Top Stories: Contraception Mandate Delay; Barbara Bush Hospitalized : The Two-Way Also: A terminally ill lawyer convicted of aiding terrorism is freed; U.S. stock markets set records in 2013; while peace talks open for South Sudan, bloody fighting continues; and passengers aboard a ship stuck in Antarctic ice ring in the New Year.
NPR logo Top Stories: Contraception Mandate Delay; Barbara Bush Hospitalized

Top Stories: Contraception Mandate Delay; Barbara Bush Hospitalized

Happy New Year! Here are our early stories:

— Justice Delays Birth Control Mandate For Catholic Groups.

— Former First Lady Barbara Bush Is Hospitalized.

— Dying Lawyer Convicted Of Aiding Terrorism Leaves Prison.

And here are more early headlines:

De Blasio Sworn In As New York City Mayor. (New York Times)

Duggan To Take Oath As Detroit Mayor. (Detroit News)

Stock Markets Set Records For 2013. (Los Angeles Times)

Evacuation Over For North Dakota Town Near Fiery Train Derailment. (Grand Forks Herald)

South Sudan Peace Talks Open, But Fighting Continues. (AP)

Second Japanese Official Visits Controversial Shrine, Angering China. (Reuters)

Passengers Celebrate New Year Aboard Ship Stuck In Antarctic Ice. (CNN)