News archive from 15 November 2014

EU leaders to discuss Ukraine with Obama at G-20

BRISBANE, Australia European leaders will discuss the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine when they meet President Barak Obama on the sidelines of an Australian summit ahead of a European Union decision on possible further sanctions against...

 

Talkin' Football: James Conner vs. UNC defense a tale of good vs. bad

Each week during college football season, columnist Luke DeCock and our college reporters answer the most important questions of the weekend. Our roundtable discussion begins with a discussion of whether Pitt running back James Conner is the best...

 

Recovering Hatchell returns for UNC women in 83-49 win against Howard

CHAPEL HILL Sylvia Hatchell has 936 wins as a women's basketball coach, but few were sweeter than the season opener Friday afternoon. No. 13 North Carolina shrugged off a slow start, eventually sprinting to a 83-49 romp against Howard at Carmichael...

 
Michele Bachmann's replacement not ready to make waves

Michele Bachmann's replacement not ready to make waves

WASHINGTON — The conventional wisdom in the nation's capital has been that the same Minnesota voters who sent firebrand Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann to Congress would surely send another provocateur to replace her. Just this week, The Hill named...

 
Conservatives boost Rep. Cassidy in La. Senate runoff

Conservatives boost Rep. Cassidy in La. Senate runoff

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy is picking up more support from national conservatives in his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, including a visit Saturday from Tea Party celebrity Sarah Palin. Cassidy supporters say it's another...

 
Sullivan requests Senate committee assignments during trip to D.C.

Sullivan requests Senate committee assignments during trip to D.C.

Sounding relaxed after a bruising campaign and a hurried flight to Washington, Alaska’s U.S. senator-in-waiting met with members of the Republican Senate majority on Thursday, giving him a chance to pitch for committee assignments he wants and to be...

 

Wrecks on I-277, Independence Boulevard, snarl traffic

A series of collisions on Interstate 277 have traffic backed up well after rush hour. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were on the scene of two wrecks on the inner beltline just before 7:30 p.m. One was on the eastbound side of the Brookshire Freeway near...

 

Listen Up: Nickelback's 'No Fixed Address'

There are fewer parties and fewer blatant come-ons on Nickelback's No Fixed Address (** out of four), but that doesn't mean Canada's most polarizing export is ready to settle down. "I can taste the color of the lights," Chad Kroeger sings on...

 
Argentina judge says he has evidence against Bieber in criminal case

Argentina judge says he has evidence against Bieber in criminal case

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine investigative judge says there's enough evidence against Justin Bieber to question him in a criminal case. Bieber is accused of sending bodyguards to attack a photographer outside a Buenos Aires nightclub...

 

2014-15 Atlantic 10 Conference basketball preview

A preview of the Atlantic 10 men's basketball season: Favorite Virginia Commonwealth: Shaka Smart-led Rams were last season's regular-season and tournament runners-up; unanimous pick by league's coaches, media to take A-10 title this season....

 
Russian troops hold drills in Serbia

Russian troops hold drills in Serbia

NIKINCI, Serbia Camouflage-clad Russian soldiers parachute from the sky, armored vehicles fire live rounds on an open field after being dropped from military transport jets and helicopters fire missiles against enemy positions. Although the flat...

 

NC Central Eagles at No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels: Live updates

Live Blog Live Updates: UNC hosting NC Central

 
ACC bowl process different, more complicated this season

ACC bowl process different, more complicated this season

Will Webb will watch N.C. State and North Carolina with great interest Saturday. Webb, the executive director of the Belk Bowl, would like to see both in-state schools become bowl eligible to have the chance to play in his bowl game in Charlotte on...

 
Listen: Google's hangar, Black Friday deals, China hack

Listen: Google's hangar, Black Friday deals, China hack

SAN FRANCISCO -— Google places a 60-year lease on a NASA hangar originally used for dirigibles. Welcome to the week in tech, with a side order of outerspace. China is blamed for hacking the weather system, and maybe the U.S. Post Service. And net...

 
Facebook to cut promotional posts in News Feeds

Facebook to cut promotional posts in News Feeds

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is giving marketers the kind of update they never wanted to hear: If they want to reach customers on the giant social network, they will have to start buying ads. Starting in January, Facebook will limit the number of...

 

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