N Carolina man released after serving more than 40 years

U.S. 05/23/19, 19:20

A North Carolina man who once was on death row and then served more than 40 years in prison for a shopkeeper's slaying in a failed robbery attempt was headed home Thursday.Attorney Theresa Newman, co-director of the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic, said 81-year-old Charles Ray Finch was released Thursday from ...

Rask’s roll has Bruins a win away from Stanley Cup Final

Sports 05/15/19, 15:03

Tuukka Rask is stopping just about any puck playoff opponents can shoot his way — even the ones he doesn't see.The goaltender has been dominant in the Boston Bruins' six-game postseason winning streak that has them on the doorstep of the Stanley Cup Final. Just don't expect him to make ...

Down 2-0, ‘Canes seek special-teams spark against Boston

Hockey 05/13/19, 16:47

It doesn't matter which team goes on a power play. The Carolina Hurricanes rarely seem to wind up with the advantage.Of all the teams that made it out of the first round of the playoffs, the Hurricanes have been the league's worst —when they're up a man or when they're ...

Sooey! Pig named Hamilton bringing Hurricanes playoff luck

Hockey 05/13/19, 01:49

The Carolina Hurricanes have been rolling at home ever since their newly acquired grunter named Hamilton started hogging the corner.Not defenseman Dougie Hamilton — Hamilton the pig.The 90-pound Juliana potbelly who catches games from behind the boards in a personalized wagon has shown plenty of chops during his three-week run ...

New trial ordered for white homeowner in death of black man

U.S. 05/07/19, 14:34

A white homeowner who fatally shot an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" in his neighborhood should get a new trial because the prosecutor gratuitously injected race in his closing argument, North Carolina's second-highest court ruled Tuesday. In the split 2-1 decision, the panel of the state Court of Appeals ruled ...

‘Canes get comfortable in new territory of the playoffs

Hockey 05/04/19, 01:58

The formerly last-place Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to knock out their division's best team in seven games. Then they swept the second-best team.Maybe it's time to rethink the significance of those Metropolitan Division standings.The Hurricanes advanced to another Eastern Conference final after polishing off a sweep of the New York ...

Brind’Amour leading another playoff run, this time as coach

Sports 05/02/19, 14:30

The Carolina Hurricanes haven't made the playoffs often. When they do, they stick around for a while.This is just their fourth postseason appearance since 2002, but they reached the Eastern Conference final — at least — in each of their last three appearances and are one victory against the New ...

Hurricanes top Islanders 5-2; Stars beat Blues 4-2

Hockey 05/01/19, 23:39

Sebastian Aho set up Justin Williams' go-ahead goal with 9:45 remaining, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in their second-round series.Teuvo Teravainen had two goals, including an empty-netter with 57.1 seconds remaining, Justin Faulk also scored and Aho ...

Islanders facing big hole in series filled with close games

Hockey 05/01/19, 22:39

Robin Lehner sat in the locker room, surrounded by reporters and taking the blame for the New York Islanders' latest playoff loss. His lament: a turnover behind the net that led to the go-ahead goal for the Carolina Hurricanes."I own that one," the goaltender said.Yet, that play offered a glimpse ...

Update: N Carolina teachers rally for 2nd year in row

U.S. 05/01/19, 11:22

The Latest on the teacher rally in North Carolina (all times local):12:20 p.m.North Carolina teachers are rallying in support of several issues they believe will improve public education, including Medicaid expansion.Thousands of teachers, other school employees and their supporters marched up Fayetteville Street through downtown Raleigh, N.C. Wednesday, May 1, ...

North Carolina teachers to protest for 2nd year in row

U.S. 05/01/19, 09:03

North Carolina teachers took to the streets Wednesday for the second year in a row with hopes that a more politically balanced legislature will be more willing to meet their demands.Teachers, auxiliary staff and supporters will march in Raleigh. Speakers will include Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Rev. William ...

North Carolina teachers plan new rally to press demands

U.S. 04/30/19, 11:30

North Carolina teachers didn't win the pay hikes and other changes they sought last year, despite a rally that brought 20,000 people to the capital, but they believe their activism helped elect a more sympathetic legislature and will take to the streets again Wednesday.Schools across the state have announced they ...

source: UNC hiring Banghart as women’s basketball coach

Sports 04/29/19, 23:41

North Carolina has reached a deal with Princeton's Courtney Banghart to become the Tar Heels' next women's basketball coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said.The person spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't commented publicly on its search. Terms weren't ...

Hurricanes rally past Islanders to take 2-0 series lead

Sports 04/28/19, 17:19

Warren Foegele and Nino Niederreiter scored 48 seconds apart early in the third period to rally the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday and a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.Petr Mrazek stopped nine of 10 shots he faced before leaving ...

2 guilty for toppling N Carolina campus’s Confederate statue

U.S. 04/25/19, 17:18

Two men face a day in jail after being found guilty of rioting, damaging property and defacing a Confederate monument that had stood for a century on the campus of North Carolina's flagship public university.The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the state district court judge on Thursday found ...

Nixed goal, rough 3rd period frustrate Ovechkin, Capitals

Hockey 04/22/19, 23:22

The frustrations kept building in the third period for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, from a disallowed tying goal to the Capitals star being sent off for a late-game misconduct penalty in a game that had turned into a rout.Now the reigning Stanley Cup champions are headed to a ...

Hurricanes rally past Capitals 5-2, force Game 7

Hockey 04/22/19, 21:04

Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Monday night to force Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.Justin Williams scored an insurance goal seconds after the Capitals had the tying goal disallowed, Warren ...

Hurricanes blank Caps 5-0 in 1st home playoff game since ’09

Hockey 04/15/19, 21:39

Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Petr Mrazek earned his fourth career postseason shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes won their first home playoff game in a decade, routing the Washington Capitals 5-0 on Monday night.Dougie Hamilton also scored two goals, Brock McGinn had a late goal ...

Hurricanes rout Caps 5-0 in 1st home playoff game since ’09

Sports 04/15/19, 21:26

Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Petr Mrazek earned his fourth career postseason shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes won their first home playoff game in a decade, routing the Washington Capitals 5-0 on Monday night.Dougie Hamilton also scored two goals, Brock McGinn had a late goal ...

Williams ready for Canes’ 1st home playoff game in a decade

Sports 04/14/19, 13:59

The last time Justin Williams played in a postseason game in Raleigh, he skated off with the Stanley Cup.The stakes aren't quite that high — yet — for the Carolina Hurricanes, but the third game of their best-of-seven series with the Washington Capitals on Monday night does bring his career ...

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