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AP source: Hornets agree to trade Howard to Nets for Mozgov

Jun. 20, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Hornets will get the Nets'...

Wake Forest adds 2 grad transfer kickers

Jun. 19, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has added two graduate transfer kickers, including one who has spent five years serving a military tour of duty. Coach Dave Clawson added Darren Ford and Eric Osteen to the team Tuesday. Ford kicked and punted at Division III Hope College while Osteen completed his...

American: Computer system behind cancellations 'stabilized'

Jun. 19, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says it has "stabilized" a computer system that failed at one of its affiliate carriers, causing the cancellation of 2,500 flights over the past week. The failure occurred in computers used to schedule crews for PSA Airlines, which is owned by American and operates many...

Jordan will still have input on Hornets draft day decisions

Jun. 19, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan hired proven general manager Mitch Kupchak this offseason to help turn around a franchise mired in mediocrity since he became the Charlotte Hornets' majority owner eight years ago. But that doesn't mean the highly competitive Jordan won't have input on personnel...

This is bananas: Mississippi St. beats Carolina 12-2 at CWS

Jun. 19, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Go bananas, Mississippi State Bulldogs! You're one win away from the College World Series finals. Jordan Westburg hit a grand slam, doubled and drove in seven runs and Mississippi State continued its surprise postseason surge by beating North Carolina 12-2 on Tuesday. The Bulldogs...

North Carolina prisons: Employee badly hurt in inmate attack

Jun. 19, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say a prison employee was attacked and seriously injured by two inmates wielding a homemade weapon. The Department of Public Safety says the attack occurred Tuesday afternoon at Central Prison in Raleigh, and the housing unit where it happened was locked...

Birthplace of singer, activist Nina Simone to be preserved

Jun. 19, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

TRYON, N.C. (AP) — The dilapidated wooden cottage in North Carolina that was the birthplace of singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone now has the protection of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The trust said in a news release Tuesday that it will develop and find a new use for the house...

2 injured in North Carolina Highway Patrol helicopter crash

Jun. 19, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two people were injured when a North Carolina Highway patrol helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff at a patrol facility in Raleigh. Highway Patrol First Sgt. Mike Baker told reporters the helicopter was about 6 feet (1.8 meters) in the air Tuesday afternoon when the pilot lost...

Ex-North Carolina DA convicted of hiring fellow DA's wife

Jun. 19, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two former prosecutors have themselves been prosecuted after hiring each other's wives to get around ethics rules in North Carolina. News outlets reported that one of the former prosecutors pleaded guilty and testified against the other, who was sentenced Tuesday to between four and 14...

Natalie Portman, Jonathan Safran Foer target factory farming

Jun. 19, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer hope they can change the world — one dinner plate at a time. The actress and the author have teamed up to produce the documentary "Eating Animals," an indictment of the factory farm system that argues we are feeding ourselves all wrong. The...