SOUTH CAROLINA WINS 1ST-EVER NCAA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP OVER MISSISSIPPI ST
Mississippi State slayed the giant, but South Carolina ended up with the spoils.
The Gamecocks are the 2017 NCAA women’s national champions after their 67-55 win over the No. 2 seed Bulldogs in Sunday’s title game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
While Mississippi State snapped Connecticut’s 111-game winning streak in the semifinals Friday night, it couldn’t replicate the magic in its third straight matchup against a No. 1 seed in this tournament.
How Could Trump Go It Alone On North Korea?:
US President Donald Trump says he stands ready to fix the nuclear threat posed by North Korea — with or without China.
Trump didn’t elaborate on exactly how he plans to stop North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un from developing his arsenal, and some analysts have suggested his cryptic comments could be simply be a way to unbalance Xi Jinping ahead of Thursday and Friday’s landmark summit.
Severe Weather Hits US Southeast, Claims Two Lives:
Severe weather bringing strong winds and potential flooding is battering the Southeast, with a tornado in Louisiana claiming two lives Sunday morning.
A 38-year-old woman and her daughter, 3, died when the tornado with winds of 100 mph blew their mobile home off its foundations in St. Martin Parish, the National Weather Service and local sheriff’s office said.
Strong storms could still produce tornadoes in the area from southeastern Louisiana into central and southern Mississippi overnight, before moving further east early Monday, CNN Meteorologist Michael Guy said.
14-Year-Old Charged In Chicago Sex Assault Streamed Online:
Chicago police have arrested a 14-year-old boy in a group sexual assault on a teenage girl that was broadcast on Facebook live.
The teen faces charges including aggravated criminal sexual assault and manufacturing and disseminating child pornography, police said in a media statement.
He is the “first of several juvenile offenders” from the March 19 assault to be charged, and additional arrests are expected as the investigation continues, the statement said. Police have previously said they were looking for as many as six people who were shown in the video of the assault.
Suspect Discussed Smoking Crack Before I-85 Collapse, Affidavit Shows:
The man accused of arson in a massive fire that collapsed part of Interstate 85 in Atlanta discussed smoking crack with two others before the blaze started, an arrest affidavit shows.
Basil Eleby is charged with first-degree arson and criminal damage to property, authorities said.
Eleby and his two companions, Sophia Bruner and Barry Thomas, are believed to be homeless. They were arrested in connection with Thursday evening’s fire, said Jay Florence, the state safety fire commissioner.