News archive from 20 January 2014

Utah Valley edges Seattle 52-51

SEATTLE -- Mitch Bruneel scored 20 points, including the game-winning free throw, to lift Utah Valley to a 52-51 win over Seattle on Sunday. In a close game that included nine lead changes and margins that never exceeded five points, Utah Valley...

 
Lolo Jones named to U.S. Olympic bobsled team, will compete in Sochi Games 

Lolo Jones named to U.S. Olympic bobsled team, will compete in Sochi Games 

Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones have been selected for the U.S. bobsled team that will compete in next month’s Sochi Olympics. They are now positioned to join a group of eight other Americans who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Games....

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Entrepreneurship datebook and startup news to note

Entrepreneurship datebook and startup news to note

DATEBOOK ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANEL: Global Voice Hall brings "Rebuilding America: Path of the Entrepreneur" to the University of Miami, 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Student Activities Ballroom. Free program includes panel discussion....

 

2014: Maybe the happiest New Year in a while for middle-market M&A

When it comes to middle-market mergers and acquisitions, 2014 is positioned to be quite a happy new year — the best one yet since 2008. For middle-market business owners seeking to sell their businesses, borrow money or raise capital, it...

 

Thinking allowed

The innovative program called We Are One People has opened new doors on the path to higher education for 15 young Cubans at the biggest campus in the United States, Miami Dade College. Many of these students have been barred from universities by...

 

Sounding Off: Plano area readers tell us what public safety issues should be addressed

RAISE YOUR VOICE: Share your own opinion online at dallasnews.com/sendletters. Sign up for Sounding Off or submit a guest column (and include your full name and contact information) by visiting dallasnews.com/voices. The Plano fire department unveiled...

 
MLK Day of Service: Volunteers board up abandoned Detroit homes

MLK Day of Service: Volunteers board up abandoned Detroit homes

With the city going through the largest municipal bankruptcy in the country's history, DeShawn Singleton said it lifted his spirits today to see Detroiters out helping with its slow revival. Singleton, a 22-year-old sociology senior at Wayne State...

 
In a notebook at N.C. State, a ‘smoking gun'

In a notebook at N.C. State, a ‘smoking gun'

Stefan Franzen is an intense man. He rattles off ideas and facts in machine-gun manner, in person or in early morning emails. A classical pianist, he plays Bach to relax. He spent three years in Kenya as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching science. He...

 

Local events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

TODAY Detroit Film Theatre (Detroit Institute of Arts), “King: A Filmed Record ... Montgomery to Memphis”: A monumental documentary that follows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 1955 to 1968 in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader...

 

UN: Iran invited to attend Syrian peace conference

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations says Iran has been invited to attend a meeting of foreign ministers In Switzerland on Wednesday ahead of internationally brokered peace talks between Syria's warring factions. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon...

 

Fallon and Crystal among Leno's final guests

PASADENA, Calif. -- Jay Leno will close out his 22-year run as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" with a nod to the future and to the past. His heir apparent, Jimmy Fallon, will kick off Leno's final week with a guest appearance on Feb. 3....

 

Top 25 Capsules

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Bria Hartley scored a career-high 30 points and Breanna Stewart added 23 to lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 94-64 win over No. 23 Rutgers on Sunday. UConn (19-0, 6-0 American) has won 25 straight games, the sixth longest streak in...

 
Miami Heat looking for inspiration

Miami Heat looking for inspiration

ATLANTA -- It was a Super Bowl party on the road last season that sparked the Heat's best winning streak in franchise history. Maybe another day of football is just what this team needs to manufacture some magic. Because if this road trip has proven...

 
Patrick Reed holds on to win Humana Challenge

Patrick Reed holds on to win Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Patrick Reed lost his putting touch for a few hours in the final round of the Humana Challenge. He found it when things were getting interesting. After shooting three straight 9-under 63s to open a seven-stroke lead, Reed had a...

 

White House: Ukraine gov't to blame for tensions

WASHINGTON -- The White House is blaming increased tensions in Ukraine on its government for failing to acknowledge its people's legitimate grievances, and is threatening sanctions if the use of violence continues. National Security Council...

 

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