July 19th, 2013
10:13 AM ET

24 Marathons Back-to-Back for Cancer

In today's edition of "The Good Stuff," can you imagine running 24 marathons, back-to-back, in 24 days?

This is what 4 dedicated runners in 4 different stated set out to do in order to benefit children's cancer research. The number 24 is significant because that is the number beds in the cancer wing of the Milwaukee Children's Hospital, in runner Brian Groonder's home state.

Today is Day 15. The runners are actually allowed to run and stop, but the rule is that they must do 26.2 miles every day. This is to show the difficulty families deal with when battling cancer.

If you would like to support their efforts, check out the Snowdrop Foundation at SnowdropFoundation.org.

Also, if you have #GoodStuff news, let us know! Leave a comment, post on Facebook, or tweet to @ChrisCuomo & @NewDay using #NewDay.

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July 19th, 2013
08:55 AM ET

California Mountain Fire Rages On

Efforts are underway today to control a fire raging out of control in California’s San Jacinto Mountains.

Land and air assaults are being used in the hopes of stopping the "mountain fire", posing a threat to the resort town of Idyllwild.

More than 4,000 homes south of Palm Springs are threatened by the fire,  fire officials say it has prompted an evacuation order for about 6,000 residents.

"Today they are going to fly hot shot crews up into that rough territory to start laying line in and hopefully save this town,” CNN’s Miguel Marquez reports.

“Torching more than 35 square miles, this massive mountain fire is nowhere near under control. It is fed by tinder dry and thick pine trees and brush. It is burning so hot, the trees are so dry they literally explode into flames.”

The wind conditions are going to change today, further complicating efforts.

“They are going to have some monsoonal winds in here, which means things will get much more erratic wind-wise,” Marquez says, “but it will also bring in some humidity which will help keep that fire down a bit.”

Follow along at CNN.com for developments.

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July 19th, 2013
08:21 AM ET

Officer Leaks Graphic Images of Boston Bombing Suspect

One day after Rolling Stone's controversial magazine cover depicting a young, innocent-looking Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sparked outrage, a police photographer has leaked shocking new images of the alleged Boston marathon bomber.

These photos show Tsnarnaev bloodied and bruised  in the moments before he was captured. They stand in stark contrast to Rolling Stone's August cover photo, that many say 'glamorize's the suspect and makes him look like a rock star.

The police officer that released the photos say these images show "the real Boston bomber," and he's now in trouble.

Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Sean Murphy says the reason why he  released these new photographs to Boston Magazine because was so angry with Rolling Stone's cover, CNN’s Jason Carroll reports.

The police tactical photographer told the magazine, "What Rolling Stone did was wrong. This guy is evil. This is the real Boston bomber. Not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of Rolling Stone."

Boston Magazine's editor, John Wolfson, “told CNN that Murphy thought the cover sent the wrong message,” Carroll reports.

“I think he was genuinely worried about the impact on the families of the victims and I think he was also worried that certain impressionable people might be lured to replicate that by the kind of glamorous-looking photo that is on the Rolling Stone cover,” Wolfson says.

Apparently Murphy did not want Rolling Stone to have the last say, so he decided to release the new photos himself, Carroll reports.

“A police spokesperson said in a statement that the release of the photos were not authorized by the Massachusetts State Police. Murphy was suspended for a day, and faces a hearing next week where to determine his status.”

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July 19th, 2013
07:18 AM ET

Granny Rocking Drums in Retirement

According to the Coalition Drum Shop in La Crosse, WI, the local music store who posted the video on its YouTube page, she showed up out of nowhere, picked up the sticks and started playing.

She even twirls the drum sticks around her fingers like a pro!

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