News archive from 9 January 2015

Boston will be USOC's bid city for 2024 Olympics

Boston will be USOC's bid city for 2024 Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee is counting on Boston to do what New York and Chicago could not. Boston was chosen over Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., on Thursday to represent the U.S. in a bid for the 2024 Olympic Games. The U.S. hasn't...

Usa Today, 19:05 in Sport
 
Goodell tells NFL employees league is now 'stronger and better'

Goodell tells NFL employees league is now 'stronger and better'

In a memo to all NFL employees Thursday outlining the key findings in the Mueller report, Commissioner Roger Goodell made clear he intends to stick around for the long haul and see through the changes the league is making in the wake of the Ray Rice...

Usa Today, 19:05 in Sport
 
Mueller probe: Ravens had 'detailed report' of Rice incident in February

Mueller probe: Ravens had 'detailed report' of Rice incident in February

The Baltimore Ravens obtained information they should have shared with the NFL about the Ray Rice domestic violence case, an investigation by former FBI director Robert S. Mueller determined. While Mueller's report stated the Ravens did not see the...

Usa Today, 19:05 in Sport
 
Interactive: 10 plays that defined Carolina Panthers’ season

Interactive: 10 plays that defined Carolina Panthers’ season

A few plays in each game make or break every NFL team. Of the roughly 2,000 plays the Carolina Panthers have been a part of this season entering Saturday’s playoff game at Seattle, let’s talk about the 10 most significant - the...

 
Bob Dennis, part of an Observer Pulitzer Prize team, dies at 86

Bob Dennis, part of an Observer Pulitzer Prize team, dies at 86

Bob Dennis was an accurate and unassuming reporter and a kind-hearted friend, according to his former Observer colleagues. Marion Ellis of Durham, another former Observer reporter, worked with Dennis on the week-long series of stories,...

 

UN urges Congo's leader to authorize action against rebels

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council urged Congo's president on Thursday to quickly sign a document authorizing a joint U.N.-Congolese military operation against a rebel group that failed to surrender by a Jan. 2 deadline. A presidential statement...

 

Aces sniper Archambault headed to ECHL All-Star Classic

Olivier Archambault, who has spent his first season of pro hockey punishing goaltenders in the ECHL’s Western Conference, on Thursday was rewarded with an additional chance to torment masked men. The Alaska Aces rookie winger was among 15 reserves...

 

Aces W Archambault headed to ECHL All-Star Classic

Alaska Aces rookie winger Olivier Archambault, who leads ECHL rookies and his club in goals, today was named to the roster for the ECHL All-Star Classic. Archambault owns 18-13--31 totals in 30 games, which ranks him tied for third in points among...

 
Peru's Fujimori convicted of corruption in fifth trial

Peru's Fujimori convicted of corruption in fifth trial

LIMA, Peru A three-judge panel in Peru convicted jailed former President Alberto Fujimori on Thursday of funneling more than $40 million in public funds to tabloid newspapers that smeared his opponents during his 2000 re-election campaign. The...

 
88,000 French police in furious search fail to find Paris gunmen

88,000 French police in furious search fail to find Paris gunmen

PARIS The French manhunt for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people in and around the offices of a satirical weekly newspaper in Paris continued late into a second night Thursday, with as many as 88,000 police scouring an area 50 miles north of...

 
Broncos teammate: 'Pressure is back on' Peyton Manning in Colts showdown

Broncos teammate: 'Pressure is back on' Peyton Manning in Colts showdown

Video Keywords Shaun Phillips Robert Mathis Denver Broncos Wes Welker Super Bowl Andrew Luck Emmanuel Sanders Vontae Davis Denver Indianapolis USA TODAY Sports' Lindsay H. Jones breaks down the Colts-Broncos game. Video TranscriptAutomatically...

Usa Today, 19:46 in Sport
 

Suspicions grow of Yemen link to Paris gunmen

IRBIL, Iraq As French police and security forces scoured the country for the two brothers suspected of massacring 12 people at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, intelligence officials in Europe and the United States were conducting a search of...

 

NC reports 30 more flu deaths last week

RALEIGH Thirty people died from complications of the flu across the state last week – more than doubling the season's toll so far – but there are more signs that the unusually strong epidemic may have topped out, said a state flu...

 

Interactive: Comparing Charlotte, Seattle

As the Seattle Seahawks and the Carolina Panthers gear up to play in the NFC Divisional playoffs on Saturday, we look at the teams' hometowns. Click on the city for more information.

 
VA, DoD spend more than $450M on costly hepatitis drug

VA, DoD spend more than $450M on costly hepatitis drug

WASHINGTON — One of the costliest drugs on the market threatens the Veterans Affairs Department's health budget — to the point that the department, which added the medication to its formulary in April, provides it to only the sickest patients who need...

 

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