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FILE - In this  Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, The Michigan Supreme Court's Hall of Justice is seen in Lansing, Mich. SANTA FE, N.M. _ Court majorities are at stake beyond Washington, D.C., as voters chose justices for state supreme courts that have been thrust into politicized clashes over voter access and the emergency powers of governors fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, wants to flip control of the state’s Republican-majority high court. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Voting, virus, race are hot topics in state high court races

Oct. 30, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court isn't the nation's only judicial battleground. The high courts in a number of states are on the ballot Tuesday in races that will determine whether Republicans or Democrats have a majority, and the stakes are high for both sides. This year alone, state supreme...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020, file photo, Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham talks during during a televised debate with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in Raleigh, N.C.  Cunningham inched back into the public sphere on Wednesday, Oct. 7, a day after The Associated Press reported the he had an intimate encounter this summer with a public relations consultant. Within hours of the military disclosing that it is investigating Cunningham, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, he rejected the idea that the race with Tillis had turned into a referendum on his character, even while expressing remorse for extramarital activity. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)

Cunningham keeps low in NC Senate race marked by his affair

Oct. 24, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham is bypassing uncomfortable questions about his extramarital activities in the final days of his closely contested race with GOP Sen. Thom Tillis. Whether his strategy alters the outcome of what’s now the most expensive...

North Carolina State running back Ricky Person Jr. (8) runs against Duke during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

TDs from Angeline, Thomas help NC State beat Duke 31-20

Oct. 17, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Cary Angeline and Thayer Thomas had second-half touchdown catches to help North Carolina State beat Duke 31-20 on Saturday despite losing starting quarterback Devin Leary to injury. Angeline's 4-yard scoring catch put the Wolfpack up for good late in the third quarter. Then Thomas...

North Carolina State quarterback Devin Leary (13) throws a pass against Virginia during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Instate neighbors Duke, NC State meet after 7-year hiatus

Oct. 15, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

North Carolina State and Duke are finally getting back together in football. The Wolfpack and Blue Devils – separated by about 25 miles – meet Saturday in their first matchup in seven years and their first in Raleigh since 2009. That’s because the instate series that went decades as an...

UPS to expand in North Carolina, creating nearly 600 jobs

Oct. 13, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — UPS Inc. said on Tuesday it will add more than 590 jobs in central North Carolina by expanding its Greensboro hub and building nearby a new center from which to distribute packages by vehicle to customers. The package car center in Graham will generate about 450 jobs, while another...

North Carolina's Michael Carter (8) breaks away from Virginia Tech's Tyler Matheny (30) for a 62-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)

Carter, No. 8 UNC run past No. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45

Oct. 10, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Michael Carter and Javonte Williams kept finding wide lanes and gaping holes to run through for eighth-ranked North Carolina. When it was over, the duo had powered the Tar Heels to their best rushing performance in nearly three decades while ending a four-year skid against No. 19...

Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert (21) carries the ball against Duke during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Durham, N.C. (Nell Redmond/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 8 Tar Heels look to slow No. 19 Hokies' strong run game

Oct. 8, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

Eighth-ranked North Carolina has spent two games shutting down running games better than anybody in the country to start the season. The challenge will be much tougher against Khalil Herbert and 19th-ranked Virginia Tech on Saturday. The Tar Heels (2-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are allowing 54 yards rushing...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020, file photo, Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham talks during during a televised debate with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in Raleigh, N.C.  Cunningham inched back into the public sphere on Wednesday, Oct. 7, a day after The Associated Press reported the he had an intimate encounter this summer with a public relations consultant. Within hours of the military disclosing that it is investigating Cunningham, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, he rejected the idea that the race with Tillis had turned into a referendum on his character, even while expressing remorse for extramarital activity. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)

Cunningham inches back into public as Army confirms probe

Oct. 7, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham inched back into the public sphere on Wednesday, a day after The Associated Press reported the Democratic contender had an intimate encounter this summer with a public relations consultant. Within hours of the military disclosing...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) celebrates after scoring against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Bridgewater, Panthers fix red-zone woes, top Cardinals 31-21

Oct. 4, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There was a time when doctors didn't know if Teddy Bridgewater would walk normally again, let alone play play quarterback in the NFL. You'd never know it watching Bridgewater break the pocket, juke two defenders and race 18 yards to the end zone on Sunday, helping the Carolina...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, stacks of ballot envelopes waiting to be mailed are seen at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C.  A federal judge has blocked updated North Carolina absentee voting rules that gave voters more leeway to fix witness problems and extended the period when elections boards could accept mailed-in ballots. U.S. District Judge James Dever issued a temporary retraining order on Saturday, Oct. 3 that blocked the updated rules that resulted from a legal settlement with voting rights advocates.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Judge halts new North Carolina absentee witness info rule

Oct. 3, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has halted new North Carolina absentee voting rules that gave voters more leeway to fix witness problems and extended the period when elections boards could accept mailed-in ballots. The rules, issued last week in a settlement with voting rights advocates, were blocked...