Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. Republicans Fret That Trump Escalates 'War on Women'
This week has provided more fodder for Donald Trump's critics inside the Republican Party — and for Democrats who portray the GOP as unfriendly toward women. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Clinton and Sanders Tag-Team Trump in MSNBC Event
In wide-ranging interviews with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders slammed Donald Trump for suggesting that women be punished for having abortions. The interviews aired as part of a special with MSNBC Wednesday night. Read more in POLITICS.
3. What's It Like to Be Married to ISIS Leader? Ex-Wife Speaks
What was it like being married to the world's most-wanted terrorist? ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's Iraqi ex-wife described a "shallow" marriage to a "normal family man" who spoke little other than to give "orders." The revelations from Saja al-Dulaimi were published in an interview with Swedish newspaper Expressen. NBC News was not able to independently verify its contents. Read more in NEWS.
4. Flooding Threatens Parts of South After Tornadoes Hurt 10
Strong winds and torrential rain were expected to pose a serious flood risk across the Southeast on Thursday, part of a severe storm system that spawned tornadoes in Oklahoma and Arkansas, injuring at least 10 people — one of them critically. Read more in NEWS.
5. 3rd American Killed In Brussels ID'd as Mother of Four
Gail Minglana Martinez was traveling with her husband, Lt. Col. Kato Martinez, and their four children, when she was mortally wounded on March 22 by a blast, officials confirmed. It was unclear if she was at the airport or the metro station that was bombed. Read more in NEWS.
6. Severe Turbulence Sends 2 on Passenger Jet to Hospital
Two cabin crew were hospitalized after severe turbulence sent a beverage cart aboard an American Eagle flight crashing into the jet's ceiling. Flight 3358 was en route from Dallas-Fort Worth to Memphis, Tennessee, when it was diverted to Little Rock, Arkansas, on Wednesday. Read more in BUSINESS.
7. FBI Agrees to Unlock iPhone in Arkansas Homicide
The FBI has agreed to help an Arkansas prosecutor unlock an iPhone and iPod belonging to two teenagers accused of killing a couple, just days after the agency announced it had gained access to an iPhone linked to the gunman in the San Bernardino massacre in California. Read more in NEWS.
8. State Department Apologizes for Calling Americans Ugly
The State Department tweeted out a warning to Americans traveling overseas Wednesday — and then deleted the tweet after a deluge of criticism from people who called it sexist. Read more in NEWS.