News archive from 22 July 2012, page 15

NBC offers live look at Olympics with apps

Love to watch the Olympics? Then be prepared to see them in an entirely new way -- live on your computer, smart phone or tablet -- as NBC prepares to offer more of the London Games in real time than ever before. More than 3,500 of 5,535 hours of...

AZCentral, 21:37 in Sport
 

Behind the rush to rename stadium

The big issues in the presidential campaign last week: President Barack Obama's handling of the economy, former Gov. Mitt Romney's refusal to release more tax returns, and … what to call Charlotte's football stadium. Politico.com noted that...

 

Tacos cement relationship that helps La Tia to victory

Brian Williamson loves tacos so when the trainer's assistant, Armando Delacerda, touted a Mexican restaurant in Chicago he decided to sample the cuisine. After trying the tacos Williamson decided he had found a winner. The restaurant's owner, Salvador...

 

Autism-focused summer program in Pittsboro makes happy campers

Thirteen-year-old Kate Jarvis doesn't like to look people in the eye. And she's accustomed to being the target of middle-school bullies. But at Camp Royall, she is adventurous, sociable and sometimes even a leader. Jarvis, who has Asperger's syndrome,...

 
Dodgers may shift trade focus to Justin Morneau or James Shields

Dodgers may shift trade focus to Justin Morneau or James Shields

- With the Dodgers appearing reluctant to meet the Chicago Cubs' asking price for potential two-month rental pitcher Ryan Dempster, they could soon turn their focus to players they could retain beyond this season. Two players on the Dodgers' radar are...

 

Olympic swimmer Lochte hasn't let hype go to his head

OMAHA, Neb. - Ryan Lochte coolly steps toward the blocks. To his left is the man who will be the hunted going into these Olympics. Lochte is the mostly likely to take him down. If he's nervous about racing Michael Phelps in the 400 IM, one of...

 

Magic's coaching search enters critical phase with Vaughn as presumed front-runner

The Orlando Magic's search for a new head coach is entering its final phase. San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Jacque Vaughn, widely presumed to be front-runner for the job, met with Magic CEO Alex Martins on Friday in Las Vegas for a second-round...

 

Police: All hazards out of suspect's apartment

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado say that all hazards have been removed from the apartment of theater shooting suspect James Holmes and that residents in surrounding buildings can return home.Aurora police, FBI agents and bomb squad technicians...

Chron, 21:41 in World News
 

S.C. star Thornwell heads for safer pastures

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. One thought comes to mind when watching Sindarius Thornwell on the basketball court: He was born to do this. Thornwell is 6-feet-5 and 190 pounds because that's the combination agreed upon by his creators at the Celestial Hoops...

 
Baseball star Buck Leonard still remembered in Rocky Mount

Baseball star Buck Leonard still remembered in Rocky Mount

By Ryan Whirty In August 1997, the North Carolina Assembly adopted a resolution honoring Walter Fenner “Buck” Leonard, a Negro Leagues baseball star from Rocky Mount, who was just a month short of his 90th birthday. The...

 
Mother: Slain daughter was more than just a victim

Mother: Slain daughter was more than just a victim

SAN ANTONIO - When the massive Colorado Springs wildfires broke out in young journalist Jessica Ghawi's newly adopted state last month, the 24-year-old couldn't bear to stand by and watch families suffer. Although she had no experience in starting or...

Chron, 21:45 in Regional
 
Lynwood corruption trial closely watched

Lynwood corruption trial closely watched

For years, prosecutors say, Lynwood council members lived large on the working-class city's dime. They allegedly billed the city for trips to far-flung places, including Beijing, Bermuda, Rio de Janeiro and Puerto Vallarta. One councilman charged his...

 

Man held in L.A. homeless stabbings is suspect in 2 more attacks

A homeless man who authorities suspect stabbed three Los Angeles-area transients while they slept and left behind rambling "death warrants" is believed to also be responsible for two other knife attacks in Santa Barbara, police said...

 

Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson visits Charlotte

Former New Mexico Gov. and Libertarian Gary Johnson visited Charlotte this weekend to discuss his bid for president. Johnson participated in a 5K race in Huntersville, spoke at a rally on “ending unconstitutional wars” and...

 

Presidential campaign pauses for now, but Florida remains major stop

The Colorado shooting cut short President Barack Obama's two-day swing through Florida, but count on him to return repeatedly between now and November. Practically every week, Floridians receive visits from the president, the vice president, the first...

 

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