11-18-2017  11:00 pm      •     
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The government had a surplus of $127 billion in 2001, the year President Bush took office, and was projected to run surpluses totaling $5.6 trillion over the next decade

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal budget deficit is on pace to break the $1 trillion mark for a third straight year. Record deficits are putting pressure on Congress and the Obama administration to come up with a plan to rein in government spending.


House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, said the measure is about responding to complaints from constituents worried about illegal voting

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina House Republicans are trying to pass legislation that demands people show photo identification before they enter a voting booth, even though it appears the measure would face a veto from Gov. Beverly Perdue.


Despite the test results that have come out so far, the agency added that the interference questions are far from settled

WASHINGTON (AP) -- New government test results show that a proposed high-speed wireless broadband network could jam GPS systems used for everything from aviation to public safety and military operations.


Taylor Bean's owner and chairman, Lee Farkas, is expected to receive a significantly longer term when he is sentenced later this month

Two executives at what had been the nation's largest private mortgage lender were sentenced to six and two-and-a-half years for their roles in a $3 billion fraud that officials have called the biggest criminal case to develop out of the nation's housing and financial crises


Gates has made no secret of his frustration with NATO bureaucracy and the huge restrictions many European governments placed on their military participation in the Afghanistan war.

BRUSSELS (AP) -- America's military alliance with Europe - the cornerstone of U.S. security policy for six decades - faces a "dim, if not dismal" future, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday in a blunt valedictory address.


Queens prosecutors said Shabazz used the personal financial information of longtime family friend Khaula Bakr to open credit card accounts in Bakr's name

NEW YORK (AP) -- A daughter of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X was released from jail Thursday after pleading guilty to stealing the identity of an elderly family friend to run up more than $55,000 in credit card bills.


Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV was charged with ordering the killing of Bailey, as well as the slayings of Odell Roberson and Michael Wills in July 2007

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A jury on Thursday found a California community group leader and another man guilty of murder in the daytime slaying of the first American journalist killed on U.S. soil for reporting a story in more than a decade.


In other responses from millennials: 68 percent said legal abortions should be available from health professionals, while only 46 percent said having an abortion is morally acceptable

NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans, regardless of generation, are deeply conflicted as they wrestle with the legality and morality of abortion, with large numbers identifying themselves as both "pro-choice" and "pro-life," according to a sweeping new survey.


It requires public schools to determine students' immigration status and makes it a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's governor on Thursday signed a tough new illegal immigration law that requires public schools to determine students' immigration status and makes it a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride.


The judges seemed receptive to arguments from critics challenging the health reforms as unconstitutional during the three-hour hearing

ATLANTA (AP) -- The latest round in the fight over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was held Wednesday in the federal appeals court in Atlanta.


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