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North Carolina sued again over transgender rights

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is being sued again over its treatment of transgender people, as state employees argue their health plan violated federal law by dropping coverage of medically necessary procedures. The new lawsuit comes amid unresolved litigation over North Carolina’s so-called bathroom bill and the law that replaced it. The lawsuit filed … Continue reading North Carolina sued again over transgender rights

Jerome helps rally No. 2 Virginia past Louisville 73-68

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ty Jerome scored 24 points, including the go-ahead free throw with 5:34 remaining, and No. 2 Virginia held off Louisville 73-68 on Saturday to clinch the top seed in next week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Kyle Guy added 13 points and Jay Huff also made huge contributions at both ends as … Continue reading Jerome helps rally No. 2 Virginia past Louisville 73-68

Duke: Williamson out for Saturday’s game at No. 3 UNC

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke freshman star Zion Williamson won’t play Saturday at third-ranked North Carolina because he’s still recovering from a sprained right knee. The school announced Williamson’s status on Saturday. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson is averaging 21.6 points and 8.8 rebounds. He was hurt in the opening minute of last month’s home loss … Continue reading Duke: Williamson out for Saturday’s game at No. 3 UNC

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, known for ‘Airwolf,’ dies at 73

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, the “Airwolf” television star whose sleek good looks belied a troubled personal life, has died. He was 73. A death certificate shows that Vincent died of cardiac arrest on Feb. 10, 2019, in an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital. The certificate signed by a doctor says he died of natural causes and no … Continue reading Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, known for ‘Airwolf,’ dies at 73

Krzyzewski: Williamson ‘doubtful’ for Duke’s game at UNC

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke’s Zion Williamson is doubtful to play Saturday against third-ranked North Carolina, though Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski said the 6-foot-7, 285-pound freshman is coming off his “first really good workout” as he continues his recovery from a sprained right knee. Krzyzewski said Friday that Williamson would have another workout later in … Continue reading Krzyzewski: Williamson ‘doubtful’ for Duke’s game at UNC

Ralph Hall, oldest-ever member of US House, dead at age 95

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House and a man who claimed to have once sold cigarettes and Coca-Cola to the bank-robbing duo of Bonnie and Clyde, has died at age 95. The Republican and World War II pilot died at his home in Rockwall on … Continue reading Ralph Hall, oldest-ever member of US House, dead at age 95

North Carolina News: State Holds Public Sessions on Development of the Clean Energy Plan

RALEIGH, NC (STL.News) – The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality will hold a series of public listening sessions on the development of the state’s Clean Energy Plan, starting Friday, March 8th.  The public sessions will include updates from the stakeholder workshop process and give attendees an opportunity to provide public comment. The Clean Energy … Continue reading North Carolina News: State Holds Public Sessions on Development of the Clean Energy Plan

N Carolina elections board to set date for US House election

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s elections board is expected to set a date for voters to decide who will fill a congressional seat still vacant after November’s result was tainted by ballot fraud concerns. The state elections board is expected to decide Monday when to hold new party primaries and the general election for … Continue reading N Carolina elections board to set date for US House election

After ‘botch,’ Walmart moves to keep disabled greeters

Walmart endured more than a week’s worth of bad publicity before announcing publicly that it was making “every effort” to find a role for disabled workers who had been threatened with job loss as the retailer gets rid of greeters at 1,000 stores. Amid a fierce backlash, Greg Foran, president and CEO of Walmart’s U.S. … Continue reading After ‘botch,’ Walmart moves to keep disabled greeters

For some, the ‘black friend’ defense is a tired racial trope

Kelly Darden Jr. still remembers one of the first times he experienced the “black friend defense.” Back in high school, a group of white classmates dressed in Confederate-inspired clothing as part of a social club called the “Rebel Rousers” and insisted they weren’t racist when confronted because some of them knew Darden, who is black. … Continue reading For some, the ‘black friend’ defense is a tired racial trope

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Busch Brothers headlining NASCAR’s West Coast swing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Busch Brothers lead NASCAR into its three-race West Coast swing coming off another set of accomplishments that have established them among the all-time greats of the sport. The Las Vegas natives return home as two of the headliners of NASCAR’s young season. Kyle Busch on Thursday finalized a multi-year contract … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Busch Brothers headlining NASCAR’s West Coast swing

Kyle Busch finalizes extension to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch has finalized a multi-year extension with Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch said two weeks ago the extension to drive the No. 18 Toyota was nearly completed and he was not a free agent. JGR announced the extension Thursday morning on Twitter. Terms of driver contracts are never released but most … Continue reading Kyle Busch finalizes extension to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing

Without Zion, No. 3 Duke upset by No. 20 Virginia Tech 77-72

BLACKSBURG, Va. / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) Ty Outlaw caught a pass from driving teammate Wabissa Bede, set himself and fired away with a tiebreaking 3-pointer. The way No. 20 Virginia Tech executed Tuesday, even Zion Williamson might not have made a difference. Outlaw hit his big shot with 1:28 left and the Hokies beat … Continue reading Without Zion, No. 3 Duke upset by No. 20 Virginia Tech 77-72

Lowe’s swings to 4Q loss on charges, anemic housing market

MOORESVILLE, N.C.  / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) Lowe’s swung to a loss in its fourth quarter, weighed down by sizeable one-time charges and a lethargic housing market. The home improvement company lost $824 million, or $1.03 per share, for the period ended Feb. 1. That includes $1.6 billion in charges, most from a $952 million … Continue reading Lowe’s swings to 4Q loss on charges, anemic housing market

Well-known Republicans steer clear of disputed US House race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three well-known Republicans are staying out of a North Carolina congressional race that had to be re-run because suspicions of ballot fraud tainted the first try, leaving lesser-known candidates to try to maintain the GOP’s 50-year hold on the seat. Mark Harris, the apparent winner of the 9th Congressional District race … Continue reading Well-known Republicans steer clear of disputed US House race

GOP candidate in disputed US House race not running again

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican candidate whose narrow lead in a North Carolina congressional race was thrown out because of suspicions of ballot fraud announced Tuesday he will not run in the newly ordered do-over election, saying he needs surgery late next month. The withdrawal of Mark Harris, a candidate hobbled by links to … Continue reading GOP candidate in disputed US House race not running again

Poor People’s Campaign to hold bus tours of poverty areas

(AP) — The Poor People’s Campaign will hold bus tours of poverty-stricken areas in more than 20 states to call attention to “what the national emergencies really are” in the wake of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration over the U.S.-Mexico border, a leader of the campaign says. The tours will begin in late March and … Continue reading Poor People’s Campaign to hold bus tours of poverty areas

RALEIGH, N.C | TOP 25 REWIND: No. 1 Blue Devils regroup from wild week

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — There isn’t much Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski hasn’t encountered in a Hall of Fame career featuring more than 1,100 wins and five national championships. The past week offered something new. The Blue Devils reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 , then lost game-changing freshman Zion Williamson to … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | TOP 25 REWIND: No. 1 Blue Devils regroup from wild week

COLUMBUS, Miss. | Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The full extent of the damage was coming into view Sunday after a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi city, killing at least one person and shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South on a weekend of drenching rains and a rising flood threat. The tornado … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Miss. | Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

COLUMBUS, Miss | Heavy rain, floods, even a tornado as storms smack the South

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A tornado smashed into a commercial district in the small Mississippi city of Columbus, shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South on a weekend of drenching rains and a rising flood threat. The tornado that shattered businesses in the east Mississippi city on Saturday afternoon was confirmed on radar, said … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Miss | Heavy rain, floods, even a tornado as storms smack the South

COLUMBUS, Miss | Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A tornado smashed into a commercial district in the small Mississippi city of Columbus on Saturday afternoon, shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South amid days of drenching rains and a rising flood threat. The tornado struck about 5 p.m. in the east Mississippi city and was confirmed on radar, … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Miss | Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

DURHAM, N.C. | Duke’s Williamson ruled out vs Syracuse with knee sprain

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says freshman star Zion Williamson won’t play against Syracuse because of a mild knee sprain sustained earlier in the week. Team spokesman Mike DeGeorge disclosed Williamson’s status on Saturday, about 7 hours before the top-ranked Blue Devils (23-2, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) visit Syracuse (18-8, 9-4). The 280-pound Williamson sprained … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C. | Duke’s Williamson ruled out vs Syracuse with knee sprain

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. | Johnson, Maye lead No. 8 UNC past No. 16 FSU, 77-59

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Cameron Johnson had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 8 North Carolina routed No. 16 Florida State 77-59 on Saturday. Luke Maye added 15 points and 11 rebounds while freshman Nassir Little scored 18 points and Coby White finished with 10. The Tar Heels (22-5, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) … Continue reading CHAPEL HILL, N.C. | Johnson, Maye lead No. 8 UNC past No. 16 FSU, 77-59

RALEIGH, N.C. | Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country’s last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months after North Carolina’s election board, hearing evidence of ballot fraud and testimony that the Republican ignored warning signs, ordered a new election. GOP candidate Mark Harris gave up his fight Thursday to be declared winner of November’s 9th congressional … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?

RALEIGH, N.C | The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn’t been finalized (all times local): 4:05 p.m. North Carolina’s elections board has ordered a new election in the nation’s last undecided congressional race after reviewing evidence that it was … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race

DURHAM, N.C. | Shoe blowout, knee injury leave Zion, Duke to mull future

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake. And Zion Williamson could have some things of his own to consider, too. All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in college basketball in the opening minute of the sport’s … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C. | Shoe blowout, knee injury leave Zion, Duke to mull future

DURHAM, N.C. | No. 1 Duke, Zion figuring out what’s next after knee injury

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake. And Zion Williamson could have some things of his own to consider, too. All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in college basketball in the opening minute of the sport’s … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C. | No. 1 Duke, Zion figuring out what’s next after knee injury

DURHAM, N.C. | Obama arrives for North Carolina-Duke matchup

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has arrived at Cameron Indoor Stadium for top-ranked Duke’s game against No. 8 North Carolina. Obama entered the arena about 30 minutes before tipoff Wednesday night, slapping high-fives with the Cameron Crazies behind one basket as they chanted his name. Obama is a noted college basketball fan … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C. | Obama arrives for North Carolina-Duke matchup

DURHAM, N.C. | Duke star Williamson sprains knee after Nike shoe blows out

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman sensation Zion Williamson was knocked out of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game with a knee sprain after his Nike shoe blew out during the top-ranked Blue Devils’ opening possession Wednesday night. While describing the sprain as mild and the knee as stable, coach Mike Krzyzewski said he doesn’t know how … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C. | Duke star Williamson sprains knee after Nike shoe blows out