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New York Governor Signs New Gun Control Law

Updated: 01/15/2013 - umping out ahead of Washington, New York state enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school massacre, including an expanded assault-weapon ban.

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White House Says North Carolina Can't Secede

Updated: 01/15/2013 - The White House says even though 31,835 people signed an online petition asking to peacefully withdraw from the United States, the Civil War had already decided that for us.

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LaRoque Trial Now Rescheduled For May

Posted: 01/15/2013 - U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard signed an order pushing back the trial for Republican Stephen LaRoque of Kinston from February until mid-May. Attorneys for LaRoque and the government sought the delay.

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Boehner: GOP Will Pass 'Responsible' Debt Bill

Updated: 01/14/2013 - Speaker John Boehner says the GOP-controlled House will "do its job" and pass legislation to lift the nation's borrowing cap and keep the government running, but will insist that Democrats accept new spending controls.

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Hindus Now Have A Fellow Believer In Congress

Posted: 01/13/2013 - When Dr. Uma Mysorekar looks at the members of the new Congress, the Indian immigrant and practicing Hindu can see that, for the first time, there's someone who shares her ethnicity and someone who shares her faith.

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Voter ID Bill A Top Priority For McCrory, GOP

Posted: 01/13/2013 - Republican Pat McCrory and legislative leaders pledged that if they were elected, they would undo vetoes issued by former Gov. Beverly Perdue that GOP lawmakers were unable to override.

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RFK Children Speak About Assassination In Dallas

Posted: 01/12/2013 - Two children of the late Robert F. Kennedy spoke in Dallas as a year of observances begins for the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

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NC Elections Want More Info From Hartsell

Posted: 01/12/2013 - The North Carolina State Board of Elections wants more details from a longtime state senator about credit card payments made using campaign funds.

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Obama, Karzai Agree: It's Time To Wind Down War

Posted: 01/12/2013 - Uneasy allies, President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai demonstrated Friday they could agree on one big idea: After 11 years of war, the time is right for U.S. forces to let Afghans do their own fighting.

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Biden, NRA Clash Over New Gun Control Proposals

Updated: 01/11/2013 - Despite fresh opposition from the National Rifle Association, the Obama administration is assembling proposals to curb gun violence that would include a ban on sales of assault weapons, limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun buyers.

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Jack Lew Expected To Be Next Treasury Secretary

Updated: 01/09/2013 - White House chief of staff Jack Lew is President Barack Obama's expected pick to lead the Treasury Department, with an announcement possible before the end of the week.

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Giffords, Kelly Launch Gun Control Lobbying Effort

Posted: 01/08/2013 - Tuesday was not just a day for Tucson to remember the victims of the deadly shooting that severely injured then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. It was also a day when residents could see firsthand the nation's gun debate play out in a busy parking lot outside a city police station.

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Easley Seeks License To Practice Law Again

Updated: 01/08/2013 - Former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley wants to practice law again after his license was suspended for two years following a campaign finance-related felony conviction.

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Rand Paul's Son Arrested At NC Airport

Posted: 01/07/2013 - The Charlotte Observer reports 19-year-old William Hilton Paul was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and charged with alcohol-related offenses.

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McCrory Scraps Commission On Judicial Appointments

Posted: 01/07/2013 - The first executive order signed by new North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory repeals an order of his Democratic predecessor creating a state commission to nominate new judges.

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