ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays placed oft-injured center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a sprained left thumb and recalled outfielder Guillermo Heredia from Triple-A Durham.

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) — On an exclusive Connecticut peninsula, where signs warn outsiders to stay off private roads, eight multimillion-dollar homes with sprawling yards along the Long Island Sound are poised to become eligible for taxpayer-funded disaster aid.

NEW YORK (AP) — A heat wave will continue to keep much of the Eastern United States in its grip Sunday, while a cold front that could lower temperatures in the middle of the country may be accompanied by thunderstorms that threaten flash floods.

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As her campaign bus trundled along Interstate 80 toward the Michigan-Ohio border, Kirsten Gillibrand was offering wedding planning advice to one of her presidential campaign staffers who recently got engaged.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges are keeping alive a lawsuit that challenges the state's new photo voter identification law as discriminating against racial minorities, but the court won't stop IDs from being required in upcoming elections as the case grinds ahead.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has chided his supporters who chanted "send her back" when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd's cry after Republicans warned about political blowback from the angry scene.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden, the early Democratic presidential front-runner, was at a soul food restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday when he blasted President Donald Trump's "racist" taunts at a rally the night before.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments want a judge to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the two states coated in hazardous coal ash.

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has placed racial animus at the center of his reelection campaign, and even some of his critics believe it could deliver him a second term.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — No one has to tell Willie Taggart that he faces pressure to fix turn things around at Florida State after the Seminoles failed to reach a bowl game for the first time since 1981.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America's second-quarter profits rose by 8% from a year earlier, the company said Wednesday, as the consumer banking giant has benefitted greatly from the rise in interest rates as well as consumers and businesses more willing to borrow.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just two years after releasing his major label debut record, country singer Luke Combs was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry alongside his country music idols like Vince Gill.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina distilleries would benefit from eased regulations to sell their own products on-site and market them at Alcoholic Beverage Control stores in legislation heading to Gov. Roy Cooper's desk.

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A horse owner and former county official in North Carolina is accused by prosecutors of funneling public money meant to boost the local economy into remote businesses that staged or promoted equestrian shows.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chances that a North Carolina budget standoff between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is soon resolved appear small enough that GOP legislators are looking to spend more funds to keep state government humming.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat in a North Carolina U.S. House special election ordered after a ballot-collection scandal has a big lead in the money race over his Republican rival to represent a GOP-leaning district.

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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Central Florida has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference and face Memphis in the championship game for a third straight season.

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