News archive from 12 January 2015, page 9

Fiat Chrysler looks to add 1,500 jobs in Italian factory

ROME Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says "extremely positive" results for sales of the new Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X will allow the automaker to add 1,500 new jobs in Italy. It said Monday that the workers at the plant in Melfi, in the southern...

 

Police: Man sold $300 worth of prescription pills to undercover officers

An Iredell County man faces six felony drug charges after police say he sold more than $300 worth of prescription medication to undercover officers. Narcotics detectives with the Iredell County Sheriff's Office launched a surveillance operation on...

 

$1 million will protect more than 450 acres of SC wetlands

RIDGELAND, S.C. About 450 acres of forested wetlands near the South Carolina coast are being preserved with the help of a federal grant. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a statement that the $850,000 in federal money is part of more than $21...

 
Historians surveyed about Obama presidency

Historians surveyed about Obama presidency

TagsJohn F. Kennedy Sr.Obviously, it's way too early to assess President Obama's place in history -- but that won't keep people from trying. New York magazine asked more than 50 historians "to respond to a broad questionnaire about how Obama and...

 
28 things you missed after the Golden Globes ended

28 things you missed after the Golden Globes ended

The party kept going after the Golden Globes ended Sunday night, and USA TODAY reporters had the tough job of catching up with all of the celebrity antics and shoulder-rubbing at the after-parties in Los Angeles. Who hit the dance floor? Who compared...

 

Meth lab, grinders, tubes found in Salisbury man's home

Police accuse a Salisbury man out on bond for heroin and drug paraphernalia charges of operating a one-pot methamphetamine lab in his home on Friday. Deputies with the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, State Bureau of Investigation and Salisbury Police...

 

Rex Ryan named new Buffalo Bills coach

Orchard Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Buffalo Bills made it official Monday and named Rex Ryan their new head coach. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports Sunday indicated Ryan had agreed to a five-year deal worth about $5.5 million...

 

Interpol puts ex-Ukraine president Yanukovych on wanted list

MOSCOW The international police agency Interpol has issued a wanted notice for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on charges of embezzlement. The so-called "red notice" issued Monday is not an arrest warrant, but aimed at helping...

 

IS affiliate claims abduction of 21 Christians in Libya

CAIRO A Libyan affiliate of the Islamic State has claimed the abduction of 21 Coptic Christians and released pictures of the captives. The claim and photos were posted Monday on jihadi forums used by Islamic State supporters. The Egyptian workers were...

 
Egypt's crackdown on gays includes disturbing medical exam

Egypt's crackdown on gays includes disturbing medical exam

CAIRO — On a bustling crowded market street in Cairo packed with storefronts selling wholesale flour and cigarettes, there is a small green door sealed with red wax. It is an ominous sign — it means that the police have been here and that the place is...

 

5 vigilantes reported killed in western Mexico ambush

MEXICO CITY Authorities say five members of a vigilante-style community police force have been killed in an ambush in western Mexico. The prosecutors' office in the western state of Michoacan said Monday that eight others were wounded Sunday in the...

 
Retired firefighter dies after he was 'swept away' on flooded Lancaster road

Retired firefighter dies after he was 'swept away' on flooded Lancaster road

LANCASTER A former firefighter drowned when he was "swept away" after getting out of his truck on a flooded road, according to emergency officials in Lancaster County. Danny Deese, 60, a retired firefighter with Flat Creek Volunteer Fire...

 

NAACP changes local leadership

The president of Charlotte's NAACP branch, Rev. Kojo Nantambu, has resigned after six years of leading the local civil rights organization, according to NAACP officials. Nantambu said in a statement that the resignation will afford him more time to...

 
Crude oil prices renew slide

Crude oil prices renew slide

Crude oil prices hit fresh six year lows Monday as global supply continues to outstrip demand, prompting a growing number of industry forecasters to lower 2015 forecasts. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude is down 4% to $46.46 a barrel, while...

 
Roche invests $1B in U.S. genomics firm

Roche invests $1B in U.S. genomics firm

Shares of Foundation Medicine more than doubled in pre-market trading early Monday, when Roche Holding AG announced plans to purchase a majority stake in the Cambridge, Mass.-based genomics company. Foundation Medicine shares were up more than 113% or...

 

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