Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Bloomberg Targeted in Failed Ricin Mail Poisoning, Police Say
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the latest target of poison-laced letters, police say. An NYPD official said letters containing ricin were sent to Bloomberg's offices in Manhattan and Washington, D.C.
2. Pakistan Says US Drone Killed Taliban Leader
A CIA drone strike on Wednesday killed a top member of the Pakistani Taliban, officials in Pakistan said. The attack comes off the heels of President Obama's speech laying out a new phase of counterterrorism and drone wars.
3. Soldier Admits to Afghan Massacre
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier charged with murdering 16 Afghan villagers last March, intends to plead guilty to premeditated murder. By doing so, Bales will avoid the death penalty, his lawyer says.
4. Suspect in Soldier's Killing Charged in London
London police have charged Michael Adebowale with murder in the killing of British soldier Lee Rigby. Adebowale, one of two suspects linked to the attack, is expected to appear in court today.
5. Motorola's Next Big Phone Will Be Made in US
Motorola announced that it's opening a plant in Texas that will manufacture its new smartphone, the Moto X. It will be the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S.