News archive from 7 February 2014

Police find 4 human heads in western Mexico

Police find 4 human heads in western Mexico

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities say four human heads have been found in a town in Michoacan, a western state where rural vigilantes sprang up a year ago to try to drive out a cult-like drug cartel. A federal official says police investigators also...

 

Sports Media: Technology changing coverage of Olympics

For years, during Olympics in far-away time zones, NBC not only taped and saved the best events for prime time, but also wouldn’t consider making them available for live viewing earlier in the day. But platforms and technology have expanded...

 
Knight Foundation gift benefits dancers, dancemakers, audiences

Knight Foundation gift benefits dancers, dancemakers, audiences

Think of it not as a love triangle, but a love rectangle. Dancers love to work longer seasons. Brilliant choreographers love to be paid on a level suited to their skill. Connoisseurs love to complement their diet of classics with modern masterworks....

 
Dylan Farrow gives first interview since publishing open letter on sexual abuse: ‘My conscience is clean’

Dylan Farrow gives first interview since publishing open letter on sexual abuse: ‘My conscience is clean’

Dylan Farrow has spoken out for the first time since publishing her open letter in The New York Times, alleging that her father Woody Allen sexually abused her when she was 7 years old. In an interview with People magazine that will hit newsstands...

 

Chevy looks for a crown jewel: Johnson's record-tying 7th Cup title

This is the last of a three-part series previewing the manufacturer-supported entries in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. There is just one word to summarize Chevrolet's investment in NASCAR's premier series over the past decade: dominance. Chevy has won...

 

High School Basketball Gameday 02.07.14

Elevator ↑ Byron Dinkins, Northside Christian; Brandon Jolly, Lake Norman; Che Roth, Cannon; Brian Field, Providence Day; Kenny Burr, Gaston Day; Ty Baumgardner, Olympic; Duane Lewis, North Meck: Each man is among a group of top N.C....

 

Obama: Putin's 'shtick' is to look like tough guy

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says part of Russian President Vladimir Putin's "shtick" is to look like the tough guy in Russia. Obama says Putin has always treated him with the utmost respect. He says when he meets with Putin, there's...

 

Trial opens in Detroit-area trunk bodies trial

MOUNT CLEMENS, MICH. - A prosecutor says DNA and phone records are critical evidence in the trial of a Detroit-area man accused of killing four women he met through online escort ads. Attorneys gave opening statements Thursday in Macomb County Circuit...

 
McCrory demands Duke fix leaking ash pond

McCrory demands Duke fix leaking ash pond

Gov. Pat McCrory demanded Thursday that Duke Energy, his former employer, control a coal ash pond spill that has leaked contaminants into the Dan River for five days. A “very concerned” N.C. Senate leader Phil Berger added to the...

 

Accord reached for aid to besieged Homs in Syria; evacuations to begin Friday

GENEVA The United Nations confirmed Thursday that Syria's warring sides have agreed to a temporary halt in fighting in the city of Homs so that civilians can leave and a convoy of life-saving supplies can be delivered to the besieged old city...

 

Accord reached for aid to besieged Homs in Syria; evacuations to begin Friday

GENEVA -- The United Nations confirmed Thursday that Syria's warring sides have agreed to a temporary halt in fighting in the city of Homs so that civilians can leave and a convoy of life-saving supplies can be delivered to the besieged old city...

 
Canucks' Henrik Sedin sitting out Olympics

Canucks' Henrik Sedin sitting out Olympics

MONTREAL -- Vancouver Canucks star Henrik Sedin will sit out the Sochi Olympics, saying he's physically unable to play for Sweden. In a statement issued by the NHL club Thursday, Sedin said: "I'm disappointed not to be physically able to...

 

Lions Gate 3Q tops views; aided by 'Catching Fire'

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s holiday quarter results topped Wall Street forecasts, helped by the strong box office haul from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." The second film in the franchise grossed $860 million...

 

Game thread: Detroit Red Wings get Pavel Datsyuk back in time for Florida Panthers

Though the Detroit Red Wings are two games away from their Olympic break, they'll get Pavel Datsyuk back tonight against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. (7:30 p.m., FSD). Datsyuk has been out since the Winter Classic with a...

 
Pavel Datsyuk returning tonight; Patrick Eaves out for Detroit Red Wings

Pavel Datsyuk returning tonight; Patrick Eaves out for Detroit Red Wings

SUNRISE, FLA. - Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk skated this morning at the BB&T Center and said he will play tonight, against the Florida Panthers (7:30 p.m., FSD). Wings coach Mike Babcock said that, with Datsyuk in, Patrick Eaves will...

 

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