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Colbert donates $400K from book to NC hurricane relief

Apr. 19, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert has donated proceeds from his Hurricane Florence-related book to disaster-relief efforts in North Carolina. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Thursday that the comedian sent a check for $412,412 to Gov. Roy Cooper. The governor posted a...

North Carolina Gov. Cooper vetoes 'born-alive' legislation

Apr. 18, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a measure Thursday written by Republicans and backed by social conservatives that addresses a doctor's responsibilities if a later-term abortion results in an infant born alive. Cooper announced his decision two days after the General...

North Carolina 'born-alive' abortion bill wins final passage

Apr. 16, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's legislature gave final passage Tuesday to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion or face big penalties, a measure opponents deemed legally unnecessary and a threat to abortion providers. House lawmakers...

North Carolina 'born-alive' abortion bill clears Senate

Apr. 15, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill requiring doctors and nurses to protect and care for children born alive during a failed late-term abortion cleared the North Carolina Senate on Monday, handing social conservatives a victory that could ultimately be undone by the Democratic governor. The Republican-drafted...

Democrat: $1.6M raised in North Carolina congressional race

Apr. 9, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Democratic North Carolina congressional candidate says he has raised more than $1.6 million in campaign funds for a special election that was forced after last year's race was voided by a ballot-collection scandal. Dan McCready's campaign said Tuesday that the 9th District candidate...

Focus on investor's political donations after bribery charge

Apr. 3, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In return for a promised $2 million payout, federal prosecutors say, the investor who has recently been North Carolina's biggest political donor wanted something from the state's top insurance regulator: go easy on his insurance companies. Now Greg Lindberg is facing bribery and...

The Latest: Bribery suspect backed other NC politicos

Apr. 3, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on charges that North Carolina's Republican Party chairman and a major donor sought to bribe the state's top insurance regulator to secure special treatment (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Federal bribery and conspiracy charges against a major North Carolina political donor is...

High court questions courts' role in partisan redistricting

Mar. 26, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sounded wary Tuesday of allowing federal judges to determine when electoral maps are too partisan, despite strong evidence that the political parties drew districts to guarantee congressional election outcomes. The decisions in two cases the...

N Carolina governor delays voter ID requirement until 2020

Mar. 14, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed legislation that delays the state's new photo voter identification requirement until the 2020 elections. The Democratic governor signed the measure on Thursday. Republicans controlling the General Assembly advanced the legislation quickly this...

Judge strikes down North Carolina voter ID OK'd by voters

Feb. 22, 2019 10:14 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge on Friday voided new state mandates requiring photo identification to vote and also limiting income tax rates. He ruled the GOP-controlled legislature lacked authority to put those constitutional amendments on the ballot because lawmakers had been elected from...