Charlotte Local News Charlotte Views & Opinions Top Stories Sports News
 
 
Yahoo News: Top Stories
Yahoo! News: Sports News
Sens. McCain and Ernst, both veterans, oppose Trump’s ban on transgender military service Aaron Judge chips his tooth during celebration (Yahoo Sports)

Sens. McCain and Ernst, both veterans, oppose Trump’s ban on transgender military serviceSens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, quickly announced their opposition Wednesday to President Trump’s Twitter announcement that the U.S. military would not “accept or allow” transgender military service members.


Aaron Judge

The Yankees star rookie took a helmet to the mouth during a post-win celebration, but he will still be cleared to play again tomorrow.


New Developments in Murder-at-sea Case Winners and losers for USMNT at the Gold Cup (Yahoo Sports)

New Developments in Murder-at-sea CaseA man has been taken into federal custody for allegedly killing his wife after other passengers heard screams coming from their room.


Winners and losers for USMNT at the Gold Cup

The Americans won their sixth continental crown on Wednesday, but not everyone gave a good account of themselves in the process.


Popular Ride Shut Down After Deadly Fair Accident Fournette docked for being overweight (Yahoo Sports)

Popular Ride Shut Down After Deadly Fair AccidentThe Ohio State Fair reopened the day after the tragic accident took the life of an 18-year-old man who had just enlisted in the Marines; state fairs across the country shut down the same ride and others like it.


Leonard Fournette

The highly touted rookie running back is already running into trouble for showing up to camp a few pounds too heavy.


Grandmother lays in pool of blood playing dead after being attacked night before her husband's funeral Biles shares humorous post-surgery video (Yahoo Sports)

Grandmother lays in pool of blood playing dead after being attacked night before her husband's funeralAn Arizona community is reeling after a grandmother was beat up in her home by an unknown assailant, and forced to lay in her own blood for hours playing dead for fear that her attacker would return. Jesse Leetham said in a Facebook that his grandmother was attacked after 11 p.m. the night before her husband’s funeral, shortly after he left her home. The 82-year-old grandmother was washing dishes when she was assaulted, according to a press release from the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.


Biles shares humorous post-surgery video

Star Olympic gymnast Simone Biles was dazed and confused after her wisdom teeth were taken out, and she let her fans know it.


Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning Will Irving be better off without LeBron? (Yahoo Sports)

Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowningNEW YORK (AP) — A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday.


Will Irving be better off without LeBron?

Will Kyrie Irving will be a true superstar with his own team out of LeBron James' shadow? That's the big question surrounding the ordeal.




 Charlotte Local News   
 
 

Charlotte Views and Opinions
 
The Importance of Free Press in a Democracy

Before we can understand the importance of a free press in a democracy, we need to grasp what it means to have a free press. The Cambridge Dictionary tells us that a free press allows all media outlets to express whatever opinions they desire. That means, it says, that they are enabled to “criticize the government and other organizations.” So why would that be relevant in a democracy?

Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
Advertise on TNCN