Football Is Over: Ravens and 49ers played a really close game, but Queen Bey is the real winner here, with a nod from the First Lady.
Lights Out in the Superdome: The FBI quickly ruled out terrorism, the fire department is sure it wasn't a fire. Now it's looking like the lights went out in the Superdome because Beyonce was so amazing.
Details Emerge About Jimmy Lee Dykes: The man at the center of the hostage standoff in Alabama is a survivalist interested in guns, marijuana, and conservative talk radio. This is the seventh day of the hostage situation involving a five-year-old boy.
Showdown Over Education Brewing Already: The Republican-controlled State Senate is looking to bargain policy changes, like a school grading system, bonuses for math and science teachers, and weighting student test scores in teacher evaluations, in exchange for funding.
Syria's Assad Is on the Way Out: After Israeli airstrikes, Lebanese arrest warrants and a nod from the White House for the opposition leader Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, international pressure on Assad is cresting. Opposition groups within Syria seem to be coming together in light of Khatib's call for talks with Assad.
Reforming Mental Health Services in Washington: The state legislature is considering solutions to a crisis over mental health services. Washington ranks 46th among the states in availability of beds for the civilly committed.