Top Stories: Target's Data Breach; Weekly Jobless Claims Up : The Two-Way Also: U.N. ambassador Samantha Power arrives in the Central African Republic; a "Duck Dynasty" star reiterates homophobic comments; Russia says it bailed out Ukraine as a fraternal gesture; and an anonymous donor drops a diamond ring into a Salvation Army red kettle.
NPR logo Top Stories: Target's Data Breach; Weekly Jobless Claims Up

Top Stories: Target's Data Breach; Weekly Jobless Claims Up

Good morning, here are our early stories:

— Breach At Target Stores May Affect 40 Million Card Accounts.

— Jobless Claims Rose Last Week, But Trend May Still Be Good.

— 'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch Doubles Down; Palin Defends Him.

And here are more early headlines:

U.S. Official Arrives In Central African Republic. (VOA)

Lack Of European-Made Drugs Slows Number Of U.S. Executions. (Guardian)

Russia Bailed Out Ukraine As Brotherly Gesture, Says Putin. (Wall Street Journal)

Fighting In South Sudan Spreads. (BBC)

Thai Protesters Stage Huge Downtown Picnic, Cause Havoc. (AP)

Majority Of California's Big Sur Fire Contained. (Los Angeles Times)

Georgia Grandmother Holds 1 Winning Mega Millions Lottery Ticket. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Donor Drops $3500 Diamond Ring Inside Salvation Army Red Kettle. (WBFS-TV)