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Jul. 21, 2014 @ 01:39 PM

Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

A new analysis of sea level rise concludes that billions of dollars in property and infrastructure is at risk in extreme floods expected along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast

President Barack Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

NC Votes: Week of July 14, 2014

A look at how the North Carolina Congressional delegation voted this week.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 03:29 PM

Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall

Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 02:27 PM

AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens killed in the crash.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

AP NewsBreak: Obama opens East Coast to oil search

Opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration for the first time in decades, the Obama administration on Friday approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by endangered whales and turtles.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit

Bank of America said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings were hit by higher litigation expenses.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 04:25 PM

Obama: US sending military advisers to Iraq

Edging back into a military role in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He called on Iraqi leaders to govern with a more "inclusive agenda" to ensure the country does not descend into civil war.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

House GOP elects McCarthy, Scalise to leadership

Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, a former aide elected to Congress in his own right less than eight years ago, won election as House majority leader Thursday as fellow Republicans shuffled their leadership in the wake of Rep. Eric Cantor's primary defeat in Virginia.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 03:53 PM

Minimum wage debate pits cities against states

Dominique Mayfield makes $8.25 an hour washing dishes and busing tables at a Syracuse brewpub. Shantel Walker makes $8.50 an hour at her pizzeria in New York City, where the rent is more than double what it is in Syracuse. Two very different cities, but nearly the same wage.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

A divided House GOP ready to pick new leaders

Rep. Kevin McCarthy seems likely to inherit defeated Rep. Eric Cantor's No. 2 House Republican leadership job, but GOP restiveness along ideological and regional lines is on full display in a wide-open race for the party's next-ranking post of majority whip.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 01:39 PM

Hot race for No. 3 spot in GOP leadership

House Republicans gathered Wednesday to hear pitches from candidates vying to be their new leaders as conservatives hoped they wouldn't be shut out of a top spot.

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

Businessman accused of bilking investors arrested

Federal prosecutors say a businessman accused of swindling churchgoers in an investment scheme has been arrested.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 02:22 PM

Kerry: US open to talks with Iran over Iraq

The Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.