Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Cold Weather Causes Travel Chaos
Thousands of cars have been giving out due to the cold weather, prompting nearly 5,000 calls to be made to two sections of AAA in Connecticut on Thursday alone. The runway at Salt Lake City International Airport has reopened its runways after they were partially closed because of icy conditions that cause a Frontier airplane to slide on the runway while landing.
2. No Sign NKorea Will Conduct Nuke Test: Panetta
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he has seen no clear sign that North Korea will follow through on its plan to conduct a third nuclear test. However, Panetta did say North Korea’s ability to perform these tests is very difficult to detect.
3. Florida Man Squatting in $2.5M Mansion
A 23-year-old man has been squatting in a mansion in Boca Raton, Florida since July. He is invoking a state law called “adverse possession,” which allows a person to move into a property and claim the title if they are able to stay for seven years.
4. Zuckerberg to Fundraise for Gov. Christie
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will be holding a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s gubernatorial campaign in February. Tickets will cost $3,800 per person.