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.
Durham’s violent crime continued its upward trend during the first three months of 2015, Police Chief Jose L. Lopez told the City Council Monday night, but special operations in targeted areas have led to a number of suspect arrests.
Two Venezuelans who emigrated to escape the country's economic woes are drawing laughs with a mobile game mocking President Nicolas Maduro for his decision to give a new home to a woman who threw a mango at him seeking attention for her plea to get housing.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.
Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog" and Henry Moore's "Archer" are among some of the world's most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto Giacometti's signature figurines appears to stride boldly into the room.
A district attorney connected to the case of an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer's chokehold was elected Tuesday to fill a congressional seat left vacant when the incumbent pleaded guilty to tax fraud.
Asian stock markets were uneven Wednesday as investor sentiment was dented by losses on Wall Street and doubts about Greece's ability to repay debts due to the IMF this month. Chinese markets rebounded from the previous day's sell-off.
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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.