Officials say a Chechen immigrant who was being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was shot to death after a violent confrontation with an FBI agent.
A state environmental agency is seeking a court injunction against Duke Energy over groundwater that may have been contaminated by coal ash from a Charlotte-area power plant.
The head of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety is taking a temporary leave of absence from his law firm following questions about potential conflicts of interest.
North Carolina's lieutenant governor conducts state business in a 130-year-old home that's been freshened up since Dan Forest took office as the state's No. 2 executive branch leader.
The fourth week of protests led by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP has ended in the arrests of more than 50 at the state legislature. The arrest count and number of supporters Monday reached the highest yet for the group's demonstrations against the policies of the Republican-held legislature.
The North Carolina Press Association is claiming victory in a battle to maintain government notices in newspapers, but the war isn't yet over. Two bills in the North Carolina House that would have chipped away at newspaper monopolies over notices of public meetings failed to meet a deadline for the two-year legislative session ending in 2014. But a Senate version of one bill wasn't subject to that deadline, which requires all bills that don't involve spending or taxing to clear at least one chamber.
Senate Republicans said Monday their two-year budget proposal demonstrates how Medicaid keeps siphoning away money from other priorities, but critics assert that the GOP spending plan keeps taking from the needy and the middle class.
After falling woefully out of fashion, Yahoo wants to be cool again while catering to the capitalistic demands of its shareholders. That goal led CEO Marissa Mayer to make a $1.1 billion bet on online blogging forum Tumblr in a risky acquisition that revolves around the vision and instincts of a 26-year-old entrepreneur who dropped out of high school to pursue his dream of bringing more beauty and creativity to the Internet.
A simple test could have alerted officials that the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated, long before authorities determined that as many as a million Marines and their families were exposed to a witch's brew of cancer-causing chemicals.
Two years ago, students likely would not have paused to look at the nondescript yellowing walls of the hallway at SouthWest Edgecombe High School leading to the Air Force JROTC classroom. These days, people often stop and admire the vibrant colors on the walls refreshed by JROTC Cadet Chris Varnell.