Houston's football coach collapses, questions abound for the LAX shooting suspect, and Democratic darling Hillary Clinton snags another endorsement.
It's Monday, 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. COACH COLLAPSES
Horror in Houston: Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak collapses on the field during halftime of last night's game against Indianapolis and is rushed to a local hospital, where he is in stable condition. The team says it wasn't a heart attack, but we know little else. Kubiak was feeling light-headed and dizzy before he fell to his knees, a team official tells NBC.
Ed Lavandera is live from Houston for "New Day."
2. LAX SHOOTING
Lots of questions: There's plenty police want to ask Paul Ciancia, but the suspected Los Angeles International Airport shooter isn't much help right now. The 23-year-old remains "unresponsive," according to a law enforcement source. Police shot him multiple times after he opened fire inside Terminal 3 at LAX on Friday. Authorities say Ciancia killed TSA Officer Gerardo Hernandez and wounded two of his colleagues. He also shot a passenger.
Miguel Marquez shares his interview with the suspected shooter's roommate at 6, 7 and 8. Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge joins "New Day" at 7, and CNN national security analyst Fran Townsend is on at 8.
3. THE SNOWDEN MANIFESTO
Das leaker: Did you miss it over the weekend? Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden released his "Manifesto." His letter, called "A Manifesto for the Truth," appears in the German magazine Der Spiegel. The magazine says it got the letter through a secure channel. In it, he says the U.S. National Security Agency and its British counterpart are among the "worst offenders" of mass surveillance without oversight. Since Snowden fled the United States, the secret documents that he leaked have been used to spill alleged details of U.S. spy programs, including allegations the NSA monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone. Surveillance on French and Spanish citizens too. No White House response on the latest claims.
Barbara Starr talks about the clemency angle throughout the morning.
4. CLINTON ENDORSEMENT
Hill-a-ry, Hill-a-ry: Are you on the Hillary Clinton bandwagon yet? A day without someone fawning over the former first lady and secretary of state is like a day without orange juice (or is that sunshine?). Sen. Chuck Schumer used his keynote address at an Iowa Democratic Party dinner in Des Moines over the weekend to urge Clinton to enter the race. OK, we get it. A lot of folks like her, but Election Day isn't until Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Can't we take a break, just for a little while? BTW: Clinton's folks say she's flattered but hasn't made a decision yet.
Brianna Keilar talks about the endorsement at 7 and how it fuels speculation ahead of 2016.
5. GATOR AT THE GATE
This is no crock: A passenger spied a pint-sized alligator in Terminal 3 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Friday, abandoned before a traveler got to security. The critter wasn't too hard to corral. A broom and a dustpan did the trick. The under-nourished gator will eventually find a new life at a reptile park once the Chicago Herpetological Society nurses it back to health.
Michaela Pereira follows news headlines throughout the morning.
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a few others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.
- Diverse humor: "SNL" spoofs the lack of diversity in its cast. Is comedy a black-and-white issue?
- Confederate Kanye: Yeezus, what was he thinking? The Confederate flag is plastered all over merchandise for Kanye West's concert tour, even on a jacket the rapper was wearing over the weekend in Los Angeles. But can you turn a divisive symbol into a fashion statement? "You know the Confederate flag represented slavery in a way," West says. "So I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It's my flag. Now what are you going to do?"
- "Tanning Mom" untying the knot? TMZ reports Patricia Krentcil is filing for divorce after her husband recently failed a lie detector test about infidelity on a TV show called "The Test." TMZ says it got the divorce documents from New Jersey, where she filed to end the eight-year marriage. Krentcil rose in infamy this year after being accused of taking her then-5-year-old daughter to a tanning salon. You have to be at least 14 to tan in the Garden State.
- Hail Mary: It's already being called the best finish of the 2013 college football season. You be the judge. Nebraska beats Northwestern on a 49-yard, last-second touchdown pass.
- Cat got your tail? This feline doesn't seem to realize the tail she's playing with is hers. Aren't cats supposed to be smarter than this?
There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
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