News archive from 20 January 2015

Iran: Israeli air strike killed general advising Syrian government forces

JERUSALEM Iran said Monday that a general in its elite Revolutionary Guards who'd been sent to Syria to help that country battle rebels died in an Israeli air strike on Sunday, raising tensions and heightening expectations of possible retaliation. A...

 

CPCC honors MLK with community service

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students at Central Piedmont Community College continued their 11-year tradition of participating in a day of community service. Called the MLK Challenge, the event sends students across the city with a small...

 

Gaston police search for suspect in armed robberies

Police in Gaston County are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman they believe robbed three stores at gunpoint on Monday. The three incidents happened between about 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. in Cherryville, Dallas and Bessemer City. The robber...

 

Australia calls for Indonesian mercy for death row inmates

CANBERRA, Australia Australia's prime minister says he still holds out hope that Indonesia will not execute two Australian drug traffickers on death row, saying mercy must play a part in the Indonesian justice system. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan...

 

Haiti leader, ruling without parliament, gets new Cabinet

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti A new Haitian Cabinet and other government leaders were sworn in Monday as President Michel Martelly runs the troubled Caribbean country without a parliament. The 18 ministers and more than a dozen secretaries of state were named...

 

Charlotte-Area High School Basketball Players of the Week

Ty Gadsden, Victory Christian: Playing against United Faith Christian last Monday, a team coached by his father, Gary, Ty Gadsden had 24 points, seven assists and five steals in an 82-40 win. Charles Minlend, Concord First Assembly: Scored 75 points...

 
Gucci salutes France in first post-Giannini collection

Gucci salutes France in first post-Giannini collection

MILAN The fashion curtain call is part of the ritual of the runway show, with each designer's personality reflected in that final bow. Some, like Miuccia Prada, appear in the doorway for a nanosecond. Donatella Versace walks a good 10 meters (yards)...

 
Run over by his carjacked pickup, grandfather dies

Run over by his carjacked pickup, grandfather dies

WALLED LAKE, Mich. -- It was a routine. Every Sunday morning, 76-year-old Clifford Van Haywald would climb into his red 2001 Chevrolet pickup and drive from his home in Walled Lake to the Burger King on Highland Road in Waterford, Mich. Sunday, that...

 
New police radars can 'see' inside homes

New police radars can 'see' inside homes

WASHINGTON — At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of houses to see whether anyone is inside, a practice raising new concerns about the...

 
Study answers why it smells so good after it rains

Study answers why it smells so good after it rains

It turns out tiny bubbles may be to thank for that earthy smell we get after it rains, according to a study from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Youngsoo Joung and Cullen R. Buie used high-speed cameras to capture raindrops...

 
Supreme Court may scale back housing discrimination law

Supreme Court may scale back housing discrimination law

WASHINGTON — Two days after celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, the Supreme Court will consider weakening a federal housing discrimination law passed in the wake of his death. The showdown over the Fair Housing Act of 1968 has been anticipated...

 
Jogger attacked by owl

Jogger attacked by owl

SALEM, Ore. — Ron Jaecks was jogging in an Oregon park when his stocking cap was pulled from his head and something punctured his scalp. Jaecks thought he was dying. "It was like a huge electric shock ran through my body, but also like I got hit...

 
Pope: Catholics need not breed 'like rabbits'

Pope: Catholics need not breed 'like rabbits'

Pope Francis, after a visit to the largest Catholic nation in Asia, says Catholics may have a moral responsibility to limit the number of their children and need not reproduce "like rabbits.'' But the pope also reaffirmed the church's ban on...

 
Quiz: What diet fits you best?

Quiz: What diet fits you best?

If you're dreading bathing suit season, you aren't alone. Take our quiz to find out what diet is right for you based on your lifestyle. We pulled five popular diets that could stick.

 
Patriots plan to cooperate with investigation into deflated balls

Patriots plan to cooperate with investigation into deflated balls

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots are bound for the franchise's eighth Super Bowl appearance. Amid that comes another question about whether they used a tactic against NFL rules — and whether their accomplishments merit a new asterisk....

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