News archive from 14 January 2015

Robots could take half of German jobs

Robots could take half of German jobs

BERLIN — Right-wing protesters marching against immigration and the so-called Islamicization of Germany may soon face a new foe: the rise of the machines. With low unemployment and a shrinking workforce, the economic engine of Europe continues to...

 

NC State prepping for Paige's best shot

By the numbers, Marcus Paige is not having the same type of season he had for North Carolina a year ago. The junior guard is scoring less, his shooting percentages are down and so are his assists. To N.C. State, none of the above matters. The image of...

 
North Korea again urges US to suspend military exercises

North Korea again urges US to suspend military exercises

UNITED NATIONS North Korea said Tuesday that "many things will be possible this year on the Korean peninsula" if the United States agrees to suspend its annual military exercises with South Korea this year in exchange for Pyongyang's...

 

Paraguay president calls on legislators to 'stop robbing'

ASUNCION, Paraguay Paraguay's president is calling on fellow members of the government to "stop robbing" from the South American country. President Horacio Cartes made the statement Tuesday during a passionate speech at Villa Hayes, where...

 

Carolinas college basketball roundup for 01.14.15

Davidson (11-3, 2-1) at Massachusetts (10-7, 2-1) 7 p.m., Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass. The Wildcats begin a two-game Atlantic 10 road trip on Wednesday when they face the Minutemen for the first time as league opponents. … Davidson is 4-4...

 
Sixties sex symbol Gina Lollobrigida still tabloid star

Sixties sex symbol Gina Lollobrigida still tabloid star

And now for some news from Gina Lollobrigida. Who? Get out your Google, young millennials, because Luigina Lollobrigida, 87-going-on-88, an Italian-born 50s/60s-era movie star who could make Marilyn Monroe look demure, is back in the news and does she...

 
R&B star The Weeknd arrested in Vegas brawl

R&B star The Weeknd arrested in Vegas brawl

Canadian R&B artist The Weeknd was arrested in Las Vegas after police say he punched an officer in the head. The singer, who has penned two new tracks for the steamy 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack, was arrested early Saturday in a hotel on the strip...

 
Amazon momentum builds with Woody Allen series

Amazon momentum builds with Woody Allen series

Amazon has arrived, and not just with packages. It's now a bona fide purveyor of high-end television. The online megastore, a more recent entrant to the original streaming business, Tuesday announced plans for a new series to be written and directed...

 
Ann Curry to exit NBC News for good

Ann Curry to exit NBC News for good

Ann Curry, whose humiliating dismissal from the Today show in 2012 was a PR disaster for her and for NBC, is leaving the network that her fans believe treated her shabbily. Curry announced in a statement she is leaving the network as a full-time...

 
Moore, Stewart make 'Alice' impossible to forget

Moore, Stewart make 'Alice' impossible to forget

Julianne Moore stars as a linguistics professor who starts to forget things in 'Still Alice.' When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Moore's whole world begins to change. LOS ANGELES — Good luck keeping it together during a scene in Still Alicein...

 
Derek Hough drops out of 'Dancing With the Stars'

Derek Hough drops out of 'Dancing With the Stars'

Video Keywords Whoopi Goldberg Dancing With The Stars spring season Nashville New York's Derek Hough won't be 'Dancing with the Stars' this spring. Instead, the five-time 'DWTS' champ will partner with the Rockettes for their upcoming 'New York...

 
Directors Guild reveals film nominations

Directors Guild reveals film nominations

Wes Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Richard Linklater and Morten Tyldum each received nominations for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for 2014. DGA President Paris Barclay announced the...

 

Sand-clogged inlet is a costly drag on shippers at NC port

The heaviest shoaling in decades has clogged the shipping channel at the Morehead City state port – reducing the navigable depth for freight vessels by 10 feet and forcing shippers to lighten their loads, at a cost to one port customer of...

 
Texas lawmaker apologizes for offensive Obama-Hitler tweet

Texas lawmaker apologizes for offensive Obama-Hitler tweet

Rep. Randy Weber apologized Tuesday for a tweet invoking Adolf Hitler as he tried to criticize President Obama."I need to apologize to all those offended by my tweet,"the Texas Republican said in a statement. "It was not my intention to...

 
Single woman seeks applicants for dinner at elite restaurant

Single woman seeks applicants for dinner at elite restaurant

A single woman with a coveted dinner reservation — but no date. What's a girl to do? Stephanie Robesky is following the lead of other crowdsourcers and asking the Internet for help in finding a dinner date for her 39th birthday, ABC reports. Robesky...

 

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