First the good news: Forecasts of a historic winter storm for the country's most populous city have failed to materialize.
New England Patriots' Head Coach Bill Belichick defended his team and quarterback Tom Brady against accusations of cheating amid the so-called "Deflategate" controversy that erupted last weekend when underinflated footballs were used in a 45-7 rout of the Indianapolis Colts.
President Obama became the first U.S. head of state to attend India's annual Republic Day parade, which marks the day the country adopted its constitution.
TSA agents discovered 2,212 firearms – or a little more than six a day — in carry-on bags; 83 percent of them were loaded, the department said.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) has moved the Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to disaster. It now stands at three minutes before midnight.
The frilled shark has been scaring the bejeezus out of humans who pull it out of the water to find an animal with rows of needle-like teeth in a gaping mouth at the front of its head.
The Justice Department is poised to declare that former police officer Darren Wilson should not face civil rights charges over the death of Michael Brown, law enforcement sources tell NPR.
But there is a flat, squishy cloud over the Patriots' 45-7 victory against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday: The NFL is looking into allegations that the Patriots deflated the football to give themselves an advantage.
Obama, while making the case for what he called middle class economics, declared that the state of the nation was strong.
On a graph, they look like detonations. Scientists call them "fast radio bursts," or FRBs, mysterious and strong pulses of radio waves that seemingly emanate far from the Milky Way.