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No. 15 UNC women beat Pitt 72-57 behind big 4th quarter

Jan. 26, 2023 20:06 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Deja Kelly scored 23 points, Kennedy Todd-Williams added 22 points and No. 15 North Carolina used a big fourth quarter to beat Pittsburgh 72-57 on Thursday night. It was tied at 44-all after three quarters until North Carolina opened the fourth on a 17-1 run to...

NC Democrats pitch abortion safeguards despite GOP majority

Jan. 26, 2023 14:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats, who narrowly held off a Republican supermajority in the General Assembly, have introduced legislation to codify abortion protections into state law as Republicans are discussing early prospects for further restrictions. Their...

Hinson hits eight 3-pointers, Pitt edges Wake Forest 81-79

Jan. 25, 2023 21:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Blake Hinson scored 24 points on a program-record tying eight 3-pointers and Pittsburgh held on to defeat Wake Forest 81-79 on Wednesday night after blowing a 13-point second-half lead. After Wake Forest took its only lead of the second half at 74-73 with 4:34...

North Carolina lawmakers back to work for 2023, filing bills

Jan. 25, 2023 18:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly returned to Raleigh on Wednesday after its usual two-week January break and turned to the business of legislating — filing bills on several topics familiar to veteran lawmakers. The House and Senate held midday floor...

New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills

Jan. 25, 2023 16:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights filed separate lawsuits Wednesday challenging two states' abortion pill restrictions, the opening salvo in what’s expected to be a protracted legal battle over access to the medications. The lawsuits argue that limits on the drugs...

Garcia, Payne sidelined for Gophers in latest injury setback

Jan. 25, 2023 16:30 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sidelined leading scorer Dawson Garcia and top reserve Pharrel Payne for the game Wednesday against Indiana due to injuries, further depleting the last-place team in the Big Ten. Hoosiers coach Mike Woodson also was ruled out of the game because of...

Lawyer defends North Carolina's transgender care exclusions

Jan. 25, 2023 16:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A lawyer representing the leaders of North Carolina's state employee health plan defended its exclusion of gender-affirming treatments on Wednesday before a federal appeals court, facing a barrage of criticisms from its chief judge. State Treasurer Dale Folwell...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 25, 2023 12:01 PM EST

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. Editorial: NC House Republicans find a sneaky way to override the governor’s veto Despite falling one seat short of an outright supermajority in November’s election, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore has insisted...

Nance scores 21 as North Carolina survives Syracuse, 72-68

Jan. 24, 2023 23:49 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Pete Nance scored 21 points, capped by a dunk with 19 seconds left that put North Carolina in front for good as the Tar Heels pulled out a hard-fought, 72-68 battle with Syracuse on Tuesday night. Joe Girard hit from beyond the arc to put Syracuse up, 68-66...

Joiner scores 28, leads N.C. State over Notre Dame 85-82

Jan. 24, 2023 22:22 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jarkel Joiner scored 28 points to lead North Carolina State to an 85-82 victory over Notre Dame on Tuesday night. Cormac Ryan’s 3-pointer pulled Notre Dame within 69-68 with 4:59 remaining, but the Wolfpack answered with 7-1 spurt for a 76-69 lead. Joiner...