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Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in faceWisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona (Yahoo Sports)

cop shotOfficer John Moynihan helped apprehend the Boston Marathon bombing suspects in 2013.


Wisconsin players hold the trophy after beating Arizona 85-78 in a college basketball regional final in the NCAA Tournament to advance to the Final Four, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Sam Dekker hit 5 of Wisconsin's 10 3-pointers in the second half on his way to a second straight career high of 27 points, Frank Kaminsky added 29 points and the top-seeded Badgers beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history. ''Sam Dekker pretty much just crushed our dreams with that shot,'' Arizona guard T.J. McConnell said. Dekker confirmed the Badgers are more than just ''Frank the Tank.'' The junior followed up his career-high 23 points and 10 rebounds in a semifinal win over North Carolina with timely shooting that bailed out the Badgers. ''Incredible game,'' tweeted Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers from his seat behind the Badgers' bench, calling Dekker ''cold blooded.'' Wisconsin (35-3) denied the Wildcats (34-4) a Final Four berth for the second straight year, having beaten them by one point in overtime in Anaheim a year ago when their seeds were reversed.


L.A. commuter train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurtAP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years (Yahoo Sports)

At least 21 hurt when train hits car in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (AP) — A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.


Texas head coach Rick Barnes works his team against Butler during the first half of an NCAA tournament second round college basketball game, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday. The decision came after Texas athletic director Steve Patterson and Barnes met Saturday, according to the people who requested anonymity because the school wasn't expected to make a formal announcement before Sunday. The 60-year-old Barnes shaped Texas into a national basketball power with three Big 12 championships and 16 NCAA Tournament appearances in 17 years. Barnes also led Texas within one game of the Final Four in 2005 and 2008.


Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 deadNotre Dame eyes history, shot at upsetting No. 1 Kentucky (Yahoo Sports)

Somali soldiers take position after a bomb that was detonated at the gate of one of Mogadishu's most popular hotel. Friday, March, 27, 2015, A Somali police official says a suicide bomber has detonated his explosives-laden car at the gate of a hotel popular with government officials in Mogadishu. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says gunfire could be heard inside the Maka-Mukarramah Hotel, but it was not clear if any gunmen had managed to penetrate the hotel's gate( AP P hoto/Farah Abdi Warsameh)MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 24, including six attackers.


Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey answers questions during a news conference at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Cleveland. Notre Dame plays unbeaten Kentucky a regional final on Saturday, with the winner advancing to the Final Four. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Beware, Kentucky. Notre Dame's got next. The Fighting Irish, with a long history of slaying basketball behemoths, stand in Kentucky's path to the Final Four and perhaps the first undefeated season in the college game since Bobby Knight's Indiana squad ran the table 39 years ago. On Saturday night, Notre Dame gets another chance at bringing down this team of teams, one some feel is invincible - you know, like the 1974 UCLA Bruins, who had their 88-game winning streak stopped by ND.


Painstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dimsLucic scores 2 goals in Bruins' 4-2 win over Rangers (Yahoo Sports)

A pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. Nineteen people were injured, four critically, after the powerful blast and fire sent flames soaring and debris flying Thursday afternoon. Preliminary evidence suggested that a gas explosion amid plumbing and gas work inside the building was to blame. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Nancy Borowick, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Searching with hands and dogs through scoops of rubble from three apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, emergency workers painstakingly looked for signs of two missing people Saturday, though authorities acknowledged the chances were slim.


New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) reacts after giving up a goal to Boston Bruins right wing Reilly Smith during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

If the Boston Bruins want an example of what's needed in the final few games to make the playoffs, they can simply watch a replay of the first period against the New York Rangers. Milan Lucic scored twice in the first 10 minutes, Carl Soderberg also scored in the first period, and the Bruins spoiled New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's return after a long layoff with a 4-2 victory over the Rangers. The Bruins moved ahead 1-0 less than 2 minutes into the game when a rebound caromed into the net off Lucic's right skate. The Bruins went on to build a 3-0 lead after one.


Report: Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name'UConn steamrolls past Texas 105-54, reaches regional final (Yahoo Sports)

German and Spanish police officers pay tribute to the victims of the Germanwings plane crash at a memorial in Le Vernet on March 27, 2015German prosecutors cite "medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment."


Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma stands near the bench during the first half of a women's college basketball regional semifinal game against Texas in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)

Geno Auriemma reached another milestone in record fashion. The Hall of Famer became the second coach to achieve 100 victories in the NCAA Tournament as his UConn Huskies pulled off a record rout of Texas, 105-54, on Saturday in the Sweet 16. ''That's lots of wins, 100 wins in the NCAA tournament,'' Auriemma said. ''Some people don't get to play in the NCAA tournament ever or play a couple games.




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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.

 

 
 
 
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