News archive from 7 January 2014

"Rudolph" voice actor Larry D. Mann dies at 91

LOS ANGELES -- Larry D. Mann, who voiced Yukon Cornelius in the animated Christmas favorite "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," has died. He was 91. His son, Richard Mann, says the actor died of age-related causes on Monday in Los Angeles....

 

Panthers kicker Graham Gano trolls Cam Newton's locker

Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano placed a Florida State sweatshirt in the locker of Cam Newton and took a picture of it on the day of FSU's national title game against Auburn. Newton, a former Tiger, wore an orange long-sleeved shirt under his...

 

Plumbers, HVAC specialists staff up to meet increased demand during cold snap

Plumbers and HVAC specialists were busy Monday as they geared up for an anticipated onslaught of problems from the arctic chill moving through the Charlotte area Tuesday. “During these cold snaps, we get inundated,” said Jim...

 
Lowe's pushing home automation at Consumer Electronics Show

Lowe's pushing home automation at Consumer Electronics Show

Mooresville-based Lowe's Inc. wants to help you talk with your house – literally. The company is hoping the latest wave of its Iris home automation products will lure consumers, as Lowe's angles for a share of the growing market for systems...

 
Senate confirms Yellen, 1st woman to head Federal Reserve

Senate confirms Yellen, 1st woman to head Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve on Monday, making her the first woman to head the world's most powerful central bank and arguably the most important female banker in history. The Senate voted 56-26 to...

 

Obama: Yellen a 'fierce champion' for Americans

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is hailing the confirmation of Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve. He says she will be a "fierce champion" for the American people. The Senate on Monday voted 56-26 to confirm her, with several...

 

Samsung teams up with Comcast for ultra-HD movies

LAS VEGAS -- Samsung, the world's largest maker of TVs, is tackling the problem of getting ultra-high-definition content to its new TV sets by teaming up with the Internet streaming services of Comcast, Netflix and Amazon. Like other TV makers,...

 
The men who followed Rodman to North Korea

The men who followed Rodman to North Korea

Say these things for Dennis Rodman: He likes going to North Korea, and likes bringing a bit of a side show with him. Last year, it was the Harlem Globetrotters. This year, it's, well, should we call them the Rodmaneers? Some of the six former NBA...

 

BCS bowls' TV viewership up 15 percent

BRISTOL, Conn. -- The BCS bowls' television viewership was up 15 percent from last year. The Rose, Fiesta, Sugar and Orange bowls averaged more than 14.3 million viewers on ESPN, up from under 12.5 million last season. Oklahoma's 45-31 win over...

 

Al Qaida rebels leave mass grave behind as they desert base in Syria

ISTANBUL Islamist extremists forced to abandon their base in Syria's central Hama province left behind a mass grave with a dozen corpses, mostly civilians, including four women, local activists reported Monday. The discovery at Kafr Zeta was likely to...

 

Arizona women's assistant accused of harassment

SHERMAN, Texas -- A University of Arizona women's assistant basketball coach is accused of sexually harassing one of his former players at a Texas junior college. Sean LeBeauf was named in a lawsuit filed in East Texas federal court by a former player...

 

Colts hoping to get help from ex-Patriot

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Colts are getting some help from a former Patriot. Six days before the two rivals meet in a divisional-round game, the Colts signed Deion Branch, the former New England receiver and Super Bowl MVP. Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano...

 

Buccaneers sign 12 to future contracts for 2014

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed 12 free agents to future contracts for next season. The list released Monday includes cornerbacks Marc Anthony and Bobby Felder, tackles Emett Cleary and Jace Daniels, defensive tackles Everett...

 
Deron Williams out of Nets lineup vs. Hawks with another sprained ankle

Deron Williams out of Nets lineup vs. Hawks with another sprained ankle

Just when he started to find a rhythm and led the Nets to a couple of wins, Deron Williams went down with another ankle injury. The point guard missed Monday's game against the Hawks with a left ankle sprain, according to Jason Kidd, who could not...

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Al Qaida rebels leave mass grave behind as they desert base in Syria

ISTANBUL -- Islamist extremists forced to abandon their base in Syria's central Hama province left behind a mass grave with a dozen corpses, mostly civilians, including four women, local activists reported Monday. The discovery at Kafr Zeta was likely...

 

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