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Allen scores 15 in return, Cavaliers beat Hornets 103-90

Apr. 14, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jarrett Allen felt better than he expected in his first game since March 26. “I thought I'd be sluggish and a step behind everybody,” Allen said. “But I scored the first basket on a dunk and it just went from there.” ...

Official: 1 dead in collapse of old N Carolina bridge

Apr. 14, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — One person was killed after a portion of an old bridge on the North Carolina Outer Banks collapsed and fell into the water, authorities said Wednesday. Capt. Jeff Derringer of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office said workers were dismantling a section...

FBI increases reward for info in deaths of three women

Apr. 14, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday that it has increased the reward being offered for information in connection with the deaths of three women found within a four-block radius of a North Carolina city four years ago. A news release says the FBI is offering...

Duke's Hurt declares for NBA draft after breakout season

Apr. 14, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke forward Matthew Hurt is declaring for the NBA draft and intends to hire an agent following a breakout sophomore season in which he became the Atlantic Coast Conference’s top scorer. The Blue Devils (13-11) faced a season-long battle trying to...

Fairness watchword at NC transgender sports ban hearing

Apr. 14, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Calls for fairness predominated at a North Carolina legislative hearing Wednesday on a bill that would prevent transgender girls and women from competing in organized school sports designated for biologically female athletes. A House judiciary...

Kansas fight shows how election 'reforms' may favor one side

Apr. 14, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Charley Crabtree was looking to help voters in nursing homes get absentee ballots delivered on time last year, so he picked up about 75 from at least 10 locations in his hometown of Lawrence. Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature want to make what he did a crime...

Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race

Apr. 14, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced he'll run for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, shaking up the calculus in the expanding field to succeed retiring Sen. Richard Burr with the entrance of a veteran of statewide politics. ...

The Latest: NASCAR's Bubba Wallace urging COVID vaccinations

Apr. 14, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports across the world: ___ NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is partnering with Novant Health to address the hesitancy to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Wallace, the only Black...

K-12 scholarship program alterations approved by NC House

Apr. 14, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's programs that spend tax dollars on scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools and for children with disabilities to receive special education would be altered in a measure approved by the state House. By a 69-49...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 14, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 13 The Greensboro News & Record on gun violence: It would be understandable if some wished that we could return to stricter sequestration. Not...