Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. One Dead, 26 Hurt in Las Vegas Sidewalk Crash
A woman with a toddler in her car repeatedly crashed into pedestrians on the Las Vegas strip Sunday night near the hotel where the Miss Universe pageant was coming to a close. One person was killed and at least 26 others were injured in what police say may have been an intentional assault. Read more in NEWS.
2. China Landslide Buries Dozens Under 20 Feet of Mud
A sea of red mud buried 33 buildings in China's southern city of Shenzhen — piling up to 20 feet in some areas. Calls to the Guangming district government offices and local hospitals went unanswered early Monday, but local authorities announced that 59 men and 32 women were believed to be missing under the mud. Read more in NEWS.
3. Obama Calls for Gun Control After Football Star Shooting
President Obama took to Twitter to repeat his call for stricter gun control laws Sunday after the shooting death of Zaevion Dobson, who was struck by three bullets after diving atop three girls to shield them from a hail of likely gang-related gunfire. Read more in NEWS.
4. Jimmy Carter Announces Grandson's Death
The former president shared at the Sunday school class he regularly teaches that his 28-year-old grandson had died hours earlier. "When he got ready to eat supper, he told his mother that he thought he would lie down awhile," Carter said. "His heart quit beating." It is unclear what caused Jeremy Carter's death. Read more in NEWS.
5. FIFA Bans Chiefs Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini for 8 Years
FIFA's ethics committee banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years from all soccer-related activities in verdicts announced Monday. The committee determined that the two broke conflict of interest and other rules when Platini took $2 million of FIFA money approved by Blatter as uncontracted salary. Read more in News.
6. 'Star Wars' Hauls in Record-Breaking $517 Million
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" brought in $238 million over the weekend, making it the biggest North American debut ever. Internationally, the film brought in $279 million, bringing its global gross to $517 million. Read more in POP CULTURE.
7. Miss Universe Crowned ... and Then Crowned Again
Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurztbach, was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday — but not at first. Host Steve Harvey accidentally crowned Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez-Arévalo, who was in fact the first runner up. Harvey tried to apologize for the mistake in a tweet, in which he spelled both the contestants' home countries wrong. He then apologized in an accurate shout-out. Read more in NEWS.
Nightly Spotlight: ‘The Killers’ Mark 10 Years of Christmas Songs for Charity
The rock band has released annual Christmas singles since 2006 to raise money for Bono’s ‘Project Red’ — a charity that fights AIDS globally.