Purdue hammers defending champion Villanova in second round of NCAA tournament

CLOSE The Boilermakers guard scored a career-high 42 points while hitting nine 3-pointers in a rout of the defending national champs. Nathan Baird, jconline.comThe Boilermakers followed up their most impressive first half of the season with a lethal surge to begin the second en route to an 87-62 victory.Story HighlightsCarsen Edwards scored a career-high 42…

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Behind record-setter Fletcher Magee, Wofford wins first NCAA tournament game

CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY’s Trysta Krick recaps all the biggest moments from the first day of March Madness and looks ahead to Friday’s action. USA TODAYJACKSONVILLE – Wofford won an NCAA tournament basketball game, and it wasn’t an upset.The seventh-seeded Terriers defeated 10th-seeded Seton Hall 84-68 Thursday in a Midwest Regional first-round game.And what a…

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Man with Down syndrome honored for working 27 years at McDonald’s

Thursday marks World Down Syndrome Day, but several days earlier in a Georgia McDonald’s, a smaller celebration was raising awareness about the abilities of a long-time employee who has Down syndrome.On March 15, Chris Campbell celebrated the beginning of his his 27th year of employment at the fast-food restaurant, surrounded by his crew members, friends and family. The celebration…

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A Texas homeowner saw a ‘few’ rattlesnakes and called for help. The removal company found 45 of them

Video shot by Big Country Snake Removal’s Nathan Hawkins on March 13 near Abilene, Texas shows the company removing dozens of snakes from beneath a home. (Photo: Screen capture of a video courtesy Nathan Hawkins, Big Country Snake Removal)Texas homeowners thought there were a few snakes under their home, but a snake removal company soon recorded…

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‘You won’t hear me speak his name’: Ardern urges public to deny accused gunman’s quest for fame

Kristen Gelineau and Juliet Williams, Associated Press Published 12:50 a.m. ET March 19, 2019 CLOSE “There was a river of blood.” A first responder to the New Zealand shootings held back tears as he described what he saw at the Christchurch mosques. USA TODAYCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — New Zealand’s prime minister declared Tuesday she would do…

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Southwest Airlines launches Hawaii service from Oakland to Honolulu with new snacks, in-flight hula dancing

CLOSE Southwest Airlines held a celebration for their inaugural Hawaiian flight from Oakland, California to Honolulu. The airline will add daily flights between Oakland and Maui and will soon begin inter-island flights. Sandy Hooper, USA TODAYSouthwest Airlines’ Hawaii service debuted Sunday, finally giving the nation’s largest domestic carrier a footprint in the vacation hot spot.Southwest Flight 6808,…

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