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March Madness roundup: Zion Williamson leads Duke to win, UNC dominates

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The first round of the NCAA tournament concluded Friday night as Zion Williamson and No. 1 seed Duke dominated North Dakota State.

Lonzo Ball cuts ties with BBB co-founder Alan Foster over money allegations

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has ended all business ties with Big Baller Brand co-founder Alan Foster due to money allegations.

March Madness: Draymond Green, Michigan State players defend Tom Izzo

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Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo has former players coming to his defense after he received criticism for his fiery intercation with freshman Aaron Henry.

Fiery bus crash leaves at least 50 dead in Ghana

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Two buses collided and burst into flames Friday in central Ghana, local police said, killing at least 50 people.

Experts gather at Harvard to discuss future food solutions

2 days ago from Harvard Science

The keys to feeding the 10 billion people expected on Earth by midcentury read like a thoughtful laundry list that’s both reassuring and daunting: new technology, more seafood, more efficient small farms, less...

US EPA finalizes methylene chloride ban

2 days ago from C&EN

Agency bans use in consumer paint and coating removers, requests input on commercial uses

US corporations advertise on hookup sites—unwittingly

3 days ago from Physorg

Ads for major US corporations like General Electric and home improvement retail chain Lowe's are appearing, often without their knowledge, on internet hookup sites, underscoring advertisers' difficulty in controlling their...

Digital scrapbooking site Pinterest files for IPO

3 days ago from Physorg

Digital scrapbooking site Pinterest on Friday filed for an initial public offering of stock.

Red Sox, Chris Sale agree to $150M extension

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The Boston Red Sox have to a contract extension with ace pitcher Chris Sale.

Instagram plans to block anti-vaccine hashtags

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Instagram has announced a plan to block anti-vaccine hashtags to combat medical misinformation spreading across the internet.

Humans can be tricked just like computers

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Using the same visual tricks that trip up computers, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have managed to get humans to think like CPUs.

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran targeting defense program

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The United States imposed new sanctions on Iran, targeting people involved in nuclear and missile research programs, the U.S. Treasury Department announced.

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg honored with specialty beer

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A beer honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be available next week, the Boston Beer Co., makers of Samuel Adams beer, announced Friday.

Mexican President Lopez Obrador's baseball passion shows in budget

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who for several years has not hid his passion for baseball, approved unprecedented state funding to promote the sport, but generated a controversy, El...

March Madness: UCF's Tacko Fall dwarfs reporter in photo

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University of Central Florida center Tacko Fall showed just how tall he is, posing for a photo while standing next to a reporter.

Report: Homes sales surge from January to February

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Existing home sales surged 11.8 percent in February from January, the strongest boost the industry has since December 2015, the National Association of Realtors said Friday.

Look: Maryland man's license plate brings lottery luck

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A Maryland man won more than 17,600 from a lottery game by playing the numbers from his car's license plate.

War of Will looks to sweep New Orleans series en route to Kentucky Derby

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War of Will can cement his status as leading Kentucky Derby candidate with a win in Saturday's Louisiana Derby; Winx runs again in Australia.

GM will build new electric vehicle, add 400 jobs at Orion plant

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General Motors will invest $300 million in its Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan, adding 400 new jobs plus a new all-electric vehicle to its lineup.

Former NBA great Shaquille O'Neal becomes Papa John's board member

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Former NBA great Shaquille O'Neal joined Papa John's board of directors, the pizza company announced Friday.

Uber picks New York Stock Exchange for IPO

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Uber Technologies Inc. selected the New York Stock Exchange for its initial public offering, now expected to happen in April.

Vanderbilt fires basketball coach Bryce Drew after three seasons

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Bryce Drew is out of a job after three seasons of coaching at Vanderbilt.

$1,000 offered for Marvel-watching 'dream job'

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A website is offering a $1,000 "dream job" to a person willing to sit down and watch all 20 currently available Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in a row.

Watch: Wofford's Fletcher Magee breaks NCAA 3-point record

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Wofford's Fletcher Magee set the Division I record for career 3-pointers during the Terriers' win against Seton Hall in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

CVS to sell topical CBD products made from cannabis extract

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CVS Pharmacy will start selling hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, products in eight states.

Cars are regulated for safety – why not information technology?

3 days ago from Physorg

As the computing industry grapples with its role in society, many people, both in the field and outside it, are talking about a crisis of ethics.

GM announces jobs, electric vehicle after Trump criticism

3 days ago from Physorg

Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a...

Watch: Courteney Cox says Johnny McDaid wrote her a 'beautiful' song

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"Friends" alum Courteney Cox discussed Johnny McDaid and their long-distance relationship with the Snow Patrol musician.