NUMBER 5 - POWERBALL WINNER REVEALED
The sole winner of February's $425.3 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim his prize Tuesday. B. Raymond Buxton told California lottery officials he purposely chose April Fool's Day to turn in his ticket. He wore a "Star Wars" shirt with the words "Luck of the Jedi I Have." He chose to take the cash option, $242.2 million dollars, before taxes. He says he will use some of his winnings to travel and set up a charitable foundation.
NUMBER 4 - TIGER WOODS SIDELINED FROM MASTERS
Back surgery will bench golf champion Tiger Woods from The Masters for the first time in almost 20 years. He underwent successful surgery for a pinched nerve and says he decided to have the procedure after problems he had while preparing for the tournament. This will be the first time the four-time green jacket winner will miss The Masters, since his debut in 1995.
NUMBER 3 - MALAYSIAN SEARCH CONTINUES ON
It's been nearly a month since Malaysian Flight 370 disappeared, and the intense search continues on. Ten aircraft from seven countries and nine ships are criss-crossing a 46,000 square-mile search zone. Two Japanese planes headed out yesterday to join them, taking off from Perth, Australia. With so many planes in the skies over the search zone, Australia sent an airborne air traffic control plane to guard against accidents.
NUMBER 2 - CHILE EARTHQUAKE
People in Chile are fleeing the coast after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake hit near the northern coast of the country, just before 7 PM local time. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says seven-foot waves have been reported near the epicenter. Chile's National Emergency Office tweeted a request for everyone to evacuate the nation's coastlines.
NUMBER 1 - GM CEO GRILLED ON CAPITOL HILL
Apologies from GM's CEO Mary Barra during testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Just this week, GM recalled more than a million cars for a power steering issue, and the company is in the hot seat because of the time it took to report a separate issue: A faulty ignition switch. General Motors plans to take a $750 million charge against earnings in the first few months of this year to cover the cost of repairs.
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