The Russian city of Sochi, on the Black Sea, is prepping for the 2014 Winter Olympics – and so far it has already become the most expensive winter games in Olympic history. NBC's Jim Maceda reports. (Nightly News)
Sarah Jones, the teacher and former Bengals cheerleader accused of sexually abusing one of her students, is moving forward with a defamation lawsuit against TheDirty.com, a gossip site that claimed she had sexually transmitted diseases and sex with football players. (TODAY)
A showdown was averted at Zuccotti Park, the Occupy Wall Street site in lower Manhattan, after the park's owner canceled plans to clear protesters temporarily and clean the site. NBC's Mara Schiavocampo reports. (TODAY)
The commander of Libya's rebel force says Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is sheltering weapons at Leptis Magna, a major Roman-era ruins on the civil war-ravaged nation. NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports. (TODAY)
Rescue teams hope it is only a matter of days until 33 miners will finally be reunited with their loved ones after being trapped in an underground shaft for nearly two months. TODAY's Natalie Morales reports from Copiapo, Chile.