CNN served with Sandmann lawsuit
- Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic High School, was videotaped on the National Mall in Washington D.C., on January 18 after he and other students participated in the annual March for Life rally.
- In a video that went viral, Sandmann was seen wearing a red Make American Great Again hat standing in front of Omaha tribe elder Nathan Phillips.
- Phillips, who was beating a drum and chanting, had participated at the Indigenous Peoples March the same day.
- Sandmann defended his actions in the days after the encounter, telling journalists that he had been trying to defuse tension among different groups that had gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial, and denying that any of the students had acted out of racism.
- Sandmann's attorneys later released their own video and threatened legal action against CNN, the Associated Press, and other major news outlets that reported on the incident and its aftermath.
I spent a day in one of America's richest cities, a town an hour from NYC where hedge fund managers live in multimillion-dollar homes. It was immediately clear why it's a haven for Wall Street types
- On an unseasonably cold March morning, I got on the Metro North from Grand Central Station in New York City.
- My destination: Greenwich, a town on Connecticut's coast about an hour from the city.
- Greenwich is consistently ranked as one of the richest towns in America.
- The year before, two Greenwich zip codes— 06878 in Riverside and 06831 in Greenwich — ranked among the wealthiest in the US.
- It's been known as a wealthy enclave for years.
- Robin Kencel, a real estate broker at Compass and one of the founding agent of the Greenwich office, said about half of her buyers work in finance.
- Kencel said she gets about 45% of her sales from Manhattan.
- Buyers from the city are "always surprised how quick it is to get here," she said.
Win Warren Buffett's NCAA Office Pool and You Could Get $1 Million Per Year for Life
- If you’re one of the 375,000 people who, directly or indirectly, call Warren Buffett your boss, you’ve got a chance to win what is arguably the best March Madness office pool in the country.
- Buffett, once again, is offering $1 million per year for life to anyone at his companies who perfectly picks the teams that make it into the Sweet 16.
- That offer extends to Berkshire Hathaway employees, as well as all of the company’s subsidiaries, such as Dairy Queen, Geico, Helzberg Diamonds, and See’s Candies.
- The million-dollar prize pool is a regular occurrence at Berkshire Hathaway.
- For the past five years, though, no one has managed to win the grand prize.
- There are a few more tools to help Berkshire Hathaway employees do so this year, though.
- Adobe, for instance, has opened its Big Data database up to anyone to help them pick their brackets.
FAA says reviewing 737 Max software fix is 'an agency priority'
- Boeing is hoping to have the new software finalized by March 25, according to a person familiar with the matter, but it will not issue the updated software to airlines until it's been approved by the FAA.
- Separately, it's unclear if the new software and updated training for 737 Max flight crews will be enough to prompt the agency to lift the grounding of the Boeing jets.
- Shares of Boeing fell in after-market trading Wednesday on news that the FBI has reportedly joined in a criminal investigation of the certification process for the company's 737 Max jets, two of which have crashed since October killing 346 people.
- The news comes after the Department of Transportation on Tuesday asked the agency's watchdog to audit the Federal Aviation Administration's approval of Boeing's 737 Max 8 aircraft.
Here is who the experts are picking to make the Final Four in March Madness
- While everyone likes to consider themselves college basketball experts by the time the NCAA Tournament rolls around, when filling out a bracket, sometimes it's best to look to those who truly are experts.
- With March Madness upon us, we surveyed the brackets and picks of several prominent college basketball analysts for their Final Four predictions.
- It should come as no surprise that Duke is a heavy favorite, but this year seems especially top-heavy, with most experts picking No. 1 seeds like UNC and Virginia to also make the Final Four.
The US is sending B-52 bombers near Russian and Chinese waters this month
- On Monday, four B-52s flew theater familiarization flights from RAF Fairford, England, which serves as USAFE's forward operating location for bombers.
- Russian state news agency Tass reported that a US B-52 bomber flew over the Baltic Sea Friday with its transponder on, but remained more than 95 miles from Russian territorial waters.
- US Air Forces Pacific also launched B-52 bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Monday, to conduct theater familiarization in the Indo-Pacific region.
- B-52 bombers also flew a mission over contested islands in the South China Sea on March 4, and another flight occurred Wednesday, March 13.
- Correction: This article has been corrected to reflect the fact that B-52 Stratofortress bombers flew out of Andersen AFB, Guam, on Monday, March 18, in addition to the flights that were conducted on March 4 and March 13.
Rod Rosenstein staying at Justice Department 'a little longer'
- Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will stay at the Justice Department "a little longer," according to a senior Justice Department official.
- Rosenstein recently discussed his upcoming planned departure with Attorney General William Barr, after which it was decided that he would stay on a little longer, the official said.
- The departure of Rosenstein, who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller in 2017 and oversaw his Russia investigation until Barr was confirmed as attorney general earlier this year, was widely thought to be tied to the completion of Mueller's report.
- Many speculated Rosenstein would stay on until Mueller completed his investigation and delivered a report on his findings to Barr.
- Asked whether the delay in Rosenstein's departure means that Mueller is still not ready to deliver his report, the official declined to comment.