News archive from 12 February 2013, page 17

Put on your best face with some surprising expert tips

What’s the best way to put your best face forward? Begin with the building blocks of a healthy body — a nutritious diet, regular exercise and time to relax, reflect and reduce stress. Once you’ve got the basics down, try these expert tips to bring out...

 

Child injured in uptown shooting

A child has nonlife-threatening injuries after being shot in uptown Charlotte Monday evening. Police have released few details about the shooting, which happened in the 400 block of North Davidson Street just before 6 p.m., said Charlotte-Mecklenburg...

 

Next frontier for NC manufacturing: human organs

RALEIGH Advances in manufacturing are expected to lead to standardized production of human skin, blood vessels and other organs, potentially establishing North Carolina as a national hub for automated generation of human organs. Medical researchers...

 

Durable Thompson delivers for Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As John Salmons' 16-foot jump shot rimmed out in the first quarter of the Kings' 117-111 win over Houston on Sunday evening, forward Jason Thompson came flying in for a putback dunk. Heading back up the floor, Thompson turned...

 

Dodgers know there's a price to pay to be special

PHOENIX -- The most expensive team in baseball history will start to assemble Tuesday, when pitchers and catchers report to the Los Angeles Dodgers' Arizona spring-training complex. The Dodgers have a projected opening-day payroll of $230 million and...

 

NKorea vows more rockets, doesn't mention nukes

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea's powerful politburo has vowed to continue firing "powerful long-range rockets," but a statement made no mention of Pyongyang's promise to conduct a nuclear test. The United States and its allies have been...

 

U.S. Century Bank deal expected Tuesday

U.S. Century Bank is expected on Tuesday to announce that it has signed off on its letter of intent — the framework for a plan to recapitalize the bank. Under the deal, a local group of investors, led by Jimmy Tate of Tate Capital and...

 

Republicans maintain filibuster threat ahead of Hagel vote

WASHINGTON - On the eve of a Senate committee vote on Chuck Hagel's nomination to lead the Pentagon, a group of Republican senators continued Monday to threaten what would be a historic filibuster for a Cabinet appointment despite warnings from others...

 

Jury convicts CPA in $40 million Ponzi scheme

A federal jury in Charlotte has convicted a Newark, Ohio, man in connection with the “Black Diamond” Ponzi scheme, which bilked more than $40 million from mostly elderly and retired investors in North Carolina, Virginia and...

 

Travel industry: Romance works best on the road

Want to kindle some romance this Valentine's Day? The travel industry suggests you skip the gift and book a trip instead. The U.S. Travel Association, releasing the first installment in a planned series of research about the effects of travel on...

 
AISLE HOG: Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel will once again be in the audience at State of the Union address

AISLE HOG: Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel will once again be in the audience at State of the Union address

WASHINGTON — In Congress, there is a Tea Party Caucus of conservative members and Black Caucus of African-American lawmakers. There is a Hispanic Conference, and even a Bike Caucus. On Tuesday night, when President Obama delivers his State of the...

 

Snowed in during the age of hashtags

HAMDEN, Conn. The East Coast woke up under a blanket of snow this weekend and collectively documented the experience on the myriad social and mobile inventions of the past decade. Facebook, Twitter and other technologies make it increasingly difficult...

 
Related could give jolt to long overdue Watson Island development plans

Related could give jolt to long overdue Watson Island development plans

The long overdue development of Watson Island, stalled for a dozen years by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a collapsed economy, may have received a huge jolt when New York's Related Companies agreed to study the plan and possibly join forces in...

 

Ford: 'We can react very quickly' if diesel demand rises

Ann Arbor - Ford Motor Co.'s chief operating officer said Monday the automaker is prepared to act quickly should there be a spike in demand for diesel-powered automobiles."If we see diesels start to take off here in the U.S., we can react very...

 

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