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WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — With Postal Service cuts threatening to slow mail delivery, a group of lawmakers is pushing legislation to require banks, credit card companies and other businesses to credit a customer’s account on the date a payment is postmarked rather than the date it is received.
LOS ANGELES (MCT) — One out of eight voting registrations is inaccurate, and about a quarter of those people eligible to cast a ballot are not even registered, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Center on the States.
LONDON (MCT) — Britain’s bestselling tabloid launched a blistering attack on the police Monday for arresting five of its journalists over the weekend in an investigation into media corruption and unethical practices in the wake of the country’s phone-hacking scandal.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — Hesitant to be seen as holding up a payroll tax break for American workers, House GOP leaders will put forward a new proposal to extend the tax cut — giving up, for now, on the GOP-led requirement that it must be paid for, as talks on a compromise with Democrats have stalled.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — President Barack Obama’s proposed federal budget is more campaign commercial than governing document.
LOS ANGELES (MCT) — Los Angeles County coroner’s officials said Monday they have not established a link between prescription drugs and the death of Whitney Houston, adding such a determination could only come after toxicology tests are completed.
Andrew Payne, who was arrested last week during protests at a UNC-system Board of Governors meeting to approve tuition hikes, will appear in Orange County District Court on March 12.
Concerns about a potential wave of homegrown violent extremism did not materialize over the last year, according to a study released Wednesday by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security.
Two UNC professors are among the co-authors of an Institute of Medicine report calling attention to the nation’s burden of chronic illness.
The Bowman Gray pool in Woollen Gymnasium will most likely be closed for the rest of the semester, Aquatics Director Deb Murray said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrives in the United States today for a high-profile visit where he’ll be honored as if he were the president of China — the post he’s expected to take next year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew said Sunday that President Barack Obama had found the “right balance” in mandating birth control coverage while protecting religious liberty, and he said the administration would now press ahead to adopt a final rule requiring health insurers to make contraceptives available to all policyholders at no cost.
Chancellor Holden Thorp proposed an increased focus on fundraising for financial aid in a meeting of the Faculty Council on Friday.
Police responded to reports of vandalism at 1105 N.C. Highway 54 Bypass 12:40 a.m. Sunday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.
Someone destroyed a bathroom wall with their hands, police reports state. Damage to the wall and front door were valued at $350, according to police reports.
Chapel Hill Fire Department responded to a house fire at 618 Sykes St. at 1:45 a.m. Friday.
A woman told police that she was forced behind a dumpster and raped in an alley at 101 S. Columbia St. at about 2:15 a.m. Thursday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.
LOS ANGELES (MCT) — As the nation climbs slowly out of the Great Recession, young adults appear to be having the toughest time of any age group gaining a foothold in the recovering economy.
Someone damaged property at 108 W. Cameron Ave. between 1 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. A tree in the yard of Phi Gamma Delta was cut down, police reports state. The tree was valued at $3,000, according to police reports.
Zora Rose Rashkis died at age 98 Tuesday morning at the Dubose Health Care Center in Chapel Hill.
Rashkis moved to Chapel Hill in the 1960s and began a nearly 20-year teaching career, retiring in July 1979.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight Alliance endorsed Tim Longest for student body president Thursday night, said Swati Rayasam, an executive board member for the group.