Posted: 01/17/2014 - President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records.
Updated: 01/15/2014 - The Senate Intelligence Committee says the deadly assault on a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented if U.S. officials had heeded warnings of terrorist activity.
Updated: 01/15/2014 - President Barack Obama is on a fresh push to reinvigorate the economy, following through on a year-old promise to set up hubs around the country as magnets for high-tech manufacturing.
Posted: 01/14/2014 - The head of North Carolina's troubled health department is apologizing for sending Medicaid cards for nearly 49,000 children to the wrong recipients, but says her agency is dealing with unprecedented changes as a result of the federal healthcare overhaul.
Updated: 01/14/2014 - Ted Alexander of Shelby said Monday he'll run for the Republican Party's nomination in May, bringing the total seeking the GOP bid to at least six.
Posted: 01/13/2014 - Internal documents show Gov. Pat McCrory's administration spent months discussing a South Carolina Indian tribe's proposal to build a gambling casino in North Carolina, then worked to disown the idea after social conservatives and lawmakers opposed it.
Posted: 01/13/2014 - A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said Monday the senator won't be at the president's event on the North Carolina State University campus because she'll be in Washington as the Senate meets this week.
Posted: 01/12/2014 - The chairman of a New Jersey legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures said Gov. Chris Christie's top aides had engaged in a "cover-up" and the governor could be impeached if it is determined he was aware of efforts to use the bridge for political purposes.
Posted: 01/11/2014 - Ariel Sharon, the trailblazing former Israeli general and prime minister who was in a coma for eight years after he had a stroke at the height of his power, died Saturday aged 85, his family and the government said.
Posted: 01/10/2014 - Governor Pat McCrory has signed an executive order supporting movement of humanitarian relief to West Virginia following a chemical spill that's left the water for 300,000 people in nine counties contaminated.
Posted: 01/10/2014 - Third District Republican Congressman Walter Jones has requested a meeting with Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense John Conger to discuss the Defense Department's review of the proposed Mill Pond wind turbine project in Newport.
Posted: 01/10/2014 - The administration of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is forming a budget proposal for the next fiscal year that could boost the salaries of teachers and state employees.
Posted: 01/10/2014 - The House has passed a bill that would impose new security requirements on the Obama administration's implementation of the health care law.
Posted: 01/09/2014 - President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit North Carolina for what's being described as "an event on the economy."
Updated: 01/09/2014 - Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly is the latest casualty in a widening scandal that threatens to upend New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's second term and likely run for president in 2016.
Posted: 01/08/2014 - The communications director for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is resigning, five days after he provided reporters false information about a serious privacy breach involving Medicaid cards for 49,000 children that were mailed to the wrong addresses.
Posted: 01/07/2014 - For 2013, Congressman Walter B. Jones of Pitt County was ranked the most conservative member of the North Carolina congressional delegation.
Posted: 01/07/2014 - Election-year legislation to revive expired federal jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an early hurdle on Tuesday, offering a hint of bipartisan compromise in Congress and a glimmer of hope to the long-term jobless and their families.
Posted: 01/06/2014 - The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, elevating an advocate of fighting unemployment and a backer of the central bank's efforts to spur the economy with low interest rates and massive bond purchases.
Updated: 01/06/2014 - Congressman Walter Jones underwent successful laser surgery in Greenville today for the removal of kidney stones.