March Madness, Midwest flooding and more things to start your Thursday morning

March Madness, Midwest flooding and more things to start your Thursday morning

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:44 a.m. ET March 21, 2019 | Updated 3:45 a.m. ET March 21, 2019It’s a magical day for college basketball fans: NCAA tournament tips offMarch Madness has truly arrived with the first Thursday of the NCAA tournament. Sixteen games from four regional sites are on tap. National title contenders Kentucky, Gonzaga…
3 reasons Duke won’t win national title, spoiling March Madness brackets everywhere

3 reasons Duke won’t win national title, spoiling March Madness brackets everywhere

CLOSE Will there be another Loyola-Chicago Cinderella run this year? Maybe. Scott Gleeson thinks these five teams could shock the college basketball world. USA TODAY SportsWhat's the best Duke team of all-time? The Christian Laettner, Bobby Hurley and Grant Hill teams of the early 1990s? The Jay Williams, Shane Battier and Mike Dunleavy version of the early…
No Wednesday winner: Powerball jackpot grows to $625M for Saturday drawing

No Wednesday winner: Powerball jackpot grows to $625M for Saturday drawing

CLOSE If you win the lotto, you may give some of your Enormous loot to close family and friends but you’ll also have to fork some over to the IRS. Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story Buzz60Lottery fever escalated Wednesday night as officials announced no ticket won a $550 million Powerball jackpot. The prize grew to an…
New Zealand bans military-style assault rifles after deadliest attack in nation’s history

New Zealand bans military-style assault rifles after deadliest attack in nation’s history

CLOSE Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the terror suspect sought notoriety, "but we in New Zealand will give him nothing." USA TODAYNew Zealand is banning all assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and military-style semi-automatic rifles in response to the nation's deadliest massacre in history, the country's prime minister announced Thursday.Jacinda Ardern said the ban goes into…
‘I hope we have enough butter’: Costco selling gigantic lobster claws at some stores, shoppers say

‘I hope we have enough butter’: Costco selling gigantic lobster claws at some stores,...

CLOSE The wholesale giant stocks some bulk items that catch a lot of customer attention. USA TODAYGiant tubs of macaroni and cheese may have met their match.There's a new super-size product at Costco – giant lobster claws.Shoppers have been sharing photos of the massive crustaceans on Instagram, some shown with Costco's Kirkland brand on the label.According to…
Trump escalates attacks on John McCain, says never got a ‘thank you’ for approving late senator’s funeral

Trump escalates attacks on John McCain, says never got a ‘thank you’ for approving...

CLOSE President Donald Trump spoke ill of late Vietnam POW Sen. John McCain to a crowd, which included members of the military. ...
Catholic Church scandal: 395 Illinois priests, deacons accused of sexual misconduct

Catholic Church scandal: 395 Illinois priests, deacons accused of sexual misconduct

Patricia Gallagher Marchant says she was a victim of clergy abuse in a news conference outside the Archdiocese of Chicago on Jan. 2. (Photo: KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI, AFP/Getty Images)CHICAGO – Nearly 400 Catholic clergy members in Illinois have been accused of sexual misconduct, but church officials have only informed congregants of a fraction of those who have faced…
737 Max maker Boeing spent more than $753,000 on candidates, political organizations last month: FEC report

737 Max maker Boeing spent more than $753,000 on candidates, political organizations last month:...

CLOSE President Donald Trump says the U.S. is issuing an emergency order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in the wake of a crash of an Ethiopian Airliner that killed 157 people. (March 13) APWASHINGTON – Chicago-based Boeing spent more than $753,000 on candidates and both Democratic and Republican organizations last month, underscoring…
Six trials for same murders: Supreme Court frowns on racial jury selection tactics of Mississippi prosecutor

Six trials for same murders: Supreme Court frowns on racial jury selection tactics of...

CLOSE In 1996, four people were killed execution-style inside Tardy Furniture, which faces one of the busiest streets in the small town of Winona. Eight days before these murders, a side door key was stolen. Does this theft provide a clue as to how the killers made their getaway? Sarah Warnock and Jerry Mitchell/Clarion LedgerWASHINGTON –…
NCAA tournament bracket tips, for the procrastinators: A final guide to win your March Madness pool

NCAA tournament bracket tips, for the procrastinators: A final guide to win your March...

CLOSE Will there be another Loyola-Chicago Cinderella run this year? Maybe. Scott Gleeson thinks these five teams could shock the college basketball world. USA TODAY SportsForget about those early play-in games? Or, even worse: forget to fill out your bracket? Now is your chance to get it done!USA TODAY Sports has you covered, providing last-minute…
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