Breaking News Emails
Good morning, and happy Monday. Here are some of the stories we’re following today:
1. Janay Rice says it will take 'work' for fans, NFL to forget videos
In an exclusive TODAY interview with Matt Lauer, airing Monday morning, Janay Rice said she knows it will take time for the fans and the National Football League to "look past" videos showing her then-fiancé assaulting her. A leaked video of the assault prompted the NFL to suspend the running back for two games, and then a second leaked video led to his indefinite suspension. Rice successfully appealed the indefinite suspension, and was reinstated to the NFL on Friday. Read more on TODAY.COM.
2. ISIS-linked group claims it killed U.S. oil worker
Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which recently pledged allegiance to ISIS, claimed responsibility for the Aug. 6 death of Texas native William Henderson in Egypt. Henderson's death had previously been described as tied to a carjacking. Henderson's passport and work ID badges were posted on an official ISIS Web forum on Sunday, but the oil company he worked for said his death was "still under investigation by the U.S. government." Ansar Beit al-Maqdis rose up out of the Egypt uprising in 2011, and has claimed responsibility for numerous terror attacks. Read more in NEWS.
3. Body of missing Ohio State football player found
The body of Kosta Karageorge, who had been missing for five days, was found in a dumpster Sunday, according to police. A preliminary investigation showed Karageorge died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Before the football player and wrestler went missing, he had texted his mom about being concussed and apologized for any "embarrassment" he had caused her because of the condition. Read more in NEWS.
4. Darren Wilson resigned over threats, won’t get severance pay
Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, resigned from the Ferguson Police Department after hearing about "credible threats" to the department and its officers, his attorney told NBC News. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said Wilson wasn't pushed out or asked to resign but made clear that the city had "severed ties" with the former-cop, who Knowles said will not receive any benefits as part of his resignation. Read more in NEWS.
5. Group calls for work and school walk-out over Ferguson decision
A group identifying itself as Ferguson Action urged people to leave their jobs or schools at 1 p.m. ET Monday to show solidarity with those in Ferguson, who are frustrated over a grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. Around the same time, President Barack Obama will meet with members of his cabinet to discuss the amount of funding the federal government gives to law enforcement for equipment. The president will then meet with young civil rights leaders to talk about the " disintegration of trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect," according to the White House. Read more in NEWS.
6. No bail for couple who hid missing boy in wall
A 13-year-old boy, who had been missing for four years, was found in a false wall Friday night, and reunited with his mother Saturday morning. Five people in the suburban Atlanta home where the boy was found were arrested — including the boy's father and stepmother. Gregory Jean and Samantha Joy Davis were charged with false imprisonment and cruelty to children, and were not granted bond on Sunday. Read more in NEWS.