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Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp celebrates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 68-62. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 18 Hawkeyes face pair of challenges in Big Ten race

Jan. 28, 2020 3:52 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Iowa has a big week ahead in the Big Ten race. The No. 18 Hawkeyes have two games against ranked league opponents this week, the first when they visit No. 15 Maryland on Thursday. Then comes a Sunday visit from No. 19 Illinois, which entered the week tied with No. 14 Michigan State...

$20K raised to help man who survived 1952 lynching attempt

Jan. 28, 2020 3:18 AM EST

APEX, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who survived an attempted lynching in 1952 has been helped by hundreds of people to move to a new home Tuesday so a highway can be expanded. Lynn Council, 87, plans to move into a new house in Apex after living in his current home for more than 60 years, news...

In this Jan. 20, 2020 photo, former New York City Mayor, and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg walks with supporters along the route of the Little Rock

Bloomberg creates a parallel presidential race. Can he win?

Jan. 28, 2020 12:19 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When the leading Democratic presidential candidates marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by linking arms and marching through South Carolina's capital, Michael Bloomberg was nowhere near the early primary state. The former New York mayor was instead in Arkansas, tossing out candy at...

Langley triple-double sparks NC A&T past Delaware St, 82-67

Jan. 27, 2020 11:23 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Kameron Langley had a triple-double with 15 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead North Carolina A&T to an 82-67 win over Delaware State on Monday night. Fred Cleveland Jr. had 16 points for NC A&T (10-12, 6-1 Mid-Eastern Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive...

North Carolina's Christian Keeling (55) chest bumps teammate Armando Bacot (5) after a Bacot dunk against North Carolina State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)

Brooks, Tar Heels beat rival Wolfpack on road 75-65

Jan. 27, 2020 10:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The injuries have piled up at North Carolina. So too have the losses in the roughest season of Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams' tenure with his alma mater. And yet, the Tar Heels went to North Carolina State and celebrated again on their rival's homecourt. Garrison Brooks had 25 points...

Man accused in assault of four women, teen, out of jail

Jan. 27, 2020 7:35 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of kidnapping and assaulting four women and a teenage girl was released from jail on Monday after a judge changed his bond status. Michael Dean Myers, 33, of High Point, had been in the Guilford County jail since 2018 on a $5.5 million secured bond, the...

The charred remains of a boat are shown following a fatal fire at a Tennessee River marina in Scottsboro, Ala., on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Authorities said the fire was reported overnight while people were sleeping on boats tied up at a dock. Crews had to rescue people from the water, and fire officials said it may take days to go through sunken boats that could hold additional victims. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Alabama fire chief: At least 8 died in marina boat dock fire

Jan. 27, 2020 4:30 PM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A massive fire that killed at least eight people and destroyed dozens of boats in an Alabama marina early Monday was spread so rapidly by the wind that “we didn't have time to do nothing,” said one resident who survived but lost his brother in the cold water. Tommy...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo Brad Keselowski puts on his helmet during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Keselowski won three races last year and made the playoffs, joining teammates Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano in a statistically strong season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Penske drivers ready to perform after huge offseason shakeup

Jan. 27, 2020 4:28 PM EST

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Team Penske won the championship last year in every series it competes except NASCAR. Doesn't mean it was a bad year: the team still won six races and placed all three of its drivers into the playoffs. It just wasn't good enough, not when Roger Penske's IndyCar, sports car and V8...

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey shouts instructions late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Florida State defeated Notre Dame 85-84. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

ACC penalizes Notre Dame, Brey for his officiating comments

Jan. 27, 2020 2:08 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has fined Notre Dame $20,000 and publicly reprimanded Fighting Irish basketball coach Mike Brey for his comments about officiating after Saturday’s 1-point loss at Florida State. The league announced the penalties Monday, saying Brey’s...

Nathan Chen performs his men's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)

Chen equals Boitano with 4th straight national skating title

Jan. 26, 2020 11:11 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Rocketman has launched — straight to a fourth national title. With stratospheric jumps and the sort of stage presence that even Elton John would appreciate, Nathan Chen won his fourth consecutive U.S. Figure Skating Championships men's gold medal Sunday. Skating to the score...