Ray Allen came off the bench to score 25 points while LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each added 24 Sunday as reigning NBA champion Miami beat Houston 113-104. The Heat had lost five of their prior six games but Miami went on a 15-2 run over the last 3:40 to beat the Rockets and collect a crucial victory. Allen's season-best point total allowed the Heat to snap a two-game home losing streak, Miami's only back-to-back home defeats since the 2010-11 season.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overwhelmingly approving a referendum that sought to unite the strategically important Black Sea region with the country it was part of for more than two centuries.
The mass expansion of Internet domain names could cause havoc for the defence of trademarks in cyberspace, the UN's intellectual property body warned on Monday. "We have this extraordinary expansion that is going on," said Francis Gurry, head of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which oversees global rules against cybersquatting. "That is going to have an impact, which is likely to be significant, on trademark protection. "Trademark owners are very concerned about the impact that this expansion will have on branding systems," he added.