5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, October 8
October 8th, 2013
05:13 AM ET

5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, October 8

Finding hope in the government shutdown, Washington's mascot mess and taking bets on the "God particle."

It's Tuesday, and here are the “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 morning show, “New Day.”

1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Keep hope alive: Is there now a glimmer of hope in settling the weeklong government shutdown? Some on Capitol Hill think so. The White House offers a clue or two. No longer mum on a debt ceiling settlement, an administration spokesman says it's up to Congress to decide how long to extend it. That means the White House has softened its stance. America's line of credit runs out on October 17 and needs to be re-upped, or the U.S. won't be able to pay its bills. Congress still needs to come up with a budget or some sort of short-term spending plan. Defunding Obamacare is the hangup.

Brianna Keilar is live throughout the morning. Christine Romans explains the debt ceiling fallout at 6 and 7. Newt Gingrich joins "New Day" at 7, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal checks in at 8.

2. SEALS IN SOMALIA

Fight another day: U.S. Navy SEALs pulled out during a raid in Somalia over the weekend when it became clear that suspected Al-Shabaab leader Ikrima couldn't be taken alive, a senior U.S. official tells CNN. SEAL Team Six - the same one that killed Osama bin Laden - found itself in a major firefight at Ikrima's compound and risked civilian casualties if it continued the fight, the Pentagon says. The goals of the raid were capturing Ikrima and using him for intelligence information. A drone strike would have been a safer alternative if the U.S. had just wanted to kill him.

Barbara Starr shares details at 6 and 7.

3. FOOTBALL CONTROVERSIES

Knocking heads on two fronts: It's not a new fight. For decades, Native Americans have been trying to get the name of the Washington Redskins changed. They consider it a racial slur. The Oneida Indian Nation has filed a lawsuit. President Barack Obama suggests it's time to make a change, and so does NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Redskins owner Dan Snyder isn't budging. He told USA Today last spring that he will "NEVER" rename the team. The NFL says it will meet with the Oneida leaders about it.

And the NFL continues to debate concussions. The new "Frontline" investigative report “League of Denial" says the NFL has been trying for 20 years to avoid a link between its violent collisions and brain injury.

Brian Todd reports at 6, and John Berman joins "New Day" at 7.

4. VEGAS BOY

How did he do that?: Authorities are still scratching their heads over the 9-year-old Minnesota boy who slipped through TSA checkpoints and flew from Minneapolis to Las Vegas on a Delta flight, all without a ticket or boarding pass. Children don't have to show picture identification to clear security, but, still, if you can't take a large tube of toothpaste in your carry-on bag, you'd think a kid would have to show something to someone somewhere along the line to get on board. The boy will be in court today. There's no word on when he'll head back home.

Michaela Pereira is live with news headlines throughout the morning.

5. PHYSICS NOBEL

OMG: Does the "God particle" have what it takes this year to win the Nobel Prize for physics? Betting scientists say it does, but, then again, they thought so last year too - and they were wrong. Its official name is the Higgs boson. It's the subatomic particle that's believed to give all matter its mass, making it part of one of the most important theories of how matter works. It's kind of a big deal. The Nobel committee names its physics winner today.

The Nobel committee makes its announcement this morning.

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

- Coffee shop of horrors: Perhaps just a single shot of espresso next time. Patrons freak as a woman goes all telekinetic after someone spills coffee on her laptop. No worries, it's a stunt to promote the upcoming "Carrie" remake.

- That's not a knife: An attempted armed robbery ends when the store clerk surprises the thief with a machete.

It's enough to make ol' Crocodile Dundee proud.

- Hanky alert: A terminally ill dad won't be there to walk his 10-year-old daughter down the aisle by the time she finds the love of her life. So, he's doing it now.

- What does the car say? Those nutty Norwegians, they're always up to something. The guys in Ylvis - remember the viral video "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" - are up to more hijinks. They wire a little bitty electric car with a big bad train horn. Boys will be boys.

- Space oddity: The new sci-fi thriller "Gravity" racks up a record weekend at the box office. But does it send scientists into orbit or leave them floating?

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 NewDayCNN.com and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY!

soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Tim

    If an Indian called me a Whiteskin, I Imight think it funny but not racist.

    October 8, 2013 at 9:30 am | Reply
  2. sherbear

    Thank you for starting my day with knowledge and humor..i look forward to reading you daily. Keep up the good work!

    October 8, 2013 at 9:29 am | Reply
  3. snotfair

    PS- The United States is 5th in the WORLD 4 murders by use of firearms w/ D.C.- Detroit- Chicago raising the #'s significantly! What is the answer 2 ending these morbid statistics? Thank you CNN 4 your New Day column- great synopsis of current goings-on!

    October 8, 2013 at 9:14 am | Reply
  4. jan

    Maybe the Redskins could keep the name but replace the logo with a potato?

    October 8, 2013 at 9:00 am | Reply
  5. Hi5

    Love to read your column, even though it's mid afternoon in South Africa!

    October 8, 2013 at 8:49 am | Reply
  6. snotfair

    Good Morning CNN! Raising the debt ceiling talk has only come about because the American people have raised the roof! It will not reopen the government & appears 2 be a stall tactic 2 extend their brie & coissants so-called meetings 2 end this farce! RedSkins could be renamed Arrows? Just a thought. HAVE A GREAT & SAFE DAY CNN!

    October 8, 2013 at 8:35 am | Reply
  7. Chris Stone

    Illegal aliens are being allowed to march on the national mall while our WWII veterans are being arrested and threatened.

    October 8, 2013 at 8:30 am | Reply
  8. Robert

    But the murder rate has dropped

    October 8, 2013 at 7:54 am | Reply
  9. Matthew

    Okay..."Askmehow," last time I checked, juries were used in both Casey Anthony's case AND George Zimmerman's case...the checks and balances are in place.

    October 8, 2013 at 7:51 am | Reply
  10. jax

    i love this column. keep it going

    October 8, 2013 at 7:12 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Thanks for your kind comments, Jax!

      Happy #NewDay~
      Lola
      CNN Viewer Communications

      October 8, 2013 at 7:36 am | Reply
  11. Michelle

    Love the 5 things – look forward to it every morning!

    October 8, 2013 at 6:55 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      =) Thanks so much, Michelle!

      Have a lovely #NewDay!
      Lola
      CNN Viewer Comms

      October 8, 2013 at 7:37 am | Reply
  12. Askmehow

    in the 22 states that have implemented "stand your ground" laws, justifiable homicides had climbed an average of 53 percent — and by 200 percent in Florida. In states that do not have those laws, the rate has declined marginally.

    October 8, 2013 at 6:13 am | Reply
    • Steven

      Site your source. I call your numbers a load of crap

      October 8, 2013 at 8:14 am | Reply
    • Jim C

      So in other words people are defending themselves more in states that allow it versus having to be a victim all the time? I don't see the problem here.

      October 8, 2013 at 9:05 am | Reply
    • CommonSense

      percentages do mean squat. Give me real numbers. I mean 200% 10 is a lot different than 200% of 1,000!! Typical liberal, use numbers that support your ideals instead of concrete numbers.

      BY THE WAY: Let me know how long you wait for police response next time you are being threatened!

      October 8, 2013 at 9:27 am | Reply

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