News archive from 19 November 2014

An open letter to Bill Walker from a friend who didn't vote for him

An open letter to Bill Walker from a friend who didn't vote for him

Congratulations on being elected as the 13th governor of Alaska. What your victory, a narrow one by Alaska standards, tells us about politics in our state is yet to be determined. What the quality of your governorship will be, and how you will be...

 
When Alaskans speak, political mandates get complicated

When Alaskans speak, political mandates get complicated

Following each election, the ideologues slightly more victorious than the others jump up and down and scream “mandate!” to announce their believe the voters have spoken and want their own agenda addressed. Across the nation, on Election Day, the...

 
Vote for Keystone wouldn't help Landrieu, experts say

Vote for Keystone wouldn't help Landrieu, experts say

WASHINGTON — Even if Congress approves legislation authorizing the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu probably won't see any boost to her re-election prospects ahead of a Dec. 6 runoff election in Louisiana, political...

 
Senate defeats Keystone XL pipeline

Senate defeats Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate defeated a bill to authorize construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, delivering a blow to Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., by members of her own party. "I came here 18 years ago fighting to get here, fighting to stay...

 
Senate to take first vote on NSA spying

Senate to take first vote on NSA spying

WASHINGTON — The Senate is slated to vote Tuesday night on whether to move ahead with a bill to stop the National Security Agency from collecting the phone records of millions of Americans who are not suspected of any crime. The USA Freedom Act would...

 
Delonte West released by Yao Ming's Shanghai Sharks

Delonte West released by Yao Ming's Shanghai Sharks

Delonte West's confounding career took another turn for the worse this week, when he was released by the Shanghai Sharks team that is owned by former NBA center Yao Ming. West, the 31-year-old who hasn't played in the NBA since he was cut by the...

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NC legislature looks to regulate Uber, Airbnb

RALEIGH State legislators expect to consider new regulations in 2015 for fast-growing “sharing economy” companies like Uber and Airbnb. The businesses – which allow anyone to become a taxi driver or innkeeper through...

 

Time running short for a proposed Memorial Stadium makeover

Time is running short for a proposed renovation of Memorial Stadium to be completed in time for next season's debut of Charlotte's new United Soccer Leagues Pro team. Charlotte Independence managing partner Jim McPhilliamy said the team is continuing...

 
Turkish economy caught between Iraq and a hard place

Turkish economy caught between Iraq and a hard place

Since the 1980s, Turkey has positioned itself as a major manufacturing center with a focus on exports. It's Europe's largest commercial vehicle producer, the 16th-largest manufacturer of motor vehicles, and Europe's largest manufacturer of home...

 

Live science lesson from Charlotte school to go nationwide

Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School in Charlotte will host experts from Discovery Education on Wednesday for an interactive science lesson that will be live-streamed to classrooms around the country. The lesson will combine hands-on activities with...

 

Police: Rock Hill man shot at pregnant girlfriend

A Rock Hill man is accused of shooting at his pregnant ex-girlfriend during an argument on Monday. The 20-year-old victim, who is six months pregnant with De'Myron Blake's child, told police she went to Blake's house on Mays Court to ask whether he...

 
Feds urge Takata to make air bag recall nationwide

Feds urge Takata to make air bag recall nationwide

Federal regulators said Tuesday that they have called on automotive supplier Takata and several automakers to initiate a nationwide recall of certain driver's side air bags, rather than the current regional actions limited to states where there is...

 

Bridgestone plant adds to S.C. dominance in tire manufacturing

Bridgestone Americas opened its first giant off-road radial tire plant in the United States on Tuesday in Aiken County, S.C., where the company will produce heavy-duty tires for its booming earth-mover segment. The 1.5 million-square-foot...

 

Live updates: Duke vs. Michigan St.

The competition is about to get real - Duke faces No. 18 Michigan State Tuesday night in Indianapolis. Live Blog Live Updates: Duke hosting Michigan State

 
Sarah Lacy on Uber: I'm doing everything I can to keep my family safe

Sarah Lacy on Uber: I'm doing everything I can to keep my family safe

SAN FRANCISCO — Sarah Lacy, editor of technology news site PandoDaily, says she is beefing up security at her home after a top Uber executive floated the idea of hiring opposition researchers to dig up dirt on journalists and their families. Emil...

 

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