Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press | Posted May 25th - 1:30pm
North Carolina Senate Republicans on Wednesday previewed their plan to pay teachers more than what Gov. Pat McCrory and House members have offered, but didn't provide many details about how they would pay for it.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Posted May 25th - 1:11pm
Wading into a longstanding California water war, the House Wednesday endorsed a Republican plan to shift more water to San Joaquin Valley farmers and cut the flow for threatened fish and growers in another part of the state.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Posted May 25th - 1:11pm
The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They're still using floppy disks at the Pentagon.
A man suffering from significant mental health issues fatally shot a heating oil company employee who went to his house to do work before trying to kill himself and engaging in an hours-long standoff with police, authorities said.
Richard Lardner, Associated Press | Posted May 25th - 12:30pm
Republicans angrily denounced the Senate's top Democrat Wednesday for delaying debate on defense policy legislation, calling Sen. Harry Reid's leadership "cancerous" and saying he was holding up the $602 billion bill to preserve his "sad, sorry legacy."