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Court Hears 'Choose Life' License Plate Case

Posted: 10/30/2013 - Kathryne Hathcock of the attorney general's office said the state is entitled to use specialty license tags to advance its preference for childbirth over abortion.

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Concerns Raised About Security Of Health Website

Updated: 10/30/2013 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says she's sorry consumers have wasted so much time dealing with technical problems on the Obama administration's health insurance website.

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Israel Frees 26 Palestinian Prisoners, Part Of Deal For Peace Talks

Updated: 10/29/2013 - The decision to release the 26 has triggered anguish and anger in Israel, where many view the men as terrorists who have committed grisly crimes against Israelis. Jubilant celebrations kicked off in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip where the prisoners are seen as heroes.

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$230,000 In Mansion Bathroom Repairs Off List

Posted: 10/29/2013 - An updated to-do list from Gov. Pat McCrory's administration to spend taxpayer dollars to repair North Carolina government buildings has left out some bathroom renovations at the Executive Mansion.

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Ex-Congressman Reports To NC Prison

Posted: 10/29/2013 - Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has reported to a North Carolina federal prison to serve a 2 1/2-year prison term for misusing campaign funds.

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NC State Parks Director Retiring At Year's End

Posted: 10/28/2013 - North Carolina's state parks director for the past 10 years is leaving state government to become the head of a national association for similar state leaders.

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White House Okays Limited Waiver On Health Penalty

Updated: 10/29/2013 - With website woes ongoing, the Obama administration Monday granted a six-week extension until March 31 for Americans to sign up for coverage next year and avoid new tax penalties under the president's health care overhaul law.

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Local Families Worried About Food Stamp Cuts

Updated: 10/28/2013 - Families that depend on food stamps say changes to the food assistance program will take food off their tables when their monthly benefit decreases starting this Friday.

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Europe Mulls Sanctions Against US Over Spying

Posted: 10/28/2013 - The United States could lose access to an important law enforcement tool used to track terrorist money flows, German officials said Monday, as Europe weighed a response to allegations that the Americans spied on their closest European allies.

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Cruz In Iowa Claims Shutdown Got People Talking

Posted: 10/26/2013 - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz argued to influential Iowa Republicans Friday that the partial government shutdown he helped precipitate this month was a success despite a compromise that reopened the government and ultimately funded the health care law he has made his name fighting.

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Hawaii Could Soon Legalize Gay Marriage

Posted: 10/25/2013 - A special session starting Monday could make Hawaii the newest state to formally legalize gay marriage, a move proponents say would exemplify the state's fabled aloha spirit while granting equality and spurring tourism.

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White House Hires Consultant To Fix Healthcare.gov Problems

Posted: 10/25/2013 - It will take a lot of work, but "HealthCare.gov is fixable," declared Jeffrey Zients, a management consultant brought in by the White House. By the end of next month, he said, there will be many fewer signup problems - but he stopped short of saying problems will completely disappear.

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NC County Jail Inmates Will Pay More For Healthcare

Posted: 10/24/2013 - Every year millions of your tax dollars dollars are spent on inmate healthcare in our county jails. Now lawmakers have made some changes so jail administrators can charge inmates up to 20 dollars for medical treatment.

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Healthcare.gov Contractors Blame Obama Administration For Glitches

Posted: 10/24/2013 - Contractors who built the web portal for the Obama administration's health insurance marketplace said Thursday the site's crippling problems trace back to insufficient testing and changes that government officials made just prior to going live.

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Teachers' Group Getting Behind School "Walk In"

Posted: 10/24/2013 - Public school teachers previously talking about a walkout next month to protest education policies by the North Carolina legislature are now urging solidarity behind what they call a more positive job action.

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