November 19th, 2014
04:32 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day - Wednesday November 19

A man is charged in a subway shoving death. Baby it's cold outside - again. And  fallout grows over sex abuse claims against Bill Cosby.

It's Wednesday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."

 

1. JERUSALEM VIOLENCE
Security intensified: Jerusalem ramped up security after two Palestinian cousins wielding a gun and knives attacked a synagogue during morning prayers, killing four worshipers and a policeman. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the violence as the result of a "blood libel" fanned by Palestinian leaders. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack.

 

2. COLD, SNOWSTORMS
... but wait, there's more: Snowstorms and record low temperatures whacked much of the country this week - and there's more coming Wednesday.  Another blast of cold air will hammer the Midwest and Northeast on Wednesday while the Southeast could see record lows as temperatures drop into the teens and 20s.

 

3. CNN HERO
Dogs' best friend: Pen Farthing, who founded a nonprofit that reunites soldiers with stray dogs and cats they took in during combat, is this year's  CNN Hero of the Year.

 

4. BILL COSBY
More fallout after rape accusations: Amid new attention on sex crime accusations against Bill Cosby, the comedian's debut on Netflix has been put on hold. The streaming service announced his stand-up comedy special, filmed in front of a live audience in July, will not premiere as scheduled after Thanksgiving.

 

5. SUBWAY DEATH
Man arrested: New York police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shoved a Bronx resident to his death from a subway platform. Police arrested Kevin Darden, 34, on Tuesday after the weekend incident in New York City.

 

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

Tiny hamster celebrates Thanksgiving. Cuteness overload.

Female turkey spins male turkey in circles - until he falls over.

A virtual ride on world's tallest roller coaster. This is not for the faint of heart.

We love pups.  Throw in a Slinky, and we absolutely adore them.

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 (3 Responses)
  1. Margaret Morgan

    Why me? My comments are still awaiting moderation again. And I don't see any other comments.

    November 20, 2014 at 12:25 am | Reply
  2. Margaret Morgan

    First let me extend my congratulations to Pen Farthing, the 2014 CNN Hero of the Year!!!!!!!! The love of a human making Thanksgiving dinner for his hamster is too adorably awesome!!!!!!!! Leave it to a female; a female turkey that is, to have that effect on the male turkey!!!!!!!! He should had quit after his first spin!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!

    November 19, 2014 at 10:53 am | Reply
  3. sonny

    At the beginning of each day poor people in tennessee prey that tennessee police will not abuse or kill them .my opinion

    November 19, 2014 at 6:30 am | Reply

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