Here’s what you need to know to start off your week informed:
The death toll from a suicide bombing targeting Christians who had gathered to celebrate Easter in Pakistani city Lahore has risen to 70, the Associated Press. An additional 300 people were injured in the bombing, which took place in a park. Many women and children were killed during the attack, credit for which has been claimed by a Taliban faction that supports the Islamic State. Today is the start of a three-day period of mourning for those killed during the attack. Although the faction has said it was targeting Christians in the attack, most of those killed were Muslim.
Dell Inc. announced Monday its agreement to sell its IT services division for over $3 billion to Japan-based NTT Data Corp. ahead of its $67 billion acquisition of EMC Corp., the American-Statesman reports. The sale will help the company raise cash to go toward the EMC deal, which is so big that some analysts remain unsure whether Dell actually has the funds to complete it successfully. It is currently set to be the biggest IT sector buyout ever.
While GOP front-runner Donald Trump is scheduled to make his first trip to Wisconsin Tuesday, Texas senator Ted Cruz has already garnered important endorsements in the state and campaigned in several key regions, the Associated Press reports. If Cruz were to win the state, Trump would face more difficulties on his path to the nomination and the chance of a contested party convention in July would increase. Trump currently has fewer than half the Republican delegates so far and will need the majority to win the nomination. If Cruz is to win in Wisconsin then the race could be determined by the outcome in states like Delaware, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey and North Dakota.
Despite a lot of concern over a sharp pain in his lower back, Jason Day went on to successfully win the Dell Match Play championship Sunday, earning $1.6 million, the American-Statesman’s Suzanne Halliburton reports. Sunday’s win was the second straight tournament victory for Day. Heading into the Masters, which start April 7, Day will most likely be the highest-ranked golfer in the world. “I just want to win. I wanted to win so bad that I felt with how I was playing, if I kept playing the way I was doing, I would be holding the trophy at the end of the week and that’s what kept me going,” Day said.
A man who crashed his car into a pillar of the Driskill Hotel early Monday has been charged with a DWI, the American-Statesman reports. While the pillar was only scuffed in the crash, the man’s car was damaged. The man was not injured in the crash.