After more than a century of Democratic domination, Republicans hold the governorship and supermajorities in the North Carolina Legislature. They've slashed taxes, imposed voter ID restrictions and changed death penalty rules. Some citizens are angry. And Democrats say the GOP has overplayed its hand.
Few details have emerged about the U.S. plan to shut down embassies that would normally be open this Sunday. A senior State Department official says that the U.S. facilities may close for more days, as well. The closures are described as "precautionary steps" taken "out of an abundance of caution."
A federal jury in Manhattan has found former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre liable on six of the seven fraud charges against him. The Securities and Exchange Commission had accused Tourre of intentionally misleading investors in a mortgage-linked security he marketed in the days before the subprime mortgage market collapsed.
When she learned about last year's Newtown school shootings, Liza Long immediately thought of her own son. He has been diagnosed with multiple disorders and struggles with violent outbursts. The pair hope their story will help others better understand the needs of mentally ill young people.
The U.S. cross-country ski team is in the best position to win an Olympic medal in more than a quarter century. Its secret weapon? A pristine glacier — only accessible by helicopter — in the mountains high above Anchorage. It allows the skiers to train on snow throughout the summer.
Medications can cause rare and dangerous allergic reactions. The FDA says that the popular painkiller acetaminophen can cause those reactions, too. The agency wants people to see a doctor quickly if they get a rash while using the drug.
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