The top stories from Monday, March 13, 2017, as you prepare for your drive home.

DEADLINE LOOMS FOR DOJ TO SHOW WIRETAP EVIDENCE TO LAWMAKERS 

 

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department faces a Monday deadline to provide lawmakers some evidence of President Donald Trump's unproven assertion that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper, a claim that has left Trump increasingly isolated within his own administration.

 

Trump's accusations against Barack Obama came amid a swirling political controversy surrounding his associates' possible ties to Russia. The FBI is investigating Trump associates' contacts with Russia during the election, as are House and Senate intelligence committees.

 

LAWYER RELEASING 'UNEDITEED' FERGUSON VIDEO OF BROWN IN STORE 

 

FERGUSON, Mo. — An attorney says he will release an unedited version of surveillance video showing Michael Brown in a convenience store in Ferguson, Missouri, the same day the black 18-year-old was shot to death by a white police officer.

 

Jay Kanzler says he wants to disprove claims in a documentary, "Stranger Fruit," that the video, from Aug. 9, 2014, suggests Brown didn't rob the Ferguson Market & Liquor just minutes before his death.

 

STOCKS STEADY AT BEGINNING OF JAM PACKED WEEK

 

NEW YORK — Stocks held steady in a calm day of trading Monday, but the storm may be coming.

 

This upcoming week is full of events that could swing markets: The Federal Reserve may raise interest rates, more countries around the world may move to shake up the economic status quo and several high-profile updates on the U.S. economy are due.

 

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 21.50 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,881.48. The Nasdaq rose 14.06 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,875.78. Three stocks rose for every two that fell on the New York Stock Exchange.

 

MADNESS: NO WAGERING PLEASE, BUT GO AHEAD AND FILL OUT A BRACKET

 

Here's one thing millions of Americans can agree on: March Madness is fun, especially when there's a little money on the line.

 

So fun, in fact, that more people will fill out NCAA Tournament brackets this week than voted for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election.

 

Combining all those $10 and $20 entry fees that go along with most of the 70 million-plus office pools being filled out as we speak, Americans will put in the neighborhood of $2 billion at stake when the tournament kicks off later this week.

 

CBO: 14 MILLION WOULD LOSE CARE NEXT YEAR UNDER GOP PLAN

 

WASHINGTON — Nonpartisan analysts project that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. The estimate is a blow to Republicans.

 

Monday's estimate by the Congressional Budget Office says the number of uninsured would grow to 24 million by 2026.

 

WHO WILL NICK PICK IN BACHELOR FINALE?

 

Tonight's season finale on The Bachelor seems to have all the drama ABC could hope for.

 

In a teary preview, Nick Viall expresses his love for his unknown choice saying, he knows he is going to ask her to marry him, only fearing she might say no.