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Kyle Busch hopes he's on track to finally win at Pocono

Kyle Busch's next attempt at a weekend sweep should come at his race shop. It's time for a cleanup — Kyle Busch Motorports is bursting at the NASCAR victory trophy seams. Busch's shop in Mooresville, North Carolina, is undergoing a face-lift, and until the renovation is complete, his trophies have ...

Courts derail voting limits pushed by GOP in 3 states

Courts have dealt setbacks in three states to Republican efforts that critics contend restrict voting rights — blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas. The rulings Friday came as the 2016 election moves into its final ...

Appeals court: North Carolina voter ID law unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled that a North Carolina law illegally targeted minorities with tougher ballot access rules, such as requiring photo identification to vote, adding a new partisan flashpoint in a swing state with a raft of hotly contested elections. The ruling Friday by the 4th Circuit Court of ...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 11-16-19-31-48, Mega Ball: 4, Megaplier: 5 (eleven, sixteen, nineteen, thirty-one, forty-eight; Mega Ball: four; Megaplier: five) Estimated jackpot: $20 million

Shawnee County, Kan., District Judge Larry Hendricks makes a comment during a hearing on requiring the state to count potentially thousands of votes in state and local elections from people who've registered without providing proof of their U.S. citizenship, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Topeka, Kan. Hendricks has ruled that the state is required to count all their votes (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Courts strike blows to GOP voter restrictions in 3 states

Courts dealt setbacks on Friday to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas. The rulings came as the 2016 election moves into its final phase, with Republican Donald ...

The home of a man identified as 67-year-old William Claybourne Taylor is shown Friday, July 29, 2016, in Reidsville, N.C. Taylor, living with his wife under an assumed name at the home, was arrested on July 28, in connection with a 1977 shooting in Florida in which a retired immigration official was killed and the attempted assassination of a Florida mayor. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)

40 years later, fugitive appears before N. Carolina judge

When a judge advised a North Carolina man that he was a fugitive wanted in the killing of a retired immigration official nearly 40 years ago, his only response was: "That's what the papers say." William Claybourne Taylor, 67, hung his head during much of a brief video appearance before ...

This photo taken March 15, 2016, shows a NC Voter ID rules posted at the door of the voting station at the Alamance Fire Station in Greensboro, N.C. A federal appeals court on Friday, July 29, 2016,  blocked a North Carolina law that required voters to produce photo identification and follow other rules disproportionately affecting minorities, finding that the law was intended to make it harder for blacks to vote in the presidential battleground state. (Andrew Krech/News & Record via AP)

Court blocks 'discriminatory' North Carolina voter ID law

A federal appeals court on Friday blocked a North Carolina law that required voters to produce photo identification and follow other rules disproportionately affecting minorities, finding that the law was intended to make it harder for blacks to vote in the presidential battleground state. The Virginia-based 4th Circuit Court of ...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton high-fives with a member of the staff while taking the field during the NFL football team's training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

MVP Newton turns focus to 2016, away from Super Bowl loss

Cam Newton's stellar 2015 season helped him become the first Carolina Panthers player to earn NFL MVP honors. Coach Ron Rivera thinks the quarterback's encore season could be even better. "To expect him to do more, people say, 'Aw, you're crazy,'" Rivera said. "But for him there always has to ...

In this Sept. 21, 2015 photo provided by the City of Jacksonville, the monument for the Montford Point Marines, the nation's first black Marines, is seen in Jacksonville, N.C. Forty-five Montford Point Marines are scheduled to attend the dedication Friday, July 29, 2016, at Lejeune Memorial Gardens. (Lisa Miller, City of Jacksonville via AP)

Memorial to 1st black Marines dedicated at Camp Lejeune

At the dedication of a memorial Friday honoring the first black U.S. Marines, John Spencer imagined his mind would recall what it was like to become a Montford Point Marine. "I'll think about the trials and tribulations we went through to prove that we were good Americans and that we ...

In school shooting case, judge to decide any records dispute

Remington Arms and the families of some victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have agreed that any dispute over the release of company documents in a lawsuit brought by the families and a surviving teacher will be decided by a judge. Both sides informed state Judge Barbara ...

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