News archive from 1 December 2014

Pregnant worker's case to test justices' 'blind spot'

Pregnant worker's case to test justices' 'blind spot'

WASHINGTON — When Peggy Young's pregnancy discrimination claim against United Parcel Service comes before the Supreme Court Wednesday, the potential implications will be greater for the court itself than for Young or UPS. Several cases involving...

 

NW Iowa state Rep. Alons dies after cancer battle

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa state Rep. Dwayne Alons, who was battling renal cancer, has died. Republican leaders in the state House announced Sunday that Alons died late Saturday. Alons, a Republican from Hull, announced his diagnosis last month, but...

 
Kosta Karageorge found dead near Ohio State's campus

Kosta Karageorge found dead near Ohio State's campus

Missing Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge was found dead Sunday of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Columbus Police confirmed. Sgt. Richard Weiner said Karageorge, who had been missing since Wednesday, was found in a...

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Regan: Stock rally not done because it's 'game on' for the Fed

Regan: Stock rally not done because it's 'game on' for the Fed

No one likes this rally. No one trusts this rally. Most of America doesn't feel connected to this rally. And yet, as we near the final weeks of 2014, it's time to face reality: Despite its many flaws, the rally is here for the foreseeable future. Or,...

 
We've got 'em: The best Cyber Monday deals

We've got 'em: The best Cyber Monday deals

It's that time of year again! Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday and a weekend of deals have passed. Now on to Cyber Monday -- and the deals are better than ever! Like last year, I'm leading a team of more than 50 people from around the country who...

 
Fewer people expected to shop Cyber Monday

Fewer people expected to shop Cyber Monday

Taking advantage of earlier and longer promotions this season, fewer shoppers were in stores or purchasing online over the holiday weekend compared with last year, a trend that's expected to continue into Cyber Monday. The National Retail Federation...

 
Superman realized? Army tests load-lightening exosuits

Superman realized? Army tests load-lightening exosuits

The futuristic-looking exosuits being tested by U.S. Army researchers won't help soldiers outrun locomotives, and it'll still take more than a single bound to clear a tall building. But a final prototype of the device, which could cut a wearer's...

 

Carolina Panthers should plan for future, not playoffs

MINNEAPOLIS If there was one positive takeaway for the Carolina Panthers to offset the blocked punts and chapped lips from Sunday’s latest loss, it’s this: While the Panthers thawed out during the two-hour flight home following a...

 

Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers have lost their swagger

MINNEAPOLIS For the better part of two months, Cam Newton hasn't been able to put his finger on what's wrong with the Carolina Panthers' offense. Most of the time he says it's a problem with execution. Other times it's focus. Sunday, after Carolina's...

 
Busy but easy: New hourly deck smooths the trip to Charlotte Douglas airport

Busy but easy: New hourly deck smooths the trip to Charlotte Douglas airport

By Sunday afternoon, it was all getting so much easier for travelers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. At least it was for the smart drivers who got in the left lane and cruised up the corkscrew ramp into the newly opened hourly parking...

 

Charlotte sells Cherry land for affordable housing

The city of Charlotte has agreed to sell 2.2 acres of city-owned land in Cherry to a developer who has pledged to build 30 affordable rental housing units. The City Council voted 10-1 Monday to sell the property to Baxter Street Affordable LLC, with...

 

Panthers report card

Reporter Joseph Person grades the Carolina Panthers' performance against the Vikings. D QUARTERBACK: Cam Newton struggled again, completing just more than 50 percent of his passes and finishing with a passer rating (65.7) lower than his career average...

 

Local Golf 11.30.14

GOLF Hole-in-one Todd Sagmoe aced 171 yard, #6 at Pine Lake Country Club with a 6 iron. It was his second. Mitch Ivey aced 189 yard, #3 at Pine Lake Country Club with a 3 hybrid. It was his 1st. John Fritz aced 168 yard, #6 at Pine Lake Country Club...

 

Jonathan Stewart (85 yards, 12 carries) most effective of Carolina Panthers' RBs

MINNEAPOLIS As the injuries mount at running back for the Carolina Panthers, coach Ron Rivera may be forced to start his most effective running back. Usual starter DeAngelo Williams injured his right hand in the second half of Sunday's 31-13 loss to...

 

Carolinas College Football: Weekend in review 11.30.14

Appalachian State (7-5, 6-2 Sun Belt) Defeated Idaho 45-28 What worked: Sophomore Marcus Cox could end his career as the best running back in school history. He gained 122 yards and scored two touchdowns Saturday. Quarterback Taylor Lamb completed 13...

 

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