News archive from 10 December 2014

Cam Newton likely to miss Sunday game with Tampa Bay

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is likely to miss this week's game against Tampa Bay after sustaining two fractures in his lower back during a two-car accident Tuesday afternoon a block from Bank of America Stadium. Panthers spokesman Charlie...

 

New Zealand lawmakers pass anti-terrorism measures

WELLINGTON, New Zealand New Zealand lawmakers have passed anti-terrorism measures that increase domestic surveillance powers and attempt to stop nationals from traveling abroad to fight for groups like Islamic State. Lawmakers voted in favor of the...

 

'Bering Sea Gold' reality TV star arrested in Nome heroin investigation

One of the people arrested Thursday as part of a yearlong effort to combat heroin in Nome is a Discovery Channel reality TV star. Yvonne Adkison, 22, is a dive tender on the Wild Ranger, a gold dredge operated by her family and featured on...

 

Welcome to the world, Lukas Paul Benton

Welcome to the world, Lukas Paul Benton, the son and first child of Alaska Aces broadcaster Mike Benton and his wife Amy. Lukas checked in at 9 pounds, 4 ounces, and 21 inches. His old man already did the math -- Lukas will be draft eligible in 2033....

 

Legislative differences on future of state Medicaid program persist

After months of talk, legislators continue to disagree over the structure of the state Medicaid program and whether insurance companies should be allowed to manage patient care. The differences reached a pivot point Tuesday when a legislative...

 

Wreck site is one of city's most dangerous intersection

The intersection where Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton wrecked Tuesday has been climbing Charlotte's list of dangerous locations for years. Since 2009, as many as 15 motorists have been injured in wrecks there. The intersection of West Hill and South...

 

Cam Newton crash offers reminder of what matters

A car crash has a way of stopping time. Tires squeal. Metal bends. People get hurt. And we all suck in our breath and get reminded of what a gift a human life really is, and how silly 95 percent of the things we worry about really are. Cam Newton had...

 

City hires Greensboro attorney to conduct Fire Department investigation

The city of Charlotte has hired Greensboro attorney Allison Van Laningham to conduct an investigation as to whether the Fire Department retaliated against a former employee for complaining about the conditions at an office building. Former fire...

 

Wildlife agency will defend officers' protection of deer, bear

RALEIGH The governing board of the state's wildlife agency is looking into criticism that officers have been too aggressive in protecting deer and bears in North Carolina. The 19-member board voted Tuesday to ask the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission...

 
House colleagues praise Rep. Dingell's service

House colleagues praise Rep. Dingell's service

WASHINGTON — With Rep. John Dingell's record-setting tenure in Congress winding down, his colleagues — nearly two dozen of them — took to the House floor Tuesday evening to pay tribute to a legislator whose signature accomplishments are equal to his...

 
Bush, aides lie low in wake of CIA report

Bush, aides lie low in wake of CIA report

Former president George W. Bush and top aides remained low-key Tuesday in the wake of the Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques, issuing few statements on the report's claims that the agency exceeded its authority and lied about the results....

 
Congress nears vote on $1 trillion spending bill

Congress nears vote on $1 trillion spending bill

WASHINGTON — Congress is quickly approaching a Thursday deadline to keep the government funded, but top lawmakers were prepared to approve a stopgap funding measure if necessary to buy lawmakers more time. "The federal government's going to run...

 

Why didn't U.S. know about South African who died in failed Yemen rescue mission?

JERUSALEM An account by the director of an aid group that negotiated the release of a South African hostage who was killed Saturday during a failed U.S rescue mission in Yemen raises new questions about the planning for the raid. Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman,...

 
T-Mobile unlimited family promo. $100 a month, two lines

T-Mobile unlimited family promo. $100 a month, two lines

NEW YORK — It's hard to keep up with the dizzying number of wireless promotions. Now we have T-Mobile offering a new unlimited 4G LTE family plan promotion that starts at $100 per month for two people – with an added $40 per line cost on up to 10...

 

Crest coach: Undefeated, healthy Chargers to bring hard-line defense to 3A title game

Crest coach Mark Barnes – whose Chargers (15-0) face three-time champion Havelock (14-1) for the NCHSAA 3A state title on Saturday in Raleigh – is coaching in the state finals for the fourth time in the past five seasons. This...

 

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