News archive from 28 October 2014

New Islamic State video challenges Western version of battle for Kobani

BAGHDAD The Islamic State posted a video Monday in which a captured British photojournalist, shown in an embattled Syrian town on the border with Turkey, denied that the fanatical group was retreating before a Syrian Kurdish militia backed by U.S....

 
Mookie Blaylock draws 3 years in jail for fatal crash

Mookie Blaylock draws 3 years in jail for fatal crash

ATLANTA (AP) — Former NBA All-Star Daron "Mookie" Blaylock has been sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty in car crash that killed a woman in Georgia. His attorney Amanda Palmer tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitutution that...

Usa Today, 20:20 in Sport
 

Fear on the brain: Why we’re afraid, and how to prevent fear from overwhelming us

Everyone knows what it’s like to be afraid. A snake slithers unexpectedly across the path ahead, and your body automatically responds. You spring backward should it strike. Your heart pounds, muscles tense, breath quickens. You begin to perspire. All...

 

Save your brain: Secrets to keeping a sharp mind from a former surgeon general

Whenever someone asks former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona how his day is going, he typically responds with, “Every day is the same! I’m fighting aging and gravity.” But unlike many of the rest of us, the 64-year-old doctor has a strategy in...

 

Fraley: Overlap of NASCAR, Formula 1 makes for tricky weekend; TMS president: it 'makes no sense at all'

Interstate 35 will be crowded with race fans this week. Some will be heading to Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth for a NASCAR weekend that features the Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 on Sunday. The storyline: The second stop in the Eliminator Round of the...

Dallas News, 20:21 in Sport
 

Tuesday's TV/Radio listings

Event Time TV MLB World Series Game 6: San Francisco at Kansas City 7:00 Ch. 4 NBA Mavericks at San Antonio 7:00 TNT Houston at LA Lakers 9:30 TNT NHL Minnesota at Boston 6:00 NBCSN St. Louis at Stars 7:30 FSSW College volleyball Ohio St. at Penn St....

Dallas News, 20:21 in Sport
 
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams ‘ready to roll' against New Orleans Saints

Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams ‘ready to roll' against New Orleans Saints

Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams will play for the first time in a month Thursday against New Orleans, coach Ron Rivera said Monday. Rivera said the running back has “signified that he is ready to roll,” and...

 

Malaysian gets bail on New Zealand sex charges

WELLINGTON, New Zealand A Malaysian military officer extradited to New Zealand to face sexual assault charges has been released on bail. Wellington District Court Judge Arthur Tompkins ruled Tuesday that Muhammad Rizalman Ismail could be released from...

 

New governor of troubled Mexican state accused of links to Colombia guerrillas

MEXICO CITY The newly installed governor of beleaguered Guerrero state has been in office just one day and he is already under a cloud. Gov. Rogelio Ortega Martinez took the reins over the weekend of the Pacific Coast state where 43 teachers college...

 
Phoenix summit touts benefits of two global trade pacts

Phoenix summit touts benefits of two global trade pacts

Twenty years after NAFTA, free-trade proponents are setting their sights on two potential pacts that they contend could boost global economic growth, increase jobs and lower costs for consumers. Both the Trans Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic...

 
Alma Adams, Vince Coakley divided over Mel Watt's U.S. District 12 seat

Alma Adams, Vince Coakley divided over Mel Watt's U.S. District 12 seat

One of the starkest political divides this election season splits the firmly Democratic 12th Congressional District, the gerrymandered urban arc between Charlotte and Greensboro. Two familiar faces with polar-opposite political views want to replace...

 

Hairopoulos: Left stewing over loss to WVU, Baylor spent bye week 'soul searching'

WACO — As much as the No. 12 Baylor Bears would like to make up for their one stinging loss in a single grand gesture, the reparations must be made bit by bit. That meant spending the last week, a bye, stewing over the 41-27 defeat at West Virginia on...

Dallas News, 20:43 in Sport
 
Wednesday at 2 p.m.: Arizona Coyotes live chat

Wednesday at 2 p.m.: Arizona Coyotes live chat

The Coyotes have an off day between games Tuesday at Tampa Bay and Thursday at Florida. Perfect time for a live chat! Join Sarah McLellan at 2 p.m. on Wednesday for her weekly chat. MORE: Coyotes 2014-15 schedule | NHL scoreboard

AZCentral, 20:46 in Sport
 

Council approves stormwater cleanup fee waiver

The Charlotte City Council narrowly approved an extension to a citywide waiver Monday that will allow developers to pay a fee instead of handling and cleaning stormwater on-site, a change that has been criticized by environmentalists as allowing...

 
'Interstellar': Sci-fi saga gets lost in space

'Interstellar': Sci-fi saga gets lost in space

While it reaches for the stars, director Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is a flawed masterpiece. The story is ever-ambitious, sometimes riveting and thought-provoking, but also plodding and hokey and not as visionary as its cutting-edge special...

 

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