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Dec. 15, 2014 @ 08:37 PM

Tillis serving on 2 military-related Senate panels

Thom Tillis is expecting to serve on two military-related committees important to North Carolina residents when he officially joins the U.S. Senate next month.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 01:21 PM

House plans to extend tax breaks through December

The House is moving Wednesday to extend a massive package of expired tax breaks through the end of the year, adding about $45 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.


Dec. 01, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

TVA says incentives to remain secret

The Tennessee Valley Authority has declined to release the incentives it awarded an auto parts maker that is expanding in Clinton.


Nov. 25, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.


Nov. 25, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

US home price gains slow for 10th straight month

U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes.


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.