Under mounting pressure, the Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department have announced in recent months that they will no longer use a law designed to go after drug dealers and terrorists to seize the bank accounts of small business owners who are not suspected of criminal activity.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad — though it offered no evidence of a direct link to the attackers.
Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the first secretary of state to set foot in Somalia, a symbolic visit to show support for the African nation's fledgling government and the United States' readiness to move past a dark chapter in its history.
President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-2014, U.S. officials said.
On Tuesday, the Wake County school board will adopt its 2015-16 operating budget proposal, including whether to ask for more than the $48.3 million increase in local funding proposed by Superintendent Jim Merrill. The board will also hear whether rising construction costs could result in delays to some projects funded from the bond referendum approved by voters in 2013.
It’s a thrice-weekly soccer scrimmage of Tar Heels coaches, former players and skilled locals. The games, held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, are informal but competitive. They are played at the field house, Hooker Fields or Finley Fields, depending on the weather and number of players. They have been a midday soccer staple for the last 10 years, said Chris Rich, one of Noon Ball’s primary organizers.
Track and field star Sydnei Murphy has come a long way since her junior year, when she spread herself thin with academics and athletics. On Saturday, she will try to become a four-time state champ at the NC High School Athletic Association 4A track and field championships at North Carolina A&T.