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North Carolina hopes 'bathroom bill' deal saves NCAA events

Posted 3/31/2017 in National

Basketball-mad North Carolina is hoping its move to roll back its "bathroom bill" will help it avoid another costly hit when the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports.

 

 

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

Posted 3/30/2017 in National

Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care.

 

 

Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

Posted 3/30/2017 in National

Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat says.

 

 

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

Posted 3/30/2017 in National

Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

 

 

Ryan says House to revisit health care, offers no details

Posted 3/29/2017 in National

Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he's going to give battered House Republicans another crack at a health care overhaul.

 

 

Republicans struggle to govern despite a monopoly in Washington

Posted 3/27/2017 in National

The Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era.

 

 

AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B

Posted 3/27/2017 in National

 

 

Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

Posted 3/26/2017 in National

House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

 

 

House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

Posted 3/24/2017 in National

The House steered toward a climactic vote today on the Republican health care overhaul, plunging ahead despite deep uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress.

 

 

Retirement dreams fizzle for some with 'Obamacare' repeal

Posted 3/23/2017 in National

Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans.

 

 

Worried about getting old? Poll sees optimism grow with age

Posted 3/23/2017 in National

Feel down about getting older? Wish your life was better? Worried about all the problems that come with age?

 

 

Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate

Posted 3/22/2017 in National

Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next year's elections if they failed to back a GOP bill that would upend Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

 

 

Texas 'affluenza' teen's lawyers seek his release from jail

Posted 3/22/2017 in National

Lawyers for a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck have turned to the Texas Supreme Court in an effort to secure his release from jail.

 

 

Tearful friend of Dylann Roof apologizes at sentencing

Posted 3/22/2017 in National

The only person with whom Dylann Roof shared his plans to massacre worshippers at a South Carolina church has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for concealing a crime and lying to the FBI.

 

 

Arkansas ends Robert E. Lee-Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Posted 3/22/2017 in National

Arkansas' governor signed legislation Tuesday ending the state's practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same holiday as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., leaving only two states remaining that honor the two men on the same day.

 

 

Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

Posted 3/21/2017 in National

The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump's associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James Comey said Monday in an extraordinary public confirmation of a probe the president has refused to acknowledge, dismissed as fake news and blamed on Democrats.

 

 

Tennessee teacher had been reported kissing missing student

Posted 3/21/2017 in National

A teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old female student in Tennessee had been investigated by the school system after another student reported seeing him kiss the girl, a lawyer for the missing girl's family said.

 

 

Republicans at odds over how to overhaul Medicaid

Posted 3/18/2017 in National

The House GOP health care bill has competition from other Republicans, a group of governors who've made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people.

 

 

Trump sticks to unproved wiretap accusation against Obama

Posted 3/18/2017 in National

President Donald Trump defiantly refused to back down from his explosive claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones, and sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance.

 

 

Wheels spinning as GOP looks for traction on health bill

Posted 3/17/2017 in National

Pulling in different directions, Republicans are striving to get traction for a health care overhaul in danger of being dragged down by intra-party differences.

 

 

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