5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, July 22nd, 2013
July 22nd, 2013
05:19 AM ET

5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Welcome to the Monday 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. ROYAL BABY WATCH

Out with its head!: So it looks like the royal bambino is on its way – finally. The Duchess of Cambridge has gone to the hospital and millions of people have woken up their husbands, wives, neighbors, guy in the apartment two floors up. Altogether now, puuuuuuuuuuuush, puuuuuuuuuuuuuuush. And people, don’t forget to breathe every once in a while.

Max Foster is outside the hospital in London where we’re waiting for the official word on the birth.

2. ROLLER COASTER DEATH

Seat came back empty: An amusement park safety expert says the safety restraint on a roller coaster needs to fit snugly near your waist, just above your thighs. Before she took off on the Texas Giant, Rosy Esparza was worried her lap bar wasn’t secure, witnesses said. Esparza died after she fell from the roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas. As her family members grieve, they also wonder how the accident happened.

Ed Lavandera will have more on the story each hour.

3. EXTREME WEATHER

Mud, muck and a murky mess: It took just a half hour for the streets in the Tucson, Arizona, area to become dangerous rivers of fast-moving water. For firefighters, it was one rescue after another, after another. While it looks like residents there will dry out this week, folks in the Northeast might not be so lucky.

Meteorologist Indra Petersons is with us all morning and will explain what’s in the forecast.

4. CLEVELAND KILLINGS

Copycat crime?: "Unfortunately, this is a sick individual who appears to have been influenced by another sick individual," the mayor of East Cleveland, Ohio, tells CNN. He’s talking about a 35-year-old suspect who police have arrested in connection with the killings of three women. Their bodies were found wrapped in plastic, one in a garage leased by Michael Madison, who has yet to be charged with any of the deaths. And apparently some other women were able to get away from this suspect, who the mayor says idolized convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell.

Criminologist Casey Jordan joins us at 7.

5. TRAYVON MARTIN OUTCRY

Marching for change: Over the weekend, in more than 100 cities, thousands of people gathered to protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial and Florida’s Stand Your Ground defense law. That included celebrities like Jay Z and Beyonce. They stood beside Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, who said her heart was healing, but there was still work ahead.

Our guests at 8 are the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson and CNN contributor Charles Blow.

Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.

–Show of support: More than 33,000 people have liked a Facebook page created to amplify support for Massachusetts State Police officer Sgt. Sean Murphy. He was the man who, angered by the Rolling Stone cover of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, released other photos of the Boston bombing suspect.

Please help me save Sgt. Sean Murphy from losing his job with the Massachusetts State Police. This petition is to save Trooper Sean Murphy his job. He did what I think most of us would have liked to do or would have done had we had the same resources. – Save Sgt. Sean Murphy Facebook page

–Trying to unsee that: Geraldo Rivera caused quite a stir Sunday morning after he posted a topless of himself on Twitter with the caption "70 is the new 50." Later Sunday the Fox personality posted, "Note to self: no tweeting after 1am." He deleted the photo. Which of course NO ONE had saved. We’ll spare you, however.

–He could have been toast: The founder of Digg posted a YouTube video this weekend showing him tossing a large raccoon down a flight of stairs after it attacked his dog, Toaster. The video has been viewed more than 1.3 million times and has more than 15,000 comments, not all positive. Personally we don't think anything is wrong with the name Toaster...

- Maybe they should sell candy bars instead: So some supporters of secrets spiller Edward Snowden are using Indiegogo to raise money for his travel costs. You know, when we were raising money for trips with our sports teams we used to sell donuts or chocolate bars, but these days people hop on the internet and just ask for cash. So far they’ve raised a little over $500 out of their $200,000 goal, with nine days to go. There’s still time to order the candy, just sayin’.

- Well, he barked first: A Florida Gators player is in trouble for supposedly harassing a police officer. A K-9 officer. Antonio Morrison’s defense? He barked at me first, a police report says. Oh, Georgia fans, you're on.

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 to 9 a.m. ET, join us at CNN.com/NewDay and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Lowan

    I don't like how CNN is marketing New Day with "The Latest" news article heading titled "NEW 5 things to start your 'New Day'." I don't like news "packaged," especially when it's really not new and is, in fact, quite old. I'd rather have fresh articles on the CNN home page and not the same thing I've already read taking up space in a new package of old material.

    July 22, 2013 at 9:22 am | Reply
  2. Sandeep Janyavula

    I Like I've said before, this idea/concept is cool.
    The contents may be questionable to some and not to others. There's no arquing there.

    July 22, 2013 at 9:21 am | Reply
  3. cwiz

    More like "Five smacks to wake you up". Who wants to wake up to the brutal darkness of the world? How about something a little more cheery? There are many more positive things in this world than negative things. Poor taste in article title selection.

    July 22, 2013 at 8:23 am | Reply
  4. lyn

    New? 7 billion people in the world and this is all you got? 1. There are over 300,000 babies born each day, what makes this one so special. 2. 105 people die every minute 3. Its raining (really?) 4. 45 people are murdered each day just in the US 5. See #4.

    July 22, 2013 at 8:05 am | Reply
  5. Stacy

    No one said it was going to be 5 POSITIVE things to start your day. Make your own positive, some people want the actual news – which sadly isn't usually a positive experience.

    July 22, 2013 at 7:42 am | Reply
  6. annor

    gud mun 2 viewer n baby

    July 22, 2013 at 6:43 am | Reply
  7. Abigail Wilson

    As I am preparing to start out my work week, that is often a trying experience, I saw this link and got excited for some possibly motivating things I could use to start my day and week out positive. Instead, four out of the five events are news that is tragic. Yes these things are pertinent for us to know and learn about but how about something poaitive too....a story of recovery, someone who turned their life around, a success story, anything that might give readers a positive outlook.....instead the five things we must know are that people have been killed in a variety of tragic ways and cruddy weather is coming.....at least we can hope that a new baby will join the world today and here is a wish that next week there is something positive we need to know to start out our work week!

    July 22, 2013 at 6:03 am | Reply
    • coolone

      share your feelings. Since the article failed us lets make it positive...1) Prayers and good wishes for a healthy and happy life for all the kods who are on thier way 2) Prayer and wishes of good health,happy life and prosperity for everyone and incuding people who are doing well as well as people who are facing tough times. 3) hertfelt condolences to all the families who lost thier loved ones God give them strentgh to overcome the grief and rebuild thier lives. Stay postive and have a good day to all

      July 22, 2013 at 7:25 am | Reply

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