Welcome to the Tuesday edition of “5 Things to Know for Your New Day." Every weekday morning around 6, we’ll hit the top five stories of the day, clue you in on a few other buzzy items, and let you know about some of the must-watch stories coming up on CNN’s new morning show, “New Day.”
1. DEADLY WILDFIRES
More heartbreak in Arizona: The more we learn about the 19 elite firefighters killed in the Yarnell fire, the more heartbroken we get. Fourteen of them were in their 20s - in the prime of their lives. "As dark a day as I can remember,” is how Gov. Jan Brewer put it.
Take a look at the front page of this morning’s Arizona Republic:
Stephanie Elam will have the latest updates on this terrible tragedy live from Yarnell, Arizona, throughout the show.
Floods in the East, heat in the West: A heat wave embraces much of the West Coast in a sweaty hug. It’s a different story in the East. Lots of flooding in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Folks are without power, flights are getting canceled. We doubt either coast would want to trade places with the other. But Marquette, Michigan, is looking mighty inviting for all:
Indra Petersons gives us the latest updates in the 6 o’ clock hour.
3. EGYPT PROTEST
Tick tock, tick talk: One deadline came today for Egyptian President Morsy; another hangs over his head. Protesters gave him until today to step down. He ignored them. But he has until tomorrow to figure out a way to appease them, or else the army says it'll step in. What’s a democratically elected but maligned leader to do?
Reza Sayah will have live updates from Cairo throughout the show.
4. NSA LEAK
Where to next?: Edward Snowden’s asylum requests are piling up. He’s sent them to 19 countries. Which one will take him in? WikiLeaks is asking them to man up. Wonder if such tough love works in diplomacy.
The question is not which country will grant Mr. Snowden asylum. The question is which countries still have an independent executive.—
WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 02, 2013
Then there’s that other mystery: Where exactly is he? Still starring in his real-life version of “The Terminal"?
Phil Black and Fred Pleitgen will fill us in with more details throughout the show.
5. TRAYVON MARTIN TRIAL
In his own words: The lead investigator in the Zimmerman trial gets back on the stand this morning to continue answering questions from the defense. Jurors heard Zimmerman’s story in his own words for the first time yesterday as his interviews with police were played in court. The prosecution pointed out inconsistencies in his account. But the defense did pretty well in its cross.
CNN'S George Howell is live from Sanford, Florida, with all the details.
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a few others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.
– Gruesome discovery: A child’s body found in a Texas suburb has officials scratching their heads. Who's the victim? Children playing on a street found the decomposing body, but CNN affiliate KTVT says no kids in the area have been reported missing.
– Here’s the number. So call Ma, maybe? Attention ungrateful offspring! If you abandon your aging parents and relatives, they'll sue you. Well, if you live in China. Relatives should visit relatives older than 60 “frequently” and send them greetings on a regular basis, or else, a revised law says. But it doesn't say how often is too often.
– Royal bundle of joy: First it was love, then marriage, and now the baby carriage. The fascination with Prince William and Kate Middleton - that’s the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to you – grows with their eagerly anticipated baby.
At 6 this morning, Max Foster brings you the latest.
– Yo quiero $3,600? : All they wanted were tacos and burritos. But they ended up with wads of cash – and no food. The three returned the money to the Michigan eatery. And boy, were they happy to get their food.
– The greatest selfie in sports: First, the girls asked folks to chip in $1,500 so they could get bail money. Then they bum-rushed last week’s College World Series finale and, in a moment of epic awesomeness, snapped a self-pic.
There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning. Be sure to tune in to "New Day," from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET, join us at CNN.com/NewDay and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY.