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Nov. 20, 2014 @ 03:37 PM

Round 2: Buffalo faces another wintry wallop

A new blast of lake-effect snow roared through western New York with thunder and lightning on Thursday, raising to nearly 6 feet the three-day total in parts of the Buffalo area.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

APNewsBreak: Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University's library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

NC Rep. Butterfield is next Black Caucus chairman

North Carolina U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield is the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the next two years.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

Justices review racial makeup of Alabama districts

In last week's elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

Troops from Southeast embark for Ebola fight

About 100 soldiers from bases in North Carolina and Georgia are on their way to West Africa to help in the fight against Ebola.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

McConnell warns Obama about unilateral actions

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, in line to be the next majority leader, is warning President Barack Obama that Congress will push back if he acts unilaterally on immigration.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 02:23 PM

Tillis sensed victory over Hagan about 2 weeks ago

North Carolina Sen.-elect Thom Tillis says his victory over incumbent Kay Hagan came as no surprise because projections taken about two weeks ago suggested he would win.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Dominion asks feds to begin review of pipeline

Energy provider Dominion Resources Inc. is asking federal regulators to begin its environmental review of a proposed $5 billion pipeline that would deliver natural gas to the Southeast.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Hagan, Tillis take their campaigns to eastern NC

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis are campaigning in the eastern part of the state as the days dwindle before North Carolina voters decide who will represent them for the next six years.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

Governors stress home quarantine for Ebola workers

State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states' governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation's top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from aiding disease-ravaged countries.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 12:17 PM

Washington school shooter's death ruled suicide

Authorities officially released the names and causes of death of one of the victims and the gunman killed during the Washington state high school shooting.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

Canadian Pacific ends CSX deal talks

Canadian Pacific Railway says it has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 02:43 PM

Sen. hopefuls taking attendance in 4 states

Lawmakers run from chairing committees to giving speeches to casting votes, raising campaign money all the while. It's what they do, whether serving on Capitol Hill or at the statehouse. No one has perfect attendance.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 03:22 PM

Even an Ozarks coroner gets surplus military guns

Doug Wortham used a Defense Department giveaway program for law enforcement to stock his office with an assault rifle, a handgun and a Humvee — even though the people in his custody are in no condition to put up a fight.