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November 17, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The second largest school system in North Carolina is increasing its security measures in light of a fatal shooting at one school and incidents at three separate schools this week.

According to a news release from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Superintendent Clayton Wilcox…

November 17, 2018

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch thought he got the jump on the competition with a pole-winning run at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Then he was bumped by teammate Denny Hamlin and the politics began.

Hamlin gets the first pick of pit stalls for winning the pole, but Busch wants that spot. Busch is…

NASCAR Championship Auto Racing

November 17, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian Ciciarelli was golfing with an old friend one day when he heard about mysterious tunnels far below uptown Charlotte.

“He said there are gold mines,” Ciciarelli recalls.

It was the first time Ciciarelli, a Wells Fargo employee, had heard such a claim — and it seemed…

November 17, 2018

Today in History

Today is Saturday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2018. There are 44 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Nov. 17, 1973, President Richard Nixon told Associated Press managing editors in Orlando, Florida: “People have got to know whether or not their president is a…

November 16, 2018 - 27 minutes ago

Associated Press North Carolina Daybook for Saturday, Nov. 17.

The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover.

Please keep the AP in mind when news develops.

To see your Daybooks and events for North Carolina…

November 16, 2018

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife expert says a rare, two-headed snake found several months ago in Virginia near the nation’s capital has died.

The Washington Post reports state herpetologist JD Kleopfer said in a Facebook post this week that the snake had died. He says it passed away peacefully…

November 16, 2018

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have ruled wide receiver Marvin Jones out of Sunday’s game against Carolina because of a knee injury.

It will be only the second missed game for Jones in the past three-plus seasons. Panthers receiver Torrey Smith will also miss the game with a knee injury.…

November 16, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Friday that Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen of Nevada made persistent and unwanted advances toward three women who were required to interact with him as part of their job.

Kihuen is serving his first term and announced he would not seek re-election…

Congress Sexual Harassment

November 16, 2018

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Chris Clemons, the nation’s second-leading scorer, had 27 points and Campbell rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit to beat Florida A&M 66-59 on Friday to start the Jamaica Classic.

Clemons, who came in averaging 32.3 points, started a 19-0 second-half run with a 3-…

November 16, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic challengers expanded vote advantages Friday in some tight North Carolina Senate races as counties wrapped up final ballot counting. That puts their party on the verge of eliminating the Republicans’ veto-proof majority in the chamber.

Democrats won one more Senate…

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