News archive from 1 February 2015

2.1M vehicles recalled for air bags

NEW YORK Toyota, Chrysler and Honda are recalling about 2.1 million vehicles with airbags that might suddenly deploy even when the vehicle is not in a crash after earlier recalls did not sufficiently address the problem. Federal regulators said...

 
Jordan makes Islamic State a counteroffer: Your bomber for our pilot

Jordan makes Islamic State a counteroffer: Your bomber for our pilot

IRBIL, Iraq The Jordanian government agreed Wednesday to open negotiations with the Islamic State over a prisoner exchange that would swap an Iraqi woman convicted in a 2005 suicide-bombing plot for a Jordanian air force pilot the group has held since...

 

Islamic State demands $200 million for Japanese hostages

IRBIL, Iraq One is a famous freelance journalist who thought his Japanese nationality would protect him when he traveled to Syria two months after the video execution of American freelancer James Foley. The other is often described in Japanese news...

 

Fairbanks girls claim state hockey title

The Fairbanks Arctic Bears Dark girls hockey team defeated Dimond-West 2-0 on Saturday to win the unofficial championship of Alaska girls high school hockey. After a scoreless first period, Fairbanks took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Helenka Brice, with an...

 

Deacons nip Hokies, end string of losses

WINSTON-SALEM With its backcourt making winning plays at an opportune time, Wake Forest finally won another close ACC basketball game. “It feels so good man – I'm not going to lie – to get a win, an ACC...

 

Queens claims 2nd place in conference after close win

A motivated underdog gave Queens a scare Saturday afternoon. But in the end, the Royals (12-8, 9-5) hung on for a 73-71 South Atlantic Conference victory over Tusculum at Curry Arena. Combined with Anderson's upset win over Newberry, it left Queens in...

 

Duke rallies to stun unbeaten Virginia 69-63

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. More than 5,000 Virginia fans streamed into John Paul Jones Arena at 9 a.m. Saturday for ESPN's College GameDay show. Former Cavaliers star Ralph Sampson appeared, high-fiving students. Virginia coach Tony Bennett arrived later,...

 

Begich unveils consulting firm, will work in aviation and health care

Former Alaska U.S. Sen. Mark Begich said Saturday that he’d founded a consulting firm and would work for a health care trade organization and an Alaska airline, Grant Aviation. Begich, a one-term Democrat who last year lost his re-election bid to...

 

49ers fall to Panthers in C-USA action

Guard Braxton Ogbueze scored 18 points and center Mike Thorne Jr. added 16, but it wasn't enough to keep the Charlotte 49ers from a 78-70 setback against Florida International in a Conference USA game at Halton Arena Saturday. It was the fourth loss...

 

Seau, Bettis, Brown, Haley, Shields voted into Hall of Fame

PHOENIX Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected Saturday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015, announced a day before the Super Bowl, also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron...

 

DeCock: Blue Devils surge late in fight to lead ACC

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Duke’s inexperience finally caught up with the team in a big game. Justise Winslow’s silly flagrant foul turned a two-point Virginia lead into a nine-point lead in short order. And with five minutes to play, that...

 
Finally! Timberlake, Biel confirm pregnancy

Finally! Timberlake, Biel confirm pregnancy

I t feels like we've been speculating long enough for Jessica Biel go through her entire pregnancy, but we finally have confirmation: there is indeed a Timberbaby on the way. Dad-to-be Justin Timberlake marked his 34th birthday Saturday with...

 
No. 4 Duke rallies, hands No. 2 Virginia its first loss

No. 4 Duke rallies, hands No. 2 Virginia its first loss

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Analyzing No. 4 Duke's 69-63 victory Saturday against No. 2 Virginia: THE BIG PICTURE: And then there was one. Kentucky is college basketball's lone remaining unbeaten team after Duke's late comeback stunned No. 2 Virginia on...

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Junior Seau leads 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

Junior Seau leads 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

PHOENIX – The Class of 2015 is now official. The voting panel selected Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields on Saturday as the newest entrants in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with Ron Wolf and Bill Polian joining as...

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Bacon Fest judge abandons vegetarianism one day a year

Bacon Fest judge abandons vegetarianism one day a year

DES MOINES, Iowa — Kevin "Mo" Moreland stared at a heap of bacon nachos with the intensity of a jeweler setting a diamond ring. Glasses perched on the end of his nose, Moreland used his fork like a scalpel, slowly dissecting each layer of...

 

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