Chicago officer sues estate of teen he fatally shot Chicago Tribune: A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed his neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s estate, arguing the shooting caused the officer “extreme emotional trauma.” Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.
More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government: Reuters: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says more than 3,100 pregnant women in the country are infected with the Zika virus, The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to the birth defect microcephaly, which prevents fetus’ brains from developing properly.
Maurice White, Earth, Wind & Fire Singer and Co-Founder, Dead at 74: Rolling Stone: Earth, Wind & Fire vocalist and co-founder Maurice White died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening, a rep for the band confirmed.
Rand Paul dropping out of presidential race: CNN: Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is suspending his bid for the White House.
Despite subpoena, Earley refuses to testify at hearing: The Detroit News: Darnell Earley, former city emergency manager of Flint, Mich., will not be testifying before Congress despite a subpoena by a US House committee, his attorney says.
Hillary Clinton narrowly wins Iowa Democratic caucus The Iowa Democratic Party results page reports 100 percent of precincts are now counted for in the caucus race.
Ted Cruz projected to win Iowa GOP caucus; Democrats in ‘virtual tie’ The Associated Press: Ted Cruz has been projected to win Iowa’s GOP caucus over front-runner Donald Trump.
At least one killed in shootings, stabbing at Denver motorcycle rally: The Denver Post: One person was killed and six others wounded Saturday afternoon in multiple shootings and a stabbing at the Denver Coliseum, authorities said.
2 Remaining Orange County Jail Inmates Arrested: Orange County Sheriff's: NBC LA: Two remaining inmates who escaped an Orange County, Claif., jail have been recaptured, the Orange County Sheriff’s Offices says.
The New York Times endorses Clinton, Kasich: POLITICO: Two days before the Iowa caucus, The New York Times has endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination and John Kasich for the Republican nomination for US president.
Angelique Kerber, ranked sixth internationally, delivered a stunning upset to Serena Williams in the women’s singles final of the Australian Open on Saturday.
One of the three men who escaped from an Orange County, Calif., jail last week surrendered to police in Santa Ana, officials said.
Barbie's new shapes: Tall, petite and curvy: USA Today: Mattel, the maker of Barbie, announced Thursday the iconic doll will now come in three new bodies types and a variety of skin tones and hairstyles.
Ferguson, DOJ reach proposed agreement on police overhaul KMOV: The City of Ferguson and U.S. Department of Justice have released a proposed agreement where the city will maintain control of its police force and municipal courts after months of negotiations following a Justice Department investigation.
Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons: Washington Post: In an op-ed for Washington Post, President Obama announced a ban on solitary confinement for juvenile offenders in the federal prison system.
Jury indicts anti-abortion activists behind Planned Parenthood videos Houston Chronicle: Two anti-abortion activists behind Planned Parenthood videos were indicted Monday for tampering with a governmental record.
7.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Alaska CNN: A 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Alaska in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Blizzard blasts East Coast; 2nd largest snowfall in Central Park at 26.8 inches: NBC New York: A powerful blizzard that stunned much of the Eastern United States dumped 26.8 inches of snow in Central Park, giving the city it’s second heaviest snowfall since records were kept in 1869.The amount is .1 inches away from breaking the all-time record of 26.9 inches set in Feb.
Winter Storm Jonas Bringing Peak Impacts to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Saturday; Blizzard Warnings From D.C.
Bloomberg, Sensing an Opening, Revisits a Potential White House Run: The New York Times: Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering an independent run for president amid frustration with the current race, advisers and allies say.