Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Big Chill: Major Snow Looms for Mid-Atlantic, Northeast
The good times are over for the middle and eastern parts of the country with winter arriving fashionably late — and very loudly — this week, forecasters said Monday. Read more in NEWS.
2. Does Bernie Sanders Actually Want to Be President?
It's a seemingly stupid question to ask about a person who has worked themselves to the point of exhaustion every day for the past eight months to achieve that goal. But it's one worth posing to a self-described democratic socialist whom pundits long assumed was in the race to influence the political conversation, raise issues important to his movement, and to push presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to the left. Read more in POLITICS.
3. 'Natural Born' Issue For Ted Cruz Is Not Settled, Not Going Away
While the nation's legal scholars differ over the exact meaning of the Constitution's requirement that a person must be a "natural born citizen" to become president, they're unanimous on at least one key point: The matter is neither settled nor straightforward. Read more in POLITICS.
4. Academy: 'Big Change' Coming After Oscars Backlash
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs has responded to criticism that the Oscars aren't diverse enough, saying in a statement Monday night that the organization is pursuing "dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership." Read more in POP CULTURE.
5. National Guard Moves Into Flint as Water Crisis Deepens
The National Guard sent dozens of additional members into Flint, Michigan, on Monday to help address the impoverished city's water crisis, as Gov. Rick Snyder came under widening criticism — from residents and presidential candidates — for his handling of a massive exposure to lead. Read more in NEWS.
6. Life Rafts Found in Search for 12 Missing Marines
Search and rescue crews recovered three empty life rafts from helicopters involved in a crash off the Hawaiian coast that left 12 marines missing last week, the Coast Guard said in a statement Monday. Read more in NEWS.
7. Glenn Frey of The Eagles Has Died, Band Says
During the Eagles' long, successful run through the 1970s and early 1980s, Frey wrote or co-wrote some of the Eagles biggest hits, including "Take it Easy," "The Best of My Love," "Desperado," and "Hotel California." Read more in POP CULTURE.
8. Nightly Spotlight: 'Iron Max'
When 3-year-old Max Levy needed to get a metal disk surgically inserted into his chest to allow easier treatments for his blood disorder, his father struggled with how to tell him the news. Then dad got an idea.