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Atlanta firefighters transport a man they freed who was trapped in his third-floor bedroom after a tree came crashing down on a home on Brookview Drive in Atlanta, as Tropical Storm Zeta sped across the Southeast Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.   (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Zeta barrels across Southeast after battering weary coast

Oct. 29, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2 million homes and businesses in the dark in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes and were blamed for at least three deaths. A Category 2 hurricane...

Pending home sales cool in September, down 2.2%

Oct. 29, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The pending sales of existing homes fell 2.2% in September, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday, the first monthly contraction of that figure in four months. The report is the latest indicator that showed the housing market cooled in September after being strong...

The Miami defense pressures Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong (5) on a keeper in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Miami Gardens, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

No. 15 North Carolina looks to flip the script vs Virginia

Oct. 29, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

No. 15 North Carolina to turn things around this time in their matchup with Virginia. The Tar Heels have lost three straight to the Cavaliers and Brown is just 3-8 in the Atlantic Coast Conference matchup with the defending Coastal Division champions. But the slumping Cavaliers (1-4, 1-4 Atlantic Coast...

Get-out-the-vote letter writer Nancy Gehman poses for a photo at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gehman is one of 182,000 people who have participated in Vote Forward, a 50-state letter-writing campaign to more than 17.5 million homes. In the best of times, it’s a massive logistical challenge to get millions out to vote. In 2020, the difficulty has been dramatically compounded: by fear of the coronavirus, by complications and confusion over mail-in ballots, by palpable anxiety over the bitter divisions in the country. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Oct. 29, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters. “It was comforting to know that I was doing something...

North Carolina head coach Mack Brown is seen during the second half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

No. 15 UNC, struggling Virginia to meet for 125th time

Oct. 29, 2020 4:00 AM EDT

Here are some things to watch in Week 8 of ACC conference play: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 15 North Carolina at Virginia. Long billed as the south's oldest rivalry, the 125th meeting of the programs comes in prime time with both schools looking to get back on track. The Tar Heels (4-1, 4-1 ACC) climbed as high as No. 5...

Early voters form a long line while waiting to cast their ballots at the South Regional Library polling location in Durham, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Some waited almost 3 hours to vote. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Supreme Court leaves NC absentee ballot deadline at Nov. 12

Oct. 28, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to nine days after Election Day. The justices, by a 5-3 vote Wednesday, refused to disturb a decision by the State Board of Elections to lengthen the period from three to nine days because of the...

Supreme Court turns away Republican plea to cut deadline for receipt of absentee ballots in North Carolina

Oct. 28, 2020 7:34 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court turns away Republican plea to cut deadline for receipt of absentee ballots in North Carolina.
FILE- In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for Visa appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Visa Inc. said Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, that its fiscal fourth quarter profits dropped 29% due to fewer dollars crossing on its namesake payment network while the world was in the grips of a pandemic-caused recession. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Visa 4Q profits plunge as pandemic slows payments worldwide

Oct. 28, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Visa Inc. said Wednesday that its fiscal fourth quarter profits dropped 29% due to fewer dollars crossing on its namesake payment network while the world was in the grips of a pandemic-caused recession. The San Francisco-based company posted a profit of $2.14 billion, or 97 cents...

U.S. Army Maj. Evan Adams pitches his idea of a new mobile app to manage training areas on bases in real time on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Adams, who is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, won round one of the competition. The Shark Tank like competition is aimed at sourcing new ideas from untapped areas of the Army. (U.S. Army via AP)

New program allows soldiers to innovate from the bottom up

Oct. 28, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In combat, U.S. Army Maj. Evan Adams is a tank officer responsible for leading intricate cavalry and reconnaissance operations. But more than a decade ago, he was a graphic design major in college, a skill he put to use in a new Army effort aimed at gathering innovative ideas from...

Wolfpack, Gamecocks to play football series in 2030-'31

Oct. 28, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — North Carolina State and South Carolina will play a home-and-home football series in 2030 and 2031. Both schools announced the games Wednesday. The team will play at South Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2030 and will meet again at North Carolina State to open the 2030 season on...