Police arrest NC man after app firm identified him as terror threat

Police arrest NC man after app firm identified him as terror threat

by WorldTribune Staff, February 22, 2017 A messaging app was able to pinpoint the location of a North Carolina man who was arrested for making what authorities said was a terrorist threat. Garrett Grimsley, 27, of Cary was charged after authorities said he posted an online threat against non-Muslims, ABC11 reported on Feb. 22. An […]

$418 million arms sale to Kenya on Obama’s last day in office raises questions

$418 million arms sale to Kenya on Obama’s last day in office raises questions

by WorldTribune Staff, February 22, 2017 Lawmakers have requested a congressional investigation into a $418 million weapons sale to Kenya on Jan. 19, former President Barack Obama’s last day in office. The State Department approved the sale to Kenya of 14 weaponized crop-duster-like planes — including two trainer planes and services, for missions against terrorist […]

Ex-Gov. McCrory: Texas also has the ‘bathroom bill’ but the Super Bowl was not boycotted

Ex-Gov. McCrory: Texas also has the ‘bathroom bill’ but the Super Bowl was not boycotted

by WorldTribune Staff, February 13, 2017 The NBA was practicing “selective hypocrisy” when it pulled the 2017 All-Star Game out of North Carolina over the state’s HB2 “bathroom bill”, former Gov. Pat McCrory said. McCrory noted that the NFL on Feb. 5, held the Super Bowl in Texas, which has “the exact same law” on […]

Sportscaster calls for Justice probe of NCAA for imposing ‘transgender ideology’

Sportscaster calls for Justice probe of NCAA for imposing ‘transgender ideology’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 8, 2017 Once confirmed, Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions should stand against the “cartel-like” NCAA in its bid to impose transgender laws on Americans, an ex-sportscaster and former NFL player said. “I certainly hope the Attorney General — when he takes office — lets them know that everything is on the […]

Drug bust in N.C. shows long reach of Mexico’s cartels, likely corruption of U.S. officials

Drug bust in N.C. shows long reach of Mexico’s cartels, likely corruption of U.S. officials

by WorldTribune Staff, February 8, 2017 A drug bust in North Carolina show how far the tentacles of Mexico’s drug cartels reach into the United States, a report said. A heroin ring operated by a Mexican cartel was recently busted in Rowan Country, more than 1,500 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, Judicial Watch noted in […]

N.C. lawmaker mocks newspaper’s report on Women’s March

N.C. lawmaker mocks newspaper’s report on Women’s March

by WorldTribune Staff, February 2, 2017 A North Carolina state representative made fun of the Raleigh News & Observer’s decision to run a story about the lawmaker’s Facebook post criticizing the Women’s March on Washington. Rep. Michael Speciale, of New Bern, said the march was a “cruel joke” and the participants were “used by the […]

Poll finds more Americans favor travel ban than oppose it

Poll finds more Americans favor travel ban than oppose it

by WorldTribune Staff, February 2, 2017 President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority nations is supported by 49 percent of Americans and opposed by 41 percent, a new poll found. One-third of respondents in the Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted Jan. 30-31 said the president’s executive order will definitely make the United States […]

Conservative North Carolina Republicans consequential in new Congress

Conservative North Carolina Republicans consequential in new Congress

by WorldTribune Staff, January 16, 2017 North Carolina’s congressional delegation in the era of Trump will be one of its most influential in decades with several lawmakers in key positions. The delegation, consisting of 12 Republicans and 3 Democrats, includes chairmen of key committees, members of the leadership and congressmen who are seen as in […]

N.C. church leader suggests Franklin Graham prayer tour was a racist, pro-Trump strategy

N.C. church leader suggests Franklin Graham prayer tour was a racist, pro-Trump strategy

by WorldTribune Staff, January 9, 2017 Fueled by racism and $10 million, Franklin Graham’s Decision America Tour helped Donald Trump reach the White House with overwhelming support from white evangelicals, a North Carolina church leader said. In a November Washington Post commentary titled “The racist history of Southern white evangelicalism and the rise of Donald […]

After all the hype, North Carolina Democrats refused to repeal HB2

After all the hype, North Carolina Democrats refused to repeal HB2

by WorldTribune Staff, January 1, 2017 House Bill 2 turned out to be “too powerful a political issue and too lucrative a fundraising tool” for North Carolina Democrats who ultimately refused to repeal the “bathroom bill” they claimed to despise, according to the state senate’s leader. All of North Carolina’s Democratic state senators voted against […]

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