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Qualifying medalist Wilson Furr advances in US Amateur

Aug. 12, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

BANDON, Ore. (AP) — Qualifying medalist Wilson Furr advanced to the second round of match play in the U.S. Amateur on Wednesday, beating China's Aaron Du 6 and 4 at breezy Bandon Dunes. Furr, the 22-year-old rising Alabama senior from Jackson, Mississippi, will face Vanderbilt's Harrison Ott. “The...

Prosecutor asks 14 years for billionaire in bribery case

Aug. 12, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal prosecutor said Wednesday that a billionaire Durham businessman should spend 14 years in prison for trying to bribe North Carolina's top insurance regulator with large political contributions. U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray laid out the prosecution's sentencing recommendation...

Apt Bible passage at Catholic Mass coincides with earthquake

Aug. 11, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Scripture quite literally came to life for several Catholic churches in North Carolina as a rare earthquake rattled portions of the state over the weekend. According to a news release from the Diocese of Charlotte, Father Richard Sutter of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church...

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up to members of the media as he walks across the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, after returning from Morristown, N.J. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump: Convention speech locale is White House or Gettysburg

Aug. 10, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination will be held at either the White House or the Gettysburg battlefield, as he searches for a symbolic substitute for his virus-scuttled plans for an arena celebration. The president's...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore (12) pulls in a touchdown catch against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. The Panthers want more out of third-year receiver D.J, Moore. Moore is coming off a solid season a year ago with 87 receptions for 1,175 receiving yards and four touchdowns, averaging 13.5 yards per catch. But the team feels he can be their No. 1 receiver.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Panthers looking for more out of top receiver D.J. Moore

Aug. 10, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers want more out of third-year receiver D.J. Moore. Moore is coming off a solid season a year ago with 87 receptions for 1,175 receiving yards and four touchdowns, averaging 13.5 yards per catch despite missing the last seven quarters of the season with a concussion. He was...

Prosecutors recommend probation for ex-N.C. Rep. Hayes

Aug. 10, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors asked a judge on Monday to give a former North Carolina congressman no prison time for lying to the FBI about his role in a plan to try to bribe the state's top insurance regulator with large political contributions. The U.S. attorneys made the probation recommendation...

Dog kills fox on family's property in North Carolina

Aug. 10, 2020 5:40 AM EDT

DALLAS, N.C. (AP) — A 1-year-old pit bull and a rabid fox got into a tussle that ended up killing the fox after the animal appeared on the dog’s owners’ property in North Carolina. The incident happened Thursday in Dallas, a town about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Charlotte, news outlets...

Man marking underground utilities dies after hit by car

Aug. 8, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Charlotte Police say a worker who was marking underground utilities has died after being hit by a car. The Charlotte Observer reports that police say it happened early Saturday when 59-year-old Thomas Reynolds Porter Jr., was hit in southwest Charlotte. Authorities say while he was...

FILE - In this July 21, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he addresses delegates during the final day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. North Carolina public health officials told the Republican National Committee the party can have more than 10 people in a room to conduct official convention business while in Charlotte. The updated guidance eases indoor gathering limits Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper imposed in a recently extended executive order. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

North Carolina to relax 10-person limit for GOP convention

Aug. 7, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina will ease gathering restrictions for the Republican National Convention in Charlotte this month after a push by the national party for the state to be more accommodating. But the Aug. 21-24 event culminating in President Donald Trump's nomination will be nothing like...

Erik Jones (20) and William Byron (24) head into the first turn during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Erik Jones won't return to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021

Aug. 6, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Erik Jones won't return to Joe Gibbs Racing next season, ending his time with one of NASCAR's top teams after three Cup seasons but several years in Gibbs' driver development program. “We appreciate all Erik has done for Joe Gibbs Racing over the past several years,”...