News archive from 11 December 2014

Duke spokesman: David Cutcliffe, Michigan not in contact about Wolverines football job

Duke coach David Cutcliffe has not had any contact with Michigan about its vacant head coaching job, a Duke spokesman said Wednesday. Sports information director Art Chase said neither Michigan nor any third parties representing Michigan have...

 
Monaco's Princess Charlene gives birth to twins

Monaco's Princess Charlene gives birth to twins

MONACO (AP) — For the first time since Monaco was founded in the 13th century, its royal family gave birth to twins on Wednesday, and cannons were fired to celebrate. Monaco's Princess Charlene had a girl first and a boy second, but the boy will be...

 
CMPD police officer's case becomes part of larger debate

CMPD police officer's case becomes part of larger debate

On Thursday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Randall Kerrick will have his first day in court. But his short, routine appearance is expected to become a scene in a larger story – the nationwide debate over the use of deadly force by...

 

Tests are next step in NC coal ash cleanup

RALEIGH Environmental regulators don't know enough about the extent of groundwater contamination at coal ash plants across the state to determine which ones pose the biggest threat, a legislative commission was told Wednesday. Beyond the four sites...

 

Weddington's backup quarterback thriving in starting role

Junior Grayson Willingham became Weddington High's starting quarterback the day before the last game of the regular season. Sophomore David Bayha had been the starter previously, throwing for 1,608 yards and 22 touchdowns before being sidelined with a...

 

Hornets' Hairston sits because of unexcused absence

Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston was made inactive for Wednesday's game versus the Boston Celtics as discipline for missing Tuesday'spractice without an excused absence. Hornets coach Steve Clifford made that announcement at the end of his...

 
Apple, IBM unveil first wave of enterprise apps

Apple, IBM unveil first wave of enterprise apps

Apple and IBM unveiled the first round of enterprise apps developed as part of a partnership aimed at attracting businesses. The partnership combines IBM's big data capabilities with Apple's popular iPhones and iPads in a series of apps called IBM...

 
Rieder: A powerful commitment to watchdog journalism

Rieder: A powerful commitment to watchdog journalism

Congratulations for a job well done. News came Tuesday that after 17 years in the job, Marty Kaiser, editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will soon step down, turning the reins over to his longtime No, 2, George Stanley. Ordinarily, the imminent...

 
Fourth ex-Madoff employee gets prison sentence

Fourth ex-Madoff employee gets prison sentence

NEW YORK — A second computer programmer convicted of aiding Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Wednesday — becoming the fourth ex-employee to receive less punishment than prosecutors and probation officials...

 
Fewer flights arrive on time in October

Fewer flights arrive on time in October

Fewer flights touched down on time in October than the month before, and more passengers complained. But fewer bags were reported mishandled. That's according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation...

 
Study: 18% of Americans doubt they'll get out of debt

Study: 18% of Americans doubt they'll get out of debt

About 18% of all Americans say they will never get out of debt, and 43% of those with debt expect to remain in debt at age 61 or later, according to a survey by CreditCards.com. The statistics get more depressing for older Americans. Of those age 61...

 
White potato growers score with spending bill provision

White potato growers score with spending bill provision

WASHINGTON — Count the white potato among the special interests rewarded in the massive spending deal Congress unveiled this week. Tucked into $1 trillion bill: a provision that reverses the ban on white potatoes in the federal government's...

 
Cheney blasts Senate interrogation report

Cheney blasts Senate interrogation report

Former Vice President Dick Cheney ripped a new Senate report on harsh interrogation techniques Wednesday as a "terrible piece of work" that throws CIA officials "under the bus" for political reasons. "The report is full of...

 
Lawmakers: Orion flight shows need for Mars mission

Lawmakers: Orion flight shows need for Mars mission

WASHINGTON — NASA's successful test flight of a deep-space capsule last week should compel the Obama administration to focus more of its limited resources on getting humans to Mars as soon as possible, key House lawmakers said at a hearing Wednesday....

 
Top Democrats oppose $1 trillion spending bill

Top Democrats oppose $1 trillion spending bill

WASHINGTON — A growing number of top Democrats are voicing opposition to a $1 trillion spending bill because of provisions tucked into the 1,603-page bill affecting banks and campaign finance laws, among other concerns. "These provisions are...

 

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