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US appeals court rules judge wrongly halted NC voter ID

Dec. 2, 2020 2:05 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge wrongly blocked North Carolina's latest photo voter identification law, an appeals court ruled Wednesday, deciding she erred when declaring the requirement was tainted by racial bias because a previous voter ID law had been struck down on similar grounds. The unanimous...

Democratic Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is seen at the State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Phoenix. Romero called for a nighttime curfew Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Tucson to prevent the spread of COVID-19, saying the virus is spreading rapidly and hospitals in southern Arizona are on the verge of a crisis. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew

Dec. 2, 2020 12:17 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. -- At the urging of Mayor Regina Romero, the Tucson City Council voted Tuesday night to establish a mandatory nightly curfew for three weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew will take effect Friday and run through Dec. 23. Romero says she sought the curfew...

Alabama's Petty scores 22 in 86-74 win over UNLV

Dec. 1, 2020 11:35 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — John Petty Jr. scored 22 points, making six 3-pointers, Jahvon Quinerly added 19 points and Alabama beat UNLV 86-74 on Tuesday night in the consolation bracket of the relocated Maui Invitational. Petty, Quinerly and Jaden Shackelford combined for 25 points through the first 15...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo gestures during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has tested positive for COVID-19. The school’s athletic department made the announcement Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Watts scores 20, No. 8 Michigan State beats No. 6 Duke 75-69

Dec. 1, 2020 10:40 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Rocket Watts scored 20 points and Julius Marble had a career-high 12 to help No. 8 Michigan State beat No. 6 Duke 75-69 on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic. The Spartans (3-0) closed the first half with a 13-4 surge to take a 37-33 lead at halftime. They maintained control in the...

Providence hangs on for 63-62 win over Davidson

Dec. 1, 2020 10:25 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Nate Watson scored 22 points and Providence held on to defeat Davidson 63-62 in the consolation bracket of the Maui Invitational on Tuesday night. The Friars led all the way, building a 19-point lead in the middle of the first half but they couldn't put the Wildcats away. After...

North Carolina forward Garrison Brooks (15) dunks past Stanford forward Ziaire Williams (3) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational tournament, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Asheville, N.C. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Black helps No. 14 UNC top Stanford 67-63 in Maui semifinals

Dec. 1, 2020 7:34 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Leaky Black and North Carolina spent last season struggling in late-game situations, fumbling away leads and failing to make a needed play at the most critical of moments. Maybe the 14th-ranked Tar Heels have learned from that. Black had a big driving basket at the 1:02 mark followed...

Texas guard Matt Coleman III (2) drives around Indiana guard Rob Phinisee (10) in the first half of a semifinal NCAA college basketball game in the Maui Invitational tournament, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Asheville, N.C. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Coleman, No. 17 Texas beat Indiana 66-44 to reach Maui final

Dec. 1, 2020 6:47 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Shaka Smart saw the aggressive and relentless edge he wanted from his defense. And that has No. 17 Texas in the championship game of the relocated Maui Invitational. Matt Coleman III scored 16 points while the Longhorns held Indiana to its lowest point total in more than a decade,...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C. speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  With three of North Carolina’s 13 U.S. House incumbents not seeking reelection, nearly 30 congressional candidates are scrambling to win Tuesday, March 4, 2020 primaries in these districts with hopes of soon filling the rare number of open seats (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Mark Walker takes early jump into N. Carolina Senate race

Dec. 1, 2020 4:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Outgoing North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker on Tuesday announced his bid to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Richard Burr in 2022, a path the Republican indicated a year ago he'd pursue after his House district shifted to the left during an unscheduled redistricting. The quick entry of Walker,...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward moves the ball on a fast break against the Orlando Magic during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. Hayward has been a player that the Charlotte Hornets have wanted for years. On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, they finally landed him, according to Priority Sports, the agency that represents the veteran forward. ESPN, which first reported the agreement, said Hayward would sign a four-year deal worth $120 million.  (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Michael Jordan's recruitment helped Hornets land Hayward

Dec. 1, 2020 4:42 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets owner Michael Jordan and general manager Mitch Kupchak had no intentions of spending money on a big-name free agent this offseason. But things changed quickly when Gordon Hayward opted out of his contract with the Boston Celtics. The prospect of getting a playmaking wing...

FILE - In this May 12, 2016, file photo, gender free sign hangs outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. A 3 1/2-year ban on local ordinances aimed at protecting LGBT rights in North Carolina expired Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, prompting gay rights groups to urge the passage of such measures.
Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper agreed to the moratorium in March 2017 in exchange for GOP lawmakers agreeing to do away with portions of a “Bathroom Bill” that Republicans had approved a year earlier.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

2017 ban on local LGBT ordinances ends in North Carolina

Dec. 1, 2020 4:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 3 1/2-year ban on new local ordinances aimed at protecting LGBT rights in North Carolina expired Tuesday, prompting gay rights groups to urge the passage of such measures now. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper agreed to the moratorium in March 2017 in exchange for GOP lawmakers agreeing to...