Top Stories: Congress Examines Alleged Russian Hacking; Macy’s Cuts Jobs

· Jan. 5, 2017, 2:29 pm

Good morning, here are our early stories:

— Wave Of Congressional Probes Into Cyber Threats Set To Begin.

— 4 People In Custody In Chicago Over Beating Live-Streamed On Facebook.

— Macy’s To Close Stores, Cut Jobs Amid Weak Holiday Sales.

And here are more early headlines:

Survivor Of Charleston Church Shooting Testifies. (Post & Courier)

Winter Storm Pummels The West, Killing One. (

House Panel Says Planned Parenthood Should Be Defunded. (Washington Post)

Saudi Arabia To Accept Four Guantanamo Detainees. (VOA)

Dozens Of Filipino Prisoners Still At Large After Jailbreak. (AFP)

Gambian Army Chief Backing President Who Lost Election. (Guardian)

Mexican Gasoline Price Hike Stirs Unrest, Looting. (Reuters)

Chinese City Hosts Stunning Ice Sculpture Festival. (AP)

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit

You care.

You want to know what is really going on these days, especially in Colorado. We can help you keep up.  The Lookout is a free, daily email newsletter with news and happenings from all over Colorado. Sign up here and we will see you in the morning!