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Miami forward Anthony Walker is blocked by Duke forward Jack White and forward Matthew Hurt (21) while center Vernon Carey Jr. (1) looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Hurt, No. 8 Duke end 2-game skid by beating Miami 89-59

Jan. 22, 2020 12:08 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Matthew Hurt helped eighth-ranked Duke shoot itself out of a two-game skid. The freshman scored 15 of his 22 points in a dominating first half to help the Blue Devils beat Miami 89-59 on Tuesday night. Tre Jones added 16 points for the Blue Devils (16-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference),...

Clemson rallies from 10 points down to top Deacons 71-68

Jan. 21, 2020 11:16 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Hunter Tyson believed he was ready to make an impact. On Tuesday night, the Clemson sophomore was key to the Tigers' comeback win over Wake Forest. Tyson had a career-high 21 points, including the go-ahead basket that put the Tigers up for good in a 71-68 win over the Demon Deacons. ...

Deputies: North Carolina teen secretly taped woman for year

Jan. 21, 2020 6:52 PM EST

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An 18-year-old secretly recorded a woman in her bedroom for nearly a year, a North Carolina sheriff's office said. The Iredell County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Cody Daniel Wells of Statesville was arrested last week on five counts of felony secret peeping and was...

Injuries reported in Michigan after prisoner van crash

Jan. 21, 2020 6:49 PM EST

CHARLESTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A van carrying prisoners crashed with another vehicle Tuesday on Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan, authorities said. Several people were taken to Kalamazoo hospitals with injuries, the Kalamazoo County sheriff's office said. The van was operated by U.S. Corrections,...

Judge agrees with consultant on N Carolina public education

Jan. 21, 2020 6:22 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina isn't doing enough to ensure public school students can obtain a sound basic education, a state judge said Tuesday, agreeing with the findings of an outside consultant. Superior Court Judge David Lee signed an order accepting conclusions of California-based WestEd, The...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 file photo, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper responds during an interview at the Governor's mansion in Raleigh, N.C. Many of North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's lasting achievements in 2019 stem from keeping Republican policies from ever getting implemented. During a year-end interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 Cooper cited successes in recruiting companies and jobs to the state, reducing the number of opioid deaths and moving the state toward cleaner energy during the third year of his term. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

N Carolina appeals court upholds lawfulness of 2016 session

Jan. 21, 2020 4:22 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday upheld the legality of a legislative session Republicans quickly called in December 2016 to push through laws that weakened the power of incoming Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. The unanimous decision of three judges on the intermediate-level...

2 thieves take $200K in merchandise from mall jewelry store

Jan. 21, 2020 4:06 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two people wearing hooded sweatshirts robbed a jewelry store during the day at a North Carolina mall taking at least $200,000 in merchandise, authorities said. Raleigh police responded to the Triangle Town Center mall Monday morning for a reported smash-and-grab robbery at Regent...

Lilly to build North Carolina plant, create over 460 jobs

Jan. 21, 2020 2:58 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. will build a new manufacturing facility in North Carolina, generating over 460 new jobs, officials announced on Tuesday. Gov. Roy Cooper and company CEO David Ricks spoke at a news conference to unveil the $470 million investment in the Durham...

Police: Pizza delivery man shoots, wounds would-be robbers

Jan. 21, 2020 12:15 PM EST

A pizza deliveryman shot three suspects who tried to rob him during a late-night delivery in North Carolina, police said Tuesday. The man was delivering a pizza in an apartment complex Monday just before midnight when he was approached by four suspects who aimed at his head with what appeared to be an assault...

Group asks West Virginia council to stop prayers at meetings

Jan. 21, 2020 11:14 AM EST

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based advocacy group has issued a complaint on a West Virginia city council's practice of opening meetings with predominantly Christian prayers, a local news outlet reported. The Freedom From Religion Foundation asked the Wheeling City Council to stop the practice in a...