North Carolina's proposed fracking safety standards sailed through a rules review Wednesday despite a recommendation from a staff attorney that several of the rules failed to meet state standards and should be put out for public hearing.
The day after a wire service reported that North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory received a six-figure stock payout from an online mortgage broker that is regulated by the state, the governor's emphatic reaction to the story nearly eclipsed the news itself...
The United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba in the most sweeping changes to U.S.-Cuba policy since President Dwight Eisenhower severed ties with its communist rulers and the two countries faced each other in the most dangerous flashpoint...
Photos from Miami and Havana in the wake of President Obama's announcement
A collection of images by N&O photojournalists featuring people in the area that capture the...