NC Sen. Newton new majority leader; Berger gets nod againNovember 29, 2022 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Incoming and returning Republicans to the North Carolina Senate chose on Monday a key lawmaker on tax, voting and energy issues to become the chamber's majority leader for the next two years.
Clingan lifts UConn past Iowa State for Phil Knight titleNovember 28, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Donovan Clingan had 15 points and 10 rebounds to power No. 20 UConn to a 71-53 win over Iowa State in the championship game of the Phil Knight Invitational on Sunday night.
Tristen Newton scored 13 points for the Huskies (8-0), who went 20 for 25 at the free-throw line.
Palou insists he wasn’t lying about being happy at GanassiJuly 22, 2022 GMT
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — IndyCar champion Alex Palou insisted Friday he wasn't lying last month when he told The Associated Press he was happy driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, wasn't talking to any other teams, and was set to return to the No.
2 kids among 5 hurt when truck crashes into flea marketJuly 1, 2022 GMT
NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — Two small children were among five people hurt when a truck crashed into a flea market in North Carolina, police said.
Remains of man killed at Pearl Harbor returned to MissouriMay 25, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man will be laid to rest on Saturday, more than 80 years after he died in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
The U.S. Navy returned the remains of Seaman 1st Class Wilbur Francis Newton to Kansas City International Airport on Tuesday.
Family of Black man shot by Kansas City police sues for $10MMarch 11, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The family of a Black man who was shot and killed by a white Kansas City police officer in 2020 is suing the officer and the Board of Police Commissioners for at least $10 million.
Council IV lifts Wichita St. over East Carolina 70-62March 5, 2022 GMT
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Ricky Council IV had 20 points as Wichita State beat East Carolina 70-62 on Saturday.
Craig Porter Jr. had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Wichita State (15-12, 6-9 American Athletic Conference).
Newton scores 27 to carry East Carolina over Tulsa 64-59February 27, 2022 GMT
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tristen Newton had 27 points as East Carolina narrowly beat Tulsa 64-59 on Saturday.
Players were ejected after flagrant fouls following the clinching free throws by Alexis Reyes at the end of the game.
Rhule: Panthers will ‘look at everything’ at quarterbackJanuary 11, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Having survived Black Monday, embattled coach Matt Rhule turned his attention to a number of issues facing the Carolina Panthers moving forward.
Such as how to fix the quarterback situation, hiring the right offensive coordinator, and upgrading a porous offensive line.
COVID deaths in Kansas top 7,000; county mulls new mask ruleDecember 29, 2021 GMT
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Wednesday that it has seen more than 7,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and health officials in one of Kansas' most populous counties are talking again about the possibility of imposing a local mask mandate only days after one for children expired.
Panthers bench Newton, will start Darnold at QB vs. SaintsDecember 29, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule says Sam Darnold will start at quarterback on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints instead of 2015 league MVP Cam Newton.
Newton is 0-5 as Carolina’s starting quarterback this year and has lost 13 straight starts as the Panthers starting QB dating back to the 2018 season.
Panthers fans growing impatient with Matt Rhule, losingDecember 27, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Rhule heard the “Fire Rhule” chants from fans during the game, as well as the boos as he left the field Sunday following the Carolina Panthers' sixth straight home loss and and 10th defeat in the last 12 games.
Newton set to start, Darnold will also play at QB vs. BucsDecember 22, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule said Cam Newton will start Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and have a “major role” in the game, while Sam Darnold also is set to get playing time at quarterback.
Panthers’ Rhule ‘can’t speculate’ on next week’s starting QBDecember 20, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton’s struggles have left Matt Rhule looking for answers at quarterback.
Rhule said Monday that he “can’t speculate” on who’ll be the team’s starting quarterback this Sunday when the Panthers host Tampa Bay.
Panthers’ Darnold designated to return from IR, practicesDecember 15, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers’ quarterback situation took another turn on Wednesday as Sam Darnold was back at practice earlier than expected after being designated to return from injured reserve.
Huge draft day decision on horizon for Panthers: QB or OT?December 13, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Barring an unforeseen turnaround, the Carolina Panthers appear destined to have a top 10 pick in next year’s NFL draft.
That means the Panthers have a potentially franchise-altering decision on the horizon: Do they try to find a young franchise quarterback with their first-round pick next April or take an offensive lineman to solidify the left tackle spot for the next decade?
Rhule: ‘Catastrophic’ turnovers haunting slumping PanthersDecember 13, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule has to be ready to pull his hair out.
Every week he preaches to his players in meetings — and to the media in news conferences — that for the Panthers to win they have to take care of the football and not turn it over.
Ryan, Falcons stay hot on the road, beat Panthers 29-21December 12, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlanta linebacker Mykal Walker has no explanation why the Falcons have played so well on the road this season and struggled at home.
“For me personally, I don’t see any difference between playing on the road or at home," Walker said.
Newton feels responsible for coordinator Joe Brady’s firingDecember 9, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton said he feels partially responsible for the firing of Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady earlier this week — even though the QB has only been with Carolina for three games.
Struggling Panthers limp into bye week having lost 7 of 9December 2, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian used to recite an old adage: you never want to get too high in the NFL because you’re only two weeks away from disaster.
One of Polian’s former teams, the Carolina Panthers, is learning that firsthand.
QB Newton experiencing trials of playing behind shaky O-lineNovember 29, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is beginning to experience the hardships of playing behind Carolina’s porous offensive line.
Dolphins win 4th straight, roll past Panthers 33-10November 28, 2021 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa was nearly flawless. Cam Newton endured his worst statistical day as a pro. A blocked punt was returned for a touchdown.
In all three phases, the Miami Dolphins had all the answers.
Newton, Panthers set to visit Tagovailoa and the DolphinsNovember 24, 2021 GMT
CAROLINA (5-6) at MIAMI (4-7)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox
BETTING LINE: Carolina by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
Panthers’ Newton was ‘good,’ but needs to finish close gamesNovember 22, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton re-energized the Carolina Panthers and the home crowd in his first start since returning to the franchise that drafted him No.
Newton stays positive after loss on ‘resurrection day’November 22, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Nov. 21 will always be his personal “resurrection day.”
It was on this day 13 years ago that Newton was arrested while at the University of Florida.
Heinicke, Washington spoil Newton’s homecoming 27-21November 21, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke was by far the lesser-known of the two quarterbacks making their return to Charlotte on Sunday.
But it was Heinicke who upstaged Cam Newton by throwing for 206 yards and three touchdowns against the league’s top-ranked pass defense, helping Washington spoil the 2015 MVP's return to Bank of America Stadium with a 27-21 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Newton to start at QB for Panthers, Walker could still playNovember 19, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said Cam Newton will start Sunday at quarterback against the Washington Football Team.
Rhule said P.J. Walker, who started in Carolina’s 34-10 win against the Arizona Cardinals last week, could still see action as well since there are portions of the game plan that Newton is still learning.
Coach Ron Rivera prepares to face his former QB Cam NewtonNovember 18, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ron Rivera knew at some point he would have to prepare a game plan to face his former quarterback and longtime friend Cam Newton.
That time is here.
Newton is expected to start Sunday when the Panthers (5-5) host the Washington Football Team (3-6) in a game that pits a quarterback against his former coach of nine seasons in Carolina.
Panthers hope Newton can provide same jolt as a starterNovember 15, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton proved he can provide the Carolina Panthers with a jolt off the bench playing in certain goal-line and short-yard packages.
Now it becomes a matter of can Newton be as productive as an every-down quarterback when the Panthers return home on Sunday to face his former head coach Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team.
Stephen Curry relishes Cam Newton’s return to PanthersNovember 15, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Stephen Curry wasn’t happy the Golden State Warriors lost in his home city of Charlotte to the Hornets on Sunday night.
But the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player was pretty excited that earlier in the day NFL quarterback Cam Newton returned in a big way to help the Carolina Panthers beat the first-place Cardinals 34-10 in Arizona.
Cam Newton: Focus is on present, the past is ‘irrelevant’November 12, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton was back home in Atlanta enjoying being a father and about to partake in one of his new favorites “taco Tuesday” for dinner when he glanced at his phone and noticed he'd missed a call.
Superman II: Panthers bring QB Cam Newton back homeNovember 11, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Superman has returned.
Whether or not Cam Newton can rescue the Carolina Panthers' sinking season remains to be seen.
The Panthers (4-5) announced they've signed Newton to a one-year contract, bringing him back to the franchise that drafted him No.
Jackson carries East Carolina past SC State 70-62November 10, 2021 GMT
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — J.J. Miles scored 18 points as East Carolina beat South Carolina State 70-62 on Tuesday night in a season opener.
Tristen Newton added 15 points for the Pirates. Vance Jackson recorded 12 points and 13 rebounds and Brandon Johnson added 11 points and 13 rebounds.
Man working on RV dies when it rolls on top of himNovember 8, 2021 GMT
NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Harvey County say a 66-year-old Wichita man died when a recreational vehicle rolled off its safety equipment and onto him.
The accident happened Saturday afternoon, killing Robert Brooks.
No Cam reunion: Jones, not Newton leads Pats vs. PanthersNovember 4, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — This was supposed to be the Cam Newton game.
It was to be Newton’s homecoming, and a chance for the Carolina Panthers’ 2011 No. 1 draft pick to face his former team after releasing him before the 2020 season.
Two from North Carolina facing child sex crime chargesOctober 28, 2021 GMT
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man is jailed on a $5 million bond on multiple child sex crime charges, and a sheriff's office says a woman he lived with is facing similar charges.
The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that Colan Lewis Swink, 44, of Newton, is charged with 109 felony counts of sex acts by a substitute parent or custodian and 25 felony counts each of statutory rape and sex offenses.
One dead, two hurt after truck hits N. Carolina school busOctober 21, 2021 GMT
NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — One person was killed and two people were injured after a school bus collided with a truck in North Carolina, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said Thursday.
Missing couple found dead in North Carolina newspaper officeOctober 3, 2021 GMT
NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — A missing couple were found shot to death inside a North Carolina newspaper office on Friday, police said.
Officers with the Newton Police Department and deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls Friday about the two missing people, 55-year-old Cindy Hull and 58-year-old Larry Brigham, who authorities said were in a relationship, WJZY reported.
Jones pushing Newton for Pats QB, New England beats GiantsAugust 30, 2021 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mac Jones is really pushing Cam Newton for the New England Patriots' starting job at quarterback.
Jones, the first-round draft pick from Alabama, threw a touchdown pass and led three scoring drives as the Patriots capped a perfect preseason with a 22-20 victory over the winless New York Giants on Sunday night.
Authorities identify 2 killed in van crash near NewtonJuly 26, 2021 GMT
NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified two people killed in the crash of a passenger van near Newton that also injured five others.
Stephanie Manyseng, 35, and Rudy Perez-Marcial, 43, both of Wichita, died in the Saturday morning crash, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
Police: Two killed, five injured in van crash near NewtonJuly 24, 2021 GMT
NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Two people died and five others were injured after a passenger van went off Interstate 135 near Newton early Saturday, Newton police said.
Seven adults were in the 16-passenger van when it the van went off the interstate, down an embankment and crashed into a bridge pillar.
16-year-old arrested in Newton girl’s shooting deathJuly 12, 2021 GMT
NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was arrested Monday after the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl at a home where several teenagers were gathered, Newton police said.
The girl, whose name has not been released, was shot Sunday night.
State probes July 4 police shooting of man outside NJ homeJuly 5, 2021 GMT
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials are investigating a police shooting of a man outside a New Jersey home over the holiday weekend.
Three uniformed officers in Newton arrived at the residence at about 9:30 p.m.
Plan would restore rail service to big swath of the MidwestJune 12, 2021 GMT
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Proponents of expanding passenger rail service through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas hope an anticipated influx of federal infrastructure funding will get the the long-discussed route off the ground.
Mayor of coastal NC town says he’ll run for U.S. SenateMarch 30, 2021 GMT
BEAUFORT, N.C. (AP) — The mayor of a small North Carolina coastal town is getting into next year’s race for the U...
Davenport, Madsen lift Cincinnati over East Carolina 82-69March 7, 2021 GMT
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jeremiah Davenport and Mason Madsen scored 19 points apiece as Cincinnati got past East Carolina 82-69 on Sunday...
Perry lifts UCF past East Carolina 64-60March 5, 2021 GMT
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Darius Perry had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lift Central Florida to a 64-60 win over East Carolina on Thursday night...
Patriots storm back to beat Jets 30-27, end 4-game skidNovember 10, 2020 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Cam Newton and the New England Patriots appeared headed to a fifth straight loss — this one against the winless New York Jets, of all teams...
Settlement reached in death of football player in KansasAugust 1, 2020 GMT
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas community college has reached a settlement with the New Jersey family of a football player who died of heatstroke after team conditioning drills in 2018.
Details of the settlement reached between Garden City Community College and the family of Braeden Bradforth, of Newton, New Jersey, were not released...
Patriots hope winning still in fashion for new QB NewtonJune 29, 2020 GMT
One is a man of a million fedoras.
The other is all about the hoodie.
But whether Cam Newton and Bill Belichick can take the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl is going to be more about football than fashion...
AP source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Tom BradyJune 29, 2020 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press...
Bucs use goal-line stand to beat Panthers 20-14September 13, 2019 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Cam Newton left the shotgun and began creeping toward the line of scrimmage, Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves knew exactly what was coming...
Panthers optimistic Cam Newton will be ready for openerAugust 23, 2019 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers general manager Marty Hurney is "cautiously optimistic" Cam Newton will be ready for the Sept...
Runaway cow caught on I-80 recovering at animal sanctuaryDecember 28, 2018 GMT
WANTAGE, N.J. (AP) — A cow bound for a slaughterhouse who led authorities on an hour-long chase along Interstate 80 in New Jersey before being captured is recuperating at an animal sanctuary...
Saints’ D puts clamps on Newton in 12-9 win over PanthersDecember 18, 2018 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints still have one of the league's top-scoring offenses, but lately it's the defense that's been carrying the NFL's most complete team...
Sideline Panther reporter for failing newspaper’s ethosOctober 10, 2017 GMT
Right below its mission statement, there is a quote from Charlotte Observer Publisher Ann Caulkins who says, “The mission remains the same as it has been for decades: to report clearly, truthfully, completely.”
QB Newton on sexist remarks: My comments were unacceptableOctober 6, 2017 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton apologized Thursday night in a Twitter video post for sexist comments made to a female reporter.
"After careful thought, I understand that my word choice was extremely degrading and disrespectful to women," the Carolina Panthers quarterback said at the start of the nearly two-minute video.
Newton addresses concerns with Goodell; Campbell fined $18KNovember 2, 2016 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's concerns about "illegal hits" have been heard by the NFL — and action has been taken...
Panthers QB Newton: I don’t feel protected by NFL officialsOctober 30, 2016 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton has had it with NFL officials.
The Carolina Panthers quarterback fired away Sunday, saying he doesn't feel protected by them on the field and that their lack of calls is "taking the fun out of the game for me...