News archive from 21 November 2014, page 12

Obama to visit India in January

President Barack Obama will travel to India in January at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the White House said. Obama will participate in the Indian Republic Day celebration in New Delhi as the Chief Guest, his visit marking the...

 
Review: New 'Super Smash Bros.' packs big punch

Review: New 'Super Smash Bros.' packs big punch

Since its initial release 13 years ago, Super Smash Bros. has offered a different approach to the fighting game. Now it's turning up the dial on the chaos. The Wii U release of Super Smash Bros. is gorgeous and completely outrageous, yet maintains the...

 
Tech Five: Gamestop shares plunge

Tech Five: Gamestop shares plunge

Video game retailer Gamestop is not scoring well with Wall Street this morning. Let's look at the technology stocks to watch Friday: Gamestop. Shares dropped 9.8% in pre-market trading after reporting a dip in total global sales for the third quarter....

 
Britain still grappling with celebrity sex abuse

Britain still grappling with celebrity sex abuse

LONDON A growing scandal of decades-old sexual assault allegations against television icon Bill Cosby has shocked many in the United States. Across the Atlantic, Britain has been struggling for more than two years to come to terms with a barrage of...

 
In Baghdad café, poetry, not politics, sparks the debate

In Baghdad café, poetry, not politics, sparks the debate

BAGHDAD Khalid Ali Mustapha and his friends were arguing. Not about the issues of the day, like the latest Islamic State atrocity or how plummeting oil prices and corruption are straining Iraq's exchequer. The dispute was over a poem about unrequited...

 

Uptown motel to be demolished for second SkyHouse apartment tower

The developer behind the new SkyHouse apartment project uptown said it plans to demolish a motel on North Tryon Street by the end of the year and start construction on a second SkyHouse tower next door. Atlanta-based Novare Group had previously said...

 

CFD: Fire at Alexander Graham Middle School was intentional

A small fire that caused Alexander Graham Middle School to be evacuated late Thursday morning was intentionally set, officials with the Charlotte Fire Department say. The middle school – off Colony Road and Runnymeade Lane – was...

 
Ukraine's Facebook revolution, 1 year later

Ukraine's Facebook revolution, 1 year later

KIEV, Ukraine Ukraine's revolution began with a status update on Facebook. Angered by another high-handed move by an increasingly unpopular government, activist reporter Mustafa Nayyem called for a rally on the country's most famous square, Maidan...

 

Macedonian environmentalists blast city crow hunt

SKOPJE, Macedonia A Macedonian environmental group is calling for the prosecution of a hunters' association behind a midnight massacre of crows inside the country's fourth-largest city, allegedly after residents complained that the birds' droppings...

 
Gunman mailed 8 packages to friends; 1 arrives in Texas

Gunman mailed 8 packages to friends; 1 arrives in Texas

TAMPA — Eight people who knew the gunman who opened fire on Florida State University students say they are expecting packages from him, one of his last acts before police shot him dead early Thursday. One of the packages from Florida State alumnus...

 
Kassig's birth family joins adoptive parents in grief

Kassig's birth family joins adoptive parents in grief

INDIANAPOLIS -- This weekend, Ed and Paula Kassig will pay tribute to their son Abdul-Rahman — the humanitarian worker slain by ISIS — in three public memorial services. Meanwhile, after grieving in silence for more than a year since Kassig was taken...

 
Bill Cosby's Treasure Island show in Vegas canceled

Bill Cosby's Treasure Island show in Vegas canceled

An upcoming gig is gone for Bill Cosby. Treasure Island hotel and casino in Las Vegas will no longer feature Cosby in a Nov. 28 show. Michelle Knoll, senior vice president of communications at Treasure Island, says in a statement that "by mutual...

 
Sneak peek: Packers add muscle to 'Pitch Perfect 2'

Sneak peek: Packers add muscle to 'Pitch Perfect 2'

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow star in "Pitch Perfect 2," directed by Elizabeth Banks. Two decades ago the NFL's Chicago Bears sang and boogied their way into America's hearts with The Super Bowl Shufflerap video. Next year,...

 
Bill Cosby performs in the Bahamas; his lawyer blasts media

Bill Cosby performs in the Bahamas; his lawyer blasts media

A Washington-based crisis management expert says regardless of what happens with the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, the scandal will be very hard to recover from. (Nov. 20) Bill Cosby took the stage as scheduled Thursday in the Bahamas...

 
Weekend TV: 'Cats,' AMAs, 'Simpsons'

Weekend TV: 'Cats,' AMAs, 'Simpsons'

Cats PBS, Friday, 9 ET/PT The PBS Fall Arts Festival continues with this Great Performances encore presentation of one of the world's most popular (and, in opposing quarters, reviled and mocked) musicals. Elaine Paige, John Mills and Ken Page star in...

 

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