Man sleeps in stranger’s house mistaking it for Airbnb, what to know about March Madness and other hot topics

Here’s a rundown of hot topics for today, March 16.

Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts during the first half against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 5, 2022 in Durham, North Carolina.

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Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts during the first half against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 05, 2022 in Durham, North Carolina.

NCAA Tournament

With the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Postseason Basketball Tournaments beginning next week and Trial Sunday just hours away, here’s what you need to know on the road to both Final Fours.

Selection Sunday, when college basketball teams find out where they belong in March Madness, offers two special programs this Sunday – CBS airs the men’s bracket reveal at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the women’s bracket reveal at 8 p.m. on ESPN .

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An employee cleans up fallen products from shells at a convenience store in Iwaki, Fukushima, after the earthquake.

Earthquake in Japan

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Japan on Wednesday, knocking out power to millions of homes and prompting a tsunami warning to be issued around Fukushima prefecture, where a 2011 quake caused a disaster at a nuclear power plant.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida later said that “no anomalies” had been detected at any of the country’s nuclear power plants. A high-speed train derailed near Fukushima following the quake but no injuries were reported, he told a news conference.

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A Ukrainian serviceman stands guard in Mariupol, Ukraine, Saturday, March 12, 2022.

Russian troops destroy Mariupol theater

Ukrainian officials said Russian forces destroyed a theater in the town of Mariupol where hundreds of people had taken refuge.

There was no immediate word on the dead or injured in what the Mariupol City Council said was an airstrike in theater on Wednesday.

Satellite imagery company Maxar said images from Monday showed the word “children” had been written in large white letters in Russian in front and behind the building.

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Ukrainian President Zelensky, speaking here to members of the British Parliament via video link on March 8, will address the US Congress on Wednesday.

Zelenskyy’s impassioned plea

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke on Wednesday about the memory of Pearl Harbor and the September 11 terrorist attacks in an impassioned video appeal to Congress to send more aid to Ukraine’s fight against Russia. Lawmakers stood and clapped, and President Joe Biden later announced that the United States would send more anti-aircraft, anti-armour and drone weapons.

Biden also declared Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal – his strongest conviction yet – the day after the Senate unanimously called for an international investigation of Putin for war crimes in Ukraine.

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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 16, 2022, shows the Federal Reserve’s rate decision. The quarter-point hike in its key rate, which it had pinned near zero since the start of the pandemic recession two years ago, marks the start of its efforts to rein in the high inflation that followed the exit. of recession.

The Federal Reserve begins to fight inflation

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday launched a high-risk effort to rein in the worst inflation since the early 1980s, raising its benchmark short-term interest rate and signaling up to six more rate hikes this year.

The quarter-point hike in its key rate, which it had pinned near zero since the start of the pandemic recession two years ago, marks the start of its efforts to rein in the high inflation that followed the exit. of recession. Rate hikes will eventually mean higher lending rates for many consumers and businesses.

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