Here are seven stories from the "Nightly News" team that caught our attention as we get ready for tonight's broadcast.
1. Cronut Maker's Next Big Thing
Attention foodies: Dominque Ansel, mastermind behind the Cronut, unveiled his latest creation via Instagram, the Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shot. The French pastry chef was inspired to create the cookie and milk shots after dunking an Oreo in milk for the first time just a few weeks ago.
2. On Top of the World
The images are stunning and revealing. Made of glass and steel, One World Trade Center sits adjacent to where the Twin Towers once stood. Now Time magazine offers an upclose, first look at the western hemisphere's tallest skyscraper, which serves as a tragic reminder and beacon of hope.
3. Putin Peace Prize Nominee?
Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly finds himself among the 278 nominees for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, as international scrutiny mounts over his seizing control of parts of Ukraine's Crimea region.
4. The Cutest Soccer Pitch Invasion Ever
If an adult runs onto a soccer field during a big deal game, he’s tackled immediately. But,when an adorable little boy invades the pitch, he’s dealt with a little differently. After a Brazil-South Africa soccer game in Soweto, a South African boy ran onto the turf, was hoisted into the arms of soccer star Neymar and posed for photos with the best players in the world.
5. The Pope's Surprising Confession
The Pontiff continues to reveal himself to the world. This time it's an admission to stealing a dead priest’s rosary cross right from the casket. Pope Francis says he still carries the cross today as a reminder that there is a thief in all of us.
6. Bitcoin's Inventor Doesn't Want to Meet You
Money and privacy: They are the two things Bitcoin’s inventor values immensely, which is why untangling the life of the elusive creator proved so difficult. Not only is he disinterested in the spotlight, he says he's no longer involved in the hot-shot digital currency, according to Newsweek’s intriguing profile detailing his life.
7. Mr. Peanut's Fashion Tips
It’s hard to believe, but monocles may be the next big fashion trend. They are already on the shelf at eyewear maker Warby Parker. At Nearsights, an eye shop that specializes in monocles, sales nearly tripled last year.