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NC woman charged in kidnapping now accused in another case

Oct. 17, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman charged with kidnapping a 3-year-old girl is now accused of kidnapping another toddler. News outlets report 22-year-old N'denezsia Lancaster, of Greensboro, is now charged with second-degree kidnapping in addition to first-degree kidnapping. She's accused of...

Lawsuit challenges state's use of solitary confinement

Oct. 16, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A prisoner who suffers from several mental health disorders and has been held in solitary confinement for more than 12 years is one of four who filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of North Carolina on Wednesday, saying the treatment violates the state constitution's ban on...

Girardi out, Brosius in as US manager for Olympic qualifiers

Oct. 16, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Joe Girardi quit as manager of the U.S. baseball team trying to qualify for the Olympics before it played a single game. Girardi said Wednesday he is leaving to pursue a major league managing job. There are seven current openings. He will be replaced by Scott Brosius, who had been...

Stenhouse signs multiyear deal to drive for JTG Daugherty

Oct. 16, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. landed the open seat at JTG Daugherty Racing in a multiyear deal announced Wednesday that essentially makes a seat swap with Chris Buescher and the Roush Fenway Racing team. Buescher had a clause in his contract that gave him a rare opportunity to leave the No. 47...

Hundreds of birds crash into NASCAR Hall of Fame building

Oct. 16, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An animal rescue group says more than 300 birds crashed into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, killing some 100 of them. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue says on its Facebook page that 100 of the chimney swifts are severely injured with broken legs, wings and other fractures....

Bank of America 3Q profits fall 19% due to charge

Oct. 16, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America's third quarter profits fell 19% from a year ago as the bank wrote down the value of its long-time joint venture payment processor First Data. Excluding that non-cash charge the bank topped expectations, though it's being pressured by falling interest rates. The bank, based...

Death penalty trial begins for NC inmate in prison attack

Oct. 16, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A death penalty trial has begun for the first of four North Carolina inmates accused of using scissors and hammers from a prison workshop to kill four workers and hurt eight others during a failed escape attempt. The Virginian-Pilot reports that armed police surrounded inmate Mikel...

Bust of Orville Wright found on North Carolina beach

Oct. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says a bust of Orville Wright that was stolen from the Wright Brothers National Memorial on the North Carolina coast has been found. A news release from the park service Tuesday says a visitor to the beach at Kill Devil Hills called authorities in...

Sheriff's office involved in 2 fatal shootings in 24 hours

Oct. 15, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two men were killed in unrelated gunfights with deputies from a North Carolina sheriff's office during a 24-hour span, including one who was being evicted and another whose relatives had asked the deputies to check on his welfare, authorities said Tuesday. The shootings in Guilford...

With promising core, Bulls set sights on playoff position

Oct. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine would love to showcase their skills before the home crowd when the All-Star Game returns to Chicago this season for the first time since Michael Jordan stole the spotlight in 1988. It would mean the Bulls' promising young stars have taken their games to a...