News archive from 12 January 2015, page 12

Islamic State hacks U.S. Central Command's Twitter, YouTube accounts

Islamic State hacks U.S. Central Command's Twitter, YouTube accounts

WASHINGTON Hackers claiming to be affiliated with Islamic State militants apparently hacked into the Twitter and YouTube accounts for U.S. Central Command, posting warnings to American troops and their families, as well as what appear to be general...

 

New Zealand-based ukulele ensemble headed to Charlotte, helping make the toy instrument hip

When Tiny Tim sang “Tiptoe through the Tulips” accompanied only by his ukulele on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” in 1968, few would have predicted the Hawaiian instrument's rise in popularity. But...

 

UN to hold meeting Jan. 22 on growth of anti-Semitism

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. General Assembly will hold an informal meeting on the growth of anti-Semitism on Jan. 22 in response to a request from dozens of nations, including Israel, the United States and all European Union members. The 37 countries sent...

 
Panthers player Greg Hardy due in court Feb. 9 in domestic violence case

Panthers player Greg Hardy due in court Feb. 9 in domestic violence case

Greg Hardy's second day in court – this time before a jury – will be Feb. 9. The Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office announced the date Monday afternoon. The Panthers' former Pro Bowl defensive end is appealing his July...

 
German anti-Islam rally draws big crowds in Dresden

German anti-Islam rally draws big crowds in Dresden

DRESDEN, Germany Strong crowds have shown up for an anti-Islam rally in Dresden, where some protesters are wearing black ribbons to show their solidarity with the victims last week's terror attacks in Paris. The weekly rallies are being organized by a...

 

Observer's Sweet 16 girls basketball poll 01.12.14

The top five spots in the Charlotte Observer girls basketball Sweet 16 poll remain the same with nationally ranked Myers Park still at No. 1. Two new teams joined the poll this week. Hough is in at No. 15 and is currently riding a four-game win...

 

Business group pushes for N.C. jet fuel tax break

The Charlotte Regional Partnership is pushing legislators to continue a tax break on jet fuel that's set to expire at the beginning of next year, potentially costing airlines millions of dollars. Under state law, airlines operating in North Carolina...

 
Panthers player Greg Hardy due in court Feb. 9 in domestic violence case

Panthers player Greg Hardy due in court Feb. 9 in domestic violence case

Greg Hardy’s second day in court - this time before a jury - will be Feb. 9. The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office announced the date Monday afternoon. The Panthers’ one-time Pro Bowl defensive end is appealing...

 

TV network reports Fidel Castro writes letter to Maradona

HAVANA Fidel Castro on Monday sent soccer legend Diego Maradona a letter written to quash rumors of the Cuban leader's death, state-run television network Telesur reported. It was the first reported word from Castro in nearly three months. The network...

 

Erdogan jabs French intelligence over surveillance

ISTANBUL Turkey's president is asking why two of the gunmen in last week's terror attacks in France were not monitored more closely after being released from prison. At a news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday, Recep Tayyip...

 

Tim Bradner: Economic challenges also present opportunities for Walker

North Slope oil prices slid to $50 a barrel last week, down more than 50 percent in six months. At this rate, we might have a $3.8 billion state budget deficit this year, up from $3.5 billion estimated just a month ago. Whew! I have sympathy for new...

 
Disgraced designer John Galliano returns to catwalk

Disgraced designer John Galliano returns to catwalk

LONDON Designer John Galliano, who left fashion in disgrace in 2011 after making anti-Semitic comments in a Paris bar, has returned with a debut show for fashion house Maison Martin Margiela. Galliano, who took the creative helm for the Paris label...

 
Ohio State in 2015: The Buckeyes look loaded again

Ohio State in 2015: The Buckeyes look loaded again

DALLAS — The "eye test" was perhaps the most popular — and divisive — phrase in college football conversation this season. With the arrival of the first-ever College Football Playoff and its first selection committee, the phrase took on a...

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Former NBA player Robert Swift pleads not guilty to weapon charge

Former NBA player Robert Swift pleads not guilty to weapon charge

SEATTLE (AP) — Former NBA player Robert Swift pleaded not guilty Monday in Seattle at his arraignment on a charge of possessing a sawed-off shotgun. The King County prosecutor's office says he remains in jail with bail set at $20,000. Swift was...

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Panthers DE Greg Hardy's trial set to begin Feb. 9

Panthers DE Greg Hardy's trial set to begin Feb. 9

The jury trial of Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is scheduled to begin Feb. 9, the Mecklenburg County (N.C.) District Attorney's Office said Monday. The case will be prosecuted by the district attorney's domestic violence team, the office...

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