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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 says 'we're not going to control the pandemic'

Oct. 25, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus has reached into the heart of the White House once more, less than a week before Election Day, as it scorches the nation and the president's top aide says "we're not going to control the pandemic.” Officials on Sunday scoffed at the notion of dialing back...

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...

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...

North Carolina's Dazz Newsome (5) celebrates in front of N.C. State's Tyler Baker-Williams (13) after a nine-yard gain in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)

Williams, Carter lead No. 14 UNC past No. 23 NC State 48-21

Oct. 24, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina responded to its first loss with another dominating rushing performance, along with forcing the turnovers that had largely eluded the 14th-ranked Tar Heels this season. Javonte Williams ran for 160 yards and three touchdowns to help UNC beat No. 23 North Carolina...

North Carolina church ordered to close due to virus outbreak

Oct. 24, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina health official on Saturday ordered a large church to close its doors temporarily because of concerns it is helping spread the coronavirus by disregarding social distancing measures. Mecklenburg County Health Director Gibbie Harris ordered the United House of Prayer...

Reynolds, Charlotte take control late in 38-28 win over UTEP

Oct. 24, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Reynolds threw for two scores and Aaron McAllister ran for two touchdowns and Charlotte beat UTEP 38-28 on Saturday. Following a 14-all tie in the first half, Charlotte (2-2, 1-0 Conference USA) used the final 19 minutes to secure control of the contest. Reynolds threw a...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020, file photo, Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham talks during during a televised debate with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in Raleigh, N.C.  Cunningham inched back into the public sphere on Wednesday, Oct. 7, a day after The Associated Press reported the he had an intimate encounter this summer with a public relations consultant. Within hours of the military disclosing that it is investigating Cunningham, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, he rejected the idea that the race with Tillis had turned into a referendum on his character, even while expressing remorse for extramarital activity. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)

Cunningham keeps low in NC Senate race marked by his affair

Oct. 24, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham is bypassing uncomfortable questions about his extramarital activities in the final days of his closely contested race with GOP Sen. Thom Tillis. Whether his strategy alters the outcome of what’s now the most expensive...

Madison Zurmuehlen poses for a photo on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Amid pandemic restrictions aimed at keeping students safe and healthy, colleges are scrambling to help them adjust. Zurmuehlen said daily practices, with masks, are “the one thing I look forward to,” so it was tough when campus sports were canceled for two weeks after an outbreak among student athletes and staff. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience

Oct. 24, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

It’s a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in college can be a jumbled mix of anticipation, uncertainty and emotional highs and lows. In these hardly normal times, when the quintessential college experience exists only in...

FILE  - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, driver Scott McLaughlin, right, jokes with his crew and visitors during IndyCar Series auto racing testing in Austin, Texas. McLaughlin has nothing left to accomplish in Australia after wrapping up his third consecutive Supercars championship last weekend. He boarded a plane immediately after his final race and headed to the United States for his long-awaited IndyCar debut. McLaughlin was supposed to race for Team Penske in May but the pandemic pushed his tryout to Sunday's season finale on the streets of St. Petersburg. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Team Penske pulling out of Supercars after successful run

Oct. 23, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Team Penske is pulling out of the Supercars Championship after winning three consecutive titles with Scott McLaughlin. Penske made the announcement Friday, the same day it formally welcomed McLaughlin to its four-car IndyCar lineup for next season. McLaughlin will make his IndyCar...