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No. 24 App State looks to keep longer hold on Top 25 ranking

Oct. 18, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State is back ranked in the Top 25. Now the Mountaineers would like to stay there. No. 24 Appalachian State (5-0, 2-0 Sun Belt) will face conference foe Louisiana-Monroe (3-3, 2-0) on Saturday in its homecoming game, marking the first in school history they will host a...

Michael Jordan opens first of 2 medical clinics in Charlotte

Oct. 17, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An emotional Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded to provide care to underprivileged members of the community. The six-time NBA champion and Hornets owner was on hand Thursday for the grand opening of the $7 million Novant Health Michael...

Allen, McCaffrey and defense have led Panthers resurgence

Oct. 17, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Truth be told, the Panthers could probably do without a bye this week. Coach Ron Rivera's team is playing its best football since 2015, when it went 15-1 in the regular season and reached the Super Bowl. The Panthers have battled back from losing their first two games to win their...

Clint Bowyer signs extension with Stewart-Haas Racing

Oct. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer has reached an agreement with Stewart-Haas Racing to return to the No. 14 Ford next season. Bowyer has been with SHR for three of his 15 seasons in the Cup Series. His extension announced Thursday came as the Kansas native headed to his home track on the verge of...

2 NASCAR teams in traffic incidents on way to Kansas

Oct. 17, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two NASCAR teams on their way to Kansas Speedway were involved in separate traffic incidents that damaged race cars. JTG Daugherty Racing owner Tad Geschickter said Thursday the team transporter for Ryan Preece's No. 47 Cup Series entry caught fire while traveling to Kansas. He said...

Stenhouse signs multiyear deal to drive for JTG Daugherty

Oct. 16, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. landed the open seat at JTG Daugherty Racing in a multiyear deal announced Wednesday that essentially makes a seat swap with Chris Buescher and the Roush Fenway Racing team. Buescher had a clause in his contract that gave him a rare opportunity to leave the No. 47...

Hundreds of birds crash into NASCAR Hall of Fame building

Oct. 16, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An animal rescue group says more than 300 birds crashed into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, killing some 100 of them. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue says on its Facebook page that 100 of the chimney swifts are severely injured with broken legs, wings and other fractures....

Bank of America 3Q profits fall 19% due to charge

Oct. 16, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America's third quarter profits fell 19% from a year ago as the bank wrote down the value of its long-time joint venture payment processor First Data. Excluding that non-cash charge the bank topped expectations, though it's being pressured by falling interest rates. The bank, based...

With promising core, Bulls set sights on playoff position

Oct. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine would love to showcase their skills before the home crowd when the All-Star Game returns to Chicago this season for the first time since Michael Jordan stole the spotlight in 1988. It would mean the Bulls' promising young stars have taken their games to a...

AP analysis: Most states lack laws protecting LGBT workers

Oct. 15, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

Rumors started circulating around the fire station in Byron, Georgia, within a year after the medical treatments began. The fire chief's once-crewcut hair was growing longer, and other physical changes were becoming noticeable. Keeping quiet was no longer an option. The chief said that once members of the tiny...