| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Severe thunderstorms across western North Carolina dumped nearly a foot of rain Saturday, causing flash floods that trapped residents and washed out roads.
Officials in Catawba County were called to about 10 swift-water rescues, Mark Pettit, assistant...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 10:18 AM
For one day’s work, $44 million is a pretty sizable paycheck.
For a few hours this week, William D. Johnson served as chief executive of Duke Energy Corp. before resigning. His departure package could include $7.4 million in severance, relocation...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 9:04 PM
WASHINGTON — As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama vowed to squelch the role of special interests in financing the party conventions — so he barred corporations and lobbyists from contributing money to this year's national convention in...
| May 28, 2007
IF YOU HAVE KIDS, take them to the beach. They should enjoy it while it lasts, because there's a chance that within their lifetimes California's beaches will vanish under the waves.
Global warming will redraw the maps of the world. The U.N.'s...
| Nov 7, 2004
SACRAMENTO — When Richard Costigan resigned as lobbyist for the Chamber of Commerce last November, the business group chipped in for a $589 farewell gift, a wood-and-glass model of the domed Capitol where Costigan went to work for Arnold...