News archive from 2 November 2013

Venezuela's government seizes US-owned oil rigs

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela is quietly seizing control of two oil rigs owned by a unit of Houston-based Superior Energy Services after the company shut them down because the state oil monopoly was months behind on payments. The seizure started...

 

Area teams play in state volleyball, team tennis finals

Five Observer-area teams, including two from Mecklenburg County, will try to win N.C. High School Athletic Association championships Saturday. • The 38th NCHSAA volleyball finals are at N.C. State. In 4A, Mecklenburg County's Hough High is 32-1 and in...

 

Jeff Schmid leads PGA Assistant Championship

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Jeff Schmid shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to open a four-stroke lead after the second round of the PGA Assistant Championship. Schmid, a 45-year-old PGA assistant professional at Perche Creek Golf Club in Columbia, Mo., had a...

 
Google releases 1st phone powered by 'Kit Kat'

Google releases 1st phone powered by 'Kit Kat'

SAN FRANCISCO Google is selling a new Android smartphone that it hopes will become more like a clairvoyant friend than a piece of hardware. The Nexus 5 phone unveiled Thursday is the first device to run on Kit Kat, the latest version of Google's...

 

Survival is theme as bitter rivals Florida Gators and Georgia meet

GAINESVILLE -- The forecasted weather for Saturday's Georgia-Florida matchup in Jacksonville is particularly apropos for two struggling, depleted and disappointed teams. The Gators (4-3, 3-2 SEC) and Bulldogs (4-3, 3-2) meet at EverBank Field at 3:30...

 

FOOTBALL FEVER: The latest scores from Cullman Co. teams

We'll be posting updated high school football scores here throughout the night for all Cullman County teams. Tonight's schedule includes: Carbon Hill at Cold Springs Center Point at Cullman Fairview at West Point West End at Good Hope West Morgan at...

 

Texas Tech using past Oklahoma State losses as motivation for Saturday

LUBBOCK, Texas — First-year coach Kliff Kingsbury doesn’t think it’ll be tough to get Texas Tech motivated after his team’s first loss of the season. The No. 15 Red Raiders fell 38-30 at Oklahoma last week and hope to rebound against No. 18 Oklahoma...

Dallas News, 20:06 in Sport
 

Texas seeks to keep pace in Big 12 race against Kansas

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Longhorns are on a roll, with four straight wins that have sent them to a share of the lead in the Big 12. Up next? Kansas, a program that has lost 25 consecutive league games and has shown no sign that streak will end...

Dallas News, 20:06 in Sport
 

Venezuela's government seizes US-owned oil rigs

CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela is quietly seizing control of two oil rigs owned by a unit of Houston-based Superior Energy Services after the company shut them down because the state oil monopoly was months behind on payments. The seizure started...

 

Red Sox exercise $13 million option on Lester

BOSTON -- The World Series champion Boston Red Sox have exercised their $13 million option on left-hander Jon Lester. Lester was the starting and winning pitcher twice during Boston's six-game victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The 29-year-old was...

 
Rape charges brought against high school teacher accused of assaulting 16-year-old student

Rape charges brought against high school teacher accused of assaulting 16-year-old student

A Pennsylvania high school teacher has been charged with raping a student after years of harrassment and a week after exposing himself to her. Todd D. McCullough, 28, of Apollo, Pa., was arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old female student at...

Daily News, 20:13 in Crime
 

Duke study: Home visits to newborns by nurses prevent costly care later

DURHAM New moms are usually exhausted, uneasy and overwhelmed with feeding and caring for their precious ones. The arrival of a friendly face at the door can seem like a lifeline. When that visitor is a nurse, all the better. Even minimal nurse visits...

 

So. Fla can expect high tides, flooding with new moon

A new moon combined with easterly winds could cause flooding in some low lying areas beginning Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. The worst case scenario could mean that tides rise about a foot more than their normal levels, said...

 

Rutgers' suit over Big East exit is moved to RI

NEWARK, N.J. -- Rutgers' lawsuit over its exit fee for leaving the Big East Conference will proceed, but not in New Jersey. In a ruling published Thursday, a federal judge in Trenton denied the conference's motion to dismiss the lawsuit. But he...

 
Coach Butch Estes brings lofty pedigree to Barry hoops

Coach Butch Estes brings lofty pedigree to Barry hoops

New Barry University coach Butch Estes is one of the few college coaches around who could accurately refer to 63-year-old Jim Larranaga as “that young guy.” Now Estes, 64, hopes to be as successful on the Division II level as...

 

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