• Serena sets up third-round clash with sister Venus
Serena sets up third-round clash with sister Venus

She featured in an exhibition match in Dubai and lost to Ostapenko and also played doubles with sister Venus in the Fed Cup. The first set then featured a tiebreak, where just one mini-break separated both players on the scoreboard as Bertens failed to capitalize on her chances, sending a second-serve return wide and therefore, gifting Williams...

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  • Trump loyalist Pompeo faces North Korea challenge as top diplomat
Trump loyalist Pompeo faces North Korea challenge as top diplomat

As for Tillerson , the former Exxon Mobil CEO whom Trump picked as his administration's top Cabinet official, the president said simply, "we disagreed on things". According to NBC News , Tillerson said late Monday night that the recent poisoning of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom appeared to have "clearly" come ...

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  • Sen Warren not Running for President in 2020
Sen Warren not Running for President in 2020

If the test showed Native American DNA, her claims would be vindicated, and it might even shut down Trump. On Sunday, NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd brought up a MA newspaper editorial calling on her to take a DNA test and asked, "What do you think of that idea?" But she's also been dogged by the allegation that she has claimed Native...

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  • IndiGo and GoAir cancel 70 flights over engine concerns
IndiGo and GoAir cancel 70 flights over engine concerns

Indian carriers have had three mid-air engine failures in less than a month, and the latest directive takes the total number of P&W geared turbofan-powered A320neos grounded to 14. PTI quoted a source as saying that "hundreds of passengers were stranded" after the flights were grounded. An aircraft, on average, operates seven to eight trips a day a...

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  • Rodgers: Derby win puts Celtic a big step closer to the title
Rodgers: Derby win puts Celtic a big step closer to the title

I'm not sure there is a bigger game for us to play in now. Celtic had twice pegged back Rangers in the opening half but lost Jozo Simunovic soon after the break, the defender shown a straight red card for elbowing Alfredo Morelos. "It's incredibly tough, but we were punished by not doing the basics very, very well - passing the ball, shifti...

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  • 3 hostages held by armed individual at California veterans home
3 hostages held by armed individual at California veterans home

The Veterans Home posted on their Facebook page that emergency response protocols were activated and they are working with law enforcement. Camera IconPolice stand outside a veterans home in California. California authorities say they've been trying to contact the gunman holding three veterans program employees hostage at the largest veterans h...

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  • Clinton Police Officers Shot, 1 Killed
Clinton Police Officers Shot, 1 Killed

According to CNN , the two other officers are in stable condition and are being treated for gunshot wounds, one in the arm and the other in the shoulder. " Officer Christopher Ryan Morton gave the ultimate sacrifice last night, and I am grieved to hear of his passing". Morton, who joined the Army in November 2005 and was twice deployed, retur...

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  • Police investigate threat made by Yukon High School student
Police investigate threat made by Yukon High School student

George Police Department wrote in a statement . Detectives with the Prince George's County Police Homeland Security Division have identified and located the suspect who made the threat. Alert students spotted the backpack was "smoking" and immediately contacted school administrators and the school resource officer, according to police.

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  • Where to celebrate International Women's Day in NYC
Where to celebrate International Women's Day in NYC

Take a Selfie visually showing your #PressForProgress Pose to create thunderclap to get IWD and #PressForProgress trending, and the social conversation started. "Women's empowerment in the business sector in Georgia has been impressive in the last couple of years". The campaign theme continues all year with March 8 simply the kickoff for th...

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  • Amazon looks to offer checking accounts for customers
Amazon looks to offer checking accounts for customers

Besides e-commerce and tech, Amazon also has its fingers in the brick-and-mortar retail, grocery , and shipping businesses, to name just a few. In late morning trading, Amazon was at US$1,058.97, up US$8.72, JPMorgan Chase was at US$113.95, up 63 USA cents, and Capital One was at US$97.14, up 42 U.S.

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  • Shannon Airport closes until Saturday
Shannon Airport closes until Saturday

Flights at Dublin aiport have been suspended and the Airport also won't open tomorrow. Passengers had been earlier advised to check flight schedules amid a number of cancelations by carriers but management have now chose to close the Airport from 6pm on Thursday until 5am Saturday morning.

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  • Bank of England weighs in on cryptocurrency debate
Bank of England weighs in on cryptocurrency debate

Other governments and central banks - including those which have heavily regulated or even banned cryptocurrencies - also look upon the blockchain technology favorably, as it has many innovative applications outside the digital currency world.

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  • Winter Olympics 2018: United States men defeat Sweden for first curling gold
Winter Olympics 2018: United States men defeat Sweden for first curling gold

Mr. T was sacked up about them. Speedskating legend Dan Jansen called them. Winning a gold medal at the Olympic Games comes with a lot of perks-respect, admiration, national pride- but not, apparently, upgraded seats on the trip home . Then Shuster drops his five-point dagger, and the place erupts. "These are our friends". Kyle Mack claimed ...

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  • Lower tax rate fuels record profit for Buffett's Berkshire
Lower tax rate fuels record profit for Buffett's Berkshire

The compounded annual return over the last 53 years is 19.1%. Behring also said the board looks forward to continuing its partnership with Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway . The letter, which was notably shorter than in years past, meditated on the investing lessons that the Berkshire chairman and chief executive officer thinks people should take aw...

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  • BB&T says 'technical issue' impacting online, ATM services
BB&T says 'technical issue' impacting online, ATM services

It ended, "As we shared earlier, the outage you've been experiencing was caused by an equipment malfunction in one of our data centers". A BB&T outage that left millions of customers unable to access their accounts overnight is finally starting to be resolved.

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  • Twitter cracks down on bots with policy changes and mass purge
Twitter cracks down on bots with policy changes and mass purge

Twitter Inc. defended it's attempts to purge malicious " bot " accounts after conservative users of the service said they were unfairly targeted. "Today's update to TweetDeck and our developer platform is an important change to ensure we stay ahead of malicious activity targeting conversations on Twitter".

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  • UP Investors Summit 2018: PM Modi points out '4Ps' to progress
UP Investors Summit 2018: PM Modi points out '4Ps' to progress

Finance minister Arun Jaitley in the 2018 budget speech had said that two defense industrial production corridors will be developed in the country. He also announced that two new worldwide airports at Kushinagar and Jewar ( Greater Noida) will also come up besides under the Udyan scheme, 11 cities of the state would have regular air connectivity....

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  • Uber's Express Pool says take a walk
Uber's Express Pool says take a walk

They also would be dropped off at a site that would be a short walk from their final destinations. The idea of Express is to eliminate the often maze-like path traditional Uber POOLs can take as drivers make their way to new passengers, Uber says.

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  • Missing Uber, Lyft driver found alive in LA hospital
Missing Uber, Lyft driver found alive in LA hospital

LAPD tweeted Tuesday morning that he had been "found alive", but did not immediately provide additional details. 'At this time, we do not have all the details. (The) bloodhound went in. The bureau's Missing Person Unit is investigating the scene. Authorities then notified Thiede's family that he had been found.

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  • U.S. stocks climb in early trading
U.S. stocks climb in early trading

Brent crude, used to price worldwide oils, advanced 43 cents to $63.03 per barrel in London. Winners and Losers: DowDuPont and Apple were among the Dow's best-performing stocks. "Little has changed in terms of fundamentals", wrote Gaurav Saroliya, director of global macro strategy at Oxford Economics, in a research note on Sunday.

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  • Dog food brands recalled over possible presence of euthanasia drug
Dog food brands recalled over possible presence of euthanasia drug

The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM ) said on Thursday that it is pulling back shipments of several varieties of wet canned Gravy Train , Skippy and Ol" Roy and Kibble "N Bits brands. People notes that Gravy Train is produced by the Smucker Co.'s Big Heart Pet Brands, which also makes Meow Mix, 9Lives, and Pounce pet edibles. A spokesperson f...

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  • Home ownership has 'collapsed' among middle earners, says IFS
Home ownership has 'collapsed' among middle earners, says IFS

While those on middle incomes have seen the largest fall in ownership rates, those in the top income bracket have been least affected. The economic research specialist said 8% of young adults on low incomes were home-owners now compared with 64% with high incomes.

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  • Rowdy family booted from ship after cruise turns to 'bloodbath'
Rowdy family booted from ship after cruise turns to 'bloodbath'

His 20-year-old son said "a lot of people are bleeding, a lot of people down". "He rang me about 1am this morning and said, "please dad, please dad, call the federal police", Mr Barkho told 3AW . Vision taken by a passenger has surfaced online of a brawl that broke out in a restaurant area on the ship. Carnival's Legend cruise ship was a flo...

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  • Commerce Department Urges Crackdown On Imported Steel And Aluminum
Commerce Department Urges Crackdown On Imported Steel And Aluminum

The Commerce Department recommended a tariff of 7.7% in aluminum imports from all countries, or a tariff of 23.6% on imports from five specific countries. The European Union's trade surplus with the U.S. widened by 6.8 percent over the past year despite threats of a trade war from U.S. President Donald Trump , who has branded the relationship betw...

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  • Ajit Pai's Sinclair Connections Now Under FCC Internal Investigation
Ajit Pai's Sinclair Connections Now Under FCC Internal Investigation

On Thursday, lawmakers said Pai was under investigation for his ties to Sinclair Broadcasting . And the plan this week got a key endorsement from U.S. But the reason that the FCC had focused on JSAs and insisted on giving them special scrutiny was because Sinclair Broadcasting had used the arrangement for more than two decades to drive small t...

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