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Evelyn Yang, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks during a rally before the Women's March, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 in New York.  Hundred showed up in New York City and thousands in Washington, D.C. for the rallies, which aim to harness the political power of women, although crowds were noticeably smaller than in previous years. Marches were scheduled Saturday in more than 180 cities. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020?

Jan. 18, 2020 2:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Days after President Donald Trump killed an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian bridge over Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive with an illuminated sign that read “No War in Iran.” Some 200 people...

Carolina Panthers NFL football team's new offensive coordinator Joe Brady listens to a question from the media during his introductory press conference at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

Panthers' Brady says offense must continue to evolve in NFL

Jan. 17, 2020 4:29 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Brady's offensive system worked wonders at LSU this past season, helping the Tigers lead the nation in yards and points en route to a unbeaten season that culminated in a 42-25 win over Clemson in the national championship game. But Brady said there's no guarantee that scheme...

Steyer campaigns in N Carolina for second straight weekend

Jan. 17, 2020 4:26 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer is coming to North Carolina for the second weekend in a row. The billionaire environmental activist planned events for Friday and Saturday in Charlotte before heading to South Carolina for campaign stops through Monday. Steyer came to...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Indianapolis. McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Panthers' McCaffrey pulls out of Pro Bowl; Kamara in

Jan. 16, 2020 10:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey has pulled out of the Pro Bowl after a memorable season. McCaffrey isn't injured. Rather, he decided not to play in the Pro Bowl because Carolina's spring workouts have been moved up two weeks after the team hired a new head coach in...

Panthers name Joe Brady their new offensive coordinator

Jan. 16, 2020 11:46 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are hoping Joe Brady can bolster a sagging offense like he did at LSU. Carolina officially announced Thursday that Brady will be their new offensive coordinator after one year as LSU's passing game coordinator. Brady won the Broyles Award given annually to the top...

1 killed, 2 wounded in early morning Charlotte shooting

Jan. 16, 2020 7:55 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and two others wounded. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said that they found the dead man inside of a vehicle and found the two other wounded men nearby early Thursday morning. They had received...

North Carolina Sen. Tillis seeks 5 TV debates with Democrat

Jan. 15, 2020 4:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis on Wednesday proposed holding five televised debates with the Democratic nominee, starting this spring. At least one Democratic primary candidate, former state Sen. Cal Cunningham, said immediately he “is ready to debate Thom Tillis...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 15, 2020 2:08 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 12 Winston-Salem Journal on the settlement forcing an energy company to move its stores of coal ash: The dirty secret about coal is that it is neither as cheap or efficient an energy source as we once believed. Coal fouls the air, promotes climate change...

Charlotte homicide rate hits 14-year high

Jan. 15, 2020 8:56 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — New data shows North Carolina's largest city suffered its highest rate of homicides last year in more than a decade. Charlotte's 2019 rate of 11.6 homicides per 100,000 people surpassed each year's since 2005, according to crime data detailed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police...

Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (25) runs past Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly (59) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Panthers LB Kuechly retiring after 8 seasons in NFL

Jan. 14, 2020 10:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is retiring from the NFL after eight seasons. The 28-year-old Kuechly made the surprising announcement Tuesday night in a video posted on the team’s website. He said, “I think now is the right chance to move on." Kuechly was...