News archive from 7 January 2013

US quickly rejects Assad's plan to stay in power

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is rejecting a new proposal from Syrian President Bashar Assad that would begin a peace process and keep the besieged leader in power. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says Assad's latest plan is...

 

AFC: Ravens easily dispatch Colts 24-9

BALTIMORE -- Linebacker Ray Lewis posted a game-high 13 tackles in his final game at M&T Bank Stadium as the Baltimore Ravens beat the Indianapolis Colts 24-9 in Sunday's AFC wild card matchup. Quarterback Joe Flacco threw for 282 yards with two...

 
Dakar Rally 2013: Grueling race gets off to shaky start for Race2Recovery

Dakar Rally 2013: Grueling race gets off to shaky start for Race2Recovery

Race2Recovery got off to a rocky start on its first leg of the Dakar Rally Saturday. Just moments before motoring off from Lima, Peru, one of the team’s four race vehicles developed a problem with its front differential, which controls wheel...

 

Former Panthers lineman Bryan Stoltenberg dies at 40

BOULDER, Colo. Bryan Stoltenberg, an All-America offensive lineman for the Colorado Buffaloes, has died. He was 40. Stoltenberg recently underwent several surgeries after being in a car accident last month, the school said on its website. He died...

 

BCS title game predictions

Teddy Greenstein Alabama 23, Notre Dame 21: Sophomore quarterback Everett Golson will make one key mistake in the fourth quarter to allow Alabama to hold off the Irish in a classic. Brian Hamilton Related Photos: Notre Dame and Alabama in Miami Kelly...

 

Cherryville man to stand trial in 2003 death of elderly woman

SHELBY The mysterious deaths of three elderly Shelby women in 2003 created a climate of fear among some seniors and their families. The victims lived within two miles of one another. All three were found dead in their beds, with doors unlocked and...

 

Recap: Baltimore vs. Indianapolis

The Baltimore Ravens never beat the Indianapolis Colts in the postseason with Peyton Manning at quarterback. They had an easier time in their first encounter with his heir apparent, however. And now they'll get another chance to obtain that elusive...

 
Union bus drivers will be behind the wheel Monday -- but beyond that, who knows?

Union bus drivers will be behind the wheel Monday -- but beyond that, who knows?

Union bus drivers have been ordered to show up for work Monday, but Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott ripped them for leaving parents of 150,000 kids in limbo with their repeated strike threats. "They are jerking our kids around. We can't allow...

 
Rockets suspend first-round pick White

Rockets suspend first-round pick White

HOUSTON -- The standoff between the Houston Rockets and rookie forward Royce White escalated further on Sunday, with the team announcing it has suspended the 2012 first-round pick after he refused to accept an assignment to the NBA Developmental...

 

Man ID'd as Rand Paul's son arrested at airport

By Elisabeth Arriero Staff Writer A teenager identified in several media outlets as the son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and the grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport....

 

Education and video games are no longer enemies

People who worried that the technology boom would lead to kids playing video games in class were right. In North Carolina and around the country, students are playing such games as Minecraft, World of Warcraft and Angry Birds – and their...

 

Rock Hill driver charged with felony in car crash

A 23-year-old Rock Hill woman was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte with serious injuries Saturday after an alleged drunk driver ran a red light and crashed into her car, authorities said. Ten minutes earlier the same driver had crashed...

 

Crackdown on safety helps motor coach companies thrive

A federal crackdown on unsafe bus operators in 2012 coupled with the sluggish national economy has allowed for conventional and discount operators to thrive, researchers said Sunday at the American Bus Association convention in Charlotte....

 
President Obama to nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, senior administration official says

President Obama to nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, senior administration official says

WASHINGTON - President Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official said Sunday, choosing a former Senate colleague and a decorated Vietnam veteran and signaling he's ready for a contentious...

 

Lansing police investigate death of 3-month-old girl

LANSING — Lansing police say they're investigating the suspicious death of a 3-month-old girl. Mlive.com says detectives went to a hospital Friday afternoon after getting a report that a baby was being treated for serious internal injuries. Capt....

 

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