News archive from 20 November 2014

Outdoors events calendar for 11.20.14

Through Friday: Northwestern N.C. blackpowder deer season. Through Sunday: Second segment of Western N.C. archery deer season. Through Nov. 29: Second segment of S.C. dove season. Through Jan. 1: Central N.C. regular gun deer season. Through Feb. 28:...

 

Conservatives tell GOP: Look past Obama order on immigration

WASHINGTON As Capitol Hill prepares for battle over President Barack Obama's planned executive order on immigration, a coalition of business and conservative leaders has a message for Republicans: Don't lose focus. They coordinated messages in events...

 
Group alleges abuse at Tenn., Miss. poultry farms

Group alleges abuse at Tenn., Miss. poultry farms

NASHVILLE — A Tennessee slaughterhouse that has supplied poultry to Chick-fil-A has been accused by a national animal rights group of abusing chickens . Mercy for Animals released video clips Wednesday that the nonprofit said were recorded by an...

 
Songwriter wins $7.3M from Lady Gaga's ex-producer

Songwriter wins $7.3M from Lady Gaga's ex-producer

NEWARK -- A songwriter who helped launch the career of Lady Gaga has prevailed in a lawsuit awarding her more than $7.3 million, representing a portion of a music producer's financial interest in the pop superstar's empire. A jury in Newark also...

 
Cable TV best bet for Obama's immigration speech

Cable TV best bet for Obama's immigration speech

TagsCBS CorpLatin Grammy AwardsPresident Obama's address to the nation Thursday on immigration will likely only be viewed live on cable TV. The major broadcast networks reportedly were not asked to set aside time for Obama's 8 p.m. ET speech,...

 
Website live streaming unsecured webcams

Website live streaming unsecured webcams

PHOENIX — A group of toddlers lie napping at a day care center somewhere in Arizona, while their caregiver walks around the room checking on them. Little does she know that she is not the only one watching. Strangers on the Internet are able to see a...

 
Cross country team in donated shoes shocks everyone

Cross country team in donated shoes shocks everyone

When you see the cross country team at Clarkston High School show up at a meet, you might not even realize they are a team. The team doesn't have enough funding to provide warm-up gear to all the runners.Some runners use donated shoes. They certainly...

 
Lakota song leads to arrest during Keystone debate

Lakota song leads to arrest during Keystone debate

WASHINGTON — Greg Grey Cloud came to Washington on Sunday for meetings with South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson and other lawmakers. He never planned on being arrested in the U.S. Capitol two days later. But Grey Cloud, a member of the Crow Creek Tribe...

 
Secret Service arrests Iowa man, recovers shotgun

Secret Service arrests Iowa man, recovers shotgun

WASHINGTON -- A 41-year-old Iowa man was arrested near the White House Wednesday after the Secret Service recovered a shotgun, ammunition and a knife from his vehicle, officials said. R.J. Kapheim of Davenport allegedly initiated a conversation with a...

 
5 questions about Obama's immigration plan

5 questions about Obama's immigration plan

President Obama will deliver a speech Thursday night outlining his long-awaited plan to change portions of the nation's immigration system. The president says he has been forced to act because Congress has been unwilling to pass any immigration law...

 

Mecklenburg to let Cornelius respond to 911 calls on Lake Norman

Mecklenburg County has agreed to let the town of Cornelius respond to 911 calls on Lake Norman that were previously handled by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, County Manager Dena Diorio said Wednesday. Cornelius has complained for years...

 

UNC, NFL star Jason Brown, who gave away his crops, delivers his own child

Jason Brown, the former NFL star who retired from football so he could grow crops to feed the hungry, delivered his own child Tuesday at his Louisburg home. Brown and his wife, Tay, had planned to have help come for the home birth, but the mother went...

 
Court shuts down 2 alleged tech-support scammers

Court shuts down 2 alleged tech-support scammers

A federal court order has temporarily shut down two massive telemarketing companies that have allegedly bilked consumers out of more than $120 million in deceptive computer tech support. The Federal Trade Commission and the state of Florida filed the...

 

Uber is a fine third- or fourth-choice for a car or taxi service

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Because this is a satire, the columnist made no attempt to contact Uber or its executives.) SAN FRANCISCO -- I'm not sure what all the fuss is regarding Uber, which makes a ride-service app that's been growing in popularity. The San...

 
Lyft looks to lift from Uber controversy

Lyft looks to lift from Uber controversy

USA TODAY Uber is another lesson in tech 'bro' culture SAN FRANCISCO — Did Lyft get a lift from rival Uber's black eye? Analysts believe the controversy over the ride-sharing app's business tactics will get many consumers to take a look at the No. 2...

 

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