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Orlando Magic forward Gary Clark, left, looks to pass around Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Fournier, Vucevic lead Magic past Hornets 106-83

Jan. 20, 2020 8:29 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Evan Fournier has been dealing with an illness and was feeling incredibly sluggish before Orlando's game at Charlotte. So the veteran guard did something he normally doesn't do, slugging down one of those tiny energy shots as he prepared to take the floor. He said it immediately gave...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow walks the sideline in an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Waco, Texas, The NFL’s Carolina Panthers have hired former Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow as their new defensive coordinator. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)

Snow rejoins Rhule as Panthers new defensive coordinator

Jan. 20, 2020 1:37 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Phil Snow is rejoining head coach Matt Rhule in Carolina as the new Panthers defensive coordinator. Snow previously served as defensive coordinator under Rhule at Baylor from 2017-19 and Temple from 2013-16. Snow has spent 37 seasons coaching college football, serving as a defensive...

In this July 30th, 2014, file photo, U.S. paratroopers team up with their counterparts from multiple nations for an exercise in Fort Tolemaida, Colombia. This week, readiness preparation will continue for U.S. forces as they take part in a multinational training exercise in Colombia. On Thursday, Jna. 23, 2020, about 75 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will team up with their Colombian counterparts for training both on the ground and in the air. (Department of Defense via AP)

82nd Airborne Division to train with Colombian paratroopers

Jan. 20, 2020 9:30 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On New Year’s Eve, hundreds of Fort Bragg-based paratroopers went from relaxing at home with their families to deploying to the Middle East within hours. It's something the was 82nd Airborne’s Immediate Response Force prepares for constantly. This week, readiness...

Evelyn Yang, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks during a rally before the Women's March, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 in New York.  Hundred showed up in New York City and thousands in Washington, D.C. for the rallies, which aim to harness the political power of women, although crowds were noticeably smaller than in previous years. Marches were scheduled Saturday in more than 180 cities. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020?

Jan. 18, 2020 2:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Days after President Donald Trump killed an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian bridge over Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive with an illuminated sign that read “No War in Iran.” Some 200 people...

Carolina Panthers NFL football team's new offensive coordinator Joe Brady listens to a question from the media during his introductory press conference at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

Panthers' Brady says offense must continue to evolve in NFL

Jan. 17, 2020 4:29 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Brady's offensive system worked wonders at LSU this past season, helping the Tigers lead the nation in yards and points en route to a unbeaten season that culminated in a 42-25 win over Clemson in the national championship game. But Brady said there's no guarantee that scheme...

Steyer campaigns in N Carolina for second straight weekend

Jan. 17, 2020 4:26 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer is coming to North Carolina for the second weekend in a row. The billionaire environmental activist planned events for Friday and Saturday in Charlotte before heading to South Carolina for campaign stops through Monday. Steyer came to...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Christian McCaffrey runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Indianapolis. McCaffrey's versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Panthers' McCaffrey pulls out of Pro Bowl; Kamara in

Jan. 16, 2020 10:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey has pulled out of the Pro Bowl after a memorable season. McCaffrey isn't injured. Rather, he decided not to play in the Pro Bowl because Carolina's spring workouts have been moved up two weeks after the team hired a new head coach in...

Panthers name Joe Brady their new offensive coordinator

Jan. 16, 2020 11:46 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are hoping Joe Brady can bolster a sagging offense like he did at LSU. Carolina officially announced Thursday that Brady will be their new offensive coordinator after one year as LSU's passing game coordinator. Brady won the Broyles Award given annually to the top...

1 killed, 2 wounded in early morning Charlotte shooting

Jan. 16, 2020 7:55 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and two others wounded. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said that they found the dead man inside of a vehicle and found the two other wounded men nearby early Thursday morning. They had received...

North Carolina Sen. Tillis seeks 5 TV debates with Democrat

Jan. 15, 2020 4:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis on Wednesday proposed holding five televised debates with the Democratic nominee, starting this spring. At least one Democratic primary candidate, former state Sen. Cal Cunningham, said immediately he “is ready to debate Thom Tillis...