Morning Brief: The top news and buzzy moments you need to know

Welcome to the Morning Brief where we give you a rundown of everything you may have missed the night before and what's trending this morning. To dive deeper into these stories click on the links.

1.Trump likely to replace chief of staff John Kelly in coming days: Sources
Kelly has offered to resign previously, though sources believe this time it might actually happen.

2. Storm brings flood fears to Southern California burn areas
Authorities kept a worried eye Friday on fire-scarred Southern California hillsides after a storm brought flooding fears and prompted evacuation orders for hundreds of homes.

3. Biggest snubs and surprises in Grammy nominations
Music fans offended by Recording Academy president Neil Portnow’s controversial remark that women need to “step up” in order to earn more Grammy nominations, will no doubt be pleased to see the just-announced list of contenders.

4. Photo of officer giving boy a pair of socks after he flees house fire barefoot goes viral
In a photo capturing of the moment, Officer De’Dongio Randall is seen putting the socks on the boy who is wrapped up in a blanket.

5. Mueller to give details on Russia probe with filings on Trump ex-aides
The filing could shed new light on Manafort's business dealings or his consulting for pro-Kremlin interests in Ukraine.

6. Reports: Former MLB players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo killed in car crash
Valbuena, 33, and Castillo, 37, were playing winter ball in Venezuela and were teammates on the Cardenales de Lara, according to The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya.

7. Floyd Mayweather vows never to fight MMA
 “I’m the A-side always. I’m not going to fight in an MMA ring. If I do fight in a MMA ring, boxing only. Everything is my rules, it’s my way.”

8. Teen turned in by grandmother pleads guilty to planning school shooting
Catherine O'Connor, called police in February after discovering her grandson's journal, which outlined a plot to carry out a shooting at Aces Alternative High School in Everett, Washington.

9. NY police give all clear after CNN bomb threat
CNN's broadcast offices in New York City were evacuated by police on Thursday night for more than an hour after a caller said there were five bombs hidden in the Time Warner Center Building.

10. Newlywed Priyanka Chopra responds to article calling her a 'global scam artist'
The piece, which went live shortly following the couple’s three-day nuptials at Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace, has since been removed following an outcry from readers.

 

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