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'Dueling dinosaurs' fossils donated to North Carolina museum

Nov. 17, 2020 3:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fossil skeletons of two dinosaurs intertwined in what looks like a final death match have been donated to a North Carolina museum. The nonprofit organization Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences said in a statement Tuesday that it acquired the fossilized...

FILE - Duke players celebrate after the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis, in this Monday, April 6, 2015, file photo. The NCAA announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, it plans to hold the entire 2021 men’s college basketball tournament in one geographic location to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and is in talks with Indianapolis to be the host city (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

March Madness in one place? NCAA looking at Indianapolis

Nov. 16, 2020 7:06 PM EST

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off one of the greatest upsets in American sports history at the 2018 NCAA Tournament, knocking off Virginia to become the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1. The madness kept coming that March from Pittsburgh to San Diego. Top-ranked Xavier lost in the second...

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2020, file photo, North Carolina State's Devon Daniels (24) drives past Boston College's Derryck Thornton (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boston. Daniels returns to the Wolfpack after averaging 12.7 points last season. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Keatts relying on veterans as NC State eyes NCAA return

Nov. 13, 2020 1:57 PM EST

North Carolina State made the NCAA Tournament in Kevin Keatts' first season, missed it in his second and saw it canceled in his third due to the coronavirus pandemic. Keatts is hoping the returning experience on this year's roster — the top two players are fifth-year seniors — along with enough...

Neighbors console each other on Lord Granville Way in Rolesville, N.C., on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, after a neighborhood child drowned in a nearby flooded creek following heavy rains, according to The News & Observer. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)

3 dead, 2 missing from flooding at North Carolina campsite

Nov. 12, 2020 7:37 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Floodwaters from a nearby river overtook recreational vehicles at a North Carolina campsite Thursday, killing three people and leaving two others missing, including a child, an official said. In addition to the three deaths at the Hiddenite Family Campground in Alexander County,...

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., celebrates with his wife Susan, at a election night rally Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Mooresville, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Cunningham concedes to US Sen. Tillis in North Carolina

Nov. 10, 2020 5:35 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrat Cal Cunningham conceded to incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina on Tuesday, saying “the voters have spoken” and it was clear Tillis had won. With Cunningham’s concession, all eyes turned to Georgia, where two U.S. Senate runoff...

Miami quarterback D'Eriq King (1) is tackled by Virginia's  Zane Zandier (1) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Miami Gardens, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

Bye blues: No. 11 Miami looks to snap a trend at NC State

Nov. 5, 2020 1:19 PM EST

A week of rest is usually a good thing for a football team. In recent years, that has absolutely not been the case for the Miami Hurricanes. Including its bowl appearance, Miami was 0-4 when it was coming off a bye week last season — and that has been a trend the Hurricanes have dealt with for a while. The...

U.S. House candidate Stephanie Bice talks to the media at the Edmond Conference Center in Edmond, Okla., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, an Oklahoma City lawyer, faced Republican state Sen. Bice for the Oklahoma City-area House seat. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

House Latest: Okla. congresswoman Horn loses to GOP’s Bice

Nov. 4, 2020 3:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 House races (all times local): 3:15 a.m. An Oklahoma Republican has defeated Democratic congresswoman Kendra Horn and taken back the only Democratic-held seat in the state’s congressional delegation. Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice earned a reputation...

Syracuse head coach Dino Babers walks off the field after an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Syracuse hosts Wake Forest and looks to end 3-game skid

Oct. 29, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

A week after giving top-ranked Clemson fits for nearly three quarters, Syracuse is eager to prove it wasn't a fluke. The unbeaten Tigers led by just six points late in the third quarter last Saturday in Death Valley before pulling away for a 47-21 victory. The Orange (1-5, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) have...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020, file photo, Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham talks during during a televised debate with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in Raleigh, N.C.  Cunningham inched back into the public sphere on Wednesday, Oct. 7, a day after The Associated Press reported the he had an intimate encounter this summer with a public relations consultant. Within hours of the military disclosing that it is investigating Cunningham, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, he rejected the idea that the race with Tillis had turned into a referendum on his character, even while expressing remorse for extramarital activity. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)

Cunningham keeps low in NC Senate race marked by his affair

Oct. 24, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham is bypassing uncomfortable questions about his extramarital activities in the final days of his closely contested race with GOP Sen. Thom Tillis. Whether his strategy alters the outcome of what’s now the most expensive...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, North Carolina head coach Mack Brown confers with assistant coach Ken Browning before an NCAA college football game against Syracuse, in Chapel Hill, N.C. It took Mack Brown less than two years to guide North Carolina’s rise from two-win program to its highest ranking in more than two decades. The challenge now for the fifth-ranked Tar Heels is maintaining that status, which won't be easy for a program that hasn’t shown much staying power in more than two decades since last cracking the top 5 during Brown’s first stint in Chapel Hill. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool, File)

No. 14 Tar Heels, No. 23 Wolfpack meet in instate rivalry

Oct. 22, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

Both North Carolina coach Mack Brown and North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren want to see how their team responds to setbacks entering Saturday’s renewal of the instate rivalry. And it comes in a higher-profile setting than usual, too, considering both programs are ranked in the AP Top 25 entering the...