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Bill directing immigration holds advances in North Carolina

Jun. 19, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Amid accusations of extreme ideology and racism, North Carolina Republican lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would force sheriffs to recognize federal requests to hold jail inmates who may be in the country illegally. Nearly all of the state's 100 county sheriffs voluntarily...

Cunningham: Voters led him to switch to US Senate campaign

Jun. 17, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina state senator is switching races, announcing Monday that he's joined the Democratic effort to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, whose seat would be a major pickup for Democrats trying to win back a Senate majority. Cal Cunningham, a familiar name in state...

Today in History

Jun. 13, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 13, the 164th day of 2019. There are 201 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional right to consult with an attorney and to remain...

North Carolina GOP fails to override 'born alive' bill veto

Jun. 5, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans failed on Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of legislation that would have created a new crime against doctors and nurses who fail to care for an infant delivered during an unsuccessful abortion. Enough Democrats sided with Cooper to...

The Latest: Veto of North Carolina 'born alive' upheld

Jun. 5, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina's "born alive' abortion measure (all times local): 4:15 p.m. North Carolina Republican leaders have failed to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of legislation that would have created a new crime against doctors and nurses who fail to care for an...

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of "born-alive" abortion bill upheld in Republican-led legislature

Jun. 5, 2019 4:21 PM EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of "born-alive" abortion bill upheld in Republican-led legislature.

Carolina Panthers offered $120M to move practice field to SC

May. 9, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina appears ready to offer $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina, after the state Senate overrode objections that a billionaire NFL owner didn't need public help. The Senate voted 27-15...

GOP thwarts governor's push to expand Medicaid in Kansas

May. 5, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's effort to expand Medicaid in Kansas this year died Saturday when enough moderate Republicans bowed to the wishes of the GOP-controlled Legislature's conservative leaders and ended an impasse that had tied up the state budget. The House voted 79-45 in favor...

Medicaid expansion backers in Kansas block next state budget

May. 3, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers who support expanding Medicaid blocked passage of the next state budget Friday in a high-stakes standoff designed to force the Legislature's conservative Republican leaders to allow an expansion plan backed by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. Kelly's election last year...

Student tackled campus gunman, slain while saving lives

May. 1, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina college student tackled a gunman who opened fire in his classroom, saving others' lives but losing his own in the process, police said Wednesday. Riley Howell, 21, was among students gathered for end-of-year presentations in an anthropology class at the University of...