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North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights, U.S. government says

A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that …


Theoden Janes: Boycott of N.C. only making officials dig in their heels

Thanks a lot, you two, for driving a stake through the heart of what probably would have been a fun and memorable daddy-daughter date night.


Caitlyn Jenner uses women’s room at Trump hotel, posts video

Caitlyn Jenner has taken up Donald Trump’s offer and used the women’s restroom at one of his luxury buildings.


Alabama city passes transgender bathroom ordinance

People in an Alabama city who use public restrooms intended for a gender other than what is listed on their birth certificate will be punished under an ordinance officials passed …


Rallies over North Carolina LGBT law begin as lawmakers return

A day of rallies at North Carolina’s statehouse began Monday with the delivery of petitions signed by 180,000 people seeking the repeal of a law that curtails protections for LGBT …


North Carolina LGBT law will stay in place, top lawmaker says

A North Carolina legislative leader said Wednesday he doesn’t see the need to repeal or revise a law that limits protections for the LGBT community.


Boston cancels 3 concerts over North Carolina LGBT law

The rock group Boston is the latest act to cancel concerts in North Carolina because of the state’s new law on LGBT rights.


Montana invites PayPal after firm spurns North Carolina

Montana officials sought to capitalize on North Carolina’s loss and announced Wednesday that they would be courting PayPal to open an operations center.


Man accused of assault at Trump rally appears in court

The white Donald Trump supporter accused of punching a black man being escorted from a Trump rally in North Carolina by sheriff’s deputies has had his case continued.


PayPal cancels North Carolina expansion over discrimination law

PayPal says it’s canceling plans to bring 400 jobs to North Carolina after lawmakers passed a law that restricts protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.


North Carolina, Syracuse vastly different but familiar Final Four foes

North Carolina likes to run, and Syracuse prefers to walk.


Amy Goodman: States stepping up anti-LGBT activities

The bathroom ban is a symptom of systemic, institutionalized discrimination against transgender people.


Dana Milbank: Tar Heels stuck on discrimination

Though it’s not clear whether that broader shift to the left will occur among corporations, there is no doubt that a dramatic change has occurred on gay rights.


Washington governor bans state travel to North Carolina

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has barred non-essential state-funded travel to North Carolina because of the state’s new law that prevents local governments from protecting people based on sexual orientation and …


It’s like an ACC Tournament on one side of NCAA bracket

This mini-Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament has even higher stakes than usual: The winner earns a spot in the national championship game.


130 vehicles were involved in North Carolina interstate pileup

A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper says more than 130 vehicles were involved in a series of wrecks on Interstate 40 but no serious injuries were reported.


Thanks to its defense, UNC tops Virginia for ACC title

Thanks to the sort of defensive dominance coach Roy Williams has been seeking, North Carolina’s longer-than-usual wait for its latest ACC tournament championship is over.


Welfare applicants, recipients drug tested in North Carolina

Drug testing of North Carolina welfare recipients and applicants is now happening at social service offices in the state.


UNC’s Roy Williams no fan of ESPN’s focus on NBA prospects

North Carolina coach Roy Williams is no fan of how ESPN touts NBA prospects playing in college games aired by the network.


Johnny Jefferson’s 3 TDs lead Baylor by North Carolina

When it was at full strength this season, Baylor had the most productive offense in college football.


1 dead after fight at North Carolina mall

One person was killed after an argument erupted at a crowded shopping mall in North Carolina on the afternoon before Christmas, police said Thursday.


No. 1 Clemson beats North Carolina for ACC title, playoff spot

Heisman Trophy hopeful Deshaun Watson threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as No. 1 Clemson stayed unbeaten – perhaps helped by a disputed call – by holding …


Decorated Spokane Marine shares story of 1963 heroism

Local veteran Rodger J. Johnson, 75, saved seven men from burning helicopter wreckage during a training exercise more than 50 years ago. Slowed by a stroke, he says instinct kicked …


South Carolina still on edge from floods; 2 die in truck

Rivers rose and dams bulged Wednesday as South Carolina faced another anxious day of waiting for the floodwaters to recede, and search teams found the bodies of two people who …


College football roundup: Utah spoils Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan coaching debut with 24-17 win

Running back Devontae Booker had 124 combined yards and a touchdown and Utah spoiled Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan coaching debut, beating the Wolverines 24-17 on Thursday night in Salt Lake City. …


Area roundup: Gonzaga women’s basketball releases nonconference schedule

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team on Thursday released its nonconference schedule, which includes hosting Stanford on Nov. 15. The Zags (28-6) reached the Sweet 16 last year and finished with …


Irish take ACC

Jerian Grant scored 24 points and No. 11 Notre Dame took over with a 26-3 second-half run to rally past No. 19 North Carolina 90-82 on Saturday night in the …


Quick start allows Rutgers to cruise at Quick Lane Bowl

DETROIT – Josh Hicks and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights capped their first season in the Big Ten with a dominating effort in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl. The freshman running …


Columnist Norman Chad says Florida State, North Carolina are embarrassments to higher learning

We already know that the new College Football Playoff to crown a national champion is rigged. (I said as much last month – I believe my exact words were, “The …


Flyers rally past Penguins after tribute

NHL: R.J. Umberger and Matt Read scored 2 minutes apart in the third period to lift the visiting Philadelphia Flyers past the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3. Though the game featured two …