Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Legendary Actor Mickey Rooney Dead at 93
Mickey Rooney, one of the longest-tenured actors in movie history, died Sunday at the age of 93. Rooney appeared in hundreds of movies, from silent films in the 1920s to recent blockbusters such as “The Muppets” and “Night at the Museum.”
2. Signals Detected in Search for Flight 370
One of the vessels searching the southern Indian Ocean has detected signals “consistent with those emitted from airplane black boxes,” retired Australia Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston said at a Monday press conference – the most promising lead in the search for doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
3. Pistorius Trial Resumes, Defense Opens Case
The defense in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial opened its case on Monday, calling a pathologist in an effort to cast doubt on the prosecution's assertion that girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ate no more than two hours before the double-amputee runner killed her.
4. Comedian John Pinette, 50, Dies at Pa. Hotel
John Pinette, the chubby stand-up comedian who portrayed a hapless carjacking victim in the final episode of "Seinfeld," has died. He was 50.
5. Strait Wins Entertainer of the Year at ACM Awards
George Strait won his second entertainer of the year — 25 years after he won his first — and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Academy of Country Music Awards that had a little something for everyone.