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N.C. leaders denounce federal threat on LGBT law

Posted 5/5/2016 in National

Giving no indication of yielding to pressure, North Carolina's Republican leaders called a federal warning about the legality of the state's new law limiting LGBT anti-discrimination rules a broad overreach by the government.



Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP

Posted 5/5/2016 in National

Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party's presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall battle with Hillary Clinton.



Rolling Stones ask Trump to stop playing their songs

Posted 5/5/2016 in National

The Rolling Stones have asked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign events.



Fired up by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care

Posted 5/5/2016 in National

With the Obama administration counting down its final year, many Democrats are finding less to like about the president's health care law, unsure about its place among their party's achievements.



Hillicans? As Trump wins, Clinton explores how to woo GOPers

Posted 5/5/2016 in National

With Donald Trump's remaining rivals bowing out of the race, clearing his path to the nomination, Hillary Clinton is looking for ways to woo Republicans turned off by the brash billionaire.



Sept. 11 families seek answers in secret pages from inquiry

Posted 5/5/2016 in National

Fifteen years after the attacks that killed her husband, Lorie Van Auken thinks she still hasn't been told the whole truth about 9/11.



Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor

Posted 5/5/2016 in National

In his final weeks, Prince hid signs of trouble from his fans, stonewalling reports of an overdose that required an emergency plane landing and making a brief public appearance to reassure them.



Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination

Posted 5/4/2016 in National

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.



Sanders: Clinton team thinks race 'is over. They're wrong'

Posted 5/4/2016 in National

Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that his primary bid against Hillary Clinton was far from over, pointing to his victory in Indiana and strength in upcoming races as a sign of his durability in the presidential campaign.



Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign

Posted 5/4/2016 in National

Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton -- a stunning political triumph for a first-time candidate whose appeal to frustrated voters was widely underestimated.



US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war

Posted 5/4/2016 in National

The combat death of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.



Another big verdict in talc case against Johnson & Johnson

Posted 5/4/2016 in National

Twice in the past three months, juries have awarded tens millions of dollars to ovarian cancer victims who blamed Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for their illness.



Police begin wider body camera use after testing

Posted 5/4/2016 in National

After months of testing, many of the nation's big-city police forces are planning to expand their use of body cameras by the summer, but the number of officers with such gear will still be relatively small, an Associated Press review found.



Government report: Crime dropped overall in nation's schools

Posted 5/4/2016 in National

The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.



Education sec. calls for repeal of 2 transgender laws

Posted 5/3/2016 in National

Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday.



Ted Cruz desperately seeks to stop Donald Trump in Indiana

Posted 5/3/2016 in National

Republican Ted Cruz faces a high-stakes test for his slumping presidential campaign in today's Indiana primary, one of the last opportunities for the Texas senator to halt Donald Trump's stunning march toward the GOP nomination.



Move over drones, driverless cars -- unmanned ship up next

Posted 5/3/2016 in National

It's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday -- ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews.



Country stars plan to continue playing in North Carolina

Posted 5/3/2016 in National

Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr and other artists plan to skip North Carolina performances as part of a musicians' boycott over a new law that limits protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, but several stars at Sunday's American Country Countdown Awards said they plan to stand by their fans.



Trump, Clinton angle for advantage in politics of gender

Posted 4/30/2016 in National

She has no stamina. She shouts. She's got nothing going for her but being a woman. Donald Trump, after toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, is all in on a mission to undercut Hillary Clinton's credentials by syncing up his say-anything campaign strategy with his alpha-male persona.



Supreme Court trying to find its way after Scalia

Posted 4/30/2016 in National

Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?



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