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AP Top 25: West Virginia up to 7 after 10 ranked teams lose

Nov. 4, 2018 4:16 PM EST

No. 7 West Virginia re-entered the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll after another weekend in which the number of ranked teams losing reached double digits. Unanimous No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Notre Dame remained unchanged, and No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Georgia and No. 6 Oklahoma each...

Blackbeard the pirate goes on 'trial' in NC courtroom

Oct. 29, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A cast of political and legal adversaries met in a Beaufort County courtroom Friday to argue the guilt or innocence of the notorious pirate Blackbeard, 300 years after he was killed in a battle in the waters off North Carolina's Ocracoke Island. It was a mock court, but the evidence...

Family of man shot by police awaiting result of state probe

Oct. 24, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A pastor says the family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer is awaiting an investigative report to decide whether to hire a lawyer. Pastor Marcus Miller of New Birth Christian Center in Washington said Cedric Pritchard's family is considering legal options but...

Police officer shoots, kills man in North Carolina

Oct. 22, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A white North Carolina police officer fatally shot a black motorist who stepped out of his vehicle with a gun during a traffic stop, authorities said Monday. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon, Stacy Drakeford, director of Washington police and fire services, said in a...

New military jet crashes, pilot ejects in S Carolina

Sep. 28, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A military jet a short distance from its base crashed in South Carolina on Friday with the pilot ejecting safely and no one on the ground injured, authorities said. The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing F-35B crashed about 11:45 a.m. into an uninhabited marsh island near the Grays Hill...

Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

Sep. 15, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence's onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be a fearsome new stage of the disaster: widespread,...

The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

Sep. 14, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Florence is crawling slowly across South Carolina as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds are expected to continue overnight, amid a rising inland flood threat. The National Hurricane Center in Miami...