Welcome to the Tuesday edition of “5 Things to Know for Your New Day."
Every weekday morning around 6, we’ll hit the top five stories of the day, clue you in on a few other buzzy items, and let you know about some of the must-watch stories coming up on CNN’s new morning show, “New Day.”
1. ROYAL BABY
It’s a prince: Dear 8-pound, 6-ounce baby future king, you have quite the life ahead. We still don’t know your name yet, and probably won’t for a day or two. But we are hoping to catch a glimpse of you today. Maybe you’ll make a brief appearance?
CNN royal commentator Katie Nicholl joins us this morning to talk about what lies ahead and royal historian Kate Williams will be with us at 7.
2. LAGUARDIA HARD LANDING
A bang and a bounce: That’s how it felt to Kathy Boles, one of the 150 people aboard a Southwest Airlines jet that lost its nose landing gear and skidded off a runway yesterday. A man who was on another plane said he saw a shower of sparks after the Southwest flight touched down. So far no word on why the landing gear failed, but officials say there were no indications beforehand this might happen.
3. POPE IN BRAZIL
First trip abroad: He’s a pope who seeks permission to visit. Pope Francis asked his somewhat startled hosts in Brazil for their blessing to come for a week-long Catholic youth festival. Hundreds of thousands of kids from all over the world have arrived in Rio de Janeiro for the event. Some disturbing news, though, as police found a small explosive near a site where people are supposed to gather for one of the week’s events.
Today we begin a wonderful week in Rio; may it be a time to deepen our friendship in Jesus Christ.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) July 22, 2013
Miguel Marquez is in Rio de Janeiro with updates on the pope’s visit and what yesterday’s discovery means for the week.
4. TSARNAEV PHOTOS CONTROVERSY
Professional fate on the line: Many people are angry that a Massachusetts trooper faces a disciplinary hearing today and could be suspended without pay because he gave a magazine pictures of the surviving Boston bombing suspect. The hearing is private and police officials won’t even say what time it is at. Meanwhile, the investigation into Sgt. Sean Murphy’s action – the one that will determine if he gets to keep his job - goes on.
Sean Murphy showed the real Boston bomber, not a glorified version on a magazine. It was the right thug to do, and he shouldn't be fired. #l
— Peter domenichella+ (@moveyourDome) July 23, 2013
If Sean Murphy isn't fired then we're okaying vigilantes. #batman
— Doug (@DougMartin17) July 23, 2013
5. RYAN BRAUN SUSPENSION
Hero to villain - again: Ryan Braun almost beat the rap. He was supposed to be suspended for 50 games for testosterone use last year, but won his appeal. Faced with new allegations, he accepted an even longer ban this time. The former MVP will miss the rest of the season. So is Alex Rodriguez next? Bleacher Report thinks things don't look good for the man who has the fifth-most home runs ever.
Based on rough calculations, it looks like Ryan Braun will lose $3.78 million due to his suspension.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 22, 2013
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.
- Silver star: Nate Silver, the statistician who famously picked who would win all 50 states in last year’s presidential election, is moving his blog and bad self from The New York Times to join the folks at ESPN and ABC. Apparently there are some people who aren’t so upset he is leaving and Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan says he never really fit in. Silver says he's not done with politics.
538 will still provide plenty of elections coverage at ESPN. There will be more sports than before, but the site will have a broad focus.
— Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) July 22, 2013
–Spike Lee, independent filmmaker: Here’s your chance to be an investor in a Spike Lee Joint. The director of “Do The Right Thing” has gone to the Internet to raise money for a film project. Spike has a Kickstarter page where he is seeking $1.25 million for a new film, which looks to have something to do with blood. You have 29 more days to decide whether to kick in.
–Ah, don't mention it: We now know that George Zimmerman didn't immediately leave Florida after his acquittal. Turns out he helped get a family of four out of an overturned truck last week. But his attorney says when they met just after the incident, Zimmerman didn't even bring it up.
–Keep your eye on the ball, we mean, skydiver: It’s usually only boxers who have to worry about parachutists. But recently, a baseball player in Missouri learned to pay more attention during pregame ceremonies. And don’t worry, the guy’s OK and played in the game.
–Yes, yes, yes!: You may find the commercial where famed finger-wagging shot-blocker Dikembe Mutombo goes around rejecting normal folks' throws. Well, this baby looooves it.
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 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET, join us at CNN.com/NewDay and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY