Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. Cruz Win in Wisconsin Loosens Trump’s Grip
Donald Trump's path to the GOP presidential nomination got a little narrower on Tuesday as Sen. Ted Cruz handily defeated the businessman in Wisconsin. As of early Wednesday, Cruz won 33 of the state's 42 delegates, with Trump taking three. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Sanders Gets Momentum From Wisconsin Win
Bernie Sanders scored a decisive win Tuesday in Wisconsin's primary, casting light on Hillary Clinton's lingering vulnerabilities with parts of the Democratic coalition while doing little to slow her path to the eventual nomination. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Infighting, Frustration Rile Trump's Team: Sources
Trump's campaign is facing new internal discord over who is advising the candidate and whether his current team must expand if he is to make good on his quest for his party's presidential nomination, sources within the team told NBC News. Read more in POLITICS.
4. Four-peat: UConn Clinches Another NCAA Title
The University of Connecticut's women's basketball team won an unprecedented fourth straight national championship Tuesday night, capping another perfect season by routing Syracuse 82-51. Until now, only the UCLA men’s team had won four in a row in Division I. Read more at NBC SPORTS.
5. Why Are Americans Not in Panama Papers?
One of the many remarkable things about the massive leak of documents known as the Panama Papers is what's not there: Americans. The documents, related to a Panamanian law firm that specializes in creating shell companies for many of the world's richest people, provide a glimpse into how secret fortunes and ill-gotten gains are moved through a shady financial network. Read more in NEWS.
6. ‘Jackie’ of Rolling Stone Article to Be Deposed
The woman at the center of a since-retracted Rolling Stone article about an alleged sexual assault at the University of Virginia will have to answer questions in a lawsuit over the piece, a judge has ruled. Read more in NEWS.
7. America Is One of World’s Top Executioners
Despite a decline in the number of U.S. executions, America is one of the top five death-penalty purveyors in the world — behind China, Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, a new report says. Read more in NEWS.
8. No-Surgery Weight Loss Procedure Shows Promise
Interventional radiologists have recently developed a new weapon against obesity: a minimally invasive alternative to gastric bypass called bariatric arteriale embolization, or BAE. Read more in HEALTH.