News archive from 25 February 2015

NCAA tournament a realistic – but challenging – goal for Davidson

The NCAA basketball tournament's Selection Sunday – March 15 – is drawing near. The way Davidson's first season in the Atlantic 10 is playing out, the Wildcats likely will be paying close attention that day. Unless the Wildcats...


NC Supreme Court hears arguments for and against vouchers

RALEIGH North Carolina Supreme Court justices had numerous questions Tuesday for attorneys arguing for and against the use of public money at private and religious schools. The justices asked about what constituted a “public...

Ted Cruz advocates for human space exploration

Ted Cruz advocates for human space exploration

WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn't a proponent of big government programs, but on Tuesday the Tea Party Republican championed NASA's human space exploration program as a national priority that deserves congressional support. Developing a rocket...


Longtime Coke executive Donald Keough dies at 88

NEW YORK Donald Keough, who steered Coca-Cola through the "cola wars" of the 1980s, died Tuesday in Atlanta, the company said. He was 88. Keough served as the company's president and chief operating officer from 1981 to 1993. He is credited...

Nielsens: Oscars, 'Mentalist,' 'Men'

Nielsens: Oscars, 'Mentalist,' 'Men'

Tarnished trophy. ABC's 87th Academy Awards Sunday averaged 37.3 million viewers, according to final Nielsen estimates, down more than 6 million from last year to its lowest turnout since 2009. CBS hellos and goodbyes. Following TV's top comedy The...


N.C. State at North Carolina | Live updates

The North Carolina Tar Heels host the N.C. State Wolfpack at the Dean Smith Center on Tuesday night. Follow for live game updates from Chapel Hill. Live Blog Live coverage: NC State at UNC

Gumroad eases connection between makers and money

Gumroad eases connection between makers and money

SAN FRANCISCO – If the Internet age can be defined by one thing, it would be the ability to connect directly with other humans across the street or across the globe. Sometimes we just want to share things. But often we want to sell them. The so-called...

H-P may have waited too long to spin off consumer units

H-P may have waited too long to spin off consumer units

SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman and the company's board waited a long time to decide to separate H-P's consumer units, including its PC business, from its corporate businesses. The company's most recent financial results, released late...


Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls preview 02.25.15

Hornets at Bulls 8 p.m., United Center TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610. Projected Starters Hornets Bulls Pos, Player PPG RPG Pos, Player PPG RPGG, M. Williams23.02.5G, D. Rose18.63.1G, G. Henderson11.03.1G, J. Butler20.55.8F, M....


Weather forces ski races to scramble

Rain and warm temperatures forced the UAA ski team to call off alpine and nordic races Tuesday. Classic-technique races at Kincaid Park were moved from Tuesday to Wednesday. And because Kincaid's stadium area is a giant puddle of water, the start and...

Community contributes to family of slain sisters

Community contributes to family of slain sisters

HARRISON, N.Y. – The community is chipping in to help the family of two teenage sisters who were killed when their father, a retired police officer, went on a rampage before killing himself. Alissa Hochman, 17, and her sister, Deanna, 13, will be...


US wants UN sanctions committee for South Sudan crisis

UNITED NATIONS The United States is proposing the creation of a U.N. sanctions committee for the South Sudan crisis and says an arms embargo is possible if the warring sides can't stick to a peace deal. A draft resolution circulated among U.N....


CMS won't make up next four snow days this year

If the snowstorm expected late Wednesday causes school to be canceled, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students will not have to make up the days they missed. The school board voted Tuesday to allow Superintendent Ann Clark to decide that some school...

Oops: Teen butt-dials cops from underage drinking party

Oops: Teen butt-dials cops from underage drinking party

ROTHSCHILD, Wis. — Police charged five women and two men with underage drinking early Tuesday when they busted an underage drinking party after one teen's cellphone dialed 911 unbeknownst to its owner. A Rothschild officer responded to the 2300 block...


U.N. officials fear an attack on Mosul will displace 1.5 million people

GENEVA A planned offensive to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State insurgents, perhaps as soon as April, could send more than 1.5 million people fleeing, a senior United Nations humanitarian relief official warned Tuesday. More than 2 million...


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