News archive from 26 December 2014

2014 NASCAR Truck Series season in retrospect

2014 NASCAR Truck Series season in retrospect

Here's a look back at the 2014 NASCAR Truck Series season: Driver of the year There was only one driver in the Truck series who won on a short track, superspeedway and dirt track – and oddly enough his name is not Kyle Busch. It's Darrell...

 
Fans turn out for 'The Interview' on Christmas

Fans turn out for 'The Interview' on Christmas

Moviegoers celebrate the release of 'The Interview.' Sony originally pulled the movie after hackers threatened violence against theaters showing the film on Christmas Day. LOS ANGELES — Christmas at the movies. It's an innocuous enough notion – unless...

 
What kind of 'Interview' tweeter are you?

What kind of 'Interview' tweeter are you?

SoThe Interview has been released and America has spoken -- or at least, it has and will continue to tweet. Maybe you're a snarky journalist. Maybe you're a film buff. Or maybe you're just patriotic. Here are the types of people who are spending their...

 
Google stealthily slips 'The Interview' onto its homepage

Google stealthily slips 'The Interview' onto its homepage

Oh Google, you're so stealthy. Today's Google Doodle is (rightfully) devoted to the festive wonders of Christmas, including family, goodwill, and the hustle-and-bustle of a year-long journey. Its heartwarming animation leads to the search term -- and...

 

Relatives: Woman may have been dead for days

Relatives say for a week they tried to contact Imogene Yongue, 88, but her son always had a reason why she wasn't available. Monday, after her grandson called police to do a welfare check, officers found her dead. “The body is so decomposed...

 

Good Samaritan gives CPR to 80-year-old man involved in I-85 crash

A good Samaritan performed CPR on an 80-year-old Kannapolis man after his car collided with the median barrier along Interstate 85 near Freedom Drive on Thursday afternoon, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol. Robert Steen was driving his black Lexus...

 
Panthers kicker Graham Gano not doubting himself

Panthers kicker Graham Gano not doubting himself

As media members moved around the Carolina Panthers' locker room Tuesday in advance of Sunday's do-or-die finale in Atlanta, a number made their way to the corner where kicker Graham Gano was standing in front of his locker stall. It was the most...

 
Peyton Manning, Broncos offense attempt to strike balance

Peyton Manning, Broncos offense attempt to strike balance

ENGLEWOOD, COLO. -- For Peyton Manning, an interception is never just an interception, especially not when there are four of them in a game, like Monday night in Cincinnati, or six of them in month, like there have been over the Broncos' past four...

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Bowl game attendance on decline but TV interest grows

Bowl game attendance on decline but TV interest grows

Sometime in the next several years, the powerful overlords of college football finally might decide they've seen enough. To heck with ticket sales, they might say. Instead of struggling to draw crowds to stadiums, why not just stage some of their...

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UNC in Quick Lane Bowl seeks positive end to disappointing season

UNC in Quick Lane Bowl seeks positive end to disappointing season

CHAPEL HILL North Carolina began the season with the hope that the momentum it created at the end of last year – a season-ending victory in the Belk Bowl – would carry over and lead to a fast start to a season fueled by...

 
Russell Westbrook scores 34, lifts Thunder past Spurs

Russell Westbrook scores 34, lifts Thunder past Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Russell Westbrook smiled as he walked off the court in San Antonio, blowing a kiss to a spectator and waving at the few Oklahoma City Thunder fans in attendance. The joyful tidings were a drastic change from the scowling, screaming,...

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Bowl predictions: N&O football game picks

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Japan inflation, industrial output weaken in Nov

TOKYO Japan says its inflation rate eased slightly in November as household spending dropped, hindering the government's effort to get the world's third-largest economy out of recession and back to sustainable growth. Government data released Friday...

 
Retirees starve in rebel-held eastern Ukraine

Retirees starve in rebel-held eastern Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine — Retirees in Donetsk, the largest city in eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatists, are dying of hunger because their pensions have been cut off by the national government, rebel officials and residents say. Though Ukraine has...

 
Portland woman released from East Timor prison

Portland woman released from East Timor prison

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland woman detained for months in East Timor has been released from prison. Stacey Addison, 41, was arrested in September shortly after crossing the border into the Southeast Asia nation. The veterinarian was sharing a taxi with...

 

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