News archive from 17 December 2014

Live now: North Carolina at UNC Greensboro

The UNC Greensboro Spartans hosts the North Carolina Tar Heels on Tuesday. Follow for live updates from Greensboro. Live Blog Live Updates: UNC at UNCG

 

Third TV documentary to focus on murder of former York mayor

YORK The city of York, population less than 6,000, has been one of the most famous small towns in America this year. TV shows and small armies of camera-toting crews show up seemingly all the time. The fascination is for one big reason –...

 

Public testimony set for tonight on Anchorage marijuana ordinance

Residents of Alaska’s largest city will get a chance to testify on whether commercial marijuana facilities should be banned just a month after the state's voters chose to legalize sales. The Anchorage Assembly will hear testimony on A0-148, an...

 
Voices: Bush candidacy changes GOP debate on immigration

Voices: Bush candidacy changes GOP debate on immigration

MIAMI — By deciding to officially explore a run at the 2016 presidential race, former Florida governor Jeb Bush has ensured that the GOP primary will look a lot different than 2012 when it comes to one of the most troubling issues for Republicans:...

 

NC State waiting on bigs to step forward

Mark Gottfried knew points would be more difficult to come by this season without T.J. Warren. Ten games into the season, the Wolfpack guards have been successful with a scoring-by-committee approach. Gottfried's still waiting on consistent production...

 
Robber of Charlotte 7-11 sought

Robber of Charlotte 7-11 sought

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are asking for the public's help in identifying the robber of the 7-Eleven at 735 Westinghouse Blvd. on Saturday. About 4:15 a.m., a man approached the front register, brandished a weapon and demanded money from the clerk....

 
Next Round: A beer for the Hanukkah holiday

Next Round: A beer for the Hanukkah holiday

After nearly two decades of producing He'Brew brand Jewish beers, Shmaltz Brewing Co. has finally brewed a special beer for Hanukkah. Shmaltz opened its own brewery in Clifton Park, N.Y. just last year but has been making and marketing its beers since...

 
Time Inc. to accept bitcoin as payment for some magazines

Time Inc. to accept bitcoin as payment for some magazines

Time Inc. said Tuesday it'll start accepting cyber-currency bitcoin as payments for subscription to four of its magazine titles, including Fortune, Health, This Old House and Travel + Leisure. In rolling out the new feature, the magazine publisher is...

 
Ruble tremors shake European bank shares

Ruble tremors shake European bank shares

The economic tremors sending the ruble dramatically lower are shaking stocks of some European banks with significant financial ties to Russia. The value of the ruble plunged further to 67 per U.S. dollar Tuesday, raising new concerns for lenders...

 
American Apparel boots CEO Dov Charney

American Apparel boots CEO Dov Charney

American Apparel (APP) ousted CEO and founder Dov Charney "for cause" Tuesday and named veteran fashion executive Paula Schneider as the company's new top executive. The California-based firm announced an internal investigation concluded...

 

Charlotte Hornets Gameday for 12.17.14

Hornets vs. Suns 7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610 Projected Starters Hornets Suns Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg RpgG, K. Walker14.94.4G, E. Bledsoe15.64.8G, L. Stephenson10.47.2G, G. Green14.32.7F, M....

 
Bush name: A leg up and a burden for Jeb in 2016

Bush name: A leg up and a burden for Jeb in 2016

Jeb Bush's strength, and his challenge, as a presidential candidate is right there in his last name. Shared with two former presidents who happen to be his father and brother, the Bush name comes with national recognition, a deep pool of donors and...

 
Republicans donors swarm to Bush candidacy

Republicans donors swarm to Bush candidacy

WASHINGTON — Some of the Republican Party's most prominent fundraisers in Florida quickly threw their support behind Jeb Bush on Tuesday after the former Florida governor announced he will "actively explore" a 2016 president bid. The swift...

 

Police: break in suspect shot and killed

A person trying to break into a house in eastern Mecklenburg County was shot and killed by one of the people who lived there, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Tuesday night. The fatal shooting happened around 5:15 p.m. at a two-story brick home on...

 

Former Mexican president's brother acquitted

MEXICO CITY A judge has acquitted the brother of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas on charges of illegal enrichment. An official with the federal court system who was not authorized speak publicly, said Tuesday that the final charges against...

 

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