News archive from 30 November 2014

Using robotics to get Alaska students excited about science, technology

FAIRBANKS -- The basement laboratory looked like a playroom for robots and teens. Aluminum construction parts, nuts, bolts, motors, wheels and drills covered tabletops. Tight knots of high schoolers gathered around half-made robots, looking for the...

 

NFL picks: My 14-0 week? Yeah, pretty I-popping

I told you last week I was going to be better. I wasn't lying. I could lie and say I expected to go 14-0, but I didn't. I figured I'd be 13-1. But 14-0? Let's soak this in. Usually, I hate using ‘I' in a column. I don't want it to be about...

 
Michigan's Brady Hoke knows nothing about his situation

Michigan's Brady Hoke knows nothing about his situation

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Brady Hoke looked just the same. He sounded just the same. And he acted just the same. After Michigan's 42-28 loss to No. 7 Ohio State on Saturday at Ohio Stadium, Hoke was asked about his job status, which interim athletic director...

Usa Today, 19:09 in Sport
 

Brissett shines in NCSU win

CHAPEL HILL The mouths ran all week long between rivals North Carolina and North Carolina State, but at the end of the day the running of Jacoby Brissett was all that that mattered. Brissett, the Wolfpack quarterback, gashed the Tar Heels defense for...

 

Charlotte 49ers Basketball Gameday for 11.30.14

Charlotte (3-2) at UNC Asheville (2-3) 3 p.m., Kimmel Arena The 49ers haven't played on UNC Asheville's campus since the 1969-70 season (the Bulldogs won 99-68) … This season's UNC Asheville team has guard Andrew Rowsey, who leads the...

 
Mother, daughter work to save Christmas tree farm

Mother, daughter work to save Christmas tree farm

As he was dying five years ago, Bill Humphrey told his family they should dismantle the Christmas tree farm he had built. His wife and daughter refused to listen. ROCHESTER, N.Y. — As he was dying five years ago, Bill Humphrey told his family they...

 
Ferguson officer Darren Wilson resigns in wake of killing Michael Brown

Ferguson officer Darren Wilson resigns in wake of killing Michael Brown

FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, nearly four months after the confrontation that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the U.S. Darren Wilson has...

 
For-profit colleges fight new federal rule

For-profit colleges fight new federal rule

WASHINGTON — For-profit schools are fighting an Obama administration regulation that could threaten financial aid for hundreds of thousands of their students. The Department of Education's plan to tighten control over for-profit, post-secondary...

 
Driver survives 25-foot fall into construction pit

Driver survives 25-foot fall into construction pit

HOUSTON — The driver of a pickup truck that fell more than 25 feet into a pit at a construction site here early Saturday morning was rescued by bystanders. Witnesses said the driver ran several red lights, struck the side of another vehicle and...

 
McAdenville becomes Christmastown USA on Monday

McAdenville becomes Christmastown USA on Monday

The tree-lighting ceremony for the 59th Christmas Town USA is Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the plaza in front of the Pharr Family YMCA on North Main Street, McAdenville. Lights are on Monday-Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 5:30-11 p.m. The annual...

 
Judge Robert Bell: Secret cellphone tracking may get more scrutiny from Mecklenburg County courts

Judge Robert Bell: Secret cellphone tracking may get more scrutiny from Mecklenburg County courts

Police likely will face more questions when they ask the court for permission to secretly track cellphones during their investigations, Mecklenburg County's incoming senior judge says. Superior Court Judge Robert Bell told the Observer he believes...

 
New governor's chief of staff known for being outspoken, independent

New governor's chief of staff known for being outspoken, independent

FAIRBANKS -- Jim Whitaker, chief of staff for Gov.-elect Bill Walker, served three years on the Fairbanks City Council, five years in the state House and six years as mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough. And none of it might have happened had...

 
DeCock: At long last, Wolfpack wins right to celebrate

DeCock: At long last, Wolfpack wins right to celebrate

CHAPEL HILL One lap of honor wasn't enough for Dave Doeren. After high-fiving the N.C. State contingent near the east end zone of Kenan Stadium, he went all the way to the other end of the stadium and back, slapping palms with fans in red who migrated...

 
Referee injured and stretchered off court

Referee injured and stretchered off court

NEW YORK (AP) — Referee Rick Crawford was stretchered off the court shortly after he was inadvertently struck in the face by Vanderbilt's center Damian Jones following the opening tipoff of the consolation game of the Barclays Center Classic Saturday...

Usa Today, 21:20 in Sport
 
College football's Week 14 winners and losers

College football's Week 14 winners and losers

It's been two months since Wisconsin's season seemed lost. In the opener, the Badgers held a 24-7 against LSU but then stood pat, allowing the Tigers to score 21 unanswered points in a four-point loss. Wisconsin's national reputation took another hit...

Usa Today, 21:20 in Sport
 

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