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Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
Posted: December 20, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:

Police brutality protesters rally at Mall of America
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.

Brown's 24 leads High Point past James Madison, 80-71
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — John Brown scored 17 of his 24 in the second half and grabbed eight rebounds, and Jake Weary added 16 points, leading High Point to an 80-71 win over James Madison on Saturday night.

AP-BKC--Wake Forest-Florida Box
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

WAKE FOREST (5-6)

2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) — A double-decker bus headed from Chicago to Atlanta slid off a highway in southern Indiana and rolled onto its side early Saturday, injuring 24 people, authorities said.

AP-BKC--High Point-James Madison Box
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

HIGH POINT (8-3)

GOP to back 'The Interview' if it gets to theaters
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP is calling on supporters to buy a ticket to the movie "The Interview" if theater owners reverse their decision not to show the film amid threats of retaliation for its comedic take on assassinating North Korea's leader.

2 NYC officers dead in ambush shooting in cruiser
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.

Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

MIAMI (AP) — Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide.

Vietnam War veteran's family receives his medals
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The family of a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran was given his medals during a ceremony Saturday, decades after they went missing after he died in 1980.

Chicago mayor's teenage son mugged near home
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — A spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's 17-year-old son was mugged near the family's home.

North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.

Gibbs, Aldridge lead Davidson past College of Charleston
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Peyton Aldridge scored 22 points, including five 3-pointers, and Jack Gibbs added 19 and a career-high 11 rebounds to help Davidson beat College of Charleston 80-68 Saturday.

AP-BKC--Davidson-Coll. of Charleston Box,1st Ld-Writethru
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

DAVIDSON (9-1)

Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.

South Carolina wins Shrine Bowl 21-12
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina survived five turnovers and several tricks plays to beat North Carolina 21-12 victory Saturday in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

Convicted murderer hopes program will help make up for past
Posted: December 20, 2014

Douglas Paul Olson will never forget the act that put him where he is today.

Name stories: Tum Tum, God's Wonder, Shady Eden
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tum Tum, Brother Joseph, God's Wonder, and Shady Eden are among the newest members of a national registry of grand, gnarly live oaks.

No. 24 North Carolina beats No. 12 Ohio St 82-74
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Playing in Michael Jordan's longtime home is a big deal for North Carolina, and the Tar Heels honored their most famous basketball alum with a winning performance.

Campbell too much for NAIA Montreat 90-64
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — D.J. Mason had 12 points and 13 rebounds and Nehemiah Mabson scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half in Campbell's 90-64 win over NAIA Montreat on Saturday.

No. 24 NORTH CAROLINA 82, No. 12 OHIO ST. 74
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

OHIO ST. (9-2)

Elon holds off UNC Greensboro 71-64
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Elijah Bryant finished with 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Elon held on to defeat UNC Greensboro 71-64 on Saturday.

AP-BKC--Elon-UNC-Greensboro Box
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

ELON (6-5)

Latest developments on the US-Cuba story
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

NOT SO FAST

Prosecutor: No charges in church disturbance death
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

INDIAN LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Churchgoers won't face any charges in the death of an armed man they restrained after he caused a violent disturbance during an upstate New York service, according to prosecutors.

Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between the U.S. and Cuba: Don't expect detente to do away with the communist system.

Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) — Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey.

French police shoot dead knife-wielding assailant
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

PARIS (AP) — Officials say a man armed with a knife has attacked a police station and been killed by an officer in a suburb of Tours, a city in central France.

Kurds advance against IS group in Syria, Iraq
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters advanced on the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, pushing into the contested, refugee-packed Sinjar mountains and gaining ground in the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani after heavy clashes, Kurdish officials and an activist group said.

AP-BKC--Montreat-Campbell Box
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

MONTREAT (4-6)

Kenya to US: Our terror laws are better than yours
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An official in Kenya is criticizing the United States for raising concerns about a new Kenyan law aimed at fighting terrorism.

US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Man kills self in police chase, injuring couple
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in northwest Louisiana say a man wanted in Oklahoma killed himself during a chase, causing his truck to hit a car and seriously injure a couple.

No. 24 NORTH CAROLINA 82, No. 12 OHIO ST. 74
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

OHIO ST. (9-2)

Wake Forest's Wilbekin suspended up to 6 games
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest says guard Mitchell Wilbekin has been suspended for up to six games because of an undisclosed NCAA violation.

3 killed in car crash on way to Mexico funeral
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say three people were killed in a rollover crash in northern San Diego County while they were on their way to a funeral service in Mexico.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 4 Day" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy.

Autopsy describes abuse by mayor before his death
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy report for a Southern California mayor who was shot to death by his wife provides more detailed allegations that he inflicted domestic abuse over a span of two decades.

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:03 pm

They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during the Korean War.

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:03 pm

They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during a Korean War massacre.

Politics, shotgun marriage in government, war loom in 2015
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tumultuous 2014 is not even in the books, and already the shape of 2015 looms. The new year promises more war, when the plan was for less. It brings a new order in government, with an institutionally weakened president and strengthened opposition.

Prosecutors: Fraudster used funds to freeze wife
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — An accused financial fraudster used backers' money for a personal and uncommon purpose, prosecutors say: to have his wife's body cryogenically frozen.

Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:03 pm

Twenty-thousand feet down the answers may be waiting, hidden in some underwater canyon far off Australia's coast. But more than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the catastrophe defies resolution.

Panama's Noriega in prison 25 years post-invasion
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:03 pm

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is nearly forgotten, languishing in a steamy jungle prison near the interoceanic canal while the country enjoys democracy and economic prosperity a quarter-century after the strongman was toppled by a U.S. military invasion.

AP-BKC--Charlotte-Georgetown Box
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:03 pm

CHARLOTTE (6-5)

Burying the dead after Pakistan's school massacre
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:03 pm

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says.

A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:03 pm

HAVANA (AP) — Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student thinks exile may not be her only choice.