- State regulators say a northern West Virginia business was burning material illegally in its outdoor furnace and the smoke drifted into a nearby elementary school, sending 37 people to hospitals.
- The cold snap is blamed for several deaths. Two weather-related traffic fatalities have been reported in Oklahoma and one in Dallas. In California, four people in the San Francisco Bay Area died of hypothermia.
- The National Security Agency is defending its tracking of foreign mobile phones overseas. It says the practice is legal under a U.S. presidential order governing all U.S. government spying.