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NBA, FIBA launching 12-team league in Africa; Barack Obama to have hands-on role

The league is scheduled for launch in January of 2020 and will be the NBA’s first collaboration to run a pro sports league outside of North America.        

Time /
Several Floors Collapsed at a Russian University Building in St. Petersburg

Russian media said about 80 people were evacuated from the building

MSNBC /
Adam Silver on talk about a career switch: 'I couldn't be happier' as NBA Commissioner

On Saturday, the league announced in 2020 it will launch the Basketball Africa League, featuring 12 teams from Africa.

CBS /
Adam Silver, NBA announce Basketball Africa League, set to launch in 2020

Adam Silver continues to grow the game outside of the United States

The Guardian /
Democrats seek 'best way' to force Trump to reveal private Putin talks

House intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff taking legal steps to try to compel administration officials to turn over documentsDemocrats are ...

CNN /
Building collapses in St. Petersburg

A building collapsed in St. Petersburg on Saturday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Emergency told CNN.

ABC /
Floors collapse at Russian university in St. Petersburg

Part of the roof and several floors of university building in Russia collapsed.

Reuters /
NBA and FIBA to launch pro league in Africa

The NBA's first professional basketball league outside of North America will begin in Africa next year, the NBA and the sport's global governing body announced on Saturday.

Washinton Post /
Floors collapse at Russian university in St. Petersburg

Part of the roof and several floors of university building in Russia’s second-largest city collapsed Saturday, but officials say there were no casualties

Reuters /
Russian university building partly collapses, no casualties: agencies

A university building partly collapsed on Saturday in the Russian city of St Petersburg, trapping people under debris, but emergency services ...

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No casualties after Russian university building partly collapses: Interfax

Russian emergency services have reported no casualties after a university building in the city of St Petersburg partly collapsed on Saturday, ...

CBC /
University building in St. Petersburg partially collapses

Russian emergency authorities say several floors of a university building in Russia's second-largest city have collapsed.

Reuters /
Russian court extends custody of Baring Vostok's Calvey until April

A Russian court on Saturday ordered Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms accused of fraud, to be kept in custody until April 13.

Reuters /
Russian court orders Baring Vostok's Calvey to be kept in custody until April 13

A Moscow court has ordered Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey to be kept in custody until April 13.

NBC /
Judge says Paul Manafort gave false statements to protect a Russian conspirator

His attempts to shield a Russian conspirator "gives rise to legitimate questions about where his loyalties lie," the judge said.

The Guardian /
Roger Stone: Mueller discloses evidence Trump adviser communicated with Wikileaks

Stone says evidence is ‘innocuous Twitter direct messages’ that prove ‘absolutely nothing’The US special counsel, Robert Mueller, disclosed for the ...

NBC /
White House press secretary interviewed by special counsel's office

News of the sitdown comes as the probe into Russian collusion and the Trump campaign is believed to be coming to an end.

Politico /
Mueller interviewed Sarah Sanders in Russia probe

The details of the sit-down are not publicly known, but Mueller likely has interest in Sanders’ role crafting statements about the Trump team’s interactions with Russian nationals.

VoA /
Gucci Vows Diversity Hiring After ‘Blackface’ Sweater

Italian fashion house Gucci announced a major push Friday to step up diversity hiring as part of a long-term plan to build cultural awareness at the luxury fashion company following an uproar over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface. Gucci also said it will hire a global director for diversity and inclusion, a newly created role that will ...

Reuters /
Senate inquiry to probe Russian agent's meetings with Treasury, Fed

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has launched an inquiry into meetings in 2015 between top Obama administration officials, a Russian central banker and Maria Butina, who has pleaded guilty to conspiring to work as a Russian agent to influence American foreign policy.

CBS /
GM now in the electric bike business

Detroit automaker initially plans to launch two-wheeled vehicles in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands

VoA /
Year in Space Put US Astronaut's Disease Defenses on Alert 

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared with those of ...

Time /
The Green New Deal Could Launch Republican Climate Solutions

The attention surrounding the Green New Deal rollout last week seemed to underscore the entrenched partisanship of addressing climate change: ...

NY Times /
‘Russian Doll’: What to Read About the Hit Netflix Series

Arguably the first true TV hit of 2019, the series has people dissecting and analyzing it several weeks after its debut. Here’s the best of what’s ...

Reuters /
Iran confirms second failed satellite launch: NBC News

Iran bid to launch a second satellite in the past two months has failed, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with NBC News published on Friday.

Reuters /
NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid programme delays

NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing Co.

Reuters /
NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid program delays

NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing Co.

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