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Judges Next To Examine Broad Voting Changes In State

Updated: 08/13/2013 - Judges will now decide whether an elections overhaul in North Carolina requiring photo identification to vote and scaling back early voting is discriminatory or permitted under the law.

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Family Leaves US, Gets Lost At Sea

Posted: 08/12/2013 - An Arizona family is returning home after being lost at sea for weeks in an ill-fated attempt to leave the U.S. over what they consider government interference in religion.

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Family: US Man Detained In N. Korea Hospitalized

Posted: 08/12/2013 - The sister of an American detained in North Korea for the past nine months says he's been transferred from a labor camp to a hospital after losing more than 50 pounds.

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Obama: Reform Spy Program, Pause Russia 'Reset'

Posted: 08/09/2013 - Responding to critics, President Barack Obama promised on Friday to work with Congress on "appropriate reforms" for the domestic surveillance programs that have stirred criticism at home and abroad. He also said it is time to recalibrate the United States' relationship with Russia, which is harboring NSA secrets leaker Edward Snowden.

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Afghan President Calls On Taliban To Stop War

Posted: 08/08/2013 - In a speech for the start of a Muslim holiday, the Afghan president has urged the Taliban to lay down their arms, join the political process and stop killing innocent civilians.

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First Charges Filed In Benghazi Attack

Updated: 08/07/2013 - The first criminal charges have been filed by the Justice Department in last year's attack that killed four Americans at the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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U.S. Embassy In Yemen Evacuated, U.K. Closing

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.

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Al-Qaida Chief's Message Led To Embassy Closures

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.

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Commerce Head Wants Fracking Tax For Incentives

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.

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Germany Nixes Surveillance Pact With US, Britain

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.

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North Carolina's Last Sales Tax Holiday Is Over

Updated: 08/05/2013 - Shoppers took advantage of buying many items considered "back to school" without paying sales tax this weekend. The sales tax holiday ended at midnight Sunday.

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