News archive from 26 January 2015

‘Massive' homeless count expands its reach

Charlotte's $11 million push to end chronic homelessness within two years takes its first big step this week with the most comprehensive survey ever done of people living on the city's streets. A team of 250 volunteers will spend three days searching...

 
Belgium sees some room to discuss Greek debt program

Belgium sees some room to discuss Greek debt program

BRUSSELS Britain's Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron predicted that the election victory of Greece's radical left-wing Syriza party would create "economic uncertainty" across Europe, while left-of-center parties welcomed the results...

 
DeCock: On familiar ground, under unfamiliar circumstances, Krzyzewski makes history

DeCock: On familiar ground, under unfamiliar circumstances, Krzyzewski makes history

NEW YORK In front of the Duke bench, on one knee, fists clenched, Mike Krzyzewski radiated intensity. His team needed it, down 10 points to St. John's late in the second half. And did the Blue Devils ever feed off it, mounting a comeback that was as...

 

2 people injured in 3-car wreck

Two people were taken to the hospital after three cars crashed in Huntersville Sunday afternoon, according to Medic. Huntersville police said one of the cars tried to pass another vehicle and caused the three cars to collide. The crash happened just...

 

Dog frolicking in slow-mo is cutest thing ever

Try not to squeal. Okay, fine. Squeal. Tosh, a Hungarian Puli, loves the snow. His owner captured this adorable video of him frolicking in Colorado's white stuff.

 
AG nominee Lynch faces the Senate this week

AG nominee Lynch faces the Senate this week

WASHINGTON — The scrum of reporters and photographers had begun gathering early outside the offices of Sen. Charles Schumer. For once, though, the verbose New York Democrat was not the focus of their attention. It was the demure woman in the dark suit...

 
Boston bombing jury excludes some Catholics

Boston bombing jury excludes some Catholics

BOSTON – As the quest for a jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial approaches its fourth week, some of the area's 2 million Roman Catholics are growing frustrated with criteria that effectively disqualify followers of church teachings. Potential...

 

State to look into Outer Banks gas prices

The state Attorney General's Office will look into complaints about gasoline prices along the Outer Banks that are above the state average. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported that gas prices were about $2.25 a gallon Friday, exceeding the...

 
Weather to linger in 40s most of this week's days

Weather to linger in 40s most of this week's days

Charlotte-area residents can expect temperatures to hover in the mid-40s to lower 50s this week, with only isolated chances of showers, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jake Wimberley. “We'll see typical January temperatures...

 

Homeowners face higher insurance rates

North Carolina homeowners are being told to pay higher insurance premiums or risk losing their coverage under a regulation that allows companies to charge more than the state has approved. The StarNews of Wilmington reported that insurance companies...

 
Analysis: Latest Josh Gordon trouble could signal end with Browns

Analysis: Latest Josh Gordon trouble could signal end with Browns

Josh Gordon may finally be out of chances – almost certainly with the Cleveland Browns, and perhaps the NFL. The troubled wide receiver now faces a banishment of at least one year after yet another violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. Gordon...

Usa Today, 19:57 in Sport
 
Patriots route to Super Bowl took turn in Kansas City

Patriots route to Super Bowl took turn in Kansas City

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — On Monday Night Football four weeks into the season, there was no hint the New England Patriots were on to anything. Kansas City Chiefs 41, New England 14. With the nation watching, critics suggested three-time Super Bowl-winning...

Usa Today, 19:57 in Sport
 
LaMarcus Aldridge explains delaying thumb surgery

LaMarcus Aldridge explains delaying thumb surgery

The appointment was set. LaMarcus Aldridge would spend Tuesday in Cleveland, where the torn ligament in his left (non-shooting) thumb was scheduled to be surgically fixed and the Portland Trail Blazers' wildly successful season would likely be broken...

Usa Today, 19:57 in Sport
 
No. 2 Virginia narrowly escapes Virginia Tech 50-47

No. 2 Virginia narrowly escapes Virginia Tech 50-47

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justin Anderson scored eight of his 12 points during a late 12-0 run and No. 2 Virginia barely escaped a sold-out Cassell Coliseum with a 50-47 victory against Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers (19-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference)...

Usa Today, 19:57 in Sport
 
Ashley Wagner makes powerful statement in 3rd U.S. title

Ashley Wagner makes powerful statement in 3rd U.S. title

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A year ago, Ashley Wagner needed to rely on a committee vote to be placed on the 2014 U.S. Olympic team after what she still calls a "horrifying" performance at the U.S. national championships. Move ahead 54 weeks....

Usa Today, 19:57 in Sport
 

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