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Candy shop owner recalls being stranded in India amid virus

Oct. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Sarah Taravath hates to fly. She once drove a rental car back from Colorado to avoid a return flight. In 43 years, Taravath has only been on a handful of such in-country visits. “I feel like I missed out on a lot of opportunities,” Taravath said. “Conferences,...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump aide: 'We're not going to control the pandemic'

Oct. 25, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus has reached the upper echelons of the White House again, with an outbreak among aides to Vice President Mike Pence just over a week from Election Day. A top White House official declared: “We’re not going to control the pandemic.” Officials on...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his oh-so-familiar falsehoods

Oct. 25, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Mexico is paying for the wall (it isn’t), health care choice for veterans came from him (it didn’t) and his tax cut stands as the biggest in American history (nowhere close). These are among his touchstones — the falsehoods that span his...

Police: 4 men shot in Raleigh

Oct. 25, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina said a man was killed and three others were shot near a bar. Raleigh Police Sunday evening that Justin Carlton Jones, 25, was killed in an early morning shooting. They said two men had been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in connection to the...

Man with metal detector finds 222-year-old coin near church

Oct. 25, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

EMBDEN, Maine (AP) — A man with a metal detector has found a long-hidden, 222-year-old coin under a few inches of soil outside a church in Maine. Shane Houston, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was on a metal-detecting trip with a friend from New Hampshire when he found the coin earlier this month, the...

Strong year for North Carolina pecans

Oct. 25, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After several years of uncooperative weather, North Carolina pecan farmers say 2020 will bring a bumper crop. The Charlotte Observer reports that key reasons are plentiful rain and sunshine this year as well as the lack of any major storms. The state's prime pecan seasons starts...

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Robeson County Fairgrounds, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Lumberton, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days

Oct. 25, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump assured supporters packed shoulder to shoulder at a trio of rallies Saturday that “we’re rounding the turn” on the coronavirus and mocked challenger Joe Biden for raising alarms about the pandemic, despite surging cases around the country...

Holiday parade in North Carolina reinvents itself amid virus

Oct. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — The ’Tis the Season Spectacular Parade will return for the third consecutive year, but this time people who normally watch the parade are going to be part of it. “We really had to reverse our way of thinking about a parade,” said Shari Graham, one of the...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 file photo, Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence will maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week the White House said Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 despite his exposure to Marc Short, his chief of staff who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 24, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A spokesman says Vice President Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday. Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley...

Wake Forest defensive back Nick Andersen (45) is congratulated by teammates after intercepting a pass in the end zone on the last play of the first half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Wake Forest beats No. 19 Virginia Tech 23-16

Oct. 24, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Walk-on freshman safety Nick Andersen had three interceptions, Christian Beal-Smith ran for 129 yards and Nick Sciba kicked three field goals to help Wake Forest beat No. 19 Virginia Tech 23-16 on Saturday. Andersen stopped two deep Hokies drives. His third interception ended...