Bottom of the Hour Newscast with Ali Swenson

 

From Columbia Radio News, I’m Ali Swenson.

President Donald Trump is in Southern California today. He’s touring a section of border fence that was recently replaced.

DONALD TRUMP

Our country is full, our area is full, the sector is full, we can’t take you anymore, I’m sorry, it can’t happen. So turn around, that’s the way it is. (0:11)

Democrats say they’re ready to sue Trump to stop him from using Congressional dollars on border fencing.

Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared in public for the first time today since several women accused him of behavior that made them uncomfortable. Reporters asked if he wanted to apologize.

JOE BIDEN:

“I’m sorry I didn’t understand more. I’m not sorry for any of my intentions. I’m not sorry for anything that I have ever done. I’ve never been disrespectful, intentionally. (0:12)

Earlier today, at a union event, Biden made light of the allegations, assuring crowds he had permission to hug the union president.

The U.S. economy is looking up. The Labor Department’s jobs report showed that American employers added 196,000 new jobs in March. That’s almost six times February’s number.

A preliminary report analyzing the plane crash in Ethiopia last month found pilots followed procedures. It was faulty equipment that contributed to the fatal crash. Boeing, which makes the aircraft, is now considering a slowdown in production, according to Reuters.

British Prime Minister Theresa May requested another Brexit extension today, until June 30. Otherwise, Parliament will have just a week to decide how to leave the EU.

Israeli footballer Issak Hayik (Hi-ICK) got a special award after his game today: he’s the oldest professional soccer player in the world.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD JUDGE:

At 73 years old, it therefore gives me great pleasure to officially recognize Issak Hayik as a new Guinness World Record. [applause] (0:11)

Hayik (Hi-ICK) turns 74 next week, and he says he’s ready for another game.

If soccer’s not your thing, the Final Four teams in college basketball’s March Madness tournament will face off this weekend. Virginia versus Auburn, and Michigan State against Texas Tech.

For Columbia Radio News, I’m Ali Swenson.

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