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Relative: Parents, 2 children among 5 killed in car crashes

Jul. 4, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina couple and their two daughters were among five people killed in a chain of car crashes started by a speeding driver, according to police and a newspaper report. State Highway Patrol Trooper Ray Pierce told The Charlotte Observer that police would release...

5 killed, 3 injured in North Carolina highway crash

Jul. 3, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Five people were killed and at least three others seriously injured after a highway crash in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday evening. Emergency medical officials said the crash happened on Interstate 485 in north Charlotte, news outlets reported. Officials did not immediately...

FILE-In this Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers with their gear board an awaiting bus at Fort Bragg, N.C., as troops from the 82nd Airborne are deployed to the Middle East as reinforcements in the volatile aftermath of the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Members of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, which is based in D.C. and typically guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, were mobilized last month to respond to massive protests over the treatment of Black Americans and systemic issues of police brutality.(AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)

Military chief: Troops were issued bayonets in DC unrest

Jul. 2, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed a report by The Associated Press that some of the service members who were mobilized to Washington, D.C., last month in response to civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd were issued bayonets. Defense documents obtained...

Bishop: North Carolina priest kept on leave on abuse claims

Jul. 2, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Catholic priest in North Carolina will remain on administrative leave after allegations of sexual abuse against him were revealed last year, the Charlotte diocese's bishop said. Bishop Peter Jugis made the announcement to St. Matthew parishioners in a letter Wednesday, writing that...

Insurer Centene plans 3,200 jobs at new N.C. regional hub

Jul. 1, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Government health insurance provider Centene Corp. said on Wednesday it will build an East Coast campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, developing a $1 billion construction project that's expected to create more than 3,200 new jobs by 2032. Gov. Roy Cooper described the expansion as the...

FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump departs after speaking about the PREVENTS

Russian bounties further strain Trump's bond with veterans

Jul. 1, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — They didn't like it when then-candidate Donald Trump criticized John McCain for being captured in combat. They were angrier when Trump, as commander in chief, abandoned Kurdish allies in the Middle East. And they were upset again last month when he threatened to deploy troops against...

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is consoled by team owner Richard Petty, right, prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., Monday, June 22, 2020. In an extraordinary act of solidarity with Wallace, NASCAR's only Black driver, dozens of drivers pushed his car to the front of the field before Monday's race. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Column: NASCAR rolls on, through crisis and controversy

Jun. 29, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The one thing NASCAR has always gotten right is its ability to keep the wheels turning. In crisis or coronavirus, the show finds its way to a race track and keeps plugging along. That has never been in doubt, at least not since 2001 when Dale Earnhardt died in a crash on the last...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Carolina Panthers NFL football team head coach Matt Rhule talks to the media during a news conference at the teams practice facility in Charlotte, N.C. Rhule said he is considering kneeling alongside his players for the national anthem this season to support the movement against racial injustice. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

Panthers' coach considers kneeling during national anthem

Jun. 25, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule said he's considering kneeling alongside his players during the national anthem this season in support of the movement against racial injustice. “I would consider anything as we move forward,” Rhule said Thursday on a Zoom conference...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden arrives at Carlette's Hideaway, a soul food restaurant, to speak with small business owners, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Yeadon, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Democrats confirm plans for nearly all-virtual convention

Jun. 24, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

Democrats will hold an almost entirely virtual presidential nominating convention Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee using live broadcasts and online streaming, party officials said Wednesday. Joe Biden plans to accept the presidential nomination in person, but it remains to be seen whether there will be a significant...

Police tape is seen near the scene of a shooting early Monday, June 22, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina, that resulted in two deaths and several more people wounded or injured. Police say a shooting in North Carolina's largest city has left two people dead and multiple others wounded, while several others were hit by vehicles at the scene. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)

4th person dies after gunfire at North Carolina block party

Jun. 24, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A fourth person has died after an impromptu celebration in North Carolina erupted in gunfire and several people were hit by cars, police said Wednesday. Dairyon Dejean Stevenson, 31, died Tuesday while hospitalized after being shot early Monday at an impromptu block party in...