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A sailboat on a trailer sits overturned in Pass Christian, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which passed through Wednesday . (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Calls for voting extension in Georgia after Zeta

Oct. 29, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 5 p.m. ATLANTA — A group of civil rights organizations is asking Georgia’s governor to extend early voting hours Friday after the storm disrupted voting Thursday in the battleground state. Groups including the Georgia NAACP and Fair Fight...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, stacks of ballot envelopes waiting to be mailed are seen at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C.  A federal judge has blocked updated North Carolina absentee voting rules that gave voters more leeway to fix witness problems and extended the period when elections boards could accept mailed-in ballots. U.S. District Judge James Dever issued a temporary retraining order on Saturday, Oct. 3 that blocked the updated rules that resulted from a legal settlement with voting rights advocates.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Judge delays ruling on N. Carolina absentee ballot procedure

Oct. 7, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge leveled sharp criticism on Wednesday against a procedure giving North Carolina voters more leeway to fix witness problems on absentee ballots, but declined to immediately rule in a tangle of election-related lawsuits. U.S. District Judge William Osteen, who's...

North Carolina absentee ballots with incomplete witness information remain in limbo as judge takes case under advisement

Oct. 7, 2020 5:12 PM EDT
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina absentee ballots with incomplete witness information remain in limbo as judge takes case under advisement.

N Carolina city apologizes for deaths at 1979 anti-KKK rally

Oct. 7, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A city council in North Carolina has approved a resolution which apologizes for the shooting deaths of five demonstrators at a 1979 rally against the Ku Klux Klan and American Nazi Party. The Greensboro City Council voted 7-2 on Tuesday night to approve the resolution, which says...

9 cities to host swimming's US Open in November

Oct. 6, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Nine cities will host the U.S. Open in November, allowing over 1,800 swimmers to compete, with results from each location combined by USA Swimming. The national governing body said Tuesday that instead of the usual 700 to 800 swimmers competing in one location, the event on...

Council to consider apology for anti-Klan rally deaths

Oct. 5, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city council will consider a resolution and apology on Tuesday for the shooting deaths of five demonstrators at a rally against the Ku Klux Klan and American Nazi Party nearly 41 years ago. The resolution is scheduled to be on the agenda for the Greensboro City...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence looks to pass against LSU during the second half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The top-ranked Tigers are 29-1 over the past two seasons and have won five straight ACC championships. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

No. 1 Clemson picked to win sixth straight ACC championship

Sep. 4, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Top-ranked Clemson is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship for a sixth straight season. The league released voting results Friday from media members for predicted order of finish and preseason all-conference picks, with the Tigers picked ahead of...

Prosecutors charge 19 in North Carolina with voter fraud

Sep. 2, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in North Carolina announced voter fraud charges Wednesday against 19 non-citizens accused of illegally casting a ballot in 2016. Each defendant voted in a federal election in 2016, and one defendant also voted in 2018, according to a news release from United...