Members of Congress from both parties are calling for an investigation into the intelligence community's finding that Russia tried to influence November's election by hacking and releasing Democratic campaign emails. President-Elect Trump calls the CIA's conclusion "ridiculous."
Calling it a "no brainer," NY Senator Chuck Schumer says he thinks workers on the nation's railways should be subject to the same screening standards as pilots and airline employees.
--President-elect Trump thinking of choosing Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Trump tweets "Whether I choose him or not," Tillerson "is a world class player and dealmaker. Stay tuned!"
--Trump tells Fox News he doesn't need daily intelligence briefings. "I don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day.”
Wintry weather forces the cancellation of more than 18-hundred flights around the US, most at Chicago's airports. At Detroit Metro Airport, a Delta flight slipped off the snowy taxiway and into the grass, forcing passengers to leave out the rear hatch. No injuries. A system moving east from the midwest brings a wet, snowy, icy mess for many.
FL PULSE SHOOTING
Early Monday survivors, family members and staff of the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando gather outside the club to mark six months since the shooting rampage. A moment of silence is planned for 2:02am, the time gunman Omar Mateen started shooting inside the club.
CELL TOWER EVIDENCE
Monday Connecticut's Supreme Court hears arguments over whether cellphone tower evidence is reliable enough to use in criminal trials.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced trip to Iraq Sunday, visiting a military base. The top US commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Steve Townsend, says there are still 3- to 5-thousand Islamic State fighters defending Mosul, but coalition forces have killed or wounded more than 2-thousand fighters since October.
--Monday stock trading begins after a stellar Friday. The Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq all finished at record highs.
--Most analysts expect the Federal Reserve will announce a hike in interest rates after its two-day meeting ends Wednesday. It would be the first rise in rates this year.
EGYPT CHURCH ATTACK
Egypt has declared three days of mourning after a Sunday bombing at a chapel next to the Coptic Christian cathedral in Cairo, that killed 25 people, and injured dozens more.
A jury begins deliberating to decide the fate of Cardell Hayes, the man accused of murdering former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith and attempting to murder Smith's wife last April. The jury got the case after a four-hour closing argument from defense lawyers for 29-year-old Hayes, who claims self-defense.
Disney's animated musical "Moana" was tops at the box office for a 3rd weekend, pulling in 18.8-million dollars.