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Not Truist yet: Braves park keeping SunTrust name for now

Dec. 10, 2019 6:31 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — SunTrust and BB&T have combined into a megabank with a new name, Truist, but the completion of their merger won't immediately change the name of the Atlanta Braves home field. Officials of both companies said in a statement on Monday that Truist is now the nation’s sixth-largest...

Teen runaway found 'camping' inside Bed, Bath & Beyond

Dec. 10, 2019 6:07 AM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Employees at a Bed, Bath & Beyond in North Carolina discovered an uninvited sleepover guest hiding in the store when they opened up Monday morning. The Greenville employees called local police around 8:30 a.m. and officers responded to a “breaking and entering in...

Ohio State's Chase Young wins Nagurski Award

Dec. 9, 2019 10:11 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ohio State defensive end Chase Young won the Bronko Nagurski Award given to the nation's top college defensive player on Monday night. Young was the nation's most dominant player on defense this season, recording 16 1/2 sacks and forcing six fumbles in 10 games for the Buckeyes. His...

George Laurer, inventor of ubiquitous UPC, dies at 94

Dec. 9, 2019 7:10 PM EST

WENDELL, N.C. (AP) — George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died. He was 94. A funeral was held on Monday for Laurer, who died Thursday at his home in Wendell, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh. Sean Bannon...

NC State challenges NCAA charge tied to payment for Smith

Dec. 9, 2019 6:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is challenging NCAA charges based on allegations that an Adidas representative paid $40,000 to the family of former basketball star Dennis Smith Jr. through a former Wolfpack assistant coach to ensure Smith's commitment to the school. N.C. State is arguing that the...

Crew chief Pearn leaving NASCAR to spend time with family

Dec. 9, 2019 5:27 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cole Pearn, considered one of the top crew chiefs in NASCAR, is leaving the sport to spend more time with his family. Pearn won the 2017 NASCAR championship with Martin Truex Jr. and guided Truex to the title race in four of their five years together, including the last three...

Teen runaway found ''camping'' inside Bed, Bath & Beyond

Dec. 9, 2019 4:20 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Employees at a Bed, Bath & Beyond in North Carolina discovered an uninvited sleepover guest hiding in the store when they opened up. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the Greenville store employees called local police around 8:30 a.m. Monday and officers responded to a...

Panthers to stick with Allen at QB instead of playing Grier

Dec. 9, 2019 3:06 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, NC. (AP) — The Panthers have lost five straight games and are out of playoff contention, which would appear to be a perfect time to get a look at rookie third-round draft pick Will Grier. But that won't happen — at least not this week. Interim coach Perry Fewell said Monday the...

Ohio St jumps to No. 3 behind Louisville, Kansas in Top 25

Dec. 9, 2019 12:54 PM EST

Louisville and Kansas finally provided some consistency to what has been a volatile Top 25 poll this season while perennial bluebloods Michigan State and North Carolina continued to tumble after another wave of defeats. The Cardinals solidified their place at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 released Monday after routing...

Stanford women win NCAA soccer title, beating NC on PKs

Dec. 9, 2019 12:42 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Kiara Pickett drilled home a penalty kick after freshman goalkeeper Katie Meyer saved the previous shot to lift Stanford past North Carolina 5-4 on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw Sunday night in the NCAA championship game. The Cardinal (24-1) won their third overall title and...