- Federal drug enforcement agents paid visits to three NFL teams Sunday to spot check doctors for suspicious prescription drugs. Medical staff from the San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Seattle Seahawks were checked "as part of an ongoing investigation into potential violations" of the Controlled Substances Act, according to DEA spokesman Rusty Payne; no arrests were made.
- Several supposed Ku Klux Klan Twitter accounts were taken over by Australian Anonymous hackers after KKK members threatened to use "lethal force" against Ferguson, Missouri, demonstrators.
- Congressional Republicans don't appear inclined to block the District of Columbia's recently-passed measure to legalize marijuana.
- An online poll from PBS finds most folks would not support an outright ban on tobacco sales.
- The federal jury indictment of Mississippi's longest-serving chief of prisons, Christopher B. Epps—he's accused of accepting more than $1 million in bribes from a former state legislator who now owns and represents private prisons—could require the state to undertake "a top-to-bottom reassessment of its prison-contracting system".
- Pope Francis has confirmed a trip to the U.S. to participate in the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.