Beyoncé Gives Birth; Wild Card Blowouts; Second New Hampshire GOP Debate


Last night, Beyoncé Knowles gave birth to her and Jay-Z’s child, Ivy Blue Carter. The Daily News reports the baby girl was born in Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side in a private wing and that “hospital workers placed tape over security cameras and are forcing employees to turn in cell phones when they arrive for their shifts.” Ivy Blue is the couple’s first baby. [NYDN]

Both the New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans cruised to victories at home in the NFL’s wild card games. The Saints knocked off the Lions 45-28 behind 466 yards from Drew Brees. The Texans beat the Bengals 31-10 to win their first playoff game in franchise history. The Giants take on the Falcons today at 1p.m., followed by the Steelers game against the Broncos in Denver. [SI]

Mount Rainier park has reopened for the first time since the New Year’s Day killing of a park ranger and the subsequent manhunt. Benjamin Colton Barnes is believed to have shot and killed Ranger Margaret Anderson as she set up a road block. Barnes’ body was found in a nearby creek afterwards, his death believed to be the result of a suicide. [CNN]

The second of two back-to-back Republican debates is ongoing right now. It’s the second GOP debate in 24-hours, and you can read live updates here. [Washington Post]

Expect a pleasant day today with highs in the mid-forties. [TWC]