March Madness Tournament Bets Will Hit $3 Billion, Gambling Group Says

Americans will bet about $3.1 billion this year march madness college basketball championship tournament, the National Gaming Industry Trade Group predicts. This figure includes legal bets as well as those placed with illegal bookmakers or offshore websites, the American Gaming Association (AGA) said in a new report. An estimated 45 million Americans – 17% of … Read more

Pete Davidson will join the next Blue Origin spaceflight

“Saturday Night Live” actor Pete Davidson will travel to the far reaches of space next week on Blue Origin’s next spaceflight, the company announced Monday. Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos, announced on Monday that it will launch its fourth flight with human passengers on March 23. Mr Davidson will be one … Read more

Jennifer Carnahan, former pro-Trump Minnesota GOP chairwoman, is running for the seat of her late husband

Jennifer Carnahan, the wife of the late Minnesota Congressman Jim Hagedorn and former president of the Minnesota Republican Party, announced Monday that she is running for Congress to fill the seat left vacant when he died last month. “Although my heart still weighs heavily after Jim’s passing, the encouragement I received from all over southern … Read more

Britain announces ‘Homes For Ukraine’ program to sponsor refugees

LONDON — As the humanitarian toll in Ukraine mounts, the British government on Monday announced a program British residents to sponsor Ukrainian refugees, amid widespread criticism of the country’s limited pathways for those fleeing war. Introduced three weeks after the invasion began, the scheme, called ‘Homes for Ukraine’, offers a new route for Ukrainian refugees … Read more

After confrontation, Juilliard chairman retains board support

When charismatic former New York City Ballet star Damian Woetzel was named president of the prestigious Juilliard School in 2017, the school’s powerful president Bruce Kovner praised his “unusual blend” of intellectual and artistic qualities. But earlier this year, Kovner told Woetzel that an internal assessment had revealed a lack of confidence in his leadership … Read more

Atlanta Braves OF Marcell Ozuna apologizes to team and fans after serving MLB suspension for domestic violence

VENICE, Fla. — Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna says he has spoken to teammates and is sorry to fans for his arrest last year for aggravated assault by strangulation and assault after that police said they saw him attack his wife. Ozuna returned to the team this week for the first time since his May … Read more

Manchin won’t back Raskin for Federal Reserve

Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, a key centrist, announced on Monday that he would not endorse Sarah Bloom Raskin for a top job at the Federal Reserve, potentially ending her chances of confirmation amid a Republican blockade. Without Republican support in the equally divided Senate, Democrats need all 50 senators who form a … Read more

Confederate ‘Talbot Boys’ statue removed from courthouse for relocation – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The century-old “Talbot Boys” statue has been removed from its pedestal outside a courthouse in Easton, Maryland. The polarizing Confederate monument heads for a new home on a Virginia battlefield. The statue, which depicts a young Confederate soldier holding a rebel flag, has stood in Talbot County for 107 years. The statue … Read more