Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Manhunt on for Escaped Texas Inmates
Authorities in Sulphur Springs, Texas were concerned that rain on Tuesday night would hinder their search for two inmates who escaped from a local jail. The two men were reportedly able to escape from the prison by squeezing through a fence.
2. Prison Gang Eyed in DAs Murders
A white supremacist prison gang has become one of the top focuses of authorities investigating the murders of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife.
3. 7 Dead in Brazil Bus Accident
At least seven people were killed when a bus plunged off an overpass on Tuesday and fell onto the street below in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nine other passengers were injured.
4. Video Shows Coach Kicking, Berating Players
Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice is seen hurling basketballs at his players' heads, legs, and feet at close range in several hours of video obtained by ESPN. Rice was suspended for three games in December and fined after some of the video was viewed by the school's athletic director.
5. 'DWTS' Votes Off First Contestant
Country music star Wynonna Judd was the first contestant to be eliminated from the ballroom on this season's "Dancing With the Stars." Judd and her partner Tony Dovolani were voted off the show on Tuesday night, one week after Olympian Dorothy Hamill left the competition due to an injury.