News archive from 14 December 2014, page 11

Manning hits Beckham on 3 TD passes as Giants win

Manning hits Beckham on 3 TD passes as Giants win

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes to rookie Odell Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants took advantage of an overturned touchdown at the end of the first half to defeat Washington 24-13 Sunday. Manning and Beckham combined...

 
Using credit for holiday shopping? Pros and cons

Using credit for holiday shopping? Pros and cons

During the sales-crazed holiday season, even the thriftiest of shoppers may rely a little too heavily on credit cards. Plastic offers rewards and protections you don't get with cash or debit cards, but it does have risks. Consider these pros and cons...

 
Beer Man: Firestone delivers intoxicating anniversary ale

Beer Man: Firestone delivers intoxicating anniversary ale

Beer Man is a weekly profile of beers from across the country and around the world. This week: Firestone XVIII Anniversary Ale Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, Calif. www.firestonebeer.com/ It's that time of year to delve into some special...

 
Wolff: A casualty in the race for digital traffic

Wolff: A casualty in the race for digital traffic

Nick Denton, the often brutally self-aware founder and CEO of Gawker Media, one of the highest-flying native digital media companies of the last decade, wrote a memo to his staff last week acknowledging that Gawker had faltered in an environment more...

 
UPS hoping for a merrier Christmas in 2014

UPS hoping for a merrier Christmas in 2014

HODGKINS, Ill.-- This holiday season UPS insists it is ready. After facing an avalanche of criticism last year for failing to deliver thousands of packages by Christmas Eve, the shipping company says it's well prepared to make this a merrier Christmas...

 
Gulf markets plunge as OPEC says 'no set price' for oil

Gulf markets plunge as OPEC says 'no set price' for oil

The head of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Abdalla Salem el-Badri, said Sunday that OPEC has no set price target for oil, according to the Wall Street Journal. His comment, made at an event in Dubai, is likely to add further...

 
Newtown marks tragic anniversary with quiet reflection

Newtown marks tragic anniversary with quiet reflection

Newtown, Conn., marked the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook school massacre with a private ceremony and quiet reflection Sunday. On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza fatally shot his mother in her bed, then drove to the nearby elementary school, where...

 
Mom murdered, Amber Alert issued for son, 4

Mom murdered, Amber Alert issued for son, 4

DENTON, Texas — Denton police issued an AMBER Alert on Saturday for a 4-year-old boy after his mother was murdered. Law enforcement officials consider Ricardo Alekzander Lara to be in "grave danger." Police were seeking the boy's biological...

 
Analysis: Retirement of lawmakers will cost Mich. clout

Analysis: Retirement of lawmakers will cost Mich. clout

WASHINGTON — Officially, the curtain won't come down on the 113th Congress until Jan. 6, but, with the U.S. House and Senate wrapping up work, it's all but over now. And with it ends a remarkable run for the Michigan delegation. In recent Congresses,...

 

Denmark claims North Pole via Greenland ridge link

COPENHAGEN, Denmark Denmark says scientific data shows Greenland's continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, giving Danes a claim to the North Pole and any potential energy resources beneath it. Foreign Minister Martin...

 

Discovery Place cuts admission to $1 for poor families

Looking to broaden its audience and target an under-served part of the community, Discovery Place plans to announce Monday a program offering low-cost admissions to needy families at its flagship science center uptown and satellite children's...

 

Saints, Bears try to put chaos behind them

LAKE FOREST, Ill. If the New Orleans Saints are looking for comfort, they can take some in this: Their week was almost smooth compared to their opponent's. And unlike the Bears, they're still in the playoff hunt. The Saints will try to shake off their...

 

Jacobs: How data help Duke refine approach on court

Anyone who has watched Duke basketball this season recognizes that Jahlil Okafor's teammates have tailored their games to complement the big man's strengths. You might think the need for such deference is obvious, but you probably weren't a high...

 
Attacks rise in Afghan capital as Taliban shifts tactics

Attacks rise in Afghan capital as Taliban shifts tactics

KABUL — Suicide bombings and other high-profile attacks in Afghanistan's capital city doubled in recent months as Taliban militants shifted tactics in an effort to sow discord in Kabul and undermine confidence in the country's new government before it...

 

Virginia beats UCLA in shootout for NCAA men's soccer title

CARY As Virginia goalkeeper Calle Brown sipped a drink at the postgame news conference, a media member pointed out that he was still wearing his goalkeeper gloves. “I'm not taking these off for a while,” he said. The Cavaliers...

 

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