News archive from 12 November 2012

Federer beats Murray to set up Djokovic final

LONDON (Reuters) - Defending champion Roger Federer reached the final of the ATP World Tour Finals for the eighth time in 11 years on Sunday after a 7-6 6-2 win over Britain's Andy Murray. The Swiss was out-hit by Murray in the early exchanges but...

 

African leaders agree to send troops to north Mali

LAGOS, Nigeria -- Nigerian state-run TV says a bloc of West African nations has agreed to send 3,000 troops to stabilize Mali. The decision came late Sunday at the end of an emergency ECOWAS bloc summit in Nigeria's capital. Military experts from the...

 

Female Kurdish militia leader widely reported as killed by Syrian rebels turns up alive

ANTAKYA, Turkey -- A female Syrian militia leader widely reported 10 days ago as killed by anti-government rebels has turned up alive and apparently well, according to a video posted on the Internet Sunday. Nujin Derik was captured by rebels fighting...

 
No. 11 Tar Heels beat Florida Atlantic 80-56

No. 11 Tar Heels beat Florida Atlantic 80-56

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- James Michael McAdoo had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 11 North Carolina beat Florida Atlantic 80-56 on Sunday. Reggie Bullock added 16 for the Tar Heels (2-0), who shot 44 percent from both the field and the foul line....

 

Cristie Kerr wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Cristie Kerr won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour victory in more than two years, and Stacy Lewis tied for fourth to wrap up the player of the year award. Kerr parred the final three holes at...

 

No. 11 Tar Heels beat Florida Atlantic 80-56

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- James Michael McAdoo had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 11 North Carolina beat Florida Atlantic 80-56 on Sunday. Reggie Bullock added 16 for the Tar Heels (2-0), who shot 44 percent from both the field and the foul line....

 

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Area schools, runners shine at state meet

MOULTON - While St. Bernard's boys and girls led the way with runner-up finishes, quite a few other schools and runners from The Times' coverage area had results to be proud of at Saturday's state cross country meet at the Oakville Indian Mounds....

 

African leaders agree to send troops to north Mali

LAGOS, Nigeria Nigerian state-run TV says a bloc of West African nations has agreed to send 3,000 troops to stabilize Mali. The decision came late Sunday at the end of an emergency ECOWAS bloc summit in Nigeria's capital. Military experts from the...

 

Sen. Schumer to insurance companies: You will 'pay every dollar for every legitimate claim in the wake of...

Sen. Chuck Schumer warned insurance agencies Sunday not to lobby to have Sandy reclassified as a hurricane in order to charge hard-hit homeowners higher deductibles. Typical insurance deductibles requirehomeowners to fork over a flat amount - usually...

 
UNC looks rough, still rolls over Fla. Atlantic, 80-56

UNC looks rough, still rolls over Fla. Atlantic, 80-56

CHAPEL HILL North Carolina's 80-56 victory against Florida Atlantic here at the Smith Center on Sunday was a lot like the Tar Heels' season-opening victory against Gardner-Webb on Friday night. In both games, the Heels showed positive glimpses of the...

 

2 Calif. deaths from mushrooms despite warnings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The deaths of two residents of a Northern California assisted living facility and the hospitalization of four others come despite warnings from health officials not to eat mushrooms picked in the wild. As far back as October...

 

Woman who received threatening emails revealed in Petraeus scandal

WASHINGTON -- The identity of the woman whose complaints sparked the FBI investigation that ended David Petraeus's public career emerged Sunday, as members of Congress demanded a fuller explanation of how and when law enforcement agents learned the...

 

Review: The Monkees: Nothing to believe in at the Greek Theatre

Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork were doing what they could to keep the tone light Saturday night at the Greek Theatre, where the Monkees swung in for a stop on their first tour since the February death of the group's beloved frontman, Davy Jones....

 

Council to find manager to replace Curt Walton by March

The Charlotte City Council would select a new city manager by early March, under a proposed timeline to be considered by the council on Monday night. City Manager Curt Walton is retiring in December, and council members have been debating how and when...

 
Peterson powers Vikings past Lions

Peterson powers Vikings past Lions

MINNEAPOLIS -- Adrian Peterson ran for 171 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries as the Minnesota Vikings snapped a two-game losing streak with a 34-24 victory over the Detroit Lions in NFC North action from the Metrodome. Peterson eclipsed the...

 

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