Posted: 02/24/2014 - Looking beyond America's post-9/11 wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing bases and reshaping forces to confront a "more volatile, more unpredictable" world with a more nimble military.
Updated: 02/24/2014 - The Greensboro Democrat turned in candidacy papers Monday at the State Board of Elections in Raleigh and held a news conference.
Posted: 02/23/2014 - Arizona's conservative governor may not sign a bill that would let businesses refuse to serve gay men and lesbians if it conflicts with their religious beliefs, she said Saturday.
Posted: 02/21/2014 - North Carolina native and singer-songwriter James Taylor is starring in a television ad for an environmental group urging viewers to challenge efforts to allow natural gas exploration in the state through fracking.
Posted: 02/19/2014 - Republican congressman Paul Ryan says he's keeping his options open about a prospective run for president but won't be looking at the 2016 contest in earnest until after Congress breaks for the year.
Posted: 02/18/2014 - A jury has decided U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon gave false and misleading statements to two people while investing in a startup technology company, meaning he is liable for more than $250,000.
Posted: 02/18/2014 - A U.N. panel has warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation.
Posted: 02/17/2014 - North Carolina's top environmental official says he briefed Gov. Pat McCrory about filing a lawsuit against Duke Energy that resulted in a proposed settlement fining the $50 billion corporation $99,000 to resolve violations for pollution leaching from two huge coal ash dumps.
Posted: 02/17/2014 - House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, will be in North Carolina Monday.
Posted: 02/16/2014 - Democrats wore the mantle of public education for more than a century in North Carolina as leaders like Terry Sanford and Jim Hunt led the way on raising teacher salaries and expanding student opportunity.
Posted: 02/12/2014 - NC Governor Pat McCrory says, “Weather conditions will only get worse overnight across our state and I want to re-emphasize that people should stay off the roads.”
Posted: 02/12/2014 - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, best remembered for his impassioned pleas for help after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Wednesday of accepting bribes in exchange for helping businessmen secure millions of dollars in city work, including after the devastating storm.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - The House of Representatives has passed an extension of the nation's debt limit. 28 Republicans joined all but two Democrats to increase the government's borrowing authority until March of 2015.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - The White House says President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Wednesday increasing the minimum wage for federal contractors.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - Some campaigns began months ago, but the start of the candidate filing season means the election season officially opens in North Carolina.
Posted: 02/09/2014 - The man running day-to-day operations at the North Carolina Democratic Party is out of his job after less than nine months at the position.