News archive from 11 January 2015

Woman tied to Paris terror attacks fled to Turkey a week ago, official says

GAZIANTEP, Turkey A woman sought by French police following the string of terror attacks in Paris this past week left France days before they occurred, traveling to Turkey and possibly into Syria, a senior Turkish official said Saturday. French police...

 

Canadiens play French national anthem

MONTREAL The Montreal Canadiens honored the victims of the terrorist shootings in Paris by playing the French national anthem Saturday night before their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The French flag was shown waving on the scoreboard at Bell...

 
Coal ash, fracking, renewable energy top green list

Coal ash, fracking, renewable energy top green list

Coal ash, fracking, greenhouse gases, offshore drilling and renewable sources of energy are some of the environmental issues that will breeze through the legislative building this year on their way to court. Coal ash: The legislature approved a...

 

After last year's legislative session, city leaders in NC watch, worry

After efforts last year to strip cities and towns of zoning powers and tax revenue, mayors across North Carolina will be keeping a close eye on Jones Street this year. The repeal of the privilege license tax on businesses will leave a hole in many...

 

NC lawmakers face annual challenge: What to do about Medicaid?

Medicaid, the $14 billion state and federal health insurance program, will be at the center of more maneuvering and conflict this session. Gov. Pat McCrory is taking steps to revamp the insurance program for low-income children, some of their parents,...

 

Abortion, same-sex marriage debates return to NC legislature

Divisive social issues never really go away, and this legislative session is expected to revisit at least two of the big ones: abortion and gay marriage. Under a law the General Assembly enacted in 2013, regulations governing abortion clinics had to...

 

NC budget writers await April 15 returns

The next couple of months will give legislative budget writers a better idea of where the state stands financially, as analysts chart the effects of the legislature's tax code changes since 2013. Income tax rates are lower and sales taxation is more...

 
Education outlook: Poor grades and little money for improvements

Education outlook: Poor grades and little money for improvements

Money for schools, textbooks and teacher pay sits at the core of nearly every legislative session. Throwing an unknown into the usual mash of ideas is the release of school grades in February. For the first time, public schools will receive letter...

 
Paula Broadwell can't escape the news

Paula Broadwell can't escape the news

In her adopted city of Charlotte, Paula Broadwell has tried to stay committed and busy with a host of worthy local causes. But, for all her efforts to focus on the here-and-now, it was an infamous and apparently inescapable incident in her past that...

 

Wallerstedt, Charlotte 49ers new defensive coordinator, has big plans

The Charlotte 49ers’ defensive problems over the past two seasons have been well documented. Matt Wallerstedt hopes to fix them. Wallerstedt, hired as Charlotte’s defensive coordinator last week, has his work cut out: The 49ers...

 
Brady throws 3 TD passes, Patriots beat Ravens 35-31

Brady throws 3 TD passes, Patriots beat Ravens 35-31

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Tom Brady's third touchdown pass gave New England its first lead with about five minutes remaining and the Patriots reached their fourth straight AFC championship game with a 35-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday. Justin...

 
Oregon's swinging gate after first TD sets a tone, makes a point

Oregon's swinging gate after first TD sets a tone, makes a point

USA TODAY Sports NCAA football writer breaks down the title game between Oregon and Ohio State. DALLAS — When Christian French looked across the field — directly across from the three linemen in front of him, three Florida State defenders were waiting...

Usa Today, 20:46 in Sport
 
Patriots overcome Ravens, will host AFC Championship Game

Patriots overcome Ravens, will host AFC Championship Game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Maybe it was a bye-week hangover. Maybe it was simply poor execution. Whatever the reason for the first-half funk that befell the New England Patriots, they simply made more plays when it counted. And now, after Saturday night's...

AZCentral, 20:50 in Sport
 
Cheap gas: Who wins, who loses?

Cheap gas: Who wins, who loses?

Just how low can gas prices go? Unleaded gasoline with ethanol has dipped under $1.90 a gallon in the Des Moines area — and prices could drop another 5 to 15 cents a gallon before spring, said Patrick DeHaan, a senior analyst at GasBuddy.com. OPEC is...

 
Tiffany features gay couple in engagement ad

Tiffany features gay couple in engagement ad

Diamonds may be forever, but ad campaigns must change with the times. So perhaps it's no surprise that Tiffany & Co., has a new ad featuring a gay couple. That's a first for the 178-year-old jeweler, famous for its little blue boxes. Part of a new...

 

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