News archive from 6 January 2015

2 CBC managers involved in Ghomeshi scandal put on leave

TORONTO The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has put two senior managers on extended leave of absences just weeks after a prominent former radio host was arrested for sexual assault, the public broadcaster announced Monday. The ex-host, Jian Ghomeshi, was...

 
Living in Cairo exhausting, difficult -- even for Spider-Man

Living in Cairo exhausting, difficult -- even for Spider-Man

CAIRO — Crossing a street in Egypt's capital on foot is no easy feat: It often requires a quick scurry or sprint between vehicles that disobey road rules and rarely slow for pedestrians. Yet walking across the street is only one in a mountain of daily...

 
Etihad to 'review policies' after fog snarls flights

Etihad to 'review policies' after fog snarls flights

Etihad Airways has apologized to passengers delayed by "unprecedented fog" that snarled dozens of flights at the carrier's hub in Abu Dhabi since Saturday. The United Arab Emirates-based airline says it expects to resume a normal schedule by...

 

Observer-Area Girls' Basketball Leaders 01.05.14

Scoring Name School Avg.Stephanie WattsWeddington30.4Maya CaldwellDavidson Day28.6Julia ScolesSouth Iredell26.3Alyssa CarboneCentral Academy22.7Kendal CloningerNorth Gaston21.7Jasmine SandersGaringer21.6Jenesai MohammadGaston Day20.9Taylor...

 

Mecklenburg County girls' basketball standings 01.05.14

Southwestern 4A Team Conf. AllMyers Park2-010-1Porter Ridge2-08-3Rocky River2-110-2Butler2-110-5East Mecklenburg1-22-10Independence0-20-14Garinger0-31-10 SoMeck 8 4A Team Conf. AllArdrey Kell3-011-2Charlotte Catholic3-011-2Providence2-06-4South...

 

Charlotte-area high school basketbalball games of the week

No. 5 Ardrey Kell (12-1, 3-0 SoMeck 8) at Providence (6-5, 0-2), Tues., 7:30 p.m.: The Knights won last week's Hoodies House Classic championship and have won 11 straight games, one short of the school record. They have a one-game conference lead over...

 

Grier Heights grocer arrested in food stamp scam

Police and federal agents have arrested a store owner in Grier Heights who they say was swiping food stamp cards and keeping a portion of the money himself. Thomas Westley Taylor, 66, is charged with 11 counts of felony accessing a government...

 

Colombia's president signals flexibility in peace talks

BOGOTA, Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos has signaled that he could ease his longstanding opposition to a ceasefire in Colombia's armed conflict because recent progress in peace talks with leftist rebels has caused the government to rethink its...

 
Adrian Peterson lawsuit set for next month

Adrian Peterson lawsuit set for next month

The NFL Players Association's lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of banished Vikings star Adrian Peterson is scheduled to reach federal court next month in Minnesota. The case is on the docket of U.S. District Court Judge David S. Doty at 2 p.m. on...

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Key questions answered in Prince Andrew 'sex slave' case

Key questions answered in Prince Andrew 'sex slave' case

It's a royal mess. Prince Andrew has long been known as an international playboy, but the latest headlines about him are far more ruinous than anything written about him before. Or, for that matter, about any British royal for at least a couple...

 
Genius alert! Kanye's fans thank him for discovering unknown artist Paul McCartney

Genius alert! Kanye's fans thank him for discovering "unknown artist" Paul McCartney

There aren't enough sighs or facepalms in the world to adequately relay the tragedy that happened on Twitter over the weekend. In 2015, on earth, in this universe, several of Kanye West's fans thanked their leather trouser-loving overlord for...

 
Emails highlight tension in CMS over legal department reorganization

Emails highlight tension in CMS over legal department reorganization

Newly released emails from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools highlight the tension between general counsel George Battle III and Heath Morrison's administration in the month before Battle launched an investigation into the former superintendent. The...

 

Brutal death of bull in festival angers Colombians

BOGOTA, Colombia The brutal killing of a bull in a popular festival in a town in northern Colombia has sparked indignation and calls for a public debate on traditions involving animal cruelty. Animal rights activists and even some government officials...

 

Police investigate as photo shows detective, suspect posing

HAGATNA, Guam Guam police have launched an internal investigation after a photo began circulating online showing a detective posing with a suspect accused of punched an infant. The photo shows the officer in a vehicle with the woman holding a printout...

 

Grand jury to hear case of Oxford man charged in hit-and-run

A Calhoun County judge on Monday ordered that a grand jury is to hear a case against an Oxford man charged in connection with a hit-and-run that injured a Detroit woman outside an Anniston nightclub in November.   Nickolaus Danvar Mitchell, 35, was...

 

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