News archive from 30 December 2014

Secret papers: UK studied chemical weapons buildup in 1980s

LONDON Newly released official papers show that former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government considered rebuilding Britain's chemical weapons arsenal in the face of a Soviet threat in the early 1980s. The formerly secret documents show that...

 

UK files reveal fears over Soviet spy fallout

LONDON He was one spy who left many others out in the cold. Declassified British government files reveal how the 1985 defection of a senior KGB agent set off a domino-chain of diplomatic retribution that officials feared could collapse relations with...

 

The Associated Press men's and women's basketball polls

Men RecordPtsPrv1. Kentucky (65)13-01,62512. Duke10-01,55923. Virginia11-01,45754. Wisconsin12-11,39565. Louisville11-11,32746. Villanova12-01,31677. Gonzaga12-11,24988. Arizona12-11,24339. Iowa State9-11,0051210. Utah9-29561411. Texas10-2903912....

 

College Basketball Gameday

Davidson (9-1) at Virginia (11-0) 6 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va. (ESPNU) The Wildcats take on the fifth-ranked Cavaliers in their final nonconference game of the season. … Davidson is off to its best start under 26-year...

 
'Saved by the Bell' actor posts bail, gets out of jail

'Saved by the Bell' actor posts bail, gets out of jail

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Dustin Diamond, the actor who played Screech in the 1990s TV show Saved by the Bell, is out of jail after three days. Diamond appeared in a Wisconsin courtroom Monday after posting bail on charges that he stabbed a man...

 
Sofia Vergara engaged, in new try for wedded bliss

Sofia Vergara engaged, in new try for wedded bliss

Just months after their first date, top-paid TV actress Sofia Vergara and her new love, True Blood's Joe Manganiello, are engaged. E! Online reported it on Monday, followed by The New York Post. The Daily Mail published pictures of the pair on...

 
Behind Oregon's (Phil) Knight in shining armor

Behind Oregon's (Phil) Knight in shining armor

Phil Knight remembers drinking adult beverages with Mike Bellotti, then head coach of the University of Oregon football team, at a scheduled victory party that felt more like a wake. Colorado had just buried the Ducks 38-6 in the 1996 Cotton Bowl, and...

Usa Today, 20:07 in Sport
 
Analysis: Ranking NFL's vacant coaching jobs

Analysis: Ranking NFL's vacant coaching jobs

Four men had spun off the coaching carousel by the end of Black Monday, signalling new beginnings for those franchises. Here's ranking those vacant jobs plus the Oakland Raiders, who were led for most of the season by interim coach Tony Sparano, from...

Usa Today, 20:14 in Sport
 
What Ohio State needs to do to contain Amari Cooper

What Ohio State needs to do to contain Amari Cooper

NEW ORLEANS — When preparing to face the best receiver in college football, opposing coaches try to answer a nearly impossible question. How do you stop — or at the very least, slow — Alabama's Amari Cooper? "The ideal way to defend him is a...

Usa Today, 20:14 in Sport
 
Niners offer little insight into Jim Harbaugh split-up

Niners offer little insight into Jim Harbaugh split-up

Video Keywords Cam Newton Aaron Rodgers Carolina Panthers Baltimore Ravens Denver Broncos Oakland Raiders Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions Arizona Cardinals Green Bay Packers Atlanta Falcons Dallas Cowboys the Packers touchdown pass Antonio Brown CJ...

Usa Today, 20:14 in Sport
 
Done deal: Michigan, Jim Harbaugh have signed agreement

Done deal: Michigan, Jim Harbaugh have signed agreement

Michigan officially has its man: Jim Harbaugh is coming back. After weeks of speculation that he was the top target, that the Wolverines would have to fight off NFL teams and that U-M offered $8 million a season, Harbaugh has signed an agreement and...

Usa Today, 20:14 in Sport
 

2014 N.C. All-State Football Team

The Associated Press released its 2014 all-state football team Monday. Observer-area players are well represented on the 24-man team. East Lincoln quarterback Chazz Surratt, Lake Norman tight end Dylan Galbo, Charlotte Christian offensive lineman...

 
AP source: Michigan lands Harbaugh as new coach

AP source: Michigan lands Harbaugh as new coach

Former San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has signed a deal to become the new coach at Michigan, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no formal...

 

Surge rewards Panthers for staying defensive course

The Carolina Panthers' defense closed the regular season with a flourish, scoring a pair of touchdowns in the division-clinching, 34-3 win Sunday at Atlanta. It was the capper to a slow, steady climb back toward the top of the league's defensive...

 

Carolina Panthers coaches not sweating Kelvin Benjamin's drops yet

For the big plays Kelvin Benjamin gives the Panthers, the head-shaking drops still remain. Benjamin had two drops during Sunday's 34-3 win against at Atlanta, and Panthers coach Ron Rivera admitted there's a little concern that continues to happen so...

 

News Widget for Webmasters

Newsrt at twitter

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31