News@noon: Spring things and Sweet 16
Today is Monday, March 20, 2017, and it's the first day of spring (even though it doesn't feel like it outside). This means two things: Spring cleaning and baseball!
Here are some tips to follow for clearing that clutter out of your life.
Here's what else we're following up on today in the news:
Michigan on a roll
- It doesn’t matter who, it doesn’t matter how. The Wolverines are getting it done any way possible, looking like a team with no intention of slowing its roll.
- This was riveting and revealing, and not just because Michigan ran past tall, swift Louisville, 73-69, on Sunday. It isn’t just because the Wolverines kept their composure, wiped out a nine-point second-half deficit and won in a manner not many expected.
- Of course, things didn't go as well for MSU. They made a game of it for a long time Sunday, just as the Spartans had done all season, extending themselves while extending this program’s 20-year NCAA Tournament streak. But when it was over, it was time to acknowledge once more there were limitations this team simply couldn’t run past, any more than it could get by this explosive Kansas squad that improved to 30-4 on the season with Sunday’s 90-70 victory at BOK Center.
- And there's no reason to feel shame. Particularly for Miles Bridges. If he played his final game at Michigan State on Sunday, he went out the only way he knows how — fighting until the final minute.
'Not my president'
Donald Trump is undeniably the nation’s 45th president, but that doesn’t sit easily with young Americans, according to a new poll. A majority of young adults — 57 percent — see Trump’s presidency as illegitimate, including about three-quarters of blacks and large majorities of Latinos and Asians, the GenForward poll found.
'White Boy Rick' on screen
It’s a case that has gripped Metro Detroiters for decades. The story of a baby-faced white kid who authorities say was a major drug kingpin during Detroit’s destructive crack epidemic in the late 1980s has become legend among local residents. Now, the life story of Richard Wershe Jr., better known as “White Boy Rick,” is being retold in a motion picture.
A woman was hospitalized Sunday after she was shot inside a vehicle on the city's northwest side, police said. The 28-year-old woman was injured around 10:55 p.m. on the 15000 block of Steel, Detroit police officer Dan Donokowski said.
A 15-year-old Orion Township boy was in critical condition after a friend shot him in the head Saturday, police said.
- What happens when you can't pay your taxes? Finding the cash to pay a larger-than-expected tax bill can be tricky, but tax pros say there are ways to deal with the surprise without having to pawn the family heirloom.
Brexit going forward
- Britain’s government will begin the process of leaving the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on the two years in which to complete the most important negotiation for a generation.
Don't worry, be happy
If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. A winter coat helps — and a sense of community. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money to be happy.
A new friend on Sesame Street
Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is one of the gang.
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