A spring cold snap just jumped up and bit us in New York. After sunbathing in the 70′s last week, we’re digging out the hats and gloves for a wind chill today. Onward…
6:56 p.m. ET: Allergy sufferer? Here’s a handy tool for tracking the pollen count in your area.
3:30 p.m. ET: Here’s a “today in history” for you … March Madness dates back to 1939, when the first NCAA men’s basketballtournament was held. The University of Oregon beat Ohio State in the first championship game on March 27, 1939, with a low score of 46-33.
2:43 p.m. ET: While we’re wishing, and hoping, and thinking, and praying over our lotto tickets here in the states, now that the Mega Millions jackpot is over $300 million, Reuters reports that the Danish lotto, Danske Spil, faked out 302 people into thinking they had won 280 billion Danish Krones (roughly $49.7 billion). They were forced to send an email to winners, claiming “human error” caused the egregious amount. Each winner had actually won around $35 to $70. Whomp.
1:10 p.m. ET: Could the French doctor behind the Dukan Diet be eating his words again? Dr. Pierre Dukan faces a disciplinary hearing for suggesting France’s Baccalaureate exam, a test 17-year-old students in France must pass to finish high school and attend college, include an anti-obesity option, which students could satisfy by staying within their recommended weight ranges, the BBC reported.
“Nightline” spoke with Dukan last year when he was caught up in a libel suit with best-selling diet author and French television personality Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen. Cohen had made claims that the Dukan Diet was unsafe.
12:36 p.m. ET: “Nightline” producer Katie Hinman reports that the Cuban people are afraid, and yet there is hope with this papal visit that the government could change.
11:34 a.m. ET: Christiane Amanpour, reporting on the Pope’s visit to Cuba from Havana, tweets:
11:20 a.m. ET: TRAYVON MARTIN CASE UPDATE: The Florida teenager shot dead during a scuffle with a neighborhood watchman, was suspended from his Miami school three times over the past year, the family attorney told ABC News. Read more HERE.
9:45 a.m. ET: Why rent a movie for date night, when you can book the entire set? ABC’s Susanna Kim reports that for $4,000/night, you can have a“Twilight” vacation experience in Brazil, where Edward and Bella celebrated their honeymoon, or if you would like a cheaper option, the “Entourage” vacation package in L.A. is only $395/night.
8:21 a.m. ET: MPAA announced the upcoming documentary “Bully” will appear in theaters as “unrated.” It was originally rated “R,” which prompted an online petition signed by hundreds of thousands of people seeking to have the rating downgraded.