News archive from 21 November 2014, page 8

Iggy Azalea bashes Eminem for apparent rape threat

Iggy Azalea bashes Eminem for apparent rape threat

Eminem's threats of violence against women continue. A week after rapping that he would punch Lana Del Rey in the face "like Ray Rice" in a freestyle video, the hip-hop veteran appears to have made Iggy Azalea his next target. On an alleged...

 
Arizona's Arpaio sues Obama on immigration

Arizona's Arpaio sues Obama on immigration

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has frequently butted heads with the federal government over the treatment of undocumented immigrants in Arizona, said Thursday that he was suing President Obama over Obama's recently unveiled immigration reform order. A group...

 

Gambia leader approves law jailing gays for life

DAKAR, Senegal Gambia's president has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts. The Associated Press received a copy of the approved bill on Friday. It is dated Oct. 9, but Gambian officials have not previously...

 

Polish PM: no repeat of bungled local elections

WARSAW, Poland Poland's Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz says there will be no repeat of last Sunday's local elections despite complaints about the continuing delay in official returns due to a computer glitch. Some politicians and right-wing groups are...

 

Sri Lanka leader to face health minister in polls

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's main challenger in the upcoming election will be his health minister and No. 2 of his political party. Maithripala Sirisena's defection from the government is the biggest political setback...

 

Lebanon PM cancels independence day celebrations

BEIRUT Lebanon's state media say the prime minister has cancelled official independence day celebrations. The move likely stems from Lebanon's tense political situation and an impasse in electing the country's next president. Friday's announcement...

 
Anti-EU party wins second seat in British parliament

Anti-EU party wins second seat in British parliament

LONDON — The United Kingdom Independence Party that wants Britain to leave the European Union won a second seat in parliament on Friday, putting pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron six months before a general election. Mark Reckless, a...

 

Stimulus merits in focus as ECB weighs action

FRANKFURT, Germany Japan's return to recession has renewed questions about the effectiveness of its recent monetary stimulus — and how anything similar would help Europe's struggling economy. The European Central Bank is edging toward the...

 

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

CONAKRY, Guinea Officials in Guinea say bandits during a roadside robbery stole a cooler containing blood samples that are believed to have Ebola. National health officials said Friday the vehicle was transporting test tubes containing blood. It was...

 

Today's traffic: Clear and quiet around 6 a.m.

The Friday morning commute is off to a frosty start with few reported issues just before 6 a.m. Traffic will likely slow following a wreck with injuries at Albemarle Road and southbound Interstate-485 inner, reported just after 5:30 a.m. Later this...

 

What to Watch on Friday: NGC launches ‘EAT: The Story of Food' miniseries

EAT: The Story of Food (9 p.m., National Geographic Channel) – Tonight is the first of three nights for this six-part miniseries, which explores the epic story behind food through interviews with renowned chefs and historians. Tonight's...

 

China's central bank cuts rates as economy slows

BEIJING China's central bank cut interest rates Friday amid a slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy. It said in a statement it had cut the rate on one-year loans to financial institutions by 0.4 percentage point to 5.6 percent. The bank also lowered...

 

Weekend forecast: cool temps followed by rain around Charlotte

Colder than normal temperatures followed by a near certainty for rain make for a less than ideal weekend forecast for the Charlotte area, forecasters say. Friday's high will top out around 50 degrees, which is 10 degrees cooler than the normal...

 
Grocery chain's Christmas ad stirs tears, outrage

Grocery chain's Christmas ad stirs tears, outrage

LONDON Artillery booms. A trench comes into view. Soldiers huddle into their overcoats for warmth. The scene is the unlikely backdrop for a holiday commercial that has many Britons reaching for hankies — and others demanding it be pulled...

 

Strong undersea earthquake hits eastern Indonesia

TERNATE, Indonesia A strong undersea earthquake hit off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage and officials said it was unlikely to trigger a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey...

 

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