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Duke Energy sued for 2014 coal ash spill environmental harm

Jul. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments asked a court Thursday to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the two states coated in hazardous coal ash. Government...

ACC urges fans to ask cable providers to carry new network

Jul. 18, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference is roughly a month away from launching its new ESPN-partnered TV channel and still awaiting key deals with several cable providers to carry it. The league and its schools need help from fans on that front. Schools are posting messages on social media...

ACC's Coastal Division gets new look with 3 new head coaches

Jul. 18, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi had a good idea what to expect over the past two seasons from every opponent in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division. Not this year. After two years with the same seven head coaches, nearly half of that group is gone with Georgia Tech, Miami...

ACC's Coastal Division once again appears up for grabs

Jul. 18, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall doesn't need to be reminded that the Cavaliers are the only team in the ACC Coastal Division that hasn't won the division title in the last six seasons. They have a chance this year, but the division seems to be once again up for grabs. "Yes, it would...

The Latest: Mendenhall using 2018 setbacks as teaching tool

Jul. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Atlantic Coast Conference media days (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall says the team is placing an increased emphasis on what he calls "critical moment" situations in spring practice. The Cavaliers lost two games late last season in overtime...

Florida State's Taggart tunes out talk in Year 2 of rebuild

Jul. 17, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — No one has to tell Willie Taggart that he faces pressure to fix turn things around at Florida State after the Seminoles failed to reach a bowl game for the first time since 1981. It was an inauspicious beginning for Taggart. In his first year as the head coach, the Seminoles finished...

Early Clemson-Syracuse matchup looms large in ACC Atlantic

Jul. 17, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The biggest obstacle standing between Clemson and a fifth straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship may be an early season Sept. 14 matchup at Syracuse. Clemson has largely breezed through the ACC schedule over the last four seasons, going 34-2 in conference play while winning...

Dillon, Etienne among top runners in ACC Atlantic Division

Jul. 17, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Boston College's AJ Dillon was so good last year that he ranked among the nation's best rushers despite hobbling through an injury that sidelined him during stretches of multiple games. Travis Etienne was right with him near the top of the rankings, providing the ground-game balance...

Dem candidate proposes increasing national service by young

Jul. 17, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democrat in a U.S. House special election is proposing a fivefold expansion of a civilian national service program in hopes it will better tie the country together. Dan McCready made the proposal Wednesday in suburban Charlotte alongside retired U.S. Army four-star...

The Latest: Louisville looks to rebuild under Satterfield

Jul. 17, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on ACC media days (all times local): 4:35 p.m. First-year coach Scott Satterfield says he won't measure Louisville's success this season in terms of wins and losses, but rather by if players are demonstrating the right attitude and giving their best effort on a daily...