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
Updated: 09/19/2013 - It may be September, but in a handful of communities, that means it is time for early voting.
Updated: 09/18/2013 - Margaret "Mardy" Peal began work last month at an annual salary of $95,000 as senior policy advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services.