In the wake of several shootings throughout the United States, McDowell authorities held a seminar offering guidance and answer questions on church security and safety on Thursday.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., faced swift condemnation and bipartisan calls for an ethics investigation Thursday after he was accused of forcibly kissing and groping a broadcaster and model while traveling overseas in 2006.
The Republican tax plans are suddenly looking a lot more like health-care bills, with provisions that may affect coverage and increase medical expenses for millions of families.
The essential gamble of Republican plans to overhaul the tax code is now becoming clear: Big businesses get a large, permanent tax cut, while American families receive only temporary tax relief that expires as soon as 2023 in the House bill and 2026 in the Senate bill.
At least three people were killed Tuesday morning in an incident in Northern California that involved gunfire at an elementary school, according to authorities, though they cautioned that information about the victims was not immediately clear.
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he has "always told the truth" in describing his knowledge of Trump campaign contacts with Russians - though he acknowledged he now recalls an interaction with a lower-level Trump adviser who has said he told Sessions about contacts who could help arrange a meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on Roy Moore of Alabama to drop his Republican U.S. Senate candidacy, saying he believes the women who say the former judge pursued them for dates when they were teenagers.
BEIRUT - More than 300 people have been killed and nearly 4,000 wounded in a powerful earthquake that jolted the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday, Iranian state media reported. The death toll was expected to rise even further, officials said.
ASHEVILLE – A Montana fugitive featured on America’s Most Wanted and on the run for more than eight years was being held in the McDowell County jail after his arrest Thursday in Burke County.
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans are forging their own path on the effort to overhaul the U.S. tax code, offering a plan Thursday that would delay an immediate corporate tax cut President Donald Trump has demanded and blow up House Republicans' carefully crafted compromise on a controversial tax deduction.
Vice President Mike Pence pledged Wednesday to residents of Sutherland Springs, Texas, that the Trump administration would "find out why" a gunman was able to buy firearms in advance of his shooting rampage there despite his violent past and would work with Congress "to ensure that this never happens again."
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - The gunman who opened fire in a church outside San Antonio, killing at least 26 people, escaped from a mental health facility in 2012 after he was caught sneaking guns onto an Air Force base and "attempting to carry out death threats" made against military superiors, according to a police report.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas - The massacre that killed more than two dozen people occurred amid an ongoing "domestic situation" involving the gunman and his relatives, law enforcement officials said Monday.
Several people were killed and others were injured during a shooting Sunday inside a church in South Texas, not far from San Antonio, authorities said.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who in 2009 walked off a U.S. military outpost in eastern Afghanistan and spent the next five years in enemy captivity, was sentenced Friday to a dishonorable discharge from the Army but will avoid prison time.
President Donald Trump boasted Friday of his social media influence after his personal Twitter account was briefly deactivated by a departing company employee, raising serious questions about the security of tweets the president wields to set major policy agendas, connect with his voter base and lash out at his adversaries.
New York truck attacker planned rampage for weeks and carried it out in the name of ISIS, police say
Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort and former business partner asked to surrender in connection with special counsel probe
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held captive for five years, pleads guilty in connection with disappearance
A Marion boy with a rare sight disorder will have the chance to see the world in 20/20 vision thanks to a pair of electronic glasses, a Go Fund Me page and your help.
Seven months ago, Brittany Hughes was crossing a street in Chapel Hill when a turning car sideswiped her and broke her foot just two weeks before she was scheduled to run a marathon. Now, the Old Fort runner and UNC student has the chance to make a comeback this November in New York City.
As remnants of Tropical Storm Nate moved through McDowell Sunday, there were numerous flash flood, storm and tornado warnings throughout the weekend and no injuries locally, according to reports.
The plan had been for Vice President Mike Pence to attend the Indianapolis Colts game at which Peyton Manning's number is to be retired, a gala celebration of the former Colts quarterback's contributions to Pence's home state.