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Kyle Larson qualifies fifth for Indianapolis 500 debut, then catches flight to NASCAR All-Star Race

May. 19, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NASCAR star Kyle Larson looked like an Indianapolis 500 veteran Sunday, reaching the final round of pole qualifying and putting his No. 17 Arrow McLaren on the second row for his debut in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” next weekend. Larson's four-lap...

Carolina Hurricanes re-sign coach Rod Brind'Amour and staff to multiyear deals

May. 19, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed coach Rod Brind’Amour and his staff to multiyear contracts, keeping one of the best in the NHL behind the bench around for the long term. The team announced the re-signings Sunday for Brind'Amour, assistants Jeff Daniels...

Here's how Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could make the first debate stage under stringent Biden-Trump rules

May. 18, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has long argued that the biggest hurdle of his presidential campaign is the perception that independent candidates can't win. He has looked to the debates as a singular opportunity to stand alongside Joe Biden and Donald Trump in front of a massive audience. ...

North Carolina sports wagers well over $1 billion in first months under new law, report says

May. 17, 2024 14:15 PM EDT

People in North Carolina have bet over $1 billion on sports through several gambling operators authorized under a state law to begin taking online wagers two months ago, according to a report released Friday. The customers' early losses are resulting in tens of millions of dollars in state revenue....

Donor and consultant convicted again of trying to bribe North Carolina's insurance commissioner

May. 16, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A major North Carolina political donor and his associate have been convicted a second time of attempting to bribe the state’s insurance commissioner to secure preferential regulatory treatment for his insurance business. A federal jury convicted insurance...

UNC interim chancellor backs AD Bubba Cunningham after trustee criticism, audit push

May. 16, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

North Carolina interim chancellor Lee Roberts publicly backed athletics director Bubba Cunningham on Thursday, three days after the school’s board of trustees approved an audit of the athletics department due to financial concerns growing amid the volatile landscape of college sports. ...

The late Rev. Billy Graham is immortalized in a statue unveiled at the US Capitol

May. 16, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

A bronze sculpture of the late Rev. Billy Graham was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, with Christianity's most prolific evangelist once known as “America’s Pastor” immortalized in the halls of Congress on behalf of his native North Carolina. Graham's likeness,...

North Carolina revenue decline means alternate sources for voucher spending considered

May. 15, 2024 21:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Recently lowered revenue projections for North Carolina state government are making some state legislators think more carefully about how to pay to cover the new high demand for K-12 private school scholarships. The Senate passed earlier this month a measure...

"Raise the Age" juvenile justice reforms altered by North Carolina Senate

May. 15, 2024 21:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More youths accused of serious crimes in North Carolina would be automatically tried in adult court in legislation that advanced through the state Senate on Wednesday. The measure approved 41-4 reworks some of the bipartisan juvenile justice reforms approved...

North Carolina lawmakers push bill to ban most public mask wearing, citing crime

May. 15, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are pushing forward with their plan to repeal a pandemic-era law that allowed the wearing of masks in public for health reasons, a move spurred in part by demonstrations against the war in Gaza that have included masked protesters camped...