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Police officer wounded, suspect killed in Boston shootout

BOSTON (AP) — A suspect in a motor vehicle stop opened fire on police on Friday evening and seriously wounded a decorated officer before being killed by other officers at the scene, authorities said. An apparent bystander also was shot.

Officer John Moynihan, 34, was shot just below his right eye …

Policing

Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 victory over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the South Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

The victory puts Gonzaga (35-2) in the …

Gonzaga Bulldogs

South Carolina last-second shot helps avoid UNC upset

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina beat North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16.

Mitchell finished with 18 points for the No. 1-seeded Gamecocks (33-2), who had to fight the entire way to …

South Carolina

Lousiville reaches East Regional final with 75-65 win over N.C. State

Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State, 75-65, on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Louisville (27-8), the fourth seed in the East and seeking to make its third Final Four in four …

Staples Center

Duke reaches South Regional final with 63-57 victory over Utah

Mike Krzyzewski and Duke are one win away from getting back to the NCAA Final Four, this time with a talented group of freshmen.

Justise Winslow had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the South Regional's top-seeded Blue Devils in their 63-57 Sweet 16 victory over revived Utah on Friday night.

Duke (32-4) …

Mike Krzyzewski

Michigan State is back in Elite Eight with 62-58 win over Oklahoma

Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA tournament East Regional semifinal on Friday night.

Counted out for nearly done in February, the Tom Izzo-coached Spartans (26-11) are instead headed to the Elite Eight for …

Michigan State

UCLA can't shoot way out of trouble, loses to Gonzaga in NCAA Sweet 16

Exactly 38 minutes had passed since UCLA's season ended, and Norman Powell sat at a locker, not yet ready to take off the uniform he had worn for four years.

"It's my last year ever wearing these four letters across my chest," he had said moments before, so as teammates around him changed into …

Gonzaga Bulldogs

An 'obnoxious gesture'? L.A. architect Thom Mayne's tower in the Alps draws ire

Release a rendering of a very tall, very shiny glass tower looming over an idyllic mountain village and the Internet goes bananas. That's what happened earlier this week when Morphosis Architects of Los Angeles released its design renderings for a new luxury hotel in Vals, a low-key spa town in the …

Architecture

The Cleveland Cavaliers saved their season with 2 gutsy trades

On January 5, the Cleveland Cavaliers were a ho-hum 19-16. They were on pace to start the playoffs on the road, and LeBron James was taking a two-week break to rest his injured knees and back.

Over the course of the next 48 hours, the Cavs took a gamble in shaking up what was supposed to be a …

Cleveland Cavaliers

How your eyes give away if you are in love or just lusting

Love may be blind, but a study by University of Chicago researchers has found one unit of measurement that might help us know whether it's love or lust at first sight, and, baby, it's all in the eyes.

According to the study published in Psychological Science, where your blind date looks at you could …

Romantic Love

Slack's security breach may be worse than it's letting on

Earlier today the work-based chat application Slack revealed that its database was breached. The company, which is said to be worth something north of $2 billion, confirmed in a blog post that “there was unauthorized access to a Slack database storing user profile information.”

Security researchers …

Security

James Bond is back in the first teaser trailer for 'Spectre'

The first teaser trailer for the next James Bond movie, “Spectre,” debuted on 007.com and it’s shrouded in mystery.

Daniel Craig returns as 007 in the 24th Bond film.

2012's "Skyfall" made over $1 billion in theaters.

"Spectre" is in theaters November 6, 2015.

James Bond

Kleiner Perkins celebrates its victory while Ellen Pao thanks her supporters

Now that the dust has cleared and the final verdict is in, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Ellen Pao have issued their final statements on the gender discrimination lawsuit that's kept Silicon Valley on the edge of its seat for weeks now.

“Today’s verdict reaffirms that Ellen Pao’s claims have …

Kleiner Perkins

These 2 emerging giants are the biggest beneficiaries of cheap oil

We are living in a world obsessed with oil and its price movements. Some time back, when all the trade pundits were predicting a stable 100$ benchmark, the prices fell… and how! The current fall in the oil price has been particularly harsh and excruciating for some of the prominent players such as …

Oil

People are genetically modified too

Human beings' ancestors have routinely stolen genes from other species.

OPPONENTS of genetically modified crops often complain that moving genes between species is unnatural.

Leaving aside the fact that the whole of agriculture is unnatural, this is still an odd worry.

It has been known for a while …

Genetics

People on Twitter say #ThankYouEllenPao

The jury has ruled against Ellen Pao in all four counts in her gender discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, meaning she's entitled to no damages and Kleiner Perkins is off the hook.

Twitter erupted shortly after the verdict was first announced, before we knew the jury would …

Kleiner Perkins

Here's how Ellen Pao reacted to her loss

After losing her discrimination lawsuit against VC firm Kleiner Perkins, Ellen Pao first gave a prepared statement to the press, then took to Twitter to thank supporters and express hope that her suit wasn't all in vain.

Here's what she said:

There was no number 8 .

Pao has this quote from Martin …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals want protection from 'political retaliation'

(Reuters) - An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals.

The action filed on Thursday by the Public Employees for …

Research

The promise of economic 'escape velocity' is a joke

The consistency with which nearly every report on the US economy has deteriorated over the last few months is astonishing.

Only the jobs report has been spared that sharp downdraft. So we blame the weather, which in parts of the US was truly atrocious, while in other parts, particularly in …

Economics

Hillary Clinton deleted everything on her email server

There are no longer any copies of tens of thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state.

In a statement released on Friday, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina), the chairman of the House of Representatives committee dedicated to investigating the 2012 terrorist attack on the …

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton Defies Subpoena, 'Wiped Her Server Clean'

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton failed to provide any new documents to the congressional panel investigating the Benghazi terrorist …

Hillary Clinton

Head of House Benghazi probe says Hillary Clinton wiped email server 'clean'

Hillary Clinton wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it, the leader of the House committee investigating the 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi said Friday.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said the former secretary of state has failed to produce a single new document in recent …

Email

The amount of water it takes to grow almonds in California is just bananas

Water use in California is a hot topic of debate as the state continues its fourth year of drought.

And there's some question as to whether California is misallocating the water that it does have.

Here's a tidbit, from Mother Jones via Marginal Revolution's Alex Tabarrok:

...agriculture uses 80% of …

California

Drought-stricken California can’t catch a break — record heat is about to hit the state

The mercury will be on the rise across California through the end of the week, challenging records across much of the state and helping to intensify the ongoing drought.

Records could fall from Redding to Sacramento and across the Southern Californian cities of Los Angeles and San Diego.

This heat …

California

El Nino is heating the ocean around California, but won't deliver the water desperately needed in the state

El Niño has returned to the Pacific Ocean, according to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), but it is weak and late and not likely to deliver much precipitation to the parched American West.

In an El Niño event, surface waters in the central and eastern Pacific …

Oceans

Here are the best movies coming to Amazon Prime in April

Business Insider's Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. And full disclosure: Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.

If you're planning a movie night anytime soon, we recommend you check out one of these movies.

We've …

Amazon

You've been making guacamole all wrong — here's the best and simplest way

I’m ready for sun. I’m so cold. I’m freezing. It is freezing in New York. Just when you think that spring is around the corner, I walk outside and feel like my legs and fingers are going to fall off from the wind chill. I feel as though New Yorkers have post traumatic weather syndrome.

Every summer …

Guacamole

What every new manager should being doing for their first 3 months on the job

If you've taken over a new team at work, or started a new management job, you may feel the temptation to hit the ground running and dive right in to make changes.

However, that would be a mistake, according to Sallie Krawcheck, chair of global professional women's network Ellevate and former CFO of …

Employment

11 promising drugs poised to be the next billion-dollar blockbusters

The annual Drugs to Watch report from Thomson Reuters is out, identifying 11 "potential blockbusters," a huge increase from the three highlighted in 2014.

The report points to "new-to-market drugs expected to lead the pack in sales and potentially [earn] $1 billion+ by 2019," the company said in a …

Blockbusters

An obscure Italian brand is suddenly the hottest name in teen retail

The Italian clothing company Brandy Melville is the next hot brand in teen retail.

The company, which sells a wide array of tiny crop tops, high-waisted bottoms, and slouchy sweaters, didn't exist in the US until five years ago.

It still has a small store presence in the country — just 18 stores …

Branding