News@noon: The aftermath, Batman v Superman, Harbaugh v Smith
Today is Wednesday, March 23, 2016, and given the events of yesterday, we'd like to begin with a moment of lightness. Film critic Adam Graham got a chance to preview "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and he's sharing his thoughts (and compares seeing the film to being in a "a rollover car accident). It's also a chance for all of us here to see Detroit up on the big screen. So, we ask you, who would win in a fight? The Dark Knight or the Man of Steel? Comment or tweet us your thoughts @detroitnews.
Now back to the news:
The aftermath: Brussels
- Belgian authorities were searching for a man pictured at the Brussels airport with two apparent suicide bombers, amid growing suggestions that the bombings of the Brussels airport and subway were the work of the same Islamic State cell that attacked Paris last year.
- We'll keep you updated with the latest here.
- As Brussels pieces together what happened, stories of the survivors are emerging. A Utah teenager who was injured in the Belgium airport attack survived a similar horror three years ago at the Boston Marathon. And one of the survivors is a local, who played basketball for Oakland University.
The aftermath: Flint water crisis
- A task force appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder last year released its final report on the Flint crisis this morning calling the two-year nightmare of water quality and public health issues a “a story of government failure, intransigence, unpreparedness, delay, inaction and environmental injustice.”
- Our editorial: "Flint’s water contamination is not a short-term problem, nor is it an isolated one. Beyond the immediate crisis is the need to fix the systems that failed in Flint, and to address the impact for decades to come. Gov. Rick Snyder’s 75-point plan is a big step toward not just addressing Flint’s needs, but making sure nothing like this happens again in Michigan."
- Get complete coverage of the Flint water crisis here.
The aftermath: Western Tuesday
- Under a fresh cloud of overseas violence, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton added to their delegate troves yesterday with victories in Arizona.
- Every remaining candidate took time to comment on the Brussels attacks. But out of all that was said, it was Ted Cruz's call for increased surveillance in Muslim neighborhoods that drew the most sharp rebukes from Muslim Americans and civil rights groups.
The aftermath: New York International Auto Show
- There were many reveals and some surprises at the show. Click on a car to learn more about the reveal: Nissan GT-R | Toyota Prius Prime | Mazda MX-5 | Lincoln Navigator Concept | Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe | Honda Demi Lovato-designed Civic | Buick Encore | Porsche Macan 4-banger
- Follow Henry Payne and Mike Wayland who are reporting from the auto show for more reveals. Get all the latest here.
Happening in sports
- The Red Wings lost to the Lightning, 6-2, Tuesday, allowing the Flyers to tie them in points (83) for the last playoff position with Philadelphia having an edge with a game in hand in the Eastern Conference.
- Speaking of terrible losses, Spartan's head coach Tom Izzo is still grasping for why the tournament was a bust for his team.
- The gloves appear to be off in one of college football’s storied rivalries. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who has masterfully used Twitter to zing opposing coaches, on Tuesday night went after Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith.
- After awakening to a fire at his east-side Detroit home in 2015, Glenn L. Graham jumped into action, safely getting his 9-year-old nephew out of the burning house. He then went in after his niece. Authorities found their bodies in the rubble. Graham's heroism is now being recognized with a special national honor.
The lighter side
- Some fans show their admiration for an artist with letters, songs or artwork. French pastry chef Guillaume Carbonnot expressed his love for Detroit rapper Eminem with a 3-foot-tall elaborate chocolate cake.
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