News archive from 23 January 2015

Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers: Friday's preview

Hornets at Cavaliers 7:30 p.m., Quicken LoansArena TV: SportSouth Radio: WFNZ-AM 610 Projected Starters Hornets Cavs Pos, Player PPG RPG Pos, Player PPG RPGG, K. Walker19.23.9G, K. Irving21.13.1G, G. Henderson10.33.0G, J. Smith11.72.5F, M....

 

Homicide suspect faces new charges

MONROE A double-homicide suspect from Union County now has limited contact with other prisoners after new charges that he twice asked inmates to kill a witness for him. Eddie Clyde Helms of New Salem was charged last August with killing two men 24...

 
Iraq coalition tensions emerge in Islamic State fight

Iraq coalition tensions emerge in Islamic State fight

BAGHDAD Iraqi commanders heavily dependent on outside support to defeat the Islamic State group are increasingly voicing frustration over the U.S.-led coalition's efforts, complaining of miscommunication, failed deliveries of weapons, inadequate...

 
Jeff Gordon retirement means NASCAR will lose a game-changer

Jeff Gordon retirement means NASCAR will lose a game-changer

Jeff Gordon has been around racing so long that his regrettable mullet and skimpy mustache of the early 1990s are long gone, replaced with a bit of distinguished gray at his temples. At 43, Gordon is part of the sport's old guard. And so when Gordon...

 
Kate Moss holds court at Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens bares all

Kate Moss holds court at Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens bares all

PARIS If fashion had a monarchy, she would be its queen. Kate Moss certainly acted like one from her regally-placed seat in the center of Louis Vuitton's front row in Paris. The 41-year-old model held court in a large fur coat, giggling and chatting...

 

Senior Bowl Notebook: Miami (Ohio) guard Quinten Rollins shifts to corner successfully

MOBILE, Ala. Quinten Rollins hasn't picked up a basketball since spring break – the longest span in his life. The Miami (Ohio) cornerback played four years of college basketball for the RedHawks before using a fifth year of eligibility to...

 

Quotes from UN General Assembly meeting on anti-Semitism

UNITED NATIONS Here are some quotes from Thursday's U.N. General Assembly meeting on anti-Semitism. French philosopher Bernard Henri Levi: "A world without Jews indeed would not be a world. A world in which the Jews once again would become...

 
U.S.-Cuba talks cordial, but differences remain

U.S.-Cuba talks cordial, but differences remain

HAVANA — The first half of Thursday's talks between the highest level U.S. and Cuban officials in nearly four decades concluded on a cordial but cautious note: Each side praised the openness but stressed the differences between both countries....

 
U.S.-backed Yemeni president resigns

U.S.-backed Yemeni president resigns

Yemen's president, prime minister and Cabinet resigned Thursday amid a standoff between powerful Iran-backed Houthi rebels who control the capital and the embattled U.S.-backed president, who had been held captive in his house for two days. President...

 

NC State Wolfpack at Miami Hurricanes: Live updates

Live Blog Live Updates: NC State at Miami

 

'American Sniper' as viewed by real American snipers

WASHINGTON — For all the debate surrounding the movie American Sniper, few people know the moral choices involved in the job better than those trained to pull the trigger. "His job is to strike a paralytic fear into the enemy," said Andrew...

 

Friday's Top Observer-Area Games

No. 6 Rocky River girls (14-2, 4-1 Southwestern 4A) at No. 1 Myers Park (15-1, 6-0), Fri, 6 p.m.: The Mustangs have won 10 straight and are No. 10 in MaxPreps' national poll. Rocky River has won eight straight. Ravens coach Pip Woodson played for...

 

AFC crowns go to Taunton, Wiggins

Johnny Taunton and Dillin Wiggins captured Alaska Fighting Championship titles Wednesday night at Sullivan Arena. Taunton pulled out a five-round split decision over Darren Snow in a bantamweight fight to earn a title at 135 pounds. Wiggins, a...

 
Melvin Gordon, CEO who built empire from Tootsie Rolls, dies

Melvin Gordon, CEO who built empire from Tootsie Rolls, dies

CHICAGO Melvin Gordon, who helped turn the enduring popularity of the humble Tootsie Roll into a candy empire, has died. He was 95. The longtime Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. chairman and CEO died Tuesday in Boston after a brief illness, said Brooke...

 
Sitka Music Festival buys historic hall on former campus of Sheldon Jackson College

Sitka Music Festival buys historic hall on former campus of Sheldon Jackson College

After 43 years in business, the Sitka Summer Music Festival finally got a home of its own this week with the purchase of Stevenson Hall on the campus of the former Sheldon Jackson College. A party to celebrate is planned in Sitka on Saturday.  The...

 

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