Good morning, and happy Monday. Here are some of the stories we’re following today:
1. Suspected Paris accomplice crossed into Syria
Turkey's foreign minister said Monday that Hayat Boumeddiene, the suspected accomplice of one of the Islamist militants behind last week's attacks in Paris, crossed into Syria from Turkey on Thursday. Boumedienne's common-law husband Amedy Coulibaly is believed to have killed a French policewoman on Thursday, a day before he killed four hostages at a kosher supermarket. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said "the hunt will go on" for Boumeddiene. Meanwhile, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced that France is mobilizing 10,000 security forces to protect the population in the wake of the massacre at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the subsequent attacks. Read more in NEWS.
2. Paris terror attacks spark ‘unprecedented’ march
At least a million people — including more than 40 world leaders — packed a two-mile route in Paris on Sunday to show perseverance and rally for freedom after the wave of terror in France. Another 2.5 million people marched simultaneously in other parts of the country, while similar gatherings were held all over the world — including in London, Madrid, New York, Cairo, Sydney, Stockholm and Tokyo. "Today, Paris is the capital of the world," said French President Francois Hollande. "Our entire country will rise up toward something better." Read more in NEWS.
3. Divers find both black boxes from AirAsia Flight 8501
Divers retrieved one black box and located the other underwater Monday from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, a key development that will help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea less than halfway into its flight. Read more in NEWS.
4. Snow and freezing rain hamper commute in Midwest, Northeast
Drivers in New England, the Northeast and parts of the Midwest face a slick morning commute on Monday — and possibly a messy trip home, too — as a winter weather system chugs east. Winter storm watches are posted from Massachusetts through the Ohio Valley and as far west as Missouri. Read more in WEATHER.
5. 'Boyhood,' 'Budapest' take home top prizes at Golden Globes
The coming-of-age saga and the quirky caper won the awards for best film drama and comedy, respectively. "Boyhood" helmer Richard Linklater took home best director honors, while "The Grand Budapest Hotel" mastermind Wes Anderson was honored for his original screenplay. Other big winners included Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, Michael Keaton and Amy Adams. Check out the full list of winners in ENTERTAINMENT.
6. Oregon goes against Ohio in college football championship
Ohio State and Oregon will play Monday night in the first-ever College Football Playoff national championship. ''It's college football history,'' Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Sunday at a press conference. The fourth-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes have won 12 in a row, while the second-seeded Oregon Ducks have won 9 in a row. Read more in SPORTS.
And now this ...
Credit card users know their information can get hacked from a store’s system — but “digital pickpockets” can also scan data right out of a wallet on someone’s body. Fortunately, Norton and Betabrand have made jeans with pockets made from matallic alloy, which can block credit card scanning devices.