News archive from 27 January 2015

Playlist: 10 more hot Grammy nominees

Playlist: 10 more hot Grammy nominees

USA TODAY's Kristin Musulin picks 10 intriguing songs from this year's Grammy nominees: The Black Keys – Gotta Get Away The bluesy duo searches for love in this catchy track from Turn Blue, up for best rock album. Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp Trippy...

 
Colombians celebrate Miss Universe title

Colombians celebrate Miss Universe title

BOGOTA, Colombia Carnival has come a few weeks early to the Caribbean city of Barranquilla where residents took to the streets on Monday to show their hometown pride after local beauty queen Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe. Even President Juan...

 

Petition seeks reinstatement of Tom Ross

CHAPEL HILL As the UNC Board of Governors prepared to meet Tuesday to discuss how they will select the next system president, questions continued to dog them about why they forced out Tom Ross. A small group of UNC-Chapel Hill students met privately...

 

Mecklenburg County girls' basketball standings 01.26.14

Southwestern 4A Team Conf. AllMyers Park7-016-1Butler5-213-6Rocky River4-214-3Porter Ridge3-211-5East Mecklenburg3-44-13Garinger1-62-13Independence0-70-19 SoMeck 8 4A Team Conf. AllArdrey Kell8-016-2South Mecklenburg6-211-6Providence5-39-7Charlotte...

 
CATS recommends artists for Lynx extension

CATS recommends artists for Lynx extension

The Charlotte City Council will vote tonight on $1.9 million of public art for the Lynx Blue Line extension, which will run from uptown to UNC-Charlotte. The Charlotte Area Transit System will hire eight artists for nine pieces of art, many of which...

 

City: Consider ending low-water user water subsidy

In order to give it more financial stability, the city of Charlotte's water department Monday said the City Council should discuss whether to end its subsidy for people who use the least amount of water — a so-called...

 

A-10 an ‘entirely different' experience for Wildcats

It's been awhile since Davidson coach Bob McKillop could say nonconference games were the easy part of the Wildcats' schedule. Yet that's what McKillop's players are facing in their inaugural season in the Atlantic 10 – and it's reflected...

 

Observer-area girls' basketball leaders 01.26.15

Scoring Name School Avg.Stephanie WattsWeddington30.0Maya CaldwellDavidson Day24.6Julia ScolesSouth Iredell22.9Alyssa CarboneCentral Academy22.3Kendal CloningerNorth Gaston21.5Taylor HelmsCuthbertson21.4Ahlana SmithVance20.1Destiny JohnsonEast...

 
Pete Carroll: Sherman's take on Goodell, Kraft 'just Richard's opinion'

Pete Carroll: Sherman's take on Goodell, Kraft 'just Richard's opinion'

PHOENIX — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is staying out of the fray that his star cornerback, Richard Sherman, started Sunday when the all-pro lobbed an accusation that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wouldn't punish the New England Patriots...

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Digital trail led Silk Road probers to Ulbricht

Digital trail led Silk Road probers to Ulbricht

NEW YORK – One of the messages from the Silk Road darknet drug-trafficking trial is that what happens on the Internet almost always stays on the Internet — and can be retrieved. Manhattan federal court testimony by IRS Special Agent Gary Alford...

 
GM ignition switch deaths hit 50 as deadline looms

GM ignition switch deaths hit 50 as deadline looms

The death toll from General Motors' defective ignition switches rose to 50 on Monday, according to the independent administrator for GM's compensation plan, with deadline for filing claims coming on Saturday. Compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg,...

 
Motley Fool: Vanguard's best ETFs

Motley Fool: Vanguard's best ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have taken the investing world by storm, with their flexibility in allowing investors to buy and sell during the trading day appealing to traders and long-term investors alike. Vanguard Group made its reputation by offering...

 
Stocks end up, Dow flat after Greek vote

Stocks end up, Dow flat after Greek vote

Video Keywords S&P 500 IMac iPhone massive company adjusted profit USA today Google France Tech giants Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and Amazon are among the giants reporting this week. Matt Krantz discusses what to expect in this edition of...

 

Carolina Panthers aren't yet rivals, says Seahawks LB Wagner

PHOENIX Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner was perplexed Monday, wondering aloud why he was being asked about the Panthers during Super Bowl week. “Aren't we playing the Patriots?” Wagner said. With three tight,...

 

UN: deadly attack on Ukraine city could be war crime

UNITED NATIONS Deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol this weekend that "knowingly targeted civilians" violated international humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes, the U.N. political chief said Monday....

 

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