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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Court documents show former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon could be sentenced as early as Sept. 3 on a public corruption charge. In June, Cannon pleaded guilty to taking more than $50,000 in bribes from FBI undercover agents.

LAURINBURG, N.C. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety says officials have finished an investigation of the possible mishandling of money in the Scotland County Sheriff's office. Reports show the State Bureau of Investigation has sent a report to the attorney general's office.

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a Lumberton man who struggled with two men who broke into his home died as a result of the confrontation. The Robeson County Sheriff's Office says two masked men forced their way into the home and deputies called to the scene early Tuesday found 57-year-old Milton Cummings dead.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton says he feels great and "there's no doubt" in his mind he'll be ready to play in the Panthers season opener Sept. 7 against Tampa Bay. Carolina's fourth-year quarterback is recovering from a hairline fracture to multiple ribs and says he's improving with each day.

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