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NCAA President expresses concerns over Indiana religious freedom law

With a week remaining before Indianapolis hosts college basketball's Final Four, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday the association is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people.<p>The proposed legislation would prohibit state and local laws that …

How Facebook Is Failing Local Businesses

The former head of SMB Marketing at Facebook on why social media can no longer help small businesses reach customers.<p>For years, small business owners have been encouraged to adopt social media strategies as a way of engaging their customers after they leave the store. And they listened: 90% of …

Small Business

Cuba allows rare free public Wi-Fi at Havana cultural center

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has allowed the launch of the island's first known free, public Internet service at a Havana cultural center that quietly began offering open Wi-Fi in recent weeks.<p>Dozens of youths have been flocking each day to the center run by famed artist Kcho, whose spokeswoman said state …

Cuba

Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed as battle for Tikrit rages

Dictator’s once-lavish mausoleum all but flattened as Iraqi security forces and Shia militias attempt to drive out Isis<p>The tomb of Iraq’s late dictator Saddam Hussein was virtually levelled in heavy clashes between Isis militants and Iraqi forces in a fight for control of the city of …

Islam

Wesley Matthews out for season with Achilles injury

Amid a five-game winning streak and a burst of confidence on the path toward championship contention, the Portland Trail Blazers announced late Thursday that shooting guard Wesley Matthews is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg.<p>Matthews was injured during the Blazers' …

NBA