News archive from 14 February 2015

Google, Mattel try to bring View-Master into 21st century

NEW YORK Mattel and Google are trying to bring the 75-year-old View-Master into the 21st century — with some help from smartphones and virtual reality technology. The original View-Masters gave people a chance to click through colorful...

 

State committee to recommend sweeping changes to student testing

Raleigh A state group wants to eliminate many of the hours-long, high-stakes tests that stress many students and whose results have come to define public schools. A State Board of Education task force on testing is recommending replacing the...

 
Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbles

Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbles

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbled Friday as judges in most counties sided with federal courts rather than their own chief justice, a Republican who once called homosexuality an inherent evil. Many counties in the Bible...

 
Dispute erupts over remains of Ernie Banks

Dispute erupts over remains of Ernie Banks

CHICAGO (AP) — Ernie Banks, the beloved Chicago Cubs great who once said he wanted to have his ashes scattered at Wrigley Field, is at the center of a battle over his remains as his estranged wife has gone to court to prevent a longtime friend of...

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Genetically modified apples OKed for U.S.

Genetically modified apples OKed for U.S.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is OK for two varieties of genetically engineered non-browning apples to be sold in the United States. The agency's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service says the move was based on the fact that the apples...

 
Nurse: Mother was calm as son's sodium level surged

Nurse: Mother was calm as son's sodium level surged

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- As 5-year-old Garnett Spears' sodium level surged the night of Jan. 19, 2014 and he was in critical condition at Nyack Hospital, his mother calmly waited for a helicopter to transport him to Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in...

 
Lawndale woman arrested, Vale man sought in business break-in

Lawndale woman arrested, Vale man sought in business break-in

A Lawndale woman has been arrested and a Vale man is wanted in a break-in, safe cracking and theft at a western Lincoln County business. Debra Suzanne Moore, 36, was arrested on felony charges of safe cracking, larceny, breaking into and entering a...

 
Bank of America CEO calls for more collaboration to fight cybercrime

Bank of America CEO calls for more collaboration to fight cybercrime

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan called Friday for more collaboration between the public and private sectors in order to battle the growing cybercrime threat facing U.S. companies and consumers. “I think we're still a long way away from...

 

Mexico denounces police killing of unarmed migrant worker in Washington state

MEXICO CITY President Enrique Peña Nieto lashed out Friday at what he called the “disproportionate use of lethal force” by police officers in Washington state that led to the death of an unarmed Mexican migrant....

 

For lobbyists and officials, sex not reportable

Sex between lobbyists and government officials who are covered under North Carolina's ethics laws does not constitute a gift that must be listed in disclosure reports, the State Ethics Commission said Friday. “Consensual sexual...

 

New Iran UN envoy to take up post after US rejects 1st pick

UNITED NATIONS Iran's choice for its ambassador to the United Nations will take up his post next week after the United States declined to issue a visa to Iran's earlier pick for the job last year. The spokesman for Iran's mission to the U.N., Hamid...

 

Statesville area man charged with selling hydroponic marijuana

A Statesville area man was arrested and charged Friday with selling hydroponic marijuana, which authorities said can be two to seven times more potent than traditional marijuana. Bradford Darnell Dobbins, 38, was charged with possession with intent to...

 
Prisoner shot in Dallas/Fort Worth airport restroom

Prisoner shot in Dallas/Fort Worth airport restroom

DALLAS – A prisoner being transported through the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was shot Friday by the officer accompanying him after an altercation, an airport spokesman said. The officer and the prisoner got into a fight in a restroom near...

 

Expect Duke Blue Devils to run against Syracuse Orange

When Duke has been confronted with a defensive challenge of late, the Blue Devils have gone to the same plan: Run. As in, run up the floor, finishing with a lay-up before the defense can get set. That was the plan against Virginia, and that's what...

 
Bloody Sunday anniversary organizers: One march planned

Bloody Sunday anniversary organizers: One march planned

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Organizers of events marking the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday said Friday that there would be a single march during a weekend expected to include President Barack Obama and veterans of the fight for voting rights and against...

 

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