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Wake County Detention Center is trying to stop virus spread

Jan. 15, 2021 10:07 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Wake County Detention Center is seeing its worst spread of the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. WRAL reports that close to 100 inmates out of 1,100 are in isolation after testing positive. Plus, more than a dozen Wake County Sheriff’s Office...

A Citibank office is open, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 in New York. Citigroup Inc. says earnings for the fourth quarter of 2020 fell 7% to $4.63 billion. The New York-based bank said it had earnings of $2.08 per share, down from $2.15 per share a year earlier.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Citigroup 4Q profit down 7%, revenue drops by 10%

Jan. 15, 2021 10:03 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Banking conglomerate Citigroup said its fourth quarter profits fell by 7%, but like its competitor JPMorgan Chase, the bank saw improvement from the darkest days of the pandemic shutdowns. The New York-based bank said it earned a profit of $4.63 billion, down from a profit of $4.97...

Police say they continue to probe officer's tackling of teen

Jan. 15, 2021 8:43 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in the North Carolina city of Winston-Salem are still investigating a months-old incident in which a white police officer is seen tackling a Black teenage girl. The Winston-Salem Journal reported Thursday that the department’s Professional Standards Division is...

Advocates: Carolina breeders supporting cockfighting in Guam

Jan. 15, 2021 8:20 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Animal rights advocates said breeders in North Carolina have shipped more than 1,000 live roosters to Guam, charging as much as $2,000 for each bird in the island’s cockfighting trade. The groups, Animal Wellness Action and Animal Wellness Foundation, on Thursday sent letters...

A Chase ATM is open, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 in New York.  JPMorgan Chase & Co., the nation’s largest bank by assets, said its fourth quarter profits jumped by 42% from a year earlier, as the firm’s investment bank division had a stellar quarter and the bank’s balance sheet improved despite the pandemic.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

JPMorgan's profits jump as economy, investment bank recovers

Jan. 15, 2021 8:05 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co., the nation's largest bank by assets, said its fourth quarter profits jumped by 42% from a year earlier, as the firm's investment banking division had a stellar quarter and its balance sheet improved despite the pandemic. The New York-based bank said it...

Virginia center Francisco Caffaro (22) goes up with the ball as Notre Dame's Juwan Durham (11) defends during an NCAA college basketball game  Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP, Pool)

No. 12 Clemson aims to end 10-game slide vs No. 18 Virginia

Jan. 15, 2021 4:00 AM EST

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 18 Virginia (8-2, 4-0) at No. 12 Clemson (9-1, 3-1). Two of the ACC’s five ranked schools clash, with both riding four-game winning streaks. However, Clemson is eager to get back in action after games at Syracuse on...

Panthers make it official: Scott Fitterer is their new GM

Jan. 14, 2021 10:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have hired Seattle Seahawks vice president of football operations Scott Fitterer to become their new general manager. The team said Fitterer agreed to a five-year contract late Thursday night after being offered earlier in the day. “We thought Scott was the best...

NC State QB transfer Hockman commits to Middle Tennessee

Jan. 14, 2021 9:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State quarterback Bailey Hockman plans to play at Middle Tennessee as a graduate transfer. Hockman announced he has committed to the Blue Raiders in a social-media post Thursday, about a week after announcing he would leave the Wolfpack. The redshirt junior and former...

FILE - Villanova head coach Jay Wright gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown in Washington, in this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo. Villanova coach Jay Wright was set to return to practice Tuesday following his bout with COVID-19. Those plans are on hold after two players tested positive Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, and the Wildcats were forced to postpone their next three games. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

The Latest: South Carolina coach Martin to miss game at LSU

Jan. 14, 2021 8:05 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin and two other staffers will not travel with the Gamecocks for a game Saturday night at LSU. The school said Martin, assistant coach Chuck Martin and Doug Edwards, who’s in...

Jones leads UNC Asheville over Charleston Southern 92-54

Jan. 14, 2021 6:57 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tajion Jones had a season-high 25 points as UNC Asheville easily beat Charleston Southern 92-54 on Thursday. Jones made 7 for 10 3-pointers. Trent Stephney had 14 points for UNC Asheville (6-6, 5-2 Big South Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Coty Jude...