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North Carolina Voting Law Changes Fight In Court

Updated: 07/07/2014 - The U.S. Justice Department is asking a federal judge in North Carolina to put sweeping changes to the state's voting laws on hold through the November election.

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26 Immigrants To Receive U.S. Citizenship In Kinston

Updated: 07/04/2014 - While many will be preparing to bring out the grill, several individuals will celebrate becoming U.S. citizens Friday as a local community honors them in a naturalization ceremony.

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Border Tension Escalates

Posted: 07/02/2014 - The Obama Administration is working to figure out what to do with hundreds of women and children from Central America that are streaming into the United States.

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Gay Rights Group Wants State Bias Order Expanded

Posted: 07/02/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory says he's following language within federal and state laws while issuing an executive order requiring nondiscrimination in state employee hiring that leaves out sexual orientation among the listed protections.

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Judge Strikes Down Kentucky's Gay Marriage Ban

Posted: 07/01/2014 - U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn in Louisville concluded in Tuesday's ruling that the state's prohibition on same-sex couples being wed violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution by treating gay couples differently than straight couples.

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McCrory Threatens Veto Of Charter School Bill

Posted: 06/30/2014 - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is threatening to veto a House bill on charter schools that would prevent teachers' names and pay from being disclosed publicly.

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Justices: Can't Make Employers Cover Contraception

Updated: 06/30/2014 - The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

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Obama: I'll Act On My Own On Immigration

Updated: 07/01/2014 - President Barack Obama's abrupt shift to a go-it-alone strategy on immigration sets up a clash with House Republicans who've already threatened to sue him. The president is also raising expectations among immigration advocates that he may have trouble satisfying.

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High Court Rebukes Obama On Recess Appointments

Posted: 06/26/2014 - The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama.

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North Carolina Drivers May Be Able To Renew Licenses Online

Posted: 06/25/2014 - The bill passed Wednesday would allow people to renew their drivers' licenses online, by mail or by telephone, and would waive the requirement that they take a new picture or pass an exam at the DMV.

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Suing The President

Updated: 06/26/2014 - Republican House Speaker John Boehner says he wants to sue President Obama for trying to change the law.

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VA Whistleblower Comes Forward, Admits To Secret Waiting List

Posted: 06/25/2014 - As Congress continues to investigate why it took some veterans so long to see a doctor, we're hearing shocking new revelations from a Veterans Affairs employee who says she was forced to keep that secret appointment list.

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McCrory Issues 3rd Veto As Governor

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory has quickly vetoed a bill with several small unemployment insurance changes because he didn't like how legislators altered the terms of a board he appoints to consider the appeals of benefits.

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US: Looking At All Options In Immigration Surge

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Obama administration is looking at every possible option to help respond to a flood of immigrants crossing the border illegally in southern Texas.

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Kerry Confronts Threat Of New War In Iraq

Posted: 06/23/2014 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Iraq, where a nation that saw the departure of American troops just three years ago now faces threat of a civil war.

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VA: 80 Percent Of Senior Executives Got Bonuses

Posted: 06/20/2014 - The VA says nearly 80 percent of its senior executives got performance bonuses last year, despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics.

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US Blacklists Thailand, Malaysia Over Trafficking

Posted: 06/20/2014 - The United States has blacklisted Thailand and Malaysia for failing to meet its minimum standards in fighting human trafficking, a move that could strain relations with two important U.S. partners in Asia.

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Presbyterian Assembly: Gay Marriage Is Christian

Posted: 06/19/2014 - The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins Thursday to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."

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