Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for March 9, 2015.
Apple unveils new watch, new MacBook
Apple unveiled its Apple watch – the company's first new product line in five years – Monday. The device will go on sale in April and be priced starting at $349, but go up to $10,000 for the 18-karat solid gold version. The company also introduced a new, thinner MacBook, and an exclusive partnership with HBO to launch the cable network's streaming service.
[Read more from CBS News]
University of Oklahoma frat shut down after racist chant video
A fraternity at University of Oklahoma has been shut down after video surfaced of members chanting racial slurs, and the school's president said he would consider expelling the students who were involved. The national chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity says it has closed the chapter and will expel all members involved.
[Read more from NBC News]
US tourists arrested for carving initials into Rome's Colosseum
Two U.S. tourists from California have reportedly been arrested for carving their initials into a wall inside Rome's Colosseum. The two women, ages 21 and 25, reportedly snapped a selfie with their initials before they were arrested.
[Read more from The Guardian]
'Simpsons' co-creator dies at age 59
Sam Simon, co-creator of Fox's "The Simpsons" and passionate philanthropist for animals, died after a battle with colon cancer. He was 59. He won nine Emmy awards for his work as writer, director and executive producer of the comedy.
[Read more from Reuters]