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10 Most Gridlocked Cities
The results are in of the Top 10 most gridlocked cities in America. No. 10 is Washington, D.C., followed by Boston; Seattle; San Jose, Calif.; Bridgeport, Conn.; New York City; Austin, Texas; San Francisco and Honolulu. The No. 1 worst commute in America belonged to Los Angeles where commuters spend a whopping 64 hours a year stuck in traffic. With three California cities in the Top 10, drivers on the West Coast have earned the right to complain.
Dance-Off at March Madness Game
At the Kentucky vs. Alabama game Tuesday evening, some of the most thrilling action wasn’t on the court — it was in the stands. First, a Kentucky fan got his groove on sliding down a banister. Then another fan decided to strut his stuff, even persuading a friend to join in.
Iditarod Race Hit With Unseasonally Warm Weather
The extreme athletes competing in the Iditarod, a grueling 1,000-mile race across the frozen Alaskan tundra, were thrown quite the curveball. Warm weather – a balmy 30 degrees — and a lot of sunshine melted the snow and made the trails dangerous. Mushers called it a “minefield,” the roughest trail they’d ever seen with sleds hitting rocks and tree stumps.