stayontheblack.com

World

Hot-shooting Villanova runs over Kansas, into title game

The Villanova Wildcats last won the national championship back in 2016. Quick grades for five aspects of KU's 95-79 loss to Villanova in the season finale at the Final Four in San Antonio . 1-seeded Wildcats. Both squads have put an enormous effort forth to get to this point but took remarkably different paths to reach this final game. Nine of those 21 points came from Duncan Robinson , who can be a big X-Factor in the championship game on Monday if he can keep up with Villanova from ...

World

Eddie Redmayne Pays Tribute to Stephen Hawking at His Funeral

Thousands of people lined the streets outside the Great St Mary's Church to pay respect for someone they say wasn't just a great scientist, but a great man. Actor Eddie Redmayne has given an emotional reading at the funeral of professor Stephen Hawking , as mourners turned out in Cambridge to farewell the eminent physicist and author.

World

Russia Tests 'Satan' Ballistic Missile After Expelling US Diplomats

The country's defense ministry released a video showing what it said was the launch of a RS-28 "Sarmat" missile from a base in Plesetsk in northwest Russian Federation, close to the Arctic Circle. The Sarmat has a payload of 10 tonnes, meaning it could hold 10 heavy warheads, or fewer warheads and a massive amount of countermeasures created to combat missile defenses.

World

Watch Will Smith try to romance Sophia the robot

I. robot capable of lying unlike her predecessor Hans. They are not for me", she admitted. Sharing a screenshot of the weird date to his Instagram, Smith referenced his 2004 flick I, Robot . The outspoken robot also was in the headlines when she had a few choice words for inventor Elon Musk after he warned humanity about the risks concerning artificial intelligence .

World

The Police Officer Who Shot & Killed Alton Sterling Has Been Fired

L Chris Stewart, a lawyer representing two of Sterling's five children, said the newly released videos show officer Salamoni attacked Sterling without provocation "like a wild dog". Salamoni's lawyer, John McLindon, told NBC News on Tuesday that Sterling tested positive for methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, fentanyl and alcohol.

World

North and South Korea to hold summit in April

US plans announced earlier this month to impose hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports added urgency to the trade negotiations. While the two nations navigate cautiously towards a peaceful solution to the crisis, Washington - South Korea's major ally in the region - has been sending mixed signals.

World

Felon's 2016 Vote Just Earned Her 5 Years in Prison

However, she was still on probation for a previous felony tax fraud conviction and was on supervised release, The Dallas Morning News reported . She was given a provisional ballot, plus an affidavit to sign that noted convicted felons must have completed their full sentences, including supervised release.

World

Bottoms: Ransomware incident 'attack on all of us'

Atlanta's public safety services such as 911, police and fire-rescue are unaffected by the breach. The city said Wednesday there's no evidence that customer or employee data was compromised during the cyberattack . Most planning services are still available in person, but officials say processing times may take longer than normal. Attempted ransomware attacks against local governments in the United States have become unnervingly common.

World

Adnan Syed of 'Serial' Is Getting a New Trial

However, prosecutors manage to appeal that decision. Rabia Chaudry , the attorney who wrote a book based on Syed's story and fought for years to prove his innocence (including on Serial ), celebrated the news via Twitter. A new trial is not yet written in stone. The Serial podcast put the name Adnan Syed into hundreds of thousands of conversations in 2014. It was downloaded more than 175 million times and won a Peabody Award .

World

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent charged with leaking classified information

The Department of Justice inspector general has announced it will investigate the FBI over the use of a FISA court order to spy on a Trump campaign adviser, after the House Republican memo claimed the process was abused. Sessions in November managed to deflect from making a decision on whether to formally appoint a special counsel by saying he had directed " senior federal prosecutors " to examine the Clinton-related issues, who would then "make recommendations as to whether any matters not ...

World

Harry and Meghan are inviting 250 armed forces members to their wedding

This will make it one of the biggest operations in the force's history. Other security measures include an extensive network of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology and CCTV alongside hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barriers to prevent the use of cars or vans in an attack.

World

Russian Federation responds quid pro quo to diplomats' expulsions

He said Britain had informed Moscow of the state of health of Yulia Skripal on Thursday and that Russian Federation had asked again for access to her as a citizen. Russian Federation has denied these allegations and demanded solid evidence. "We have suggested that the United States authorities, which have encouraged and inflated a campaign of slander against our country, should come to their senses and cease thoughtless actions that destroy bilateral relations", the ministry said.

World

Date set for first inter-Korean summit since 2007

Kim and President Trump. South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyun (C) crosses the border line to attend a high-level inter-Korea talks on the northern side of the border truce of village of Panmunjom on March 29, 2018. On Wednesday, Chinese news agency Xinhua quoted Kim as saying the nuclear weapons issue could be resolved if South Korea and the U.S. respond to North Korea's efforts "with goodwill".

World

Brexit countdown: One year to go as PM urges unity

Starting her tour in Scotland, May met workers in a textile factory, focusing on the future benefits she said Brexit could bring for trade. It was on March 29, 2017 that the May government set in motion the two-year exitprocess under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by sending a letter to Brussels about the UK's decision to leave the European Union after the 2016 referendum resulted in a 52%-48% leave vote.

World

ICE detainee who escaped custody at JFK Airport ID'd

Tuesday, said Khaalid Walls, a spokesman with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The New York Daily News reports that Mbacke is "violent" and was being deported for multiple weapons and firearms offenses. Federal authorities would know if he is still at large. Mbacke was last spotted wearing a black or purple shirt, jeans, and sneakers. Port Authority officers were notified about the escape 45 minutes after it occurred.

World

Prepare yourself for a week of rain and snow

After any early morning precip, Wednesday will feature more clouds than sun... temps will peak near 50. Heavier rain will move in Thursday . The weather service issued a flood watch Monday that will continue through Thursday night for northeast Oklahoma, northwest Arkansas, southern Missouri and southern IL.

World

Trump Aide Spoke During Campaign to Associate Tied to Russian Intelligence

Gates, who was Manafort's right-hand man in the Trump campaign and in the lobbying business, has struck a plea deal , admitting conspiracy and lying to the FBI, and agreeing to cooperate with Mueller's investigation into Trump campaign links with the Kremlin.

World

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept debuts in NY

The new Volkswagen concept closely previews a second Atlas model planned to go on sale in various markets, including North America and China, in 2019 as part of a global SUV offensive initiated by the German auto maker under the title "Moving Forward".

World

Body Found in Nevada County Identified as Missing Actress Adea Shabani

Discrepancies in Spotz's alibi raised warning bells but he disappeared before police could track him down for further questioning. Spotz fatally shot himself in the head after the short pursuit. During the investigation into Shabani's disappearance, Hayes said Spotz and his fiancee drove from Los Angeles to her parents' home in Fort Morgan, Colorado , just outside of Denver.

World

Afghanistan thrash West Indies to win World Cup qualifying final

Most of the teams were quite evenly matched and we had some really close encounters and most of the games were thrilling. On behalf of Zimbabwe Cricket, I wish to express our sincerest gratitude to the thousands of Zimbabweans, young and old, for warmly embracing the game of cricket and making the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 a truly memorable experience.

World

China terms USA stance on HR 'arrogant'

The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 669 points, or almost 2.8 percent, to 24,203. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is reportedly considering a trip to Beijing to discuss the requests. China, for its part, has taken a measured response to USA pressure, seeking dialogue to avoid a damaging trade war. ANALYST TAKE: "Naturally, the prospect of a trade war between the world's two largest economies has weighed heavily on risk appetite over the last couple of weeks with USA equity markets ...

World

Uber sells Southeast Asia business to Grab after costly battle

Talks with the Philippines' privacy watchdog will follow after Uber sold its entire Southeast Asian business to rival Grab. Grab has always been the dominant force in ride-hailing in Southeast Asia and speculation mounted that a deal with Uber was on the cards after Japanese financial titan Softbank invested huge sums in the USA firm.

World

Cops who fatally shot Alton Sterling in 2016 will not face charges

The death of Alton Sterling was a tragedy that evoked deep grief and anger across Baton Rouge and Louisiana. On Tuesday, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced that the state would not bring criminal charges against the two police officers involved with Alton Sterling's death in 2016.

World

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu hospitalized with 'high fever'

Netanyahu fell ill in mid-March and cancelled his public schedule for five consecutive days. The Prime Minister's personal physician, Dr. Zvi Berkowitz, said earlier on Tuesday that he does not believe that Netanyahu was been able to have the rest he required to recover from an illness he suffered two weeks ago, and that his symptoms had consequently exacerbated.

World

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels seven Russian staff in solidarity with United Kingdom over Salisbury attack

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation joined 25 governments around the world Tuesday in expelling Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack in Britain, marking what London called a "turning point" in the West's relations with Moscow.