RALEIGH — U.S. Rep. Mark Walker announced Thursday that he won’t challenge U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s Republican primary next year, a move that reflects a state political environment where a candidate’s support for President Donald Trump can help make or break a campaign.

WASHINGTON — Brushing back calls for impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday “it’s not even close” to having enough support in the House, while Democrats pushed forward on other fronts to investigate President Donald Trump.

NEW ORLEANS — Ten environmental groups are suing to challenge what they view as the Trump administration’s decision to weaken critical safety rules created after the nation’s worst offshore drilling disaster.

NEW YORK — The pilot killed Monday when his helicopter slammed into the roof of a New York City skyscraper was not authorized to fly in limited visibility, according to his pilot certification, raising questions about why he took off in fog and steady rain.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Lynn Osborne has been remodeling two homes. They are different styles, in different states, with different contractors. But there has been one constant: delays due to a shortage of skilled labor.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Public Safety broke the law and didn’t follow legislative directives when distributing $9 million of state money after Hurricane Matthew hit in 2016, according to a report Monday from the General Assembly’s government watchdog agency.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Even though most seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible, it isn’t always easy — especially for those facing mobility issues. But organizations like Habitat for Humanity are helping make existing homes more senior-friendly.

RALEIGH — The new election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District seat — required because last year’s contest was deemed tainted by a Republican political operative’s ballot collection efforts — is expected to cost taxpayers more than $1.2 million, the State Board of Elections said Friday.

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Supreme Court is re-evaluating whether forcing sex offenders to be perpetually tracked by GPS-linked devices, sometimes for the rest of their lives, is justified or a Constitution-violating unreasonable search.

RALEIGH — Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina’s flagship university.

Students hoisted "Stand United" signs. They chanted "''Hey, hey, ho, ho - the NRA has got to go" outside the White House. Others read the names of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High victims aloud in a somber tribute.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Trump administration is once again calling for the elimination of a heating assistance program that helps to keep the homes of low-income families warm. And once again, program supporters are vowing to fight it.