"We all want our players to stand" for the national anthem, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, but he said he understands why some don't.
Police hunted an "armed and dangerous" gunman who killed three co-workers and wounded two others in Maryland and is suspected of shooting a man in Delaware.
The marker was unveiled by two gay couples who were plaintiffs in the Vermont Supreme Court case that led to the first-in-the-nation same-sex civil unions.
The "Great Shakeout" will take place on Thursday, with millions in quake-prone California and around the globe set to participate.
An elementary school named after the president of the Confederacy will be renamed to honor the first black president of the United States.