Sharapova loses opening match at Miami Open to Gavrilova

March 27th, 2015

Maria Sharapova of Russia, returns a shot from Daria Gavrilova of Russia, at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Maria Sharapova is 0-5 in Key Biscayne finals. This year her loss came at the start.


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Buildings collapse in New York blast

March 27th, 2015

At least 19 people are injured after an explosion causes two buildings to collapse in New York’s East Village.

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Marlins’ Cosart says MLB reviewing his Twitter account

March 26th, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart says Major League Baseball is reviewing his deleted Twitter account as part of an investigation into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating with the investigation.

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Indiana emergency for HIV ‘epidemic’

March 26th, 2015

The governor of Indiana has declared a public health emergency and authorised a needle sharing programme, after an HIV outbreak “reached epidemic proportions” in part of the state.

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Saudi airstrikes targeting rebel military bases in Yemen

March 26th, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials in Yemen say Saudi airstrikes are targeting military installations held by the Shiite rebels who swept into the country’s south and drove the president to flee by sea.

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Deadly tornado rips through Oklahoma

March 26th, 2015

At least one person is killed and several others are injured after a tornado roared through the city of Tulsa in the US state of Oklahoma.

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Recording video grows in use as feature of police stun guns

March 25th, 2015

Hummelstown, Pa., Police officer Lisa Mearkle walks into District Judge Lowell A. Witmer's office in West Hanover Twp., Tuesday, March 24, 2015, for her preliminary arraignment in connection with the shooting death of David Kassick during a traffic stop in February 2015. She was charged with criminal homicide, and is being held without bail over the Feb. 2 shooting. Investigators say Mearkle had incapacitated Kassick with a stun gun and he was on the ground when she shot him twice. She told investigators she thought he was reaching into his jacket for a gun.(AP Photo/PennLive.com, Mark Pynes)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The existence of cameras attached to stun guns was news to a Pennsylvania prosecutor who said Wednesday that a recording made by an officer's own stun gun was the strongest evidence used to charge her this week with homicide for a man's shooting death in February.


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Three Americans among Alps crash dead

March 25th, 2015

Three Americans died in the Alps air crash that killed 150 people, the US state department has confirmed.

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Kraft and Heinz merger to form world’s fifth-largest food company

March 25th, 2015

Kraft macaroni and cheese products on the shelf at a grocery store in Washington(Reuters) – Kraft Foods Group Inc, the maker of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer meats, will merge with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, owned by 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway Inc, to form the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company. Kraft's shares rose about 17 percent in premarket trading after the announcement of the deal, which will bring Heinz back to the public market following its takeover two years ago. The combined company will have revenue of about $28 billion, the companies said in a statement on Wednesday. Kraft shareholders will own a 49 percent stake in the combined company and Heinz shareholders 51 percent.


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Indiana set to enact ‘freedom’ bill

March 25th, 2015

The governor of Indiana is poised to enact a “religious freedom” law, which opponents say will allow state businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

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