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Charlotte ends curfew imposed after black man shot by police

By EMERY P. DALESIO, TOM FOREMAN JR. and MEG KINNARD Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte lifted its midnight curfew, signaling movement toward normalcy after a state of emergency was imposed following the shooting death of a black man by police last week that brought National Guard troops and armored vehicles to downtown street…

Vikings CB Munnerlyn to Panthers WR Funchess: You're no good

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn has a message for Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess: You're not that good. Munnerlyn said the Vikings concentrated on slowing down Carolina's No. 1 receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who came into the game with 13 catches for 199 yards and three TDs,…

The Latest: Charlotte mayor lifts curfew

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal police shooting of a black man (all times local): 7 p.m. The mayor of Charlotte has lifted the curfew on the city after days of protests over the killing of a black man by police. There have been protests every…

Rivera: RB Artis-Payne to start vs. Vikings; Stewart out

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says running back Cameron Artis-Payne will start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. However, Rivera says he expects Artis-Payne to split carries almost equally with Fozzy Whittaker, who had 100 yards rushing on 16 carries last week in a 47-26 win against the San Francisco 49ers. The Panthers…

Lamar Reviews- The Magnificent Seven

  The Magnificent Seven   If you read the buzz what you will find is a good bit of why did they make this movie? That the 1954 original Japanese Seven Samurai was far superior to the 1960 western, The Magnificent Seven and this 2016 version does not match up to that one.  That may……

Morons: Squirrel Dumplings!

Today on Morons in the News: Mugger gets payback from the person he mugged. Squirrel dumplings for dinner? University bros who got in trouble for stealing a dog.     See the rest at

Morons: Smuggle this.

Today on Morons in the News: Is that gold in your pants or you just glad to see me? The man bun gives moron away. It's this big! See the rest at

Morons: Don't feed the pets.

Today on morons in the news: Train delayed because of stuck hand. Dog gets his own Iphone. No trips to NJ. Meth dealer texts cops by mistake. Man's girlfriend continues to feed the hamster. See the rest at

Morons: Go straight to jail.

Today on Morons in the news: Counterfeit lemonade cash. Crucifix attack from moron. Man tries to rob toy cash register. Man put snake in pants at pet store. Snake hides in couch for a snack. See the rest at

Morons: Too many vitamins!

Today on Morons in the news: Woman pranks cops for love. The kiwi overdose. Faceblurred cow in England. Snapchat catches employee in lie. Runner caught hitching a ride. See the rest at

Stewart's injury means more time for Whittaker, Artis-Payne

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers might have to rely on Fozzy Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne to carry their running game for a while. Panthers coach Ron Rivera expressed concern over Jonathan Stewart's injured hamstring that forced the nine-year pro to leave Carolina's 47-26 win Sunday over the…

Benjamin's return has Panthers humming; beat 49ers 46-27

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- There were some worries over how Kelvin Benjamin's return would affect the Carolina Panthers' chemistry on offense. Not anymore. Make no doubt it, the Panthers wide-shouldered, long-legged 6-foot-5, 245-pound wide receiver is back -- and the defending NFC champion Panthers are better for it. Concerns…

Newton sets TD passing mark, Panthers down 49ers 46-27

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Maybe all the Carolina Panthers needed was to play someone other than the Denver Broncos. The league's top-scoring offense from a year ago returned to form Sunday. Cam Newton threw for 353 yards and four touchdowns, and the Panthers overcame four turnovers to beat the…

Morons: All fun and games!

Today on Morons in the news: Mom causes son to get expelled from school. Shuffleboard goes wrong. The anger release machine takes Europe by storm. Beer bottle boomerang takes out passenger. See the rest at

Morons: Bombing the test.

Today on Morons in the news: Woman calls 911 to get bf out of drug test. Just take yourself back to jail. Woman's vap pen blows up in public. Snake breaks loose. See the rest at

Marshall, Stewart fined for hits on Newton

By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Big dents to their bank accounts for helmet-to-helmet hits on Cam Newton aren't deterring Denver Broncos defenders Brandon Marshall and Darian Stewart. "I'll do it again," Marshall declared shortly after saying he'll fight his $24,309 fine for launching himself at Newton in Denver's 21-20…

Newton not worried about long-term health from hits to head

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said he's not worried about the long-term effects of repeated hits to his head. However, his father has concerns. The league's MVP took four helmet-to-helmet shots in Carolina's 21-20 loss to the Denver Broncos, although only one of the hits drew…