Things you should know today: 3/19/18


What. Just. Happened?! NCAAs amp up the March Madness

Carlos Osorio
Michigan State guard Cassius Winston (5) walks off the court as Syracuse celebrates a 55-53 win in a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

One word succinctly describes what’s transpired so far in the NCAA Tournament: Madness. But even that’s probably underselling it. A comeback for the ages by Nevada. An entire region left without a Top 4 seed in the Sweet 16 for the first time in tourney history.

Trump keeps up attacks on escalating Russia investigation

Evan Vucci
FILE – In this March 15, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is questioning the impartiality of Robert Mueller’s investigation and says the probe is groundless, while raising doubts about whether a fired top FBI official kept personal memos outlining his interactions with Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

President Donald Trump kept up his attack on the escalating Russia investigation, insisting in a new tweet Monday that it was “a total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!” The comment came a day after a top White House lawyer tried to calm speculation that the president was considering firing the special counsel leading the probe.

Austin likely facing ‘serial bomber,’ police chief says

Eric Gay
Officials work and stage near the site of Sunday’s deadly explosion, Monday, March 19, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Police warned nearby residents to remain indoors overnight as investigators looked for possible links to other package bombings elsewhere in the city this month. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Fear escalated across Austin on Monday after the fourth bombing this month — this time, a blast that was triggered by a tripwire and demonstrated what police said was a “higher level of sophistication” than the package bombs used in the previous attacks.

US college student missing in Bermuda, police issue flyers

This undated photo released by the Bermuda Police Service shows American college student Mark Dombroski, who has been reported missing in Bermuda. (Courtesy of Bermuda Police Service via AP)

An American college student has been reported missing in Bermuda.

Bermuda police say 19-year-old Mark Dombroski was on a rugby tour with Saint Joseph’s University, of Philadelphia, when he disappeared early Sunday.

Police say he was last seen around 1 a.m. at The Dog House, a bar and restaurant in Hamilton, the island’s capital. They are asking for the public’s help in locating the missing teen, circulating a flyer with his photos.

The police say “there is concern for his well-being.”

Saint Joseph’s is a Roman Catholic Jesuit university. It issued a statement saying it has been in touch with the freshman’s family and “continues to pray for his safe return.”

If It Fits, I Sits… – Cole and Marmalade

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