Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 5:34 pm
American state fairs have gotten competitive about wowing fair-goers (and the media) with their ever more outrageous concessions.
Among the immoderate new dishes of 2014? The cheeseburger stuffed with macaroni and cheese on a Krispy Kreme bun at the California State Fair, and the deep-fried breakfast on-a-stick at the Minnesota State Fair.
Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 9:44 am
Ole Miss scored 62 points in the second half last night to dig its way out of a hole and into the big bracket, on the first day of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. At the half, the Rebels were 17 points behind BYU — which had pulled off its own miracle comeback just three years ago.
BYU suffered the loss in Dayton, where it had made a historic 25-point comeback in the 2012 NCAA tournament.
Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:41 pm
Updated at 11:30 a.m. ET.
Tunisia's prime minister says at least 21 people were killed Wednesday after gunmen stormed the National Bardo Museum in the capital city, Tunis. Seventeen foreign tourists from Italy, Germany, Poland and Spain were among the dead, according to Prime Minister Habib Essid.
Two gunmen also were killed, Essid said, along with a Tunisian citizen and a police officer. Initial reports had put the death toll at eight.
At least 22 foreigners and two Tunisians were injured in the most serious attack in Tunisia in years.
Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 10:05 am
Police have arrested eight men suspected of carrying out the 1995 mass killing of more than 1,000 Bosnian Muslim boys and men in Srebrenica. War crimes prosecutors ordered what are said to be the first arrests in Serbia of direct participants in Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.
The eight men are accused of killing "over 1,000 civilians of Muslim nationality, whose remains were identified in mass graves at several locations," reports Serbian news agency B92.
Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 5:54 pm
A test on an envelope that arrived at the White House Mail Screening Facility on Monday indicates that it contains cyanide, according to the Secret Service. The agency did not announce to whom the letter was addressed. Further tests are being conducted to confirm the results.