News archive from 16 December 2013

Entering the U.S. with a forged passport won't keep an immigrant from getting asylum

Entering the U.S. with a forged passport won't keep an immigrant from getting asylum

Q: I came to the United States using a forged passport. I had no choice. I had to leave because my family and I were being persecuted. If I apply for asylum using my real name, how will that affect my chances? Amadou Barry, Brooklyn A: Your having...

 

After a long hiatus, Duke back at it

When asked what was at the top of the Duke Blue Devils' basketball team's to-do improvement list, assistant coach Jeff Capel laughed. “It's so much,” he said. “It's hard to say just one thing, because it's so...

 

The Levinson deception

The shocking details of the Robert Levinson case cry out for a congressional investigation and the punishment of individuals apparently involved in a rogue spy operation that misled Congress, members of the administration and the American public for...

 

Panthers get hot in 2nd half, defeat Jets 30-20

The Panthers broke open a close game in the fourth quarter at home Sunday, whipping the New York Jets, 30-20, and raising their record to 10-4. It looked like Christmas was coming early for the Panthers -- the New Orleans Saints were trailing big to...

 
Capitals rally to beat Flyers in shootout

Capitals rally to beat Flyers in shootout

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin scored with 58 seconds left and goalie Phillip Grubauer off for an extra attacker to cap a late three-goal rally and the Washington Capitals went on to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in a shootout Sunday. Mike Green cut...

 

Packers DE Jolly has shoulder injury at Dallas

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Green Bay Packers starting defensive end Johnny Jolly left Sunday's game at Dallas with a shoulder injury. Jolly was hurt in the first half and never returned. Green Bay tight end Brandon Bostick also came out of the game with a...

 

Kan. students' movie project gets star treatment

WICHITA, Kan. -- A class of Wichita fourth-graders has gotten the red-carpet treatment. The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/JnZgAx ) reports the Colvin Elementary School students pulled up Saturday morning at the Palace Theater in limousines to watch the...

 

Israel: 1 soldier killed along Lebanon border

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli soldier was killed by a Lebanese army sniper late Sunday as he drove along the border, the Israeli military said, drawing Israeli threats of retaliation. The shooting near Rosh Hanikra raised the possibility of renewed fighting...

 

Legislature racks up report card full of incompletes

LANSING - If state lawmakers were schoolkids, their year-end report card would be a mixed bag of high marks, fails and incompletes. Republicans in the state House of Representatives said they finished up just over half of their agenda during 2013 and...

 
Jaguars' 3-game winning streak ends amid miscues

Jaguars' 3-game winning streak ends amid miscues

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- No surprise, the Jacksonville Jaguars really missed running back Maurice Jones-Drew and receiver Cecil Shorts III. Jones-Drew (hamstring) and Shorts (groin) sat out their first game of the season Sunday, watching from the...

 

Bills WR Johnson plays Jaguars with heavy heart

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson could have flown home — and no one would have blamed him. Johnson's mother died unexpectedly Saturday at her Northern California home. Rhonda Lewis was 48. Johnson and the Bills...

 
Liverpool routs Tottenham; Man United halts slump

Liverpool routs Tottenham; Man United halts slump

LONDON -- Liverpool delivered a potent attacking master class Sunday, with Luis Suarez at his devastating best in a 5-0 rout of Tottenham that signals the team can sustain a Premier League title challenge. The 18-time champions, who haven't won the...

 

Thunder G Sefolosha returns to lineup

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha was in the starting lineup for Oklahoma City on Sunday night after missing three games because of a sprained right knee. Sefolosha last played on Dec. 8 in a win over the Indiana Pacers. He's started...

 
AP PHOTOS: Peter O'Toole dies at 81

AP PHOTOS: Peter O'Toole dies at 81

Peter O'Toole's big break came in David Lean's blockbuster "Lawrence of Arabia" which launched his rise to global stardom. After a career that spanned over 60 years and dozens of films, the actor with piercing blue eyes retired last year. He...

 

Writer: Longhorns should consider Mike Gundy, Jimbo Fisher, Mark Dantonio

Texas coach Mack Brown resigned Saturday after winning 158 games, two Big 12 titles and one national championship during 16 years with the Longhorns. Brown's resignation opens one of the premier jobs in college football to a number of elite coaching...

Dallas News, 19:20 in Sport
 

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