News archive from 9 January 2014

Season 2 of sexy, violent ‘Banshee' returns to Cinemax Friday

Season 2 of sexy, violent ‘Banshee' returns to Cinemax Friday

For going on two years, the Cinemax drama “Banshee” has quietly played second fiddle to Showtime's popular and critically acclaimed “Homeland” in the hierarchy of TV series shot in the Charlotte area. But...

 

Berwick: Mass. needs fairer transportation funding

BOSTON -- Democratic candidate for governor Don Berwick has unveiled a wide-ranging transportation plan, from fee structures that take into account the number of miles a driver travels to a more robust public transportation system and bicycle-friendly...

 
White House denies Gates' charge that Biden is often wrong

White House denies Gates' charge that Biden is often wrong

WASHINGTON -- The White House pushed back Wednesday against a harsh critique from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who in an upcoming memoir accuses Vice President Joe Biden of being wrong on foreign policy and national security issues over the...

 

Dallas area schools combine for 40 McDonald's All-American nominees

The nominees for the McDonald’s All-American Games were announced Tuesday, and 11 Dallas-area boys and 29 girls were among the honorees. The All-American game will be held April 2 in Chicago. By then the list of nominees, all seniors, will be narrowed...

Dallas News, 19:03 in Sport
 
Free Press Test Kitchen recipe: Classic Hot and Sour Soup

Free Press Test Kitchen recipe: Classic Hot and Sour Soup

Get out the big soup pot, chop some vegetables and have some broth or stock ready. It's soup time! With this week's expected frigid weather (and January being National Soup Month), we're putting the spotlight on one of the ultimate comfort foods. Soup...

 
Ginobili misses Spurs' game against Mavericks

Ginobili misses Spurs' game against Mavericks

SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili missed the Spurs' game Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks because of tightness in his left hamstring. Ginobili was a late scratch for San Antonio (27-8), which also was without starting center...

 
Playrooms with panache: Let your imagination run wild when designing kids' spaces

Playrooms with panache: Let your imagination run wild when designing kids' spaces

Outfitting a play space for children might consist of nothing more than setting up a few old furniture pieces, plastic storage bins and the extra TV. But some parents want the play space to reflect their design aesthetic. Does the rest of the home...

 

Suns sign Leandro Barbosa to 10-day contract

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Phoenix Suns have signed Leandro Barbosa to a 10-day contract, bringing the veteran guard back to the place he put his name on the NBA map. The Suns announced the signing Wednesday. Barbosa spent his first seven seasons with the...

 

Bretz has top qualifying score at US Grand Prix

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. -- Greg Bretz turned in a solid halfpipe run in snowy conditions to lead qualifying Wednesday at the U.S. Grand Prix. Bretz scored 91.4 points on his opening run to advance to the final Saturday in the season's third of five...

 

Saints see ground game thriving at right time

METAIRIE, La. -- When Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman started studying video for this Saturday's rematch with the Saints in the NFC playoffs, he noticed something different about New Orleans' offense. Sherman says the Saints are "running the...

 

Does your doctor ask about your alcohol habits? Doing so could save lives

I heard (yet another) interesting story on NPR this morning; this one about alcohol and doctors' visits - which rarely go hand in hand. Turns out that more than 80 percent of adults say their doctors have never asked about drinking habits. For more...

 

Miami Heat's New York rivals struggling to make ends meet

The Knicks and Nets fashioned themselves as legitimate threats to end the Heat's three-season run of Eastern Conference championships. Instead, the teams with the NBA's two highest payrolls languish well below .500 but remain very much in playoff...

 
Bronx home health care owners swindled $100,000 of wages from workers: police 

Bronx home health care owners swindled $100,000 of wages from workers: police 

The owners and a manager of a Bronx home health care agency have been arrested and charged with withholding nearly $100,000 in wages from employees over five years. Yonkers residents Maria Etim and Charles Mayers, owners of Tremont Ave.-based Concept...

 

PREP BASKETBALL: Broncos’ boys, girls snag top seeds for county tourney

CULLMAN - Holly Pond's basketball programs are on a crash course for a second straight trip to Birmingham for the Final 48. However, each Bronco bunch first has a bit of business to take care of at this year's Cullman County Tournament. Both Green and...

 
Broncos figure to be better this time around

Broncos figure to be better this time around

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The last top seed to open its playoff run against a team it had just lost to at home in December was the 2008 New York Giants, who were beaten again by Philadelphia in the rematch. Six years later, the Denver Broncos and another...

 

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