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Sri Lanka attacks: Authorities face scrutiny over advance warnings

Sri Lanka attacks: Authorities face scrutiny over advance warnings

World
Scrutiny fell on rifts in Sri Lanka's leadership on Monday after it emerged that authorities were warned about the group accused in Sunday's bombings.Attacks on churches and hotels killed 290 people and wounded nearly 500.Security agencies had been watching the National Thowheed Jamath jihadist group, reports said, and had notified police about a possible attack.But the prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, and the cabinet were not informed, ministers said.A 'colossal intelligence failure'The prime minister was not privy to security briefings following a rift last year with President Maithripala Sirisena, cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne told a press conference.Mr Sirisena sacked Mr Wickremesinghe and his cabinet in October an...
March Madness: Virginia survives 80-75 win over Purdue to advance to Final Four

March Madness: Virginia survives 80-75 win over Purdue to advance to Final Four

Sports
March 30 (UPI) -- The Virginia Cavaliers were five points better in overtime, moving on to the Final Four Saturday night with an 80-75 win over the Purdue Boilermakers. The Elite Eight matchup to determine the South Region winner in Kentucky could not be decided in 40 minutes of play, and had to go an overtime period with the number one seeded Cavaliers being just a bit better to advance. Virginia advances to its first Final Four since 1984, and will face either No. 2 Kentucky or No. 5 Auburn in the Final Four next weekend in Minneapolis. Purdue star Carsen Edwards nearly got the Boilermakers to the Final Four on his own, as he scored 42 points, 16 in the first half and 26 in the second. He put Purdue up 75-74 with 42 seconds left in the second half. Mamadi Diakite was able to send the...
Champions League: Manchester United, Porto advance to quarterfinals

Champions League: Manchester United, Porto advance to quarterfinals

Sports
March 6 (UPI) -- Manchester United and Porto advanced to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals Wednesday following controversial video reviews. United defeated Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 and advanced on the away goals tiebreaker after a 3-3 aggregate draw following a stunning penalty kick in stoppage time. Diego Dalot's shot hit the arm of PSG's Presnel Kimpembe and bounced out of play for a corner kick. After video review, the referee overturned the decision and awarded a penalty kick for a handball. Manchester United's Marcus Rashford stepped up and delivered a game-winning strike into the net, completing the team's comeback from their 2-0 loss at Old Trafford in the first leg. [embedded content] United struck first with a goal from Romelu Lukaku in the second minute. PSG's Juan Bernat e...
Watch: Red Sox eliminate Yankees, advance to ALCS

Watch: Red Sox eliminate Yankees, advance to ALCS

Sports
Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox used a dominant pitching performance to eliminate the New York Yankees from the 2018 postseason on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. Red Sox starter Rick Porcello allowed just four hits and one run in five innings of work. The Red Sox bullpen allowed just one hit over the final four innings to earn the 4-3 victory. Boston's Game 4 win completed a 3-1 series victory in the American League Division Series. J.D. Martinez put the Red Sox on the board with an RBI sacrifice fly in the top of the third inning. Ian Kinsler scored Steve Pearce on an RBI double later in the frame before Eduardo Nunez singled in Kinsler for a 3-0 Red Sox lead. Christian Vazquez's solo home run in the fourth inning gave Boston a 4-0 advantage. Brett Gardner plated the Yankees' first score ...
Gen Dyn contracted for advance work on Columbia-class submarines

Gen Dyn contracted for advance work on Columbia-class submarines

Business
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Electric Boat has received a $ 480.66 million contract for advance procurement and construction of the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. Work on the contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, will be performed in Quonset, R.I., Newport News, Va., and Groton, Conn., and will be integrated into the lead ship construction in October 2020. The contract is being combined with a previous United Kingdom contract in the amount of $ 10 million. The Columbia-class is expected to replace the current fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines. It will field 16 Trident II D5 nuclear ballistic missiles, along with torpedoes for self-defense. Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles, or SLBM, form a key part of the "nuclear triad" of U.S. ...