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AP Source: Obama To Name Utah Gov Envoy To China

Posted: 05/16/2009 - President Barack Obama intends to name Utah's Republican Gov. Jon Huntsman, seen by many as a potential GOP presidential contender, to be ambassador to China, a source close to the governor said Friday night.

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Biden Announces $100M For Lead-Paint Removal

Posted: 05/16/2009 - Nearly $100 million in federal stimulus money will go toward a program to remove lead-based paint and other health and safety hazards from low-income homes, Vice President Joe Biden announced Friday.

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Poll: More Americans Calling Themselves Pro-Life

Posted: 05/16/2009 - A Gallup Poll released Friday found that 51 percent of Americans now call themselves pro-life rather than pro-choice on the issue of abortion, the first time a majority gave that answer in the 15 years that Gallup has asked the question.

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NC State University Trustees' Chairman Resigns

Posted: 05/15/2009 - The chairman of North Carolina State University's board of trustees has resigned following accusations that he acted inappropriately in the hiring of former first lady Mary Easley.

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Roy Cooper Decides Against 2010 Senate Run

Posted: 05/15/2009 - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said he will not run for the Democratic nomination to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in 2010.

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AP Source: Rove To Be Interviewed On US Attorneys

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Former top Bush White House aide Karl Rove, who has said he will cooperate with an investigation into the firing of U.S. attorneys, is scheduled to be interviewed by a special prosecutor, a lawyer familiar with the probe says.

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Insurers Get Preliminary OK For Treasury Funds

Posted: 05/15/2009 - The Treasury Department has agreed to extend billions in bailout funds to six major life insurers, following a months-long quest by some in the sector for government help in shoring up capital positions in the wake of major investment losses.

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Notre Dame President Catches Heat For Obama Invite

Posted: 05/15/2009 - The Rev. John Jenkins got some simple advice before taking over as president of the University of Notre Dame: "Don't listen to the criticism, don't listen to the praise, just make the best decision you can."

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AP Source: US Wants Faster Training In Pakistan

Posted: 05/15/2009 - The Pentagon is looking at plans to significantly accelerate and expand the training of Pakistan's military in a key move to improve their ability to confront insurgents along the Afghanistan border, The Associated Press has learned.

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Pelosi on the CIA: "They Mislead Us All The Time"

Posted: 05/14/2009 - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bluntly accused the CIA on Thursday of misleading her and other lawmakers about its use of waterboarding during the Bush administration.

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George C. Wallace IV Found Dead At Age 25

Posted: 05/14/2009 - A grandson of former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, George Corley Wallace IV, has been found dead at his home in Pensacola, Fla. He was 25.

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Bill Could End Death Row Delays

Posted: 05/14/2009 - The legal knot that has delayed North Carolina executions could be unraveled in legislation tentatively approved by the Senate. The bill is designed to weed out racial bias in capital punishment.

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People React To Smoking Ban

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Trouble for tobacco users, but delight for those fed up with secondhand smoke. The smoking ban is one step away from becoming a state law.

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Steele Praises Romney After Criticizing Him

Posted: 05/13/2009 - The head of the Republican Party said Tuesday he regrets the public interpretation of comments in which he said the GOP voted against Mitt Romney last year in part because he was a Mormon.

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Social Security, Medicare Dwindling In Recession

Posted: 05/13/2009 - Social Security and Medicare are fading even faster under the weight of the recession, heading for insolvency years sooner than previously expected, the government warned Tuesday.

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Coastal Counties Look To Legislature

Updated: 05/12/2009 - North Carolina coastal homeowners saddled this spring with huge increases in their insurance premiums, deductibles and surcharges are seeking help from state lawmakers.

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