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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

 

APNewsBreak: MLB average salary drops, AP study finds

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The average major league salary on opening day dropped slightly following an offseason of slashed contracts for many free agents and the decisions to start three highly paid players in the minor leagues, according to study by The Associated Press. The $4.41 million average Thursday fell 0.9 percent from last year’s starting figure of $4.45 million, according to the AP’s calculations. It was only the second drop since the end of the 1994-95 strike, after a 2.7 decrease in 2004. Two late-signing freeRead More


Engineering giant GKN sold to Melrose for £8bn

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright Getty Images Image caption GKN is a partner on the F-35 joint strike aircraft One of Britain’s oldest engineering firms has been sold for £8.1bn to a controversial investment firm. GKN, which has had a hand in making everything from Minis to Spitfires, lost its battle to stay independent. Melrose Industries, which specialises in turning round troubled manufacturing businesses and selling them on, won the backing of 52% of GKN shareholders. Business Secretary Greg Clark said Melrose now had to honourRead More


Coffee shops now must include cancer warning in California Video

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Now Playing: Coffee shops now must include cancer warning in California Now Playing: Drug overdose deaths continue to rise in the US, especially in blacks and Hispanics Now Playing: Did scientists uncover a new human organ? Now Playing: After weight loss surgery, relationships might change as much as weight: Study Now Playing: Drug trend ‘wasping’ mixes insecticide with meth Now Playing: MLB star breaks silence on his eating disorder struggle Now Playing: Harvard researchers suggest they’ve reversed sign of aging in mice NowRead More


Cuba’s best all-inclusive resorts – ABC News

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Cuba’s top all-inclusives are concentrated in Varadero, a peninsula known for its picturesque beaches, and Cayo Coco, an island whose shores are defined by white sand and coral reefs. Interested in Travel? Add Travel as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Travel news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Melia Cayo Coco Oyster.comMelia Cayo Coco A large adult-only beachfront resort from the Spanish Melia chain, this upper-middle-range property features lovely and well-manicured grounds studded with palm trees. The 250Read More


Springer, World Series champ Astros top Texas 4-1 in opener

Daily World News Top Stories business politics World Series MVP George Springer hit a leadoff homer in the season opener for the second year in a row, Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings and the Houston Astros started their championship defense with a 4-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Jake Marisnick also homered for the Astros, whose 57th year as a franchise began with them as reigning World Series champs for the first time. Springer hit a 2-0 pitch off lefty Cole Hamels (0-1) into the right-field seats,Read More


Federal judge rejects Stormy Daniels’ request for expedited trial

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Adult-film star Stormy Daniels – who is trying to get out of a nondisclosure agreement over an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump – might still get her day in court, but it won’t be anytime soon after a California judge Thursday rejected her request for an expedited jury trial. On Tuesday, Daniels filed legal papers asking for a jury trial within 90 days of a judge’s order and the opportunity to depose President Trump and Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney who acknowledgedRead More


The death of Stephon Clark: What we know about the Sacramento police shooting

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Authorities are still investigating the police shooting of Stephon Clark, the unarmed 22-year-old black man who was killed by police in his grandmother’s Sacramento backyard earlier this month. The shooting has sparked widespread protests in California and New York and responses from Black Lives Matter, the NAACP and the Sacramento Kings basketball team. Here’s what we know about the shooting, according to information released by police: — Two officers fired a total of 20 shots at Clark on March 18. The officers wereRead More


Steelers put Le’Veon Bell talks on hold for draft, free agency

Daily World News Top Stories business politics ORLANDO, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Steelers are putting contract negotiations with running back Le’Veon Bell on hold while focusing on free agency and the NFL draft. General manager Kevin Colbert said the team will eventually continue the dialogue with Bell’s reps, but there’s no update on a deal. The Steelers placed the franchise tag on Bell for the second straight year and have until July 16 to execute a long-term deal. Asked whether he’s still optimistic a deal can be reached, Colbert said,Read More


US paves way to hold more pregnant women in immigration jail

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The Trump administration said Thursday that it ended special considerations to generally release pregnant women charged with being in the United States illegally while their cases wind through immigration court. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it scrapped a policy that took effect in August 2016 that pregnant women should be released unless they met limited criteria that required them to be held by law, such as serious criminal histories, or if there were “extraordinary circumstances.” The new policy, which took effect inRead More


Take a peek at Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The world’s largest cruise has set sail this week. Interested in Travel? Add Travel as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Travel news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty ImagesRoyal Caribbean’s “Symphony of the Seas” is presented in Malaga, Spain, March 27, 2018. Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty ImagesRoyal Caribbean’s “Symphony of the Seas” is presented in Malaga, Spain, March 27, 2018. Symphony of the Seas, the latest mega-ship in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class of ships, measures 238 feet tallRead More