News archive from 8 February 2015

Slovak vote on gay rights curbs not binding due to turnout

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia A nationwide referendum on restricting gay rights in Slovakia has failed to produce a legally binding result after the required number of eligible voters did not turn out. In Saturday's vote, Slovaks were asked whether they agree...

 

Fire Volcano in Guatemala erupts, spewing rock and ash

GUATEMALA CITY A national disaster preparedness official in Guatemala says the Fire Volcano has exploded, spewing incandescent rock and ash that dusted surrounding communities. Spokesman David de Leon says authorities put the southern Guatemala area...

 
Scout food drive may top last year

Scout food drive may top last year

Mecklenburg County's annual Scouting for Food drive is expected to exceed last year's total, organizers say, with an estimated 200,000 pounds of food collected Saturday by Scouts who went door to door. An overall campaign total won't be known until...

 

Prince Charles says he fears for Christians in Middle East

LONDON Britain's Prince Charles says he fears there will be "very, very few" Christians left in the Middle East after the turmoil wracking the region. The heir to the British throne, who is on a trip to the region, told the BBC that the...

 
Guatemala bikers seek to set world record with 20,000 riders

Guatemala bikers seek to set world record with 20,000 riders

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala is trying to set a Guinness world record for the most motorcyclists participating in a caravan, hoping to draw more than 20,000 bikes for an annual trek 223 kilometers (134 miles) from the capital. The Zorro Caravan event was...

 

Rosie O'Donnell exiting 'The View' after 2nd brief stay

NEW YORK Rosie O'Donnell is leaving "The View" for a second time. Her publicist, Cindi Berger, said Friday that the outspoken co-host of the ABC daytime chat show is exiting next week to focus on her five children after the breakup of her...

 

SEANC Executive Director Dana Cope's spending decisions draw fire

In March 2014, the State Employees Association of North Carolina wrote a check for nearly $19,000 to Perspective Concepts LLC, a defunct computer company in Washington, D.C. But the check was cashed by Perspective Landscape Concepts, a new Apex...

 
Arizona State upsets No. 6 Arizona

Arizona State upsets No. 6 Arizona

Who saw this coming? Arizona State, which hasn't given its fans much to cheer about this season, on Saturday shocked No. 6 Arizona 81-78, its fans rushing the court at Wells Fargo Arena in celebration. Just a little more than a month ago, UA had...

Usa Today, 20:12 in Sport
 

Pedestrian struck while crossing Wilkinson Boulevard in Charlotte

A pedestrian was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with potentially life threatening injuries Saturday night after being struck by a vehicle at Wilkinson Boulevard and Donald Ross Road in west Charlotte. The pedestrian was injured about 7:15 p.m.,...

 
Marcus Posley leads this week's college basketball winners and losers

Marcus Posley leads this week's college basketball winners and losers

The biggest problem for 18th-ranked VCU in the waning seconds of its game against St. Bonaventure on Saturday was that the ball was even in the hands of Bonnies guard Marcus Posley. With the game hanging in the balance, it's a bad week to try to...

Usa Today, 20:41 in Sport
 
Miranda Lambert ready to rock out at Grammys

Miranda Lambert ready to rock out at Grammys

Miranda Lambert has performed on the Grammys before, including last year when she sang the Everly Brothers' When Will I Be Loved with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. But she's especially excited for the award show's audience to see her explosive...

 

Two seriously injured in Matthews wreck

Medic took two patients with potentially life threatening injuries to the hospital Saturday night from a wreck on East Independence Boulevard at Sam Newell Road in Matthews. The wreck happened about 8:30 p.m. No details were available. The injured...

 

Davidson snaps losing streak with easy victory against Duquesne

DAVIDSON Davidson's two-game Atlantic 10 losing streak went by the wayside Saturday after the Wildcats pounded Duquesne 95-69 at Belk Arena. The Wildcats (15-6, 6-4) never trailed against the Dukes (7-14, 2-8) and held a double-digit lead for much of...

 

49ers fall after early lead

NORFOLK, Va. For once, Charlotte put a Conference USA opponent in a hole early, leading Old Dominion by double digits late in the first half. Unfortunately for the 49ers, they couldn't keep the Monarchs there. Charlotte, struggling with turnovers and...

 

Charlotte 49ers fall to Old Dominion after early lead

NORFOLK, Va. For once, Charlotte put a Conference USA opponent in a hole early, leading Old Dominion by double digits late in the first half. Unfortunately for the 49ers, they couldn’t keep the Monarchs there. Charlotte, struggling with...

 

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