NUMBER 5 - GAME OF THRONES CRASHES HBO GO SITE
The new installment of "Game of Thrones" caused some major problems for HBO's online streaming service. A rush of viewers eager for season four crashed the website Sunday night. The site was back up by 1 AM, but not soon enough for some viewers. Many lashed out on Twitter. One man said "While I'm waiting for HBO Go to load I'm gonna just read the 'Game of Thrones' books. Looks like I'll have time to finish them all." HBO tweeted an apology.
NUMBER 4 - BARBARA WALTERS RETIREMENT DATE REVEALED
Nearly a year after announcing her retirement, Barbara Walters has set a date. ABC announced May 16th will be her final day co-hosting "The View." The network will air a two-hour special that night highlighting her life and career. "The View" is planning a week-long sendoff leading up to that date. ABC will also rename its New York headquarters after her. Walters, who is 84, began in television in 1961.
NUMBER 3 - DANGEROUS FLOODING IN ALABAMA
Dangerous thunderstorms hit the south east Monday and rescue crews in Alabama spent the day saving folks from rising floodwaters. More than 100 people had to be rescued at an apartment complex in the town of Homewood. The water rushed inside when many people were still asleep. The flood was so strong it picked up the complex's dumpsters and crashed them into parked cars. The Red Cross has set up shelters around the state.
NUMBER 2 - CLOSING THE WAGE GAP
President Obama is set to sign executive orders today to help close the wage gap for women. The first will prohibit federal contractors from taking action against employees who openly discuss their wages. The second will require them to provide worker compensation data organized by race and gender. The orders apply only to federal contracting, and will give female workers a means to discover violations of fair pay laws.
NUMBER 1 - UCONN WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The University of Connecticut won the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Monday night, beating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-to-54. Thousands of UConn students who watched the victory at the arena on the Storrs campus ran into the streets to celebrate. This is the fourth national title for the Huskies. It was a disappointing end for Kentucky who started the season with a number one ranking.
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