Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Europe's Capital on Lockdown as 1K Cops Hunt Paris Suspect
Belgium's capital remained under the highest threat level Monday for a third straight day. Overnight raids failed to trap Salah Abdeslam, who is wanted in connection with the Paris terrorist attacks. Officials in Brussels said an "imminent" threat of Paris-style attacks persisted, and they would meet Monday to reassess whether to re-open schools and public transportation. Read more in NEWS.
2. British PM to Push for Syria Airstrikes — Again
Following a meeting with French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he will seek Parliamentary approval to join airstrikes against ISIS in Syria. Cameron has previously tried and failed to secure approval from Parliament to join the U.S.-led airstrikes. Read more in NEWS.
3. 16 People Injured in New Orleans Playground Shooting
Sixteen people were injured when two groups opened fire on each other during an impromptu gathering of several hundred people to record a music video at a New Orleans playground on Sunday night. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison told NBC station WDSU that the shootings may be gang-related. Read more in NEWS.
4. Teen Charged With Murdering Pastor's Wife
Larry Taylor, 18, was arrested and charged with murdering Amanda Blackburn, the wife of a pastor who was killed during an apparent home invasion in Indianapolis. Blackburn, 28, was pregnant when she was shot dead. Her husband, Pastor Davey Blackburn, was at the gym at the time of the killing, according to a statement from his church. Read more in NEWS.
5. Suspect Identified in Shooting of New Orleans Med Student
Euric Cain, 21, remained on the run in New Orleans on Sunday after shooting Tulane University resident Peter Gold, 25, early Friday morning when the student stopped to help a woman whom Cain appeared to be dragging down the street. Police said finding the suspect's car and identifying him give them confidence that they will track him down. Read more in NEWS.
6. Violence in Israel Continues Ahead of Kerry Visit
Two teenage girls armed with scissors were shot after injuring two people in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem on Monday, officials said. The violence came after a weekend of attacks that saw at least three Palestinians shot dead and an Israeli woman killed. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to visit the region this week. Read more in NEWS.
7. Paris Takes Center-Stage at American Music Awards
Many of the musicians honored at the AMAs turned their attention toward Paris. "Tonight we honor the victims of the unimaginable violence that has taken place in Paris and around the world," said Jared Leto. And Celine Dion performed the French classic, "L'Hymne a L'Amour," in tribute to the city. Read more in ENTERTAINMENT.
8. Nightly Spotlight: This Principal Takes a Bow With the School Orchestra
Like the rest of the class, he plucks away and can’t always follow the music, but he does what he can in the orchestra’s viola section and as the school’s principal.