News archive from 13 January 2015

Carolinas college basketball gameday 01.13.15

Wake Forest (9-8, 1-3 ACC) at Syracuse (12-4, 3-0) 8 p.m., Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. (ACCN) The Deacons will go for their second straight ACC win when they face the Orange, one of the league's frontrunners. … Wake Forest got its first...

 
Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d'Or award for 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d'Or award for 2014

ZURICH For the third time, Cristiano Ronaldo was voted the world's best football player. He hopes it also brought him closer to being remembered as one of the greatest of all time. Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d'Or in a rout on Monday, racking up more...

 

Germany's anti-Islam rallies met with larger protests

Fullscreen A protester with PEGIDA displays a poster of German Chancellor Angela Merkel wearing a head scarf in front of the Reichtstag building in Dresden. The words on the poster reads, "Mrs. Merkel here is the people." (Photo: Jens Meyer,...

 
France deploys security, but some Jews want to leave

France deploys security, but some Jews want to leave

Fullscreen Thousands of people attend a demonstration in solidarity with the victims of terrorist attacks in and around Paris linked to Wednesday's attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo at the Old-Port of Marseille, France. (Photo: Claude...

 

5 killed, 2 missing after school bus crash in St. Vincent

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent Authorities in St. Vincent say five children were killed and two are missing after a bus packed with secondary students on their way to class plunged off a cliff. Police on the Caribbean island say a search is ongoing for two...

 
Senate begins debate on Keystone XL oil pipeline

Senate begins debate on Keystone XL oil pipeline

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate for the first time cleared a key procedural hurdle Monday, opening debate on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline bill despite a promised veto from the White House when it hits President Obama's desk. The Senate...

 

Cuba moves to expand Internet service slightly

HAVANA Cuba says it will offer WiFi service in a public park in the country's far east but at a price that makes access prohibitive for most Cubans. U.S. officials have said they hope the detente declared with Cuba last month will help make Internet...

 
GAO studies kiosks, web sites for collecting airport fees

GAO studies kiosks, web sites for collecting airport fees

If airports are going to charge travelers more to pay for construction projects, would you prefer to pay the $17 or $34 separate from the airline ticket, where the fees are tacked on now? One option would be to have airports collect fees from...

 
In wake of Paris violence, thousands rally against immigration in Germany

In wake of Paris violence, thousands rally against immigration in Germany

DRESDEN, Germany A middle aged man waved his sign in front of television cameras and snorts to whoever will listen: The idiots in Berlin called us Nazis. Ha. His sign read: “Injustice. Our government is sucking up to Islam.” It...

 
Obama cites Spurs' age -- and his own

Obama cites Spurs' age -- and his own

TagsSan Antonio SpursIn praising the San Antonio Spurs for their latest pro basketball championship, President Obama pointed out that the team is thriving despite the advanced ages of some of their players -- and he sounded a little wistful while...

 

Senate votes to begin lengthy debate on Keystone XL bill

WASHINGTON The Keystone XL pipeline won a key vote in the Senate on Monday evening, clearing a path for a bill approving its construction to soon pass after six years of debate over the controversial proposal to ship Canadian crude oil to refineries...

 
What we learned from Duke's loss

What we learned from Duke's loss

RALEIGH Borrowing Joe Giglio's format here, with Three Points from Duke's 87-75 loss at N.C. State Sunday afternoon (that can be applied for Tuesday night's game against Miami): 1. The trade-offs of going small For the first time this season, Mike...

 

Gov. McCrory slips up and calls Charlotte 'state capital'

North Carolina governor Pat McCrory confuses Raleigh and Charlotte, and then catches his mistake at an event in Raleigh on Monday.

 

Walker fires transportation commissioner

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker fired the state’s acting commissioner of transportation, Pat Kemp, on Monday, with the governor’s spokeswoman attributing the decision to differences between the two men’s priorities. Kemp had submitted a memorandum last week...

 
Voices: Plenty of restrictions on expression in Europe

Voices: Plenty of restrictions on expression in Europe

Berlin -- When the satirists in Denmark and later France initially printed cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad in 2005, they said they wanted to promote debate – but especially freedom of speech and press. Hmmm, I thought. That's interesting....

 

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