Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as the nation's 83rd attorney general.
Youth advocates are hoping they can pass a bill this year that would stop having all 16 and 17 year olds tried as adults in the North Carolina court system.
North Carolina's lieutenant governor and several faith leaders have written an open letter to elected officials in support of a "religious freedom" bill.
Recordings from cameras worn by North Carolina police officers or attached to their vehicle dashboards and used for criminal investigations would be confidential under legislation that's getting support at the General Assembly.
More businesses in North Carolina would be required to use the E-Verify system to check the immigration status of workers they hired in legislation clearing one General Assembly chamber.
The leader of the North Carolina House says his chamber won't debate a "religious freedom" bill this year that supporters promoted as protecting religious liberties but others criticized as legalizing discrimination against gays and lesbians.
A legislative compromise to mandate insurance coverage of autism treatment in North Carolina has the support of several groups and the state's dominant insurer.
Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of delay.