Storm-related outages leave the East Coast in the dark. There's a day of kindness and sadness in Ferguson. And oil prices plummet.
It's Friday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."
1. THANKSGIVING OUTAGES
No power, no problem: Storm-related power outages hit across the Northeast, leaving some chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight, cooking turkeys on the grill and watching Netflix on phones. Many New Englanders were without power. In New Hampshire, more than 133,000 customers were still in the dark this morning.
Ferguson has a calmer night. UVA makes changes after a scandal over an alleged rape. And travelers have another reason to give thanks.
It's Thursday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."
1. THANKSGIVING TRAVEL
Bye-bye, storms: Here's another reason to give thanks: The nasty storm's behind us. Last night was hellish for holiday travel, with hundreds of flights canceled and thousands delayed by a punishing nor'easter. But the silver lining for Thanksgiving Day? The storms are leaving and conditions should return to normal.
Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson speaks out. Protests related to the Michael Brown case grow from coast to coast. And storm delays await Thanksgiving travelers.
It's Wednesday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."
1. DARREN WILSON
Officer speaks out: Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, in his first interview since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, maintains that he did his job right. Wilson told ABC News yesterday that he's not tormented by that fateful encounter in suburban St. Louis last summer. "I don't think it's haunting," Wilson says. "It's always going to be something that happened. The reason I have a clean conscience is that I know I did my job right."
A grand jury decides not to hand up an indictment in the Michael Brown case. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is shown the door. And Americans are getting more hawkish about ISIS.
It's Tuesday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."
Decision aftermath: A grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, setting off fresh confrontations between protesters and police in the tense Missouri city last night. While most of the protesters were peacefully assembled on the streets of Ferguson, some smashed the windows of a police cruiser and set another on fire. Some protesters rushed the officers lined up in front of the Ferguson police department. Some in the crowd told the agitators to stop throwing bottles, but their urgings fell on deaf air. Police responded by lobbing tear gas, making matters worse.