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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Coach K remembers Kobe, berates fans as Duke beats Pitt

Jan. 29, 2020 12:42 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — It was a topsy-turvy night for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. Freshman center Vernon Carey Jr. had 26 points and 13 rebounds in the ninth-ranked Blue Devils' 79-67 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, a game that included tributes to Kobe Bryant and an outburst by Coach K at his own...

Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, right, drives into New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox II in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Hornets beat Knicks 97-92 to snap 8-game losing streak

Jan. 28, 2020 11:13 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are back home and back in the win column. Terry Rozier scored 30 points and the Hornets rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks 97-92 on Tuesday night and snap a season-high, eight-game losing streak. Charlotte (16-31) trailed by 13 points...

In this Jan. 20, 2020 photo, former New York City Mayor, and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg walks with supporters along the route of the Little Rock

Bloomberg creates a parallel presidential race. Can he win?

Jan. 28, 2020 9:40 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When the leading Democratic presidential candidates marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by linking arms and marching through South Carolina's capital, Michael Bloomberg was nowhere near the early primary state. The former New York mayor was instead in Arkansas, tossing out candy at...

Police: Man charged with murder in death of 5-month-old son

Jan. 28, 2020 8:17 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was arrested and accused of killing his 5-month-old son, authorities said. Quandeel Taylor, 24, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of baby Peyton Taylor, news outlets reported. The baby was admitted to Atrium Health Levine...

Daniel Suarez gets NASCAR ride 2 weeks before Daytona 500

Jan. 28, 2020 6:16 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez landed a job two weeks before the NASCAR season begins when Gaunt Brothers Racing signed the Mexican driver for the No. 96 Toyota in the Cup Series. Suarez learned during the final weekend of last season in November that Stewart-Haas Racing was letting him go after one...

Former union president pleads guilty to money charges

Jan. 28, 2020 5:49 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The former president of the union representing workers at the massive Smithfield Foods plant in eastern North Carolina pleaded guilty to helping embezzle more than $200,000 of the local's money. Keith Ludlum of Bladenboro pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy and embezzlement of labor...

North Carolina man pocketed $685,000 in fraud on employer

Jan. 28, 2020 5:35 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A North Carolina man admitted Tuesday to defrauding his employer in Kansas by placing orders for more than $685,000 for electrical and wire cable, then selling them to another company and pocketing the money, prosecutors said. Coe Downing, 48, of Charlotte, North Carolina, pleaded...

North Carolina AG opposes expanded online lottery sales

Jan. 28, 2020 5:31 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's attorney general has come out against expanding online sales by the state lottery, suggesting such "digital instants" could run afoul of state laws prohibiting video sweepstakes machines. Word about Democrat Josh Stein's opposition spread as North Carolina State...

Pipe falls from truck, kills contractor in North Carolina

Jan. 28, 2020 5:09 PM EST

TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. (AP) — A man has been killed after a pipe that was to be used in a North Carolina beach renourishment project fell from a truck, police said. Roberto Gonzalez Jr., 47, died after being struck by the 3,000-pound pipe at Topsail Beach on Monday, officials confirmed on Tuesday. Topsail...

Panthers retain Blackburn as special teams coordinator

Jan. 28, 2020 5:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are bringing back Chase Blackburn as their special teams coordinator. Blackburn spent the last two seasons in the same role under former head coach Ron Rivera, but was on an expiring contract. Blackburn has some history with new Panthers coach Matt Rhule. They spent time...