News archive from 26 September 2014

Charlotte Hornets will sign Jason Maxiell for frontcourt depth

Charlotte Hornets will sign Jason Maxiell for frontcourt depth

In the final days before training camp, Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho will sign another big man and tentatively explore a contract extension for point guard Kemba Walker. Cho said Thursday he will sign nine-season NBA veteran Jason...

 

CIA-vetted Syrian rebels battling Islamic State say airstrikes haven't helped

REYHANLI, Turkey In the skies over Syria, U.S. and Arab combat aircraft have bombed Islamic State targets 20 times since Tuesday. But on the ground, commanders for rebel groups that are part of a CIA-run program say they've pleaded in vain for arms,...

 

ELECTION 2014 Candidate Griffith takes a meeting in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Parker Griffith met with about half a dozen residents during an impromptu meeting at McDonald's on Thursday. They sat around a high-top table drinking from paper cups and chatting with the candidate,...

 
Downtown Phoenix street closed after suicide attempt

Downtown Phoenix street closed after suicide attempt

Phoenix police closed a downtown street late Wednesday afternoon following a suicide attempt from a structure, according to a Phoenix police spokesman. Police closed Adams Street between First and Second avenues after a person jumped from a building...

 
Commentary: A plea to save Piney Wood Chapel

Commentary: A plea to save Piney Wood Chapel

A message for the McClellan Development Authority: Don’t do the irreversible. Don’t demolish Piney Wood Chapel. Oh, the visuals are damning. The building is old and in disrepair, garish from the outside. No one’s come forward, cash in hand, offering...

 

Charlotte's Section 8 waitlist deadline looms Friday

After 10,000 people applied to get on Charlotte's Section 8 waiting list in the first day, city housing authority officials say they're reluctant to even try guessing how many applications will be received this week. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, at...

 

Richmond's high school football victory over Butler was big for (lots of) Mecklenburg foes

Last week, Butler lost a 15-point lead against Richmond Senior in the final 90 seconds of regulation and lost 55-54 in overtime. Raiders and Butler fans began leaving Providence High's stadium when Butler took its two-touchdown lead late, and Twitter...

 

Syrian rebels angry that strikes hit al Qaida ally but not Assad

REYHANLI, Turkey Anti-government media activists and rebel commanders gave a mixed assessment of U.S.-led airstrikes in northern Syria on Tuesday, saying that some of the Islamic State encampments hit had been evacuated and one building that was...

 

Rookie Kyle Larson giving Chase drivers all they can handle right now

Sprint Cup rookie Kyle Larson says he knows his place during Chase races. Doesn't mean that place couldn't be Victory Lane. It's a slightly odd arrangement NASCAR has, where its regular season and playoffs are all one this time of year. Sixteen...

 
Weaver man says exotic bird found in Saks is his

Weaver man says exotic bird found in Saks is his

Weaver resident James Little said his 3-year-old blue-and-gold macaw, Baby Girl, escaped her chain-link enclosure last Sunday during feeding time. The bird exploited a broken clip holding a door shut and raised the latch with her beak. Little said he...

 
Teacher wants charges in school pool drowning dropped

Teacher wants charges in school pool drowning dropped

DETROIT — The substitute teacher criminally charged with negligence in the drowning of a teen in a high school pool last year is asking a judge to dismiss the case before it goes to trial. A hearing is set for Oct. 6 on a motion to dismiss the...

 

8 named in Pennsylvania porn office emails case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Eight former employees of the Pennsylvania attorney general's office sent or received inter-office emails containing pornography. Among the ex-employees identified by Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office are two top state...

 
Japanese probe urges more study of 787 Dreamliner batteries

Japanese probe urges more study of 787 Dreamliner batteries

Japanese safety investigators reported Thursday they couldn't conclusively trace the reason for a battery problem aboard a Boeing 787 that contributed to a worldwide suspension of flights in 2013. But the Japan Transport Safety Board made a series of...

 
'Most Interesting Man' hunts landmines

'Most Interesting Man' hunts landmines

WASHINGTON — TV's "most interesting man in the world," known in Dos Equis beer commercials for achieving the wildly impossible, probably could eliminate landmines by himself — using only his beard. But actor Jonathan Goldsmith, who has...

 
Marine whistle-blower vindicated after seven-year fight

Marine whistle-blower vindicated after seven-year fight

WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps whistle-blower who called out his service for not protecting its troops in Iraq with armored vehicles has reached a settlement with the Marines that allows him to keep his job and to help develop guidelines for those who...

 

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