Your daily news update, with a hot video of the day testing infomercial fitness products and quote of note from the president on his NCAA basketball picks.

News of the day


Radiation fears have led some on the U.S. West Coast to search for potassium iodide pills, a supplement thought to protect against thyroid cancer in the event of radiation exposure, only to come up empty-handed. The EPA is monitoring West Coast radiation, but the area is not thought to become affected by the unstable Japanese nuclear plant.


People in Japan are still working to control the Fukushima Daiichi power plant damaged in last week's quake and tsunami; the cooldown process could take weeks.


Hot video


ABC's "Good Morning America" tests infomercial fitness products to see if they really work, including the "Insanity" program and the Ab Doer Twist:



Quote of note


"Kansas has more firepower" -- President Barack Obama on why he's picking the Jayhawks to win the NCAA men's basketball tournament. It's the third year he's described his "Barack-etology" for ESPN.com.


-- GateHouse News Service