The Morning Cram [the bride is right! edition]

Apr 23, 2013

From NPR: Between China’s one-child policy and the cultural preference for a son, ladies are scarce in the booming nation. That means men looking for wives are having to shell out money to buy gifts like apartments and cars just to get a woman – and her family – to agree to marriage.

Kentucky: The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings in Kentucky and Tennessee along the Mississippi River. Two Murray State students report being assaulted in two similar incidents, prompting the university to send out a safety alert.

Tennessee:  Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam suspends some of his staff while an investigation on rebate fraud at the truck stop chain continues.

Illinois: Gov. Pat Quinn asks for Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance to help with damage from last week’s flooding.