Jan. 3, 2014— -- Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Storm Cripples Northeast With Snow, Wind and Frigid Temps
A winter snowstorm dropped nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of the Northeast, shutting down highways and forcing the cancellation and delays of more than 3,000 flights.
2. Body Found in Minneapolis Apartment Fire
Authorities have discovered a body in the ruins of the Minneapolis apartment fire that left 14 other people injured.
3. Newspapers Call for Clemency for Snowden
The New York Times and Guardian newspapers have called for clemency for Edward Snowden, saying he should be praised not punished for his disclosures.
4. Ship Involved in Antarctic Rescue Faces Trouble
The icebound ship carrying 52 passengers, who were eventually retrieved, was told to halt its journey home after a Chinese vessel involved with the rescue became concerned that it would be stuck, too.
5. Talks Scheduled in Calif. Brain Dead Girl Case
A federal magistrate is expected to meet today with lawyers for a California hospital and Jahi McMath, 13-year-old girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery, to reach a resolution to the ongoing legal battle over her care.