Protesters vow to carry on in Egypt, Bradley Manning apologizes and the cause of the UPS crash is up in the air. It’s Thursday and here are the “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.”
Welcome to the new world, same as the old world:Egypt is under a state of emergency that bars people from gathering without permission and lets police jail them indefinitely. It’s the kind of repressive police state that Egyptians lived under for 30 years under Hosni Mubarak before he was thrown out of office. Now, after the bloodiest day since that revolution, the military-government-in-civilian-garbs has put it back in place. Its aim is to contain supporters of the democratically elected post-Mubarak President Mohamed Morsy, who feel their victory was stolen when he was ousted. The Muslim Brotherhood says it’s going to keep protesting. Will the U.S. - the largest aid donor to Egypt – keep the money flowing?
— Saeed Ahmed (@SaeedCNN) August 15, 2013
Reza Sayah is live in Cairo and Dan Lothian has more on the U.S. response to the deadly crisis. And over on CNN.com, we have an analysis on what the U.S. ought to do next
2. HANNAH ANDERSON
Grisly scene, horrific deaths: Firefighters found Christina Anderson face down in a garage. She was dead, covered with a tarp, a crowbar next to her body. Near her, a dog shot in the head. The burned body of her son, Ethan, was discovered in what was left of the burned house. In warrants that were unsealed yesterday, police say James DiMaggio tortured and killed the mother and son, then set the house and garage on fire - and abducted 16-year-old Hannah Anderson. Another interesting detail: DiMaggio and Hannah exchanged 13 phone calls on the day she was taken before their phones went silent.
Casey Wian has the latest developments in the story this morning.
3. UPS CRASH
Cause up in the air : One witness says he thought he heard an engine backfire. Another says she believes the plane was sputtering as it flew over her home. A UPS plane crashed before dawn in Birmingham, Alabama, yesterday, killing the two pilots. Investigators don’t have much to go on yet, as they have to wait for the scene to cool down before they go in to get the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage. They did say that there were no distress calls before the plane went down a half-mile from the runway.
David Mattingly will update us at 6 and 7 on what authorities know and what they hope to learn.
4. BRADLEY MANNING
‘I only wanted to help people’: Bradley Manning had his say yesterday during the sentencing phase of his court martial. And to the disappointment of his supporters, the soft-spoken Army private apologized for leaking tens of thousands of pages of classified documents. He told the judge that he should have worked within the Army’s system. He also said that when he sent the documents to WikiLeaks, he was dealing with personal issues, one of them being his gender identity crisis. WikiLeaks responded to the news by saying Manning’s statement had been “extracted by force.”
So incredibly sad to hear #BradleyManning apologise & say he regrets his actions. The American govt is the one who should be apologising!
— storme (@stormesen) August 15, 2013
Awe poor Bradley Manning was dealing with some 'issues' when he betrayed his country. Poor guy. Hope he's okay now. #traitor
— Mike (@CopTheTruth) August 14, 2013
5. MICHAEL JACKSON TRIAL
The wife speaks: Choking back tears, Michael Jackson’s ex-wife told jurors that doctors tried to “outbid” one another and forced the pop icon to take what she says were dangerous and unnecessary drugs. "Michael had a very low pain tolerance, and his fear of pain was incredible. And I think that doctors took advantage of him that way," Debbie Rowe said. She said Jackson started taking pain meds after he was burned in 1984 while making a commercial for Pepsi. She’ll return to the stand today, which will be the 70th day of testimony of the trial that pits the Jackson family against the King of Pop’s concert promoter.
Ted Rowlands is covering the trial and shares his report on Rowe’s tearful testimony at 7.
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.
–$36 a day? Per kid?: Maybe you can’t put a price on the joy a child brings to your life, but you can put one on how much it’ll cost you to raise your loved one - $241,080. And that’s before college! The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the price has gone up 3% in just two years, and you can blame that on the costs of health care, educations and child care.
Read an article on how the cost of having kids keeps raising, as if the price of being happy and having a family isn't worth it. #WontStopMe
— Mark Kaput (@MarkKaput9) August 15, 2013
wow just saw the average cost of raising a kid in the US...yeah I'm just going to get a dog.
— Tara Richards (@tails_side_up) August 15, 2013
- “A sweet and generous soul:” Her friends remember Gia Allemand as a pageant contestant turned reality TV show star with a big smile and a cheerful attitude. They were stunned to learn Allemand, 29, died yesterday, two days after an apparent suicide attempt. Her boyfriend, NBA player Ryan Anderson, said she was the most beautiful person - outside and inside – that he had ever known.
And a very dear friend. My heart goes out to her family during this very difficult time. We have lost angel today. I miss you Gia... 😢
— Jake Pavelka (@jakepavelka1) August 14, 2013
- Up in smoke: When you tweet that you want someone to bring you a joint at work and the cops reply, you have two options. You can mock the police or you can play it off as a joke. Make that three options. You can also pack up your stuff, because YOU’RE FIRED from your job. Right, Canadian man who goes (or went) by the Twitter handle @Sunith_DB8R?
— York Regional Police (@YRP) August 13, 2013
- Literally a different meaning: This is going to give grammarians a headache, literalists a migraine and language nerds a nervous breakdown. The definition of literally is no longer the literal definition of literally. Several dictionaries have also added the informal, non-literal definition. Hooray for Dictionary.com who bucked the trend.
Dictionary added a 2nd definition for "literally" because idiots always use it in the figurative sense. Good job, we're all literally dumber
— Indiana Podes (@DaVinciPode) August 15, 2013
–Is that a monkey or your head? Or is it a gorilla? Seriously, dude, that is one interesting tat. Did you lose a bet? To a monkey? As the folks at Comedy Central say, good luck with that. Just don't let them see you leave. Or wear a hat.
Yes, we will do one more. Panda mom loves her new baby … to eat …. no, hug!
There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
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