Nominee for Supreme Court will need to find the right answers, some electronics banned on US-bound flights from 10 airports, US face Japan in WBC, and more headlines to start your day for Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CONTINUES WITH GORSUCH
A day after Judge Neil Gorsuch talked of his family, his Colorado roots and his love of fly fishing in his opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, he'll face a day full of questions from the group.
Gorsuch returns for a full day of questioning before the committee Tuesday. Committee chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, said he expected Gorsuch would be approved by the committee and confirmed by the full Senate in early April.
ELECTRONICS BAN GOES INTO EFFECT ON SOME US-BOUND FLIGHTS
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain nonstop U.S.-bound flights from eight Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and some other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.
The ban was revealed Monday in statements from Royal Jordanian Airlines and the official news agency of Saudi Arabia.
A U.S. official said the ban will apply to nonstop flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
US TAKES ON JAPAN IN SEMIFINALS
The United States will play for a spot in the World Baseball Classic championship game tonight when it takes on Japan in the semifinal round.
The U.S. will send Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark to the mound for the 9 p.m. Eastern start. Tomoyuji Sugano of the Yomiuri Giants will get the nod for Japan. The game will be televised on MLB Network.
TRUMP RALLY SUPPORT FOR HEALTH CARE BILL
After visiting Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday for his third campaign-style rally since the inauguration, President Donald Trump is expected to court members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, looking to corral support for his overhaul of Obamacare.
Many hard-line conservatives have pushed for a more complete repeal of Obama's law, including its requirement that policies cover a long list of services, which they say drives up premiums. They also complain that the GOP bill's tax credits create an overly generous benefit the federal government cannot afford.