Updated: 08/06/2013 - The State Department has ordered the U.S. Embassy in Yemen evacuated as a result of the threat by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa.
Posted: 08/05/2013 - An intercepted secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for a major terror attack was the trigger that set off the current shutdown of many U.S. embassies, two officials told The Associated Press on Monday.
Posted: 08/05/2013 - With the North Carolina General Assembly finished for the year, protesters are bringing their Moral Monday demonstrations on the road.
Updated: 08/05/2013 - A public hearing will open doors at 7 p.m. Monday night and open the floor for residents to talk about the animal control ordinance and how commissioners are elected in Beaufort County.
Posted: 08/04/2013 - The long, hot vacation both President Barack Obama and Congress will take in August isn’t likely to cool tensions in the longstanding stalemate over federal spending and the national debt.
Updated: 08/05/2013 - Amid online "chatter" about terror threats, U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world will be closed at least through the end of this coming week.
Updated: 08/02/2013 - The head of the state's economic development agency says she wants to tax fracking to raise money for incentive deals that can lure companies to locate or expand in the state.
Posted: 08/02/2013 - The German government has canceled a Cold War-era surveillance pact with the United States and Britain following concerns about their alleged electronic eavesdropping in Germany.
Updated: 08/01/2013 - A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden says the National Security Agency leaker has received asylum in Russia for one year and left the transit zone of Moscow' airport.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy and the Obama administration are clashing over how many terrorist plots might have been thwarted through the secret collection of Americans' phone records since 2006.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - Al-Qaida's leader says a prisoners' hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay has revealed the "odious" face of America and claims that the terror network will spare no effort to free prisoners held at the US military-run detention center in Cuba.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - A deal that gives college students and their parents lower interest rates for loans is heading toward its final vote.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner has released a new campaign video saying he won't quit the race.
Updated: 07/30/2013 - North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers says she won't run for U.S. Senate next year choosing instead to seek re-election for a third term in the U.S. House.
Posted: 07/30/2013 - Seeking to ease Washington gridlock, President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged Republicans to accept a new fiscal deal to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for more government spending on jobs programs.
Updated: 07/31/2013 - U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving classified secrets to WikiLeaks, but he was convicted of five espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions.
Posted: 07/29/2013 - Anthony Weiner's campaign manager has quit after the New York City mayoral candidate admitted to additional raunchy online correspondence with women.
Updated: 07/26/2013 - Governor Pat McCrory is looking for a new Public Safety Secretary after Kieram Shanahan is resigning, effective July 31.