Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. 6.2 Magnitude Quake Shakes Mexico
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook part of Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Tuesday. The earthquake rattled the fishing and resort city of La Paz at about 4:45 p.m. local time. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
2. Tornadoes Reported in Illinois
Several preliminary reports of tornadoes were listed in Clinton and Washington counties in Illinois, according to the Storm Prediction Center. Damage reports included a blown over semi trailer and roof damage. No injuries have yet been reported.
3. US Airlines Collect $1.7 billion in Baggage Fees
U.S. airlines collected more than $1.7 billion in baggage fees during the first half of the year. This is the largest amount of money ever collected in that six-month time period.
4. NFL Decided to Back its Replacement Referees
The NFL has decided to back its replacement referees in the wake of a poor call that cost the Green Bay Packers a game on Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks.
5. Egyptian Writer Arrested in NYC Subway
Mona Eltahawy, a prominent Egyptian-American writer, was arrested in New York's Times Square subway on Tuesday night when she was spotted spray-painting over anti-Muslim ads. The ads were put up in New York City subway stations on Tuesday.
Thursday, April 17 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:13:31 GMT
Two Sheldon residents are behind bars today. An 11 month long joint investigation between the Sheldon Police Department and the Iowa State Fire Marshall's Office into the 05-14-13 fire which destroyedMore >>
An 11 month long joint investigation between the Sheldon Police Department and the Iowa State Fire Marshall's Office into the 05-14-13 fire which destroyed the Buddz's Sports Bar and Grill in Sheldon, Iowa, has resulted in the arrest of two Sheldon residents on charges of arson.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:54:39 GMT
Sioux falls has seen its second murder of 2014 and again, the victim is a woman in her 50's. It happened in a home on the 5600 block of Misty Glen Place in southwest Sioux Falls. Neighbors were surprisedMore >>
Sioux Falls has seen its second murder of 2014 and again, the victim is a woman in her 50's.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:07:12 GMT
The community of De Smet has been raising funds for a new community wellness and events center for the past year. Last week, the town was till half a million dollars short and many people feared the projectMore >>
People in De Smet came together to raise nearly half a million dollars to complete a new community center. More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:01:04 GMT
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) - Visitors will have to pay more to tour the two National Park Service caves in the Black Hills starting April 30. The service on Wednesday announced fee increases for tours at JewelMore >>
Park Superintendent Vidal Davila says the fees fund facility upgrades. He says the increases were discussed at public meetings.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:48:46 GMT
For the past two weeks, many people in Brandon have noticed a not-so-pleasant odor. The bad odor is coming from the city's waste water lagoons. The smell has been around since the lagoons were built inMore >>
The bad odor is coming from the city's waste water lagoons. The smell has been around since the lagoons were built in the 1980s, but the city's recent growth has made the odor much more noticeable.More >>