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In the News: March 16, 2016

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Primary results from Super Tuesday 3, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored big last night and remain the front-runners heading for a showdown in the November Presidential Election. CNN Politics

President Obama called the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate’s bluff and nominated a candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court today. Obama selected Judge Merrick Garland, of the Washington D.C. Federal Appeals Court and a former prosecutor in the Unabomber, Oklahoma Cit and Atlanta Olympics bombings cases. CNN, NPR, The White House

Fox News canceled the GOP debate set for next Monday in Salt Lake City, after presidential contenders Donald Trump and John Kasich backed out — leaving only Senator Ted Cruz. Fox News

Meanwhile, Trump warns of possible “riots” if he does not get the GOP presidential nomination. Reuters

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, in an attempt to stem some of the criticism of the controversial bullet train project, has proposed three new routes between Palmdale and Burbank, which reportedly will be less disruptive to local communities.  The Los Angeles Daily News, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Once fast-casual favorite, Chipotle, is giving away millions of free burritos in an effort to recover from E.coli outbreaks in several states, which shut down a number of its locations and sent customers fleeing to other restaurants. Marketwatch

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