Google teams with J&J on robotic surgery

Google and Johnson & Johnson said they would seek to improve techniques for robotic-assisted surgery -- a minimally invasive procedure that uses technology to give surgeons greater control, access and accuracyUS health care giant Johnson & Johnson announced plans Friday to collaborate with Google on surgical robotics. "The companies seek to develop new robotic tools and capabilities for surgeons and operating room professionals that integrate best-in-class medical device technology with leading-edge robotic systems, imaging and data analytics," the statement said. Robotics has been used to improve accuracy in operating rooms for around 15 years, including in heart, eye and prostate surgery.



Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro 2016 bids

(From L) Spain's David de Gea, Iker Casillas and Sergio Andres run during a training session at the Sport City training ground in Las Rozas, near Madrid, on March 25, 2015, ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifying match against UkraineA rejuvenated Spain recommence their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign at home to Ukraine in Seville on Friday, while the prospect of seeing Harry Kane make his debut is the main attraction as England face Lithuania. In their first outing since a 1-0 friendly loss to Germany in November, reigning European champions Spain put their record of never having lost at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on the line as they face Ukraine in qualifying Group C. Vicente del Bosque's side are second in the group after four games, three points behind Slovakia, who beat Spain in October.



Juror dismissed in murder trial of ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, sits with his defense attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The judge overseeing the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has dismissed a juror for personal reasons.



US stock indexes are slightly higher at end of a tough week

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, file photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks were mostly unchanged Friday, March 27, 2015, after four straight days of losses. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were slightly higher Friday after four straight days of losses. The price of oil slipped following a big gain the day before, when traders worried that the escalating conflict in the Middle East would affect the flow of crude from the region.



Romania questions ex-minister over 3 Picassos, 100 paintings

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors investigating an alleged bribery scheme have questioned the former finance minister about the origins of 100 paintings, including three works by Pablo Picasso.


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