News archive from 4 December 2014

Inconsistent Cowboys should handle Bears

A rare Thursday night game that is not part of a short week has Dallas at Chicago. Both teams lost on Thanksgiving Day, and the Bears are headed for a double whammy. Dallas (8-4) is in the midst of a tight NFC East battle with Philadelphia, as well as...

 

Normal chaos at FSU: Hearings, rankings, titles

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Chaos has become the norm at Florida State. There seems to be constant stream of off-field issues swirling around the Seminoles, who just keep winning games and championships amid the turmoil. This week is no different. Quarterback...

 
Johnson's Way works just fine for Georgia Tech

Johnson's Way works just fine for Georgia Tech

ATLANTA After knocking off his biggest rival, Paul Johnson couldn't help himself. "Not bad for a high-school offense," the Georgia Tech coach quipped to a reporter. That's just the way P.J. rolls. He relishes the role of underdog, the little...

 
Who'll contend for the best new artist Grammy?

Who'll contend for the best new artist Grammy?

When the Grammys announce nominees for best new artist Friday, they won't just be looking at the biggest hits. Instead, the acts who fill the category will have some mysterious combination of commercial achievement, peer respect and critical buzz. The...

 
Small Faces' Ian McLagan dies at 69

Small Faces' Ian McLagan dies at 69

Legendary keyboardist Ian McLagan is dead at 69, according to his official website. The British musician died at a hospital in Austin Wednesday after suffering a stroke Tuesday. In 1966, McLagan replaced keyboardist Jimmy Winston in English rock band...

 
Jimmy Fallon and wife welcome their second child

Jimmy Fallon and wife welcome their second child

NEW YORK Jimmy Fallon has a re-run on his hands — he and his wife, Nancy, have welcomed their second child. A representative for the host of "The Tonight Show" said Frances Cole Fallon was born at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, weighing 5...

 
Trout Unlimited doesn't oppose logging, but Tongass is more than timber

Trout Unlimited doesn't oppose logging, but Tongass is more than timber

Trout Unlimited recently helped to release the Headwaters Economics report "The Tongass National Forest and the Transition Framework: A New Path Forward?" The reaction to the report turns a blind eye to the problem we had hoped the report...

 
An evening aboard the Wild Alaskan, a Bering Sea crab boat turned strip club

An evening aboard the "Wild Alaskan," a Bering Sea crab boat turned strip club

With Monday’s news that state regulators had revoked the liquor license of the Wild Alaskan in Kodiak, most people will likely never be able to answer the following question: Just what, exactly, is a floating strip club like? But after a trip to...

 

Live now: Iowa at North Carolina

The North Carolina Tar Heels host the Iowa Hawkeyes in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday. Follow for live updates from the Smith Center. Live Blog Live Updates: UNC hosting Iowa

 

UN asks people to give $1 each for Syrian refugees

UNITED NATIONS The World Food Program launched an unusual campaign Wednesday to raise $1 contributions from 64 million people around the world so it can restore food vouchers to Syrian refugees who won't be getting any U.N. help in December. The...

 

Tiger Woods brings a buzz back to golf

WINDERMERE, Fla. Tiger Woods didn't even have a club in his hand when he passed an important test Wednesday at Isleworth. After hitting a fairway metal off the 10th tee, Woods gingerly stepped through a flower bed and then hopped down a 4-foot wall...

 
Critics cite holes in story on alleged U.Va. rape

Critics cite holes in story on alleged U.Va. rape

A minor journalistic oversight or a dicey case of a reporter jumping the gun? What looked like a home-run investigative piece by Rolling Stone magazine about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia is being prodded and poked by media pundits for...

 
Job quits are blooming as economy brightens

Job quits are blooming as economy brightens

American workers are on the move again, switching jobs in greater numbers in a trend that heralds faster economic growth and a more dynamic labor market. In September, nearly 2.8 million Americans quit jobs, the most since April 2008, though still...

 
Chrysler expands Takata airbag fix to more states

Chrysler expands Takata airbag fix to more states

Chrysler said Wednesday it is expanding a previous recall of 2003 Ram pickups to include five more states and three additional territories. The move involves Takata passenger-side airbags and came the same day a House subcommittee flogged bag-maker...

 
5 things we learned from November auto sales

5 things we learned from November auto sales

Fullscreen In 19th place, emerging from off the chart last month, is Volkswagen's Jetta (Photo: Frederic J. Brown, AFP/Getty Images) Fullscreen In 18th place, down from 16th, is Ford Explorer (Photo: Ford, Wieck) Fullscreen In 17th place, unchanged...

 

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