More North Carolina Articles

  • North Carolina joins $7.3 million multi-state settlement with Astellas

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Thursday that North Carolina will share in a $7.3 million multi-state settlement with Astellas Pharma to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud. Cooper Astellas Pharma allegedly marketed the antibiotic...

  • Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new analysis of sea level rise concludes that billions of dollars in property and infrastructure is at risk in extreme floods expected along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years. Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey, a nonprofit group of scientists and...

  • North Carolina patent troll bill still in negotiations

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A bill that includes a provision aimed at combating so-called “patent trolls” is closer to becoming law in North Carolina. The “Abusive Patent Assertions Act,” an article within Senate Bill 648, attempts to “strike a balance” between the...

  • Carolinas opinion mixed on offshore drilling

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday opened the Eastern Seaboard to offshore energy exploration, causing concern in the Carolinas about the effect on sea creatures and tourism but also raising the prospect of new jobs and revenue. The administration announced sonic...

  • EPA: Duke done dredging coal ash from NC river

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River months after a massive spill at a North Carolina power plant, federal environmental officials said Thursday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's on-scene coordinator, Myles Bartos,...

  • N.C. AG seeks refunds from kitchen remodeler after receiving 38 complaints

    Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced a lawsuit on Monday against a now-closed Burlington kitchen remodeling company and its owner to resolve allegations they took upfront payments but failed to complete the work. American Kitchen...

  • Summary judgment granted in N.C. asbestos case; plaintiff failed to file timely response

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A North Carolina judge has approved summary judgment for several defendants in an asbestos lawsuit based on the plaintiff’s failure to respond to the motions in a timely manner. Defendants Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction, Parker-Hannifin...

  • VIDEO: A look at Libertarian Sean Haugh's YouTube campaign

    A Libertarian candidate in North Carolina is making things difficult for Republicans, as a quirky YouTube campaign continues to grow.

  • Duke ordered to test near homes for coal chemicals

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's environmental agency has ordered Duke Energy to install monitoring wells in a residential neighborhood outside Asheville to determine whether toxic chemicals from the company's coal ash pits are contaminating homeowners' drinking water. During tests at...

  • N.C. Bill 648 passes Senate without proposed bankruptcy transparency amendment

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The North Carolina Commerce Protection Act of 2014, also known as Senate Bill 648, passed out of the state Senate on June 11 and was sent to the House, carrying with it a narrow asbestos reform amendment addressing successor liability thatprotects certain...

  • NC Senate votes 45-0 for coal ash pit closure plan

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to legislation ordering Duke Energy to close all of its coal ash dumps in the state by 2029. The unanimous vote came about four months after a massive spill from a Duke plant in Eden coated 70 miles of the Dan...

  • Senate officially rejects North Carolina House budget proposal

    A top state Senate budget-writer says differences with the House over Medicaid spending and the state lottery must first be resolved in negotiations for a final updated North Carolina spending plan.

  • Two nuclear bombs nearly detonated in North Carolina in 1961, declassified report shows

    Nuclear devastation worse than Hiroshima nearly happened in Goldsboro, N.C., in 1961, when an Air Force bomber broke in half, letting two nuclear bombs drop. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara said in a newly declassified government report, "By the slightest margin of chance, literally the...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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