Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, May 26, 2014
On Memorial Day, America honors the men and women who have died serving the country
May 26th, 2014
05:58 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, May 26, 2014

The man behind a California killing spree leaves a story of his "twisted world." On this Memorial Day, the United States remembers the fallen men and women who have served. And Malaysia will release the raw data from Flight 370.

It's Monday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day

1. CALIFORNIA KILLING SPREE

Inside a killer's mind: Before he went on a massacre, Elliott Rodger left behind a 107,000-word "story" of what he called his "twisted world."

2. MEMORIAL DAY

Remembering the fallen: On the weekend the United States honors the men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces, President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit on American forces in Afghanistan. He thanked them for their service.

3. COLORADO MUDSLIDE

Unstable mountain ridge: Colorado authorities are searching for three people missing after a massive mudslide in Mesa County, the local sheriff's office said late last night. "This slide is unbelievably big," said Lt. Phil Stratton with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. It's estimated to be about 4 miles long, 2 miles wide and about 250 feet deep.

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4. UKRAINE ELECTIONS

Claiming victory: Billionaire Petro Poroshenko leads all candidates with 54% of the vote counted in Ukraine's presidential election, the Central Elections Commission reported today. He declared victory a day earlier, following preliminary exit polls that suggested he had secured a majority of the vote.

5. MALAYSIA MISSING PLANE

What will it show: Raw satellite data about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be released Tuesday, Malaysian Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said today. Families of the passengers on board the plane, which disappeared in March over Southeast Asia with 239 people on board, have been demanding that the raw data be made public.

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

–BBQ on ice: What could be more American on Memorial Day than a cookout?

- He's a playa: How did life get so complicated? This 5-year-old has three girlfriends and seems troubled by it.

- MINI accomplishment: Sk8er Boi Tony Hawk jumps a popular subcompact.

- X-Men – Kittens: This is another reason not to trust cats.

- Jetpack demo: Just another cool thing to see at the Smithsonian.

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 (2 Responses)
  1. XYZ

    Why isn't CNN reporting the Obama administration out the chief CIA officer in Afghanistan?

    May 26, 2014 at 8:34 am | Reply
  2. Margaret Morgan

    Thank you to all the men and women in the armed forces who sacrificed their lives so that I can live in a free nation.

    May 26, 2014 at 7:22 am | Reply

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