Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after being hit in head with ball ABC News: Australian cricketer Phil Hughes died Thursday, days after being hit in the head by a ball, Cricket Australia said.
NBC News: More than 600 flights were cancelled and thousands delayed as winter weather dumped snow and ice in the U.S.
Los Angeles Times: A new CDC study found that 17.8% of US adults in 2013 were ‘current cigarette smokers,’ arking the lowest percentage since the survey began in 1965.
Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, spoke out Wednesday morning to express frustration with officer Darren Wilson’s interview after the grand jury decision not to charge him in her son’s death, saying, ‘I don’t believe a word of it.’ - CBS News Follow updates on Ferguson grand jury protests at
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: A second night of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., saw tear gas deployed after protesters burned a police car and broke windows at Ferguson City Hall.
ABC News: Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson tells @ABC that Michael Brown reached into his police car and grabbed for his gun, causing Wilson to fear for his life.
Missouri governor to bring more National Guardsmen to Ferguson Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that there will be more than 2,200 National Guardsmen in the St.
FDA to require calorie count on menus AP: The FDA announced new calorie labeling rules on Tuesday which will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizza places to clearly post calorie counts on their menus.
NBC News: A grand jury on Monday chose not to file criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on a street in Ferguson, Mo., in August.
The grand jury decision on the Ferguson, Mo., shooting case will be announced at 8 p.m. CT / 9 p.m. ET, prosecutors say.
New York Times: Senior White House officials say President Obama has asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down.
Woman jailed over watching Iran volleyball game released BBC News: The family of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman who was jailed in June for watching a volleyball game in Iran, said Sunday that she has been freed on bail.
USA Today: The University of Virginia has suspended all fraternities and their social activities until Jan.
US-led airstrikes have killed 900 in Syria, human rights group says International Business Times: Airstrikes by U.S.-led forces in Syria have killed 910 people, including 52 civilians, since they launched their offensive Sept.
House panel finds no wrongdoing by CIA, military in Benghazi attack Associated Press: The Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee found that the CIA and military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.
A newly-released report by Connecticut’s Office of the Child Advocate details dozens or red flags and other missed opportunities to treat Newtown gunman Adam Lanza for mental health issues.
Aereo, the streaming TV service that let users watch near-live TV on any internet-connected device, has today announced that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
GOP reacts furiously to Obama immigration plan: CNBC: President Obama announced on Thursday an executive actions plan to address an immigration system he called ‘broken.’ The executive actions will defer deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants. A number of Republicans reacted to the we
Officials: Obama to announce relief for millions of immigrants Washington Post: Undocumented immigrants seeking deferred deportations under President Obama’s new plan can start applying this spring, officials say.
Washington Post: A new CDC study shows that nine out of 10 excessive drinkers are not alcoholics. Researchers say the study illustrates that combating excessive drinking as a widespread public health problem needs to go beyond focusing solely on alcoholism.