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Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Senators deny trading on virus info as scrutiny mounts

Mar. 20, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing public outrage, senators in both political parties denied Friday that they exploited advance knowledge when they dumped stocks and other financial holdings before the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the economy. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., whose sales...

US govt OKs letting S Carolina tribe build N Carolina casino

Mar. 13, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — The South Carolina-based Catawba Indian Nation has received permission from the federal government to build a casino and resort on land over the border in North Carolina. The U.S. Department of the Interior approved in writing Thursday the American Indian tribe's request to use...

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks to supporters while joined by his wife Kristin during a primary election night party in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Blowout unlikely in Cooper, Forest matchup for NC governor

Mar. 4, 2020 4:16 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest earned dominating primary gubernatorial victories. But a blowout is unlikely in their fall election clash, especially if Donald Trump performs in presidential battleground North Carolina much how he did four years ago. ...

Jeff Sessions talks with the media after voting in Alabama's primary election, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. The former Attorney General is part of a seven person field in the state's Republican Senate primary jockeying for the GOP nomination and the right to challenge Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in November. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Congressional primaries: Sessions in Alabama Senate runoff

Mar. 4, 2020 10:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used a scolding tweet Wednesday to undermine his former attorney general's attempt for a political comeback, hours after Jeff Sessions was forced into a Republican primary runoff for his old Senate seat in Alabama. Trump’s online outburst came as Sessions...

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks at the Blue NC celebration at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina voters were deciding on Super Tuesday which Democrat they believe can unseat Sen. Thom Tillis and whether the current GOP lieutenant governor is the one best suited to oust Gov. Roy Cooper in the fall. (Joshua Komer/The Charlotte Observer via AP, File)

Cunningham wins Senate primary; Forest earns GOP gov's nod

Mar. 3, 2020 11:55 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina primary voters on Tuesday chose a Democratic former state legislator and Iraq War veteran to challenge Republican Sen. Thom Tillis this fall and the GOP lieutenant governor to try to unseat Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Cal Cunningham, who ran unsuccessfully for a Senate...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham speaks during an interview in Raleigh, N.C. The choice for North Carolina Democrats on a challenger to Republican Sen. Thom Tillis likely comes down to Cunningham, an Iraq War veteran with the backing of the party's establishment, or Erica Smith, an African-American woman trying to beckon the party's liberal wing. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

GOP Sen. Thom Tillis, Dem Cal Cunningham are NC Senate picks

Mar. 3, 2020 8:54 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Democratic state lawmaker Cal Cunningham, the primary candidate favored by his party's leaders in the U.S. Senate, advanced Tuesday to a general election challenge against GOP Sen. Thom Tillis. Cunningham, a former state senator and Iraq War veteran, defeated state Sen. Erica...

Thom Tillis wins Republican Senate primary in North Carolina

Mar. 3, 2020 8:27 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thom Tillis wins Republican Senate primary in North Carolina.

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Feb. 26, 2020 12:59 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Feb. 23 The Winston-Salem Journal on the most recent court ruling against a bill targeting voter fraud: No means no. As far as the courts are concerned, the state’s Voter ID law is ill-conceived, unfair and calculated to disadvantage a certain group of...

In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham is seen during an interview in Raleigh, N.C. The choice for North Carolina Democrats next month on a challenger to Republican Sen. Thom Tillis likely comes down to an Iraq War veteran with the backing of the party's establishment or an African American woman trying to beckon the party's liberal wing. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Populism vs. pragmatism underpins N Carolina Senate primary

Feb. 22, 2020 9:19 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Votersseeking to take back a U.S. Senate seat in closely divided North Carolina must choose whether liberal populism or centrist pragmatism is best suited to unseat Republican incumbent Thom Tillis, a devotee of President Donald Trump. Next month’s Democratic Senate primary has...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters following a GOP strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington. A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina's Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

McConnell-linked group funds ads helping N Carolina Democrat

Feb. 21, 2020 6:58 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina's Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday. Campaign finance documents filed late Thursday show the Faith and Power...