Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, July 4, 2014
Overpass collapse in Brazil kills at least one in World Cup city
July 4th, 2014
04:57 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, July 4, 2014

Hurricane Arthur rips along the North Carolina coast. The Pentagon grounds its F-35 fleet. And a Brazilian overpass collapse kills one.

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

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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!

March 18th, 2014
02:32 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, March 18

China finds no terror links to its nationals aboard the Malaysian jetliner. The battle for Crimea gets messier.  And a judge rules that Chris Brown must face the music.

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

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March 12th, 2014
04:48 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Frustration surrounds the search for a missing Malaysian airliner, there was toilet door testimony in the Oscar Pistorius trial, and winter lingers as a snowstorm whips the Midwest and Northeast.

It's Wednesday, and here are the "5 Things to Know for Your New Day."

1. MISSING PLANE

The search continues: It's been more than four days since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over Southeast Asia. And Malaysian officials not only don't know what happened to the plane, they aren't even clear where to look. The lack of direction prompted Vietnam to say Wednesday that it's pulling back from the search efforts until Malaysia comes up with better information.

2. JOSH HARDY CASE

New meds, sick boy: After days of pleading with drug company executives, Josh Hardy's parents got what they'd been praying for: a chance to get medicine that could help their son survive. The Chimerix pharmaceutical company said yesterday that the ailing 7-year-old will receive the medicine when a new clinical trail starts today. Left with a weak immune system because of cancer treatments, Josh is in heart and kidney failure. Doctors hope the medicine will stabilize his condition.

3. UKRAINE CRISIS

A one-way street? Things are moving quickly in Crimea. The new pro-Russian government on the peninsula in Ukraine's southeast said yesterday that if voters opt to join Russia during this weekend's referendum, the first step will be to declare Crimea an independent and sovereign state. Then it will apply to join the Russian Federation. Its representatives have already approached Moscow with their idea, and Russian leaders have greeted them with open arms. Here are the choices for the voters: Remain an autonomous state within Ukraine, or join the Russian Federation.

Crimea is outlined in the map below.

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4. PISTORIUS TRIAL

Toilet door testimony: The prosecution called a forensics expert on day eight of the Oscar Pistorius trial. Central to Col. J.G. Vermeulen's testimony was the bathroom door the Olympian beat with a cricket bat and blasted with his gun. The angle at which Pistorius struck the door with the bat and fired the shots should help establish whether he was on his stumps or standing on his prosthetics at the time of the attack. The defense says Pistorius thought an intruder was in the house when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. They say he felt vulnerable because he was on his stumps when he opened fire.

5. LATE-WINTER STORM

Just stop already: You've got to give the groundhog credit. He's getting every last drop out of his forecast of six more weeks of winter. Just as the jonquils and tulips are poking their leaves above ground, a monster of a storm is sweeping across the Midwest, up the Great Lakes and into the Northeast. Chicago is expected to get up to 8 inches of snow. Blizzard warnings are up for western New York, where up to 18 inches is forecast. The story is pretty much the same all the way through Maine.

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

– Street cred: This street performer seems to have the whole juggling thing down pat.

– Another fake: 20 million people have viewed this short film showing 20 strangers kissing for the first time. But it really wasn't a short film, and they weren't strangers, though the kisses look real. Anyway, it was a clothing ad stocked with models and actors.

– Man vs. machine: Is this showdown real or just an overhyped YouTube video for a robotics company? You be the judge.

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!

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