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Anti-gay marriage clerk in Kentucky faces voters in forum

Oct. 23, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Jailed in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses after gay weddings became legal, a Kentucky clerk running for re-election told voters on Tuesday she did not treat anyone unfairly and her act of defiance was to protect the state's Constitution. "I did not treat anybody unfairly....

North Carolina lieutenant governor in voter fraud video

Oct. 23, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Amid a push to pass a photo ID requirement for North Carolina elections, the state's lieutenant governor appears in a video that offers instructions on how to commit voter fraud in the state. The video , posted on Facebook, features Lt. Gov. Dan Forest telling how a group could collect...

Poll worker's error means vote re-do for legislative races

Oct. 23, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 150 North Carolina voters will be invited to cast their ballots a second time after a poll worker's mistake meant they were given the wrong paperwork. Brunswick County Elections Director Sarah Knotts said Tuesday the only difference between the two types of ballots that workers...

Prosecutors: 2nd man facing murder charge in trooper's death

Oct. 23, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A two-state manhunt led to the arrest Tuesday of a second man accused of murder in the fatal shooting of a North Carolina state trooper. Chauncy Askew, 18, was arrested early Tuesday in South Carolina on a charge of first-degree murder, said Columbus County District Attorney Jon...

The Latest: 2nd person faces murder charge in trooper death

Oct. 23, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of the fatal shooting of a North Carolina state trooper (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A prosecutor says a second person is facing a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a North Carolina state trooper. Columbus County District Attorney Jon David said...

Purdue's Edwards headlines preseason AP All-America team

Oct. 23, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

Carsen Edwards went through the NBA draft combine and multiple workouts before deciding to return for his junior season at Purdue. The Boilermakers are sure happy he did after losing four seniors and most of their scoring. The prolific guard was the leading vote getter in The Associated Press preseason men's...

Police officer shoots, kills man in North Carolina

Oct. 22, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A white North Carolina police officer fatally shot a black motorist who stepped out of his vehicle with a gun during a traffic stop, authorities said Monday. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon, Stacy Drakeford, director of Washington police and fire services, said in a...

Soldier charged after 12-year-old girl's disappearance

Oct. 22, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Investigators worked quickly to track down a Fort Bragg soldier and a 12-year-old girl he had been communicating with online after she disappeared from her grandmother's home overnight, a North Carolina sheriff said. The girl's grandmother woke up Sunday morning to discover the girl...

Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way

Oct. 22, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He's getting his wish. In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington's staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte's G League affiliate in...

Column: SHR will be hard-pressed to get 4 cars into finale

Oct. 22, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick are through to the next round of NASCAR's playoffs. That is the entire lineup at Stewart-Haas Racing, for those keeping score at home, and quite an impressive display of balance and teamwork. It is also half the eight slots in...