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SCAM ALERT: Obamacare Scams

Posted: 09/30/2013 - Internet security experts are expecting criminals to take advantage of any confusion when the affordable healthcare act begins. They offer tips to keep you safe.

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UN Votes To Eliminate Syria's Chemical Weapons

Posted: 09/27/2013 - "Today's historic resolution is the first hopeful news on Syria in a long time," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the council after the vote. The agreement allows the start of a mission to rid Syria's regime of its estimated 1,000-ton chemical arsenal by mid-2014.

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Audit Finds NC Fails To Release DWI Data

Posted: 09/26/2013 - A state audit shows North Carolina has failed to properly release information on cases of those accused of driving while impaired.

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Mortar Shell Hits Iraq Embassy In Syria

Posted: 09/26/2013 - A mortar shell has slammed into the Iraqi embassy in central Damascus in an attack that Iraqi state TV says killed one person and wounded five.

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Former Liberian President's Conviction For War Crimes Upheld

Posted: 09/26/2013 - An international war crimes court has upheld the conviction and 50-year sentence of former Liberian President Charles Taylor for aiding rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone, saying Taylor's financial, material and tactical support made possible horrendous crimes against civilians.

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Feds: NC Affordable Care Act Insurance Premiums Will Be Above US Average

Updated: 09/25/2013 - The average monthly cost for mid-range coverage across 48 states will be $328 when new health insurance markets start in every state next week. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says premiums in North Carolina will be $369 a month on average.

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NC Democrats Newspaper Ad: Republicans Failed Teachers

Posted: 09/25/2013 - The ad says "Republican leadership has failed teachers in North Carolina" and points out spending reductions for textbooks and the end of the "back-to-school" sales tax holiday in August.

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State Agency Rejects Federal Funds For Fracking Study

Posted: 09/25/2013 - In an email dated Sept. 3, the state informed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it doesn't need a $222,595 grant for water quality monitoring in areas seen as candidates for hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."

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Former Army General To Lead DMV

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Another former U.S. Army general has joined the North Carolina Department of Transportation, this time as the next Division of Motor Vehicles commissioner.

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NC Lottery Proceeds No Longer Linked To Formula

Posted: 09/22/2013 - The General Assembly this year kept earmarking all North Carolina lottery proceeds for education, just as political predecessors said they would when they approved the gambling years ago.

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State Bows Out Of App State Voting Dispute

Posted: 09/20/2013 - The State Board of Elections says it will not weigh in on the decision on where students at Appalachian State University can cast ballots.

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NC DHHS Employee Got Big Check After Month On The Job

Updated: 09/20/2013 - Embattled North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos approved a $37,227 lump sum payment to her chief of staff, a former lobbyist who departed after working only one month on the job.

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GOP Controlled House Votes To De-Fund "Obamacare", Keep Government Running

Posted: 09/20/2013 - Charting a collision course with the White House, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation Friday to wipe out the three-year-old health care law that President Barack Obama has vowed to preserve — and simultaneously prevent a partial government shutdown that neither party claims to want.

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Al-Qaida Militants Capture Northern Syria Town

Posted: 09/19/2013 - The infighting — now engulfing many parts of northern Syria — threatened to further split opposition forces outgunned by President Bashar Assad's troops and strengthen his hand as he engages with world powers on relinquishing his chemical weapons.

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