News archive from 4 January 2015

Mexico vigilante founder, 26 others to face homicide charges

MORELIA, Mexico A judge in the western state of Michoacan has begun homicide proceedings against the founder of a vigilante group and 26 of his followers who were involved in a deadly clash with a rival force in December. Hipolito Mora founded a...

 

High Point wins in overtime

ROCK HILL Haiishen McIntyre scored the go-ahead layup in double overtime, then iced the win with a free throw and High Point beat Winthrop 90-87 on Saturday. John Brown scored 33 for the Panthers (10-4, 1-1 Big South), including two free throws to tie...

 
Column: College playoff exceeds all expectations

Column: College playoff exceeds all expectations

Midway through the first College Football Playoff, one thing really stands out. Why did it take so long for this to happen? The two semifinal games produced record TV ratings, packed stadiums, plenty of social media chatter and a bit of controversy....

 
First meteor shower of 2015 peaks this weekend

First meteor shower of 2015 peaks this weekend

The first meteor shower of the new year peaks this weekend. Catching a good glimpse of this oddball sky show will be tricky, however. Prime viewing for the annual Quadrantid shower will be just a few hours before dawn Saturday or Sunday in the...

 

Who will the Carolina Panthers play next?

With the win, the Panthers will play in the NFC Divisional Round for the second consecutive year, but they won't know their opponent until Sunday evening. Carolina will play at either Seattle or Green Bay next week, and their destination hinges on the...

 
Carolina Panthers shut down Arizona Cardinals

Carolina Panthers shut down Arizona Cardinals

The Carolina Panthers are moving on in the playoffs -- thanks to the most suffocating defensive effort ever in a playoff game. The Panthers harassed Arizona third-string quarterback Ryan Lindley all game Saturday and held the Cardinals under 100 yards...

 
Participation in high school football increases despite concussion risk

Participation in high school football increases despite concussion risk

Justin Moore wanted to play high school football after his sophomore year at Apex High two years ago, but his parents preferred that he play basketball. His father, Wes Moore, thought the risk of injury was too high to allow the 5-foot-8, 185-pound...

 

More bad weather ahead for Panthers next week

The Carolina Panthers shouldn't expect much of an improvement in the weather next week for their NFC divisional round playoff game. After beating the Arizona Cardinals 27-16 Saturday at rain-soaked Bank of America Stadium, the Panthers will face...

 

Edward Brooke, Pioneering U.S. Senator in Massachusetts, Dies at 95

Edward W. Brooke III, who in 1966 became the first African-American elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote, winning as a Republican in overwhelmingly Democratic Massachusetts, died Saturday at his home in Coral Gables, Florida. He was 95. His...

 
Analysis: Panthers overcome sloppy start to survive Cardinals

Analysis: Panthers overcome sloppy start to survive Cardinals

CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers looked every bit like a seven-win team while hosting Saturday's 27-16 NFC wild-card victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Fortunately for the Panthers, the Cards looked worse. Carolina moved to the divisional round...

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Davidson Wildcats beat Richmond Spiders 81-67 in A-10 opener

Davidson Wildcats beat Richmond Spiders 81-67 in A-10 opener

DAVIDSON All week long, Bob McKillop tried not to make a big deal out of Davidson's first-ever Atlantic 10 game against Richmond. But the Wildcats' 26-year coach admitted afterwards that Saturday's 81-67 victory over the Spiders at Belk Arena was big,...

 
Sarah Palin bites back at PETA over dog post

Sarah Palin bites back at PETA over dog post

Sarah Palin has a clear message for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — chill out. The former Alaska governor slammed PETA after the group criticized her Facebook post featuring her son Trig stepping on the family dog, Jill....

 
Panthers celebrate first playoff win in decade with victory lap

Panthers celebrate first playoff win in decade with victory lap

On a soggy, sensational Saturday, the Carolina Panthers played one of the best defensive games in NFL playoff history and trounced Arizona, 27-16. Carolina will next play on the road next weekend against Seattle or Green Bay, depending on the outcome...

 

Cardinals had to bet on longshot, third-string quarterback

The Arizona Cardinals never expected novice quarterback Ryan Lindley to win this playoff game. They just hoped he'd do less to lose it. Injuries forced him into the unlikely position of starting Saturday against the Carolina Panthers. For a while he...

 
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