Another 'Stormy' week for the White House
Adult film star Stormy Daniels offered Monday to give back the $130,000 payment she received for keeping quiet about her alleged affair with President Trump before he was elected. In return for giving back the money to Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, Daniels wants out of the "hush" agreement she reached in October 2016. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, also wants assurances from Trump’s team that they won’t block her 60 Minutes interview. She's suing Trump for the right to tell her story about their alleged tryst. She said that any fame from this Trump scandal is a "double-edged sword" for her career.
'We're not going to tolerate this in Austin'
A teenager was killed and several others injured Monday when two packages left on separate doorsteps exploded. The episodes marked the second and third deadly package explosions in the Texas capital in two weeks. Because two of the victims were African Americans and one was Hispanic, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said investigators were also viewing the attacks as possible hate crimes. "We're not going to tolerate this in Texas," Manley said. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. This all comes as the city hosts the popular SXSW conference, with business, music, film and technology leaders spread out at events throughout the city.
Bet you want to be in Warren Buffett's office bracket challenge
The priz is a cool $1 million a year — FOR LIFE. Warren Buffett, the billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is again offering an insane prize to any of his employees who can beat the NCAA tournament's astronomical odds. Any employee who accurately predicts all Sweet 16 teams will receive $1 million per year for the rest of his or her life. "But if either Creighton or Nebraska ends up winning the tournament, we're going to double the prize," added Buffett, a Nebraska native. Buffett is also offering a $100,000 prize to the employee whose bracket stays intact the longest. Ready for March Madness?
- How to beat the NCAA tournament bracket? Use math.
- If you do need tips, here are some based in fact (like what you should know about the color blue).
- Want to start your own pool? We got you.
Meet the teams who punched their ticket to the 2018 NCAA tournament
Betsy DeVos tells 60 Minutes she’s just 'misunderstood'
Why is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos so controversial? She says she’s “more misunderstood than anything.” And her recent interviews don't seem to help. DeVos appeared Sunday on 60 Minutes, and the interview led many to question her knowledge of the U.S. education landscape. DeVos struggled to respond to basic questions on school choice, sexual assault and the status of public schools in her home state of Michigan. She also admitted that she hasn’t “intentionally” visited any underperforming schools. Looks like someone forgot to do her homework. Check out more memorable moments from the interview here.
Salma Hayek's beef with Barbie
Not everyone's loving Mattel's new feminist Barbies, as the company transforms America's iconic doll. Mattel announced last week that it created a Frida Kahlo Barbie in honor of International Women’s Day. Some cheered the inclusion of the Mexican artist. Others, including Khalo's family and actress Salma Hayek, who portrayed the legend in the 2002 film Frida, want it off the shelves. The Khalo doll doesn't include the artist's signature unibrow or upper lip hair, traits that demonstrated how she rejected sexist stereotypes. As Hayek wrote: "She celebrated her uniqueness. How could they turn her into a Barbie?"