News archive from 25 January 2015

Critics push to end child shackling in courts

Critics push to end child shackling in courts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When a 12-year-old boy walked into her courtroom in late 2011, his hands cuffed to a chain around his waist, Jefferson County Judge Dee McDonald was stunned. The boy's mother wailed from the gallery, "Oh, my baby." McDonald...

 

27 Killed in Rocket Attack on Port City in Eastern Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine -- A barrage of rockets struck homes and a market in the Azov Sea port city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, killing 27 people and wounding 97 others, the Interior Ministry said. It was the latest indication that after a...

 
Expert: King Tut's mask can be restored after epoxy used

Expert: King Tut's mask can be restored after epoxy used

CAIRO — Egypt sought Saturday to calm concerns that King Tutankhamun's famous burial mask had been permanently marred after its beard broke off and was glued back on with epoxy. German restoration specialist Christian Eckmann told reporters at a news...

 
At least 29 dead in shelling of Ukrainian port city

At least 29 dead in shelling of Ukrainian port city

At least 29 people were killed Saturday by indiscriminate shelling at a marketplace in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol from an area controlled by Russian-backed rebels, authorities said. Media reports indicated all but one of the victims were...

 
Federal prosecutors appeal insider trading ruling

Federal prosecutors appeal insider trading ruling

NEW YORK — Ratcheting up a legal battle in a government crackdown on Wall Street insider trading, federal prosecutors are appealing a December court ruling they contend makes it harder to stop such crimes. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara filed a...

 
Small business agenda: Target taxes, regulations

Small business agenda: Target taxes, regulations

NEW YORK (AP) — Cutting regulations and taxes are on Rep. Steve Chabot's must-do list for small businesses. The Ohio Republican, who became chairman of the House Small Business Committee when Congress took office earlier this month, plans to continue...

 
3 smart reasons to transfer credit card debt

3 smart reasons to transfer credit card debt

A new year inspires new goals. If one of yours is to pay off your existing credit card debt in 2015, a balance transfer card may be the best tool to get it done. A balance transfer means transferring an existing balance on one credit card to another...

 
Hacking Wi-Fi is child's play

Hacking Wi-Fi is child's play

The great Groucho Marx, in character, was reading a report and remarked that a 4-year-old child could understand it. So, he said, "run out and find me a 4-year-old child." Betsy Davis isn't 4. She's 7, but it's still pretty impressive that a...

 

Fire extensively damages Catawba County hardware store

Fire extensively damaged the family-owned Claremont Hardware & Farm Supply in the Catawba County town of Claremont Saturday. The Claremont Fire Department tweeted photos showing flames shooting out of the top of the building along with billowing...

 

St. Augustine's keep composure in 66-62 win against Shaw

RALEIGH Former Shaw assistant coach MarQus Johnson returned to Spaulding Gymnasium in grand style after leading St. Augustine's to a 66-62 win over archrival Shaw on Saturday. Johnson, in his first season as head coach, gave the Falcons their first...

 
David Haugh: Ernie Banks truly a man for all seasons

David Haugh: Ernie Banks truly a man for all seasons

With a familiar glint in his eye and his trademark grin, Ernie Banks once revealed a recurring dream of him standing on a stage in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. A friend to presidents who once discussed poverty with Nelson Mandela always...

 

NC teachers lose bonus pay, but others still cash in

Steven Unruhe is a 28-year state employee who has won national recognition for his work in a job that is not easy to fill. His state salary is $50,000 a year. If he worked for the state legislature, Unruhe would be entitled to nearly $10,000 in...

 

Krzyzewski survived a slow start as Duke basketball coach

When 33-year-old Mike Krzyzewski arrived in Durham in the spring of 1980, he didn't have grand visions of four national championships, 11 Final Fours and 999 career wins. “I don't know how young coaches do it today, but for me, I was just...

 

Charlotte 49ers fade late in CUSA loss at Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. The Charlotte 49ers wilted late and fell to Middle Tennessee 72-69 in a Conference USA game Saturday at the Murphy Center. The 49ers (8-11, 2-5) led by as many nine points in the second half, but let it slip away as they lost for...

 
JSU survival class popular with high schoolers

JSU survival class popular with high schoolers

HEFLIN — About 50 people, mostly school children, came to Cleburne County’s Mountain Center on Saturday to learn how to survive the zombie apocalypse. The program was hosted by Jacksonville State University’s Field Schools, a public education program...

 

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