Torture rebuttal and other headlines

Bush and former CIA ex-officials rebut torture report. (NY Times)

U.S. says it was unaware of South African hostage talks before this weekend's failed rescue mission. (AP)

Republicans take another Senate seat. (USA Today)

Staten Island DA did not ask grand jurors to consider lesser charges in Eric Garner's death. (NBC New York)

Pres. Obama has acid reflux. (NY Times)

E.R. doctor discusses role in Ebola patient's initial misdiagnosis. (Dallas Morning News)

Tests said to confirm one student's remains in Mexico massacre. (NBC News)

What are you reading this morning? Let us know in the comments, please.