News archive from 6 December 2014

At crux of Carolina Panthers’ problems: Inability to score touchdowns

When you explain football to a child, one of the first words you use is “touchdown.” It is one of football’s basics, those six points you get when you reach the end zone. And when you put the Panthers’ 3-8-1 season...

 

In Peru, man accused of smuggling drugs in dogs

LIMA, Peru A Mexican man was arrested for trying to smuggle about 6.6 pounds (2.9 kilograms) of cocaine to his country inside the bellies of two St. Bernard dogs, one of which later died, Peruvian authorities said Friday. Local police chief Basilio...

 

In stalemate at Kobani, Turks and Kurds carry on a propaganda battle

SURUC, Turkey The four-month siege of the Syrian city of Kobani by the Islamic State has settled into a bloody stalemate, with its mostly Kurdish defenders, backed by U.S. air power, maintaining control over a several-square-mile area adjacent to the...

 

Uber's $1.2 billion in funding is a big milestone – and a big test

SAN FRANCISCO Uber's announcement Thursday that it nabbed $1.2 billion from investors shattered all sorts of Silicon Valley startup records. And news of the funding most likely elicited high-fives throughout the Uber empire, since the investment...

 
Shelby moviemaker Earl Owensby featured at state museum in Raleigh

Shelby moviemaker Earl Owensby featured at state museum in Raleigh

The “Starring North Carolina!” exhibit at the state Museum of History in Raleigh has more than 500 movie and television artifacts, including the race car from the Will Ferrell comedy “Talladega Nights” and...

 
Spieth stays in lead; Woods loses more ground

Spieth stays in lead; Woods loses more ground

WINDERMERE, Fla. The guy in a red shirt put on quite a show Friday in the Hero World Challenge to get into contention. That was Patrick Reed — and Tiger Woods watched it all. Reed, playing alongside Woods at Isleworth, was 8 under through...

 

Judge suspends law allowing Clay County possum drop

RALEIGH Clay County's New Year's Eve possum drop could be in jeopardy after Superior Court judges put on hold a state law allowing the practice because of concerns the law could be “unconstitutionally vague.” People for the...

 

For Carolina Panthers, red zone becomes dead zone

For the Carolina Panthers, the red zone has become the dead zone. In Carolina's 32 trips inside the opponent's 20-yard line, the Panthers have scored touchdowns 14 times. That 43.8 percent clip ranks fifth-worst in the NFL. “People are...

 

The different angles of Orion's launch

Orion flew! The NASA capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean Friday to conclude a successful first test flight. After two laps of Earth, the Orion spacecraft plunged through the atmosphere at 20,000 mph, enveloped in a fireball that scorched its...

 
Smart home for the holidays

Smart home for the holidays

You've hung the lights and topped the tree, what else can you do to get your house ready for the holidays? How about getting it — and you — a gift to make it a smart home for the holidays? Here are some of my top picks, including a boss new...

 

Feds file 110-count complaint against Catawba County animal park

In a 110-count complaint, federal investigators say Buffalo Beals Animal Park in Maiden has “willfully violated” the Animal Welfare Act since at least 2009 by failing to clean animal living quarters, provide adequate veterinary...

 
Three charged in Lincoln drug cases

Three charged in Lincoln drug cases

Lincoln County sheriff's investigators charged and arrested three suspects in separate incidents during a surveillance operation south of Lincolnton. Around 12:45 p.m. Thursday, narcotics investigators were conducting an undercover operation near the...

 

After 38 years, Joseph Sledge is one step closer to freedom

During nearly 40 years in prison, Joseph Sledge has found patience. He has learned words such as “alibi” and “jurisprudence.” He has figured out that he couldn't trust many people, especially the droves of...

 
Protests clog major cities over chokehold decision

Protests clog major cities over chokehold decision

Video Keywords Michael Brown's Oakland California Colorado State Darren Wilson Ferguson Missouri State Capitol nationwide protests NYPD officer protesters demanded Washington DC Missouri Denver New York California Protesters crowded streets across...

 
Indulging this holiday season? It's time to get moving

Indulging this holiday season? It's time to get moving

It's the time of year that you want to cuddle up by the fire and indulge in your favorite seasonal treats! But before you grab that second glass of eggnog, get proactive with your New Year's resolutions and check out how much you'd have to exercise to...

 

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