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February 21, 2019

Barack Obama, LeBron James and Twitter React to Zion Williamson Injury

Duke star and national player of the year candidate Zion Williamson suffered a knee injury on Wednesday night after his left Nike shoe came apart.
February 21, 2019

Microsoft is placing a HoloLens app on Android this spring

Microsoft is pushing its Windows Mixed Reality platform, which has so far been limited to virtual reality and HoloLens headsets, onto mobile phones. The company is launching an Android-based version of its HoloLens remote assistance app this spring, as well as an iOS-only tool for previewing products. Unlike lots of phone-based augmented reality, neither tool is aimed at consumers. And there’s no sign that Microsoft is backing away from its HoloLens headset. But this move signals that less futuristic mobile AR is increasingly important to the company.
February 21, 2019

GE to downsize Boston headquarters, reimburse state $87 million

BOSTON (AP) — General Electric announced Thursday it will downsize its world headquarters in Boston and will return $87 million that Massachusetts spent as part of an incentives package to lure the company from Connecticut three years ago.
February 21, 2019

NBA, FIBA announce plans for professional league in Africa

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa.The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport’s global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is among those who are expected to have direct involvement with the league’s operations.
February 21, 2019

Shanahan says he hasn’t decided quantity for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting secretary of defense said Saturday he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump’s border wall project.
February 21, 2019

The Latest: Another lawsuit filed against Trump border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits against the Trump administration over a border wall (all times local):
February 21, 2019

Trump orders creation of Space Force, however inside Air Force

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he’d wanted.
February 21, 2019

‘No a part of her life ought to be anybody’s clickbait’: Tabloid’s Malia Obama report attracts rebukes on social media

The Daily Mail might as well have just copied and pasted Malia Obama’s Facebook account and hit publish.
February 21, 2019

Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
February 21, 2019

A University of Rhode Island student died over the weekend

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island says a student suddenly died over the weekend.