News archive from 12 December 2014

Virginia has high hopes for soccer's College Cup

CARY Virginia won't mind if history repeats itself this weekend in the College Cup at WakeMed Soccer Park, site of the NCAA men's soccer championship. The last time the NCAA tournament was played here, in 2009, the Cavaliers won their sixth NCAA...

 

Brazil charges 35 in Petrobras scandal

SAO PAULO Prosecutors investigating a sprawling kickback scheme at Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras filed charges Thursday against 35 people, including executives from some of the nation's biggest construction firms. The formal charges cap a...

 

In interview, CMPD Chief Monroe says making police department more diverse is ‘a challenge'

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe said his department is “hurting” in its efforts to have a police force that reflects the diversity of the community it represents. Monroe was interviewed alongside other chiefs...

 
USA TODAY series wins national award

USA TODAY series wins national award

A USA TODAY investigation into thousands of deadly small-airplane and helicopter crashes and weak oversight of their safety won a prize from the National Press Foundation, which announced its annual awards today for the nation's top journalism and...

 
Plastic, plastic everywhere: World's oceans plagued by waste

Plastic, plastic everywhere: World's oceans plagued by waste

There's a problem in the oceans described in just one word: plastics. The Earth's seas are teeming with more than 5 trillion bits of plastic, a new study says. Together they weigh 276,000 tons, three-quarters as much as the Empire State Building. Bits...

 

Scott McMurren: The essential Seattle guide

Going to Seattle? Alaska travelers often pass through the Emerald City. Sometimes it’s just to change planes. But often there are friends to visit, a game to see or a great concert that draws us south. Since Seattle is our closest “big city” and air...

 

Wake Forest football coaches focused on game plan

CHAPEL HILL Wake Forest knew that if it made it back to the state final this year, there was a good chance Mallard Creek would be on the opposite sideline. Now that the Cougars know they will again be facing the defending N.C. High School Athletic...

 

Carolina Panthers PSL holders get playoff ticket notification, but aren't required to pay yet

Fresh off their first victory in more than two months, the Carolina Panthers are mailing playoff ticket information this week, as mandated by the NFL. In an email sent Thursday, the Panthers notified their season ticket holders they can reserve...

 
Did (redacted) help the U.S. torture?

Did (redacted) help the U.S. torture?

LONDON — The U.S. Senate's damning report into the scope of the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture redacted the names of foreign countries that cooperated with the program. But it's all but certain Britain is among those blacked-out names,...

 

3 die in St. Lucia cruise fire; passengers safe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico A crew member and two contractors have died in a fire aboard an Oceania cruise ship that was docked at the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Oceania Cruises says in a statement that some 650 passengers were evacuated safely...

 
Evernote CEO Phil Libin: How wearables go mainstream

Evernote CEO Phil Libin: How wearables go mainstream

NEW YORK—The popular Evernote app is used by more than 100 million people and is available on just about every wearable device out there, even Google Glass. So who better to ask about the state of wearables than Evernote CEO Phil Libin, who paid a...

 
Fort Hood victims move closer to Purple Heart medals

Fort Hood victims move closer to Purple Heart medals

AUSTIN – The medal won't dislodge the slugs still lodged in Shawn Manning's back and right thigh, or heal the emotional and physical scars left behind by the six bullets that tore through his body. But for him and other victims of the 2009 Fort Hood...

 
Oregon GMO labeling campaign admits defeat

Oregon GMO labeling campaign admits defeat

SALEM, Ore. — Supporters of an Oregon ballot initiative — known as Measure 92 — to label genetically modified food have conceded defeat. "While Measure 92 will not emerge victorious in this election, our growing movement to label genetically...

 
Why are Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick and 49ers falling short?

Why are Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick and 49ers falling short?

The San Francisco 49ers have played out the 2014 season under a proverbial dark cloud, amid internal discord and speculation that this season will be coach Jim Harbaugh's last with the team. Was it really only two years ago that Harbaugh and...

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Air Force coach Troy Calhoun calls Playoff format 'un-American'

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun calls Playoff format 'un-American'

Air Force head football coach Troy Calhoun doesn't like the College Football Playoff format. In fact, he dislikes the format so much that the outgoing chair of the NCAA football rules committee called it "un-American", according to The...

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