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Architect known designing for African American museum dies

Jul. 9, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Architect Phil Freelon, who designed buildings ranging from local libraries to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, died Tuesday in North Carolina. Freelon, 66, had suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease for several years. He died in Durham about a...

Video shows man killed after struggle with N Carolina police

Jun. 27, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Body-camera video shows police in North Carolina struggling to handcuff a black man before eventually shooting and killing him. The video released Thursday shows the shooting death of 30-year-old Ondrae Levado Hutchinson of Durham during a domestic dispute on March 30. The Associated...

Knicks select Duke swingman RJ Barrett with No. 3 pick

Jun. 21, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It is not exactly a secret that the New York Knicks need a lot of help. So when a player who did almost everything well in his one college season was available, the decision to use the third overall pick Thursday night in the NBA draft on Duke freshman swingman RJ Barrett was relatively...

3 life sentences without parole for man who killed 3 Muslims

Jun. 12, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Moments after a North Carolina man pleaded guilty to gunning down three Muslim university students, a prosecutor played a cellphone video of the slayings in court Wednesday as one of the victims' relatives fainted, others wept and a man cursed the confessed killer openly. Craig Stephen...

The Latest: Authorities didn't have enough for hate charges

Jun. 12, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina man pleading guilty to murder in the slayings of three Muslim students (all times local): 2:45 p.m. An attorney who has worked with the families of three Muslim students gunned down in February 2015 says federal authorities decided they did not have a...

North Carolina man pleads guilty to killing 3 Muslim students in confrontation that families said was sparked by bigotry

Jun. 12, 2019 9:42 AM EDT
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina man pleads guilty to killing 3 Muslim students in confrontation that families said was sparked by bigotry.

N Carolina court filing: Video shows 3 slain Muslim students

Jun. 10, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A court filing suggests the deaths of three Muslim university students in 2015 were captured on cellphone video, WRAL-TV reported Monday. The filing by prosecutors concerns a report by Tufts University psychology professor Samuel Sommers that contends the video casts doubt on claims by...

ACC baseball tourney slated for Charlotte in 2020

May. 30, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference's 2020 baseball tournament will be held in Charlotte. The league said in a news release Thursday that the selection culminated a yearlong process involving the conference's baseball committee and was approved by the league's membership. The tournament,...

Duke's Bolden staying in NBA draft; DeLaurier to return

May. 29, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke center Marques Bolden is remaining in the NBA draft while Javin DeLaurier will return to the Blue Devils for his senior season. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Wednesday that Bolden received "some positive feedback" as he went through the draft evaluation process. The 6-foot-11 Bolden...

North Carolina beats Georgia Tech 10-2 for ACC title

May. 26, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's parade of pitchers kept trying to outdo one another. The hitters kept swinging for the fences. It added up to another Atlantic Coast Conference championship for the Tar Heels. North Carolina hit four home runs — including a pair during a four-run sixth inning...