Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin called on legislators Tuesday to oppose a House bill that would add a new 6.5 percent tax to the annual price of automobile insurance, and the bill sponsor signaled that the tax would be reduced or eliminated.
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.
Police temporarily blocked the intersection of Durant and Falls of Neuse roads to allow a helicopter to land at a WakeMed North Healthplex to transport a patient to another hospital on Tuesday afternoon.