News archive from 12 February 2015

Ew! Avoid these germy places while traveling

Ew! Avoid these germy places while traveling

Whether you're traveling via plane, train or automobile, you are bound to encounter some not-so-clean places during your journeys. And as we approach cold and flu season, not to mention the recent concerns over Ebola in the United States, it's smart...

Usa Today, 19:00 in Travel
 
For Frank Haith, Tulsa basketball is new start and sanctuary

For Frank Haith, Tulsa basketball is new start and sanctuary

TULSA, Okla. — On some Sunday mornings, Frank Haith's wife dresses their daughter for church and hears her husband praying alone in the bedroom. She also hears him crying. As overachieving Tulsa inches toward a possible NCAA tournament appearance, its...

Usa Today, 19:03 in Sport
 

GOP bill to cut gas taxes, then raise them, wins Senate test

RALEIGH The state Senate gave preliminary approval in a 36-14 vote Wednesday to legislation that would cut the state gas tax this year before pushing the tax much higher – enough to raise a projected $1.2 billion for transportation needs by...

 
Embattled Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to speak

Embattled Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to speak

SAN FRANCISCO — On Wednesday Dick Costolo will address investors who have questioned whether he's the right leader for Twitter. Critics have accused Twitter's CEO of poor execution and a murky vision. They have voiced growing concerns over management...

 
Mental health care uncoordinated, report says

Mental health care uncoordinated, report says

Federal health officials need to do a better job coordinating help for people with serious mental illness, according to a new report by a government watchdog agency. At least 112 federal programs run by eight government agencies -- including the...

 

Guantanamo 9/11 case resumes despite CIA-linked interpreter

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba A military judge allowed the Sept. 11 war crimes case to proceed Wednesday over objections from defense lawyers alarmed at the discovery a courtroom interpreter previously worked at a CIA "black site" where...

 

Explosion on Brazil oil ship; Union says 3 deaths

RIO DE JANEIRO An explosion on a ship leased by state-run oil company Petrobras left three workers dead and another six missing on Wednesday, according to statements from Petrobras and also from Brazil's biggest oil industry union. The Health Ministry...

 

Charlotte Muslims react to Chapel Hill shootings with shock and calls for action

The reaction to the Tuesday night shootings of three Muslim college students near Chapel Hill continued to grow in Charlotte – among Muslims and non-Muslims alike. At UNC Charlotte, hundreds of students and community residents were expected...

 
Enrollment surges but 200,000 immigrants to lose coverage

Enrollment surges but 200,000 immigrants to lose coverage

Obamacare enrollment passed the government's official projection for 2015 despite about 200,000 immigrants losing coverage because they couldn't prove legal residency. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Wednesday that the 200,000...

 
IRS warns about dirty dozen tax scams

IRS warns about "dirty dozen" tax scams

How are schemers ripping off the IRS and honest taxpayers as the 2015 tax-filing season revs up? The nation's tax agency has counted the ways in its annual list of "dirty dozen" tax scams. Phone scams: There's been a surge in aggressive and...

 
Reality Check: 'Alaskan Bush People' look for love, Sweeney's out of 'Ultimate Survival'

Reality Check: 'Alaskan Bush People' look for love, Sweeney's out of 'Ultimate Survival'

I never thought I’d say this, but this week’s episode of “Alaskan Bush People” was auh-mazing. While building “Browntown” to accommodate all the grandchildren that the Brown children are going to have when they magically become socialized and find...

 
Person struck, killed by train in west Charlotte

Person struck, killed by train in west Charlotte

One person was killed after being hit by a train in west Charlotte Wednesday. The incident happened around 5:45 p.m. on W. Tyvola Road in between Ellen Avenue and Beulah Avenue. Police say one person was confirmed dead at the scene. That person's name...

 

College basketball gameday capsules: 02.12.15

Ark.-Little Rock (9-14, 4-9) at Appalachian State (9-12, 6-6) 7:30 p.m., Holmes Center, Boone The Mountaineers host the Trojans in a Sun Belt conference rematch Thursday night. … Arkansas-Little Rock beat Appalachian State 64-46 on Jan. 10....

 

No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers at NC State Wolfpack: Live updates

Live Blog Live Updates: NC State hosting Virginia

 

5 things to watch as 2015 Daytona Speedweeks gets underway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Here we are again. There is more than a week before the 2015 NASCAR season will officially kick off at Daytona International Speedway with the season-opening races in the Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Truck series. However, there are a...

 

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