A US Navy fighter jet, an F/A-18D Hornet, crashed Friday afternoon into a Virginia Beach apartment complex. The pilots ejected safely. No reports of fatalities so far. The Navy jet crashed shortly after take off from Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach.
Lee Westwood took the first round lead at the Masters tournament at Augusta National for the first time in his career, shooting a 5-under 67. Tiger Woods shot par, and Rory McIlroy shot one under par. Phil Mickelson struggled.
The Japanese 'ghost ship' – derelict vessel had been set adrift by last year's tsunami – was sunk to avoid potential navigation hazards. The ghost ship took about four hours to sink after a US Coast Guard cutter fired on it.
Video of a similar incident at University of California, Davis, in November drew worldwide attention. In that footage, an officer doused a row of student protesters with pepper spray as they sat passively.
Texas tornadoes forced the cancellation of 420 American Airline flights Wednesday. Some 92 American Airline planes were out of service due to the Texas tornadoes. And 22,000 homes were without power in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.
Brittney Griner has been the dominant player in women's college basketball the past three years. Brittney Griner and her Baylor teammates defeated the Fighting Irish Tuesday night to complete an undefeated season.