Here in Chicago, 31 people charged with disorderly conduct after 5-hour standoff in Edgewater on Saturday. It all started with a minor traffic violation and quickly spiraled out of control, with shots being fired at the cops. There was also a routine traffic stop in Mississippi that resulted in a couple of deaths of police officers.
In sports, Tom Brady will probably be suspended this week for his role in Deflategate. It would certainly be the most high profile suspension in the history of the NFL, maybe the biggest since the Black Sox scandal
Cuban dictator Raul Castro visited Pope Francis at the Vatican. He paid him a visit to say thank you for his role in opening up relations between Cuba and the US.
Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.