News archive from 4 February 2015

We answer your Harper Lee questions

We answer your Harper Lee questions

The news of a new Harper Lee novel due on July 14 -- 55 years after the beloved Southern classic To Kill a Mockingbird was published – has shocked and delighted book lovers everywhere. Here's what we know (and a few things we don't) about Go Set a...

 
Schools in power conferences spending more on recruiting

Schools in power conferences spending more on recruiting

Recruiting is the lifeblood of big-time college football and the Southeastern Conference's current run of success may relate to this: During a recent five-year span, SEC public schools spent, on average, roughly $150,000 more per year recruiting...

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Browns' Josh Gordon suspended for one year without pay

Browns' Josh Gordon suspended for one year without pay

The rocky offseason for the Cleveland Browns offense continues. A day after the team confirmed that second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel has entered a treatment facility for undisclosed incidents, the NFL announced a one-year ban for troubled wide...

Usa Today, 19:05 in Sport
 
Critics blast Justice Department's S&P settlement

Critics blast Justice Department's S&P settlement

The ink is barely dry on the Justice Department's $1.4 billion settlement with ratings agency Standard and Poor's — yet critics are already blasting the deal as insufficient to safeguard against another bubble. On Tuesday, Standard & Poor's...

 
'Mass casualty' incident after car, train collide in N.Y.

'Mass casualty' incident after car, train collide in N.Y.

VALHALLA, N.Y. — At least 12 people were injured Tuesday after a Metro-North commuter train struck a car just north of the train station. The crash, which occurred about 6:35 p.m. near the Commerce Street crossing, reportedly caused an explosion that...

 
N.J. town 'buzzed' by mystery helicopter

N.J. town 'buzzed' by mystery helicopter

LAKEHURST, N.J. — When locals in this small town insist that something strange is happening in the sky, well, it merits notice. After all, it was at the naval base next door that the first commercial aviation disaster — the crash of the Hindenburg —...

 

DE Dalton highlights UNC's 2015 football commitments list

UNC's 2015 commitments Pos. Player Rivals Size FromTEJake Bargas3 stars6-4, 225Boca Raton, Fla.DBCorey Bell3 stars5-9, 158CharlotteDBJ.B. Britt3 stars5-11, 187Newnan, Ga.*DTAaron Crawford3 stars6-0, 303Ashburn, Va.DEJalen Dalton4 stars6-6,...

 

Live now: N.C. State at Wake Forest

Live Blog Live Updates: NC State at Wake Forest

 
Pro-life group mails handcuffs to Ala. abortion clinic

Pro-life group mails handcuffs to Ala. abortion clinic

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A clinic here that provides abortion services received a pair of plastic handcuffs in the mail last week, along with a picture of an arrested Oklahoma abortion doctor and a note suggesting the owners could be next. Reproductive...

 

Officials agree on measures after aviation calamities

MONTREAL A United Nations agency is hoping to quickly introduce new measures to keep closer tabs on planes following last year's disappearance of a flight over Asia. The International Civil Aviation Organization laid out a proposal Tuesday to improve...

 

Mexico rights groups seek UN special rapporteur on missing

MEXICO CITY Mexican human rights groups asked the U.N. Committee on Enforced Disappearances on Tuesday to establish a special rapporteur for the country amid continuing consternation over the disappearance of 43 students at the hands of police. While...

 

Australian leader thanks Egypt for reporter's freedom

CANBERRA, Australia Australia' prime minister has thanked the Egyptian president for his help in releasing an Australian reporter from prison and expressed hope that two Al-Jazeera colleagues would also be freed soon. Prime Minister Tony Abbott 's...

 

Person shot, seriously injured in Grier Heights

One person was seriously injured during a shooting in southeast Charlotte Tuesday night. The shooting happened around 7 p.m. on Sam Drennan Road, less than a block from Billingsville Elementary School in the Grier Heights community. Police haven't...

 
'Magic Mike XXL' poster is not subtle

'Magic Mike XXL' poster is not subtle

When it comes to Channing Tatum's Magic Mike movies, we all pretty much know exactly what we want out of them. And it seems the team behind the sequel Magic Mike XXL knows exactly what the audience wants if the first poster is any indication. Tatum...

 

Sources: Rivera changes Panthers' special-teams coordinators

Ron Rivera is changing special teams coordinators –again. The Carolina Panthers' coach has reassigned Richard Rodgers after the Panthers' special teams finished at or near the bottom in a number of major special teams categories this past...

 

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