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Prosecutors: Evidence Germanwings co-pilot hid illnessMichael Sam: Gay NFL players have reached out to him (Yahoo Sports)

Investigators carry boxes from the apartment of Germanwings airliner jet co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, in Duesseldorf, Germany, Thursday March 26, 2015. On Thursday, French prosecutors said Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, "intentionally" crashed the jet into the side of a mountain Tuesday in the French Alps. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)Police have searched the homes of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in two cities.


Defensive End Michael Sam, from Missouri, runs through a drill during the NFL Super Regional Combine football workout, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Michael Sam says there are ''a lot'' of gay players in the NFL and some have reached out to him.


Harry Reid retiring: Democrats who could replace himKentucky overwhelms West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Sweet 16 (Yahoo Sports)


Kentucky's Trey Lyles waves after the team's 78-39 win over West Virginia in a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional semifinals, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Cleveland. Kentucky advanced to face Notre Dame in the regional finals Saturday. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)

Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide. Trey Lyles scored 14 points, Andrew Harrison added 13 and the unbeaten Wildcats, chasing history and a ninth national title, made their 37th straight win look easy, blowing past the Mountaineers 78-39 on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. ''They were what I thought they were,'' West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said.


Inside the elaborate, often unglamorous world of presidential hotel staysDavid Ortiz defends his reputation in column (Yahoo Sports)

President Barack Obama has visited scores of foreign countries in his six years in the White House, conducting high-stakes diplomacy amid high-priced luxury at some of the world’s poshest destinations.


FILE - In this July 13, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, right, yells after flying out to center field as Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro, left, watches, in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Houston. Ortiz, Ryan Howard and Chris Davis faced the most shifts last year, all coming up with a realigned infield in 400 or more plate appearances, according to Baseball Info Solutions. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: ''I never knowingly took any steroids.'' And this, too: ''I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.'' The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in a column Thursday for The Players' Tribune, a website founded by Derek Jeter that gives professional athletes a platform. In 2009, Ortiz was on a list of 104 players who allegedly tested positive during Major League Baseball's 2003 survey of steroid use - results that were supposed to be anonymous.


Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following HouseArizona outlasts Xavier 68-60 to reach West region finals (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this March 24, 2015 file photo. Senators worked into Friday's pre-dawn hours March 27, 2015 on a stack of amendments to the balanced-budget plan, which closely follows a blueprint the House passed Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.


Arizona guard T.J. McConnell reacts after beating Xavier 68-60 in a college basketball regional semifinal in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

T.J. McConnell shook off his terrible first half and a Xavier defender with equal poise, sliding around a screen and finding an open 3-pointer. The senior's shot split the net in the waning minutes and he put Arizona on its way back to the brink of the Final Four. ''He has the ability to take the big shot and make it,'' coach Sean Miller said. ''That's one of the reasons we're here today.'' McConnell scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, freshman Stanley Johnson added 12 and second-seeded Arizona made a dominant late rally for a 68-60 victory over sixth-seeded Xavier in the West Regional semifinals on Thursday night.


Police seek two people unaccounted for after New York explosionTop-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72 (Yahoo Sports)
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people remained unaccounted for on Friday in the wake of an apparent gas explosion that destroyed four New York City apartment buildings and injured 19 people, police said. The blast appeared to have been gas-related, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Private gas and plumbing work was going on in one of the buildings, and Con Edison utility inspectors on the scene an hour earlier had determined the work was not satisfactory. "We are looking into two individuals who are apparently unaccounted for," said a New York Police Department spokeswoman.

Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky, left, and teammate forward Sam Dekker react after beating North Carolina 79-72 in a college basketball regional semifinal in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game. It looked like a repeat of the Big Ten Conference title game, when the Badgers were left for road kill against Michigan State before coming back to win in overtime. The top-seeded Badgers again proved their grit, rallying in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament. Sam Dekker had a career-high 23 points and 10 rebounds, Kaminsky added 19 and Nigel Hayes 12 to send Wisconsin (34-3) into the West Regional final Saturday against No. 2 seed Arizona, which beat sixth-seeded Xavier 68-60.




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Ukraine: Not What It Seems

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Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

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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.

 

 
 
 
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