5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, October 3
October 3rd, 2013
04:57 AM ET

5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, October 3

Welcome to day three of the government shutdown; Michael Jackson’s family has lost a lawsuit over his death, and people are still talking about the biker beating video

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 morning show, “New Day.”


Elephants biting their nails:  A small but growing group of House Republicans is increasingly worried about the fallout from the government shutdown and say it's time for Speaker John Boehner to allow a simple vote on a spending bill.  Defunding Obamacare can wait for now, they say.  "I'm trying to be optimistic but at the same time I have a really, really tough time when people are out of work and they can't pay their bills," Rep. Michael Grimm of New York told reporters yesterday.  "Though it might be a political loss for us ... this is an untenable situation."  Rep. Scott Rigell, whose Virginia district is home to a significant number of military members and civilian contractors, was one of the first to publicly break away.  He took to Twitter to say that it is time for government to reopen.

Brianna Keilar and Rene Marsh report on the deadlock that has Washington shut down at 6, 7 and 8. John King checks in on the political nitty-gritty at 6, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland gives us the Democrat’s take on what’s going on the House at 7. His Republican colleague Steve King joins us at 8. Elizabeth Cohen reports on how the shutdown is affecting healthcare, and CDC chief Dr. Thomas Frieden talks about what furloughs have done to his efforts to protect Americans from disease.


No lack of prayers: A tire on a bus blew out yesterday, and it caused a wreck that killed eight people. That’s what police think. The bus was carrying 18 people from the same church in North Carolina. Most of them were senior citizens. They had gone to a nearby revival service. When the tire blew, the driver lost control. His bus crossed the median on I-40 in east Tennessee and hit an SUV and a tractor-trailer. The wreckage made the accident site look like a bomb had gone off there. The truck driver was killed. One person died in the SUV, and six people on the bus died. Their church is praying for them, and so are many others.



This is it: Michael Jackson’s family tried to get  a concert promoter to pay up a billion or two. But yesterday a jury said no. The family said it was partly AEG’s fault that Jackson died. After all, AEG did hire the doctor who injected him with propofol. That’s an anesthetic used to put people under for surgery. Conrad Murray was giving it to the King of Pop to help him sleep, but he gave him an overdose in June 2009, and it killed him. After 13 hours of thinking it over, the jurors said it was Murray’s fault alone, and not the company’s. So, no billions, yet. But Jackson’s family is not happy with the verdict. Their lawyers are talking about appealing it. It could take years before this is over.


Miguel Marquez joins us live with his report at 6 and 7. Tom Mesereau, an attorney, who defended Jackson in a molestation trial talks to us at 7.


Whose side are you on?: That video of the dust-up between the motorcycle gang and the SUV still has people talking and taking sides. Some bikers and their friends held a vigil at the hospital yesterday, where Edwin Mieses is. He’s the biker who was run over and is in a coma. They say he’s the real victim, and they don’t want the bikers to be seen as a bunch of bad apples. They pointed the finger at the SUV driver, who drove over him to get away from the gang. One of them said: "I knew that car seemed reckless from the beginning.” The bikers say they told him to slow down, but that he wouldn’t. Police released a biker from the group, who turned himself in. They didn’t charge him and say he may have been trying to help the SUV driver, when other bikers were slashing his tires, or smashing his windows or giving him a beating. Sympathies on social media still run high with the SUV driver. A lot of people don’t like the bikers and some have passed around videos of motorcycle riders breaking the law to back up their anger at them.

Pamela Brown reports live at 6 and 7 on the charges dropped against the man who turned himself in.


No bones about it: Backhoes dug up some cool historic and prehistoric stuff this week. First in Canada: It was like a scene out of a Flinstones' comic. A backhoe dropped its shovel right on top of a dinosaur's tail. It laid bare an extremely rare find, a fossil over 10 feet long of a dinosaur tail. Scientists are carefully taking it out of the ground. They hope to find a whole 35-foot dinosaur inside the rock at a construction site. Now to London: The Romans were there centuries ago. That’s no secret, but 20 of their skulls turned up when shovels broke ground for a subway line. What’s weird is finding that many together in one space and just the skulls. The archaeologists think winter storms way back when washed them all into one spot.


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!

soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Rick

    What form of government is it when your leader comes up w/something he likes , then forces every member of the country to except it ?

    October 3, 2013 at 9:47 am | Reply
  2. Epirus

    The National Guard and Army Reserves units have been told there will be no more battle drills until further notice. This means they are NOT getting paid like active units. An outrage. Why have I not read about this on CNN yet?

    October 3, 2013 at 9:46 am | Reply
  3. Cassidy S

    #5 – there goes that construction project. lol. I hope whatever they're building wasn't important.

    October 3, 2013 at 9:38 am | Reply
  4. CommonSense

    SNOTFAIR: I would Obama in the I am playing golf president or I am am the campaign pro-President! You must be kidding me using those analogies and not lumping Obama in there.

    Fact Obama is the MOST divisive President in history! He frequently blames everyone else but himself.

    For all of you Liberals and RHINOS who want a deal so we look like we work together. You do realize appropriation bills and what not are supposed to be created and voted on 1 at a time right? Take a look at how many appropriation bills were vetoed Circa 1895 when they actually still sent them 1 at a time! The House of Rep sending them 1 at a time is exactly what is supposed to happen. Libs and Rhinos want them sent as multiples so they can put their pork spending into them!!!

    October 3, 2013 at 9:14 am | Reply
  5. cv

    we had a election – one candidate ran against affordable health care act and one ran for it. The guy that ran against it lost. Those hand full of Gop"s need to grow up. They are hurting the whole country over the fact the law was passed. They have no plan. Unless their plan is to hurt the economy. and to make sure that the majority votes against them again in the next election.

    October 3, 2013 at 9:08 am | Reply
  6. snotfair

    For all the naysayers of President Obama would you rather be dealing w/ John I-Play-Poker-On-My-Cellphone McCain & Sara I-Can-See-Russia-From-Alaska Palin?! I think not- Grandpa & Bubble Head would have already reeked more destruction 4 US!

    October 3, 2013 at 9:03 am | Reply
  7. snotfair

    Good Morning CNN! Well the GOP (which actually stands 4 GOOD OLD PARTY) & John Boehner are still having their stubborn temper tantrums & will not relent 1 iota 2 end this needless & humiliating govt. shutdown! President Obama is doing all he can 2 be bipartisan & met w/ these bufoons last night but Pelosi-McConnell-Reid + Boehner wouldn't play nice so again WE THE PEOPLE have 2 pay the price- literally. Fire their a sses & be done w/ these pretentious apathetic imbisciles(sic?) who are not doing their highly-paid jobs!!! Glad 2 read the late Michael Jackson trial is over- let him finally R.I.P. Was sorry 2 read of the passing of author Tom Clancey @ the young age of 66- enjoyed many of his books & look forward 2 his next & last book coming this December. As far as the Hollywood Stuntz bikers- they were clearly out 2 do harm 2 the Range Rover driver & his family! The mother crying about her paralyzed son & asking that justice be done only has to look @ the video & the horror. HAVE A GREAT & SAFE DAY CNN!

    October 3, 2013 at 7:41 am | Reply
  8. Tim Taylor

    Settle this childish game, meet with each other and calmly and like adults please talk and settle this problem.

    October 3, 2013 at 7:39 am | Reply
  9. Thomas Michum

    I used to vote Republican, but I doubt I'll ever go back after this week's developments. I can't believe my old party is willing to cost the US economy $300 million a day and drive up the deficit for no good reason. Call me old fashioned, but I think they should work within the normal political process and try to win elections (in 2014) instead of acting like the mafia to force the president's hand. It's bizarre that Mr. Boehner would let a 40-odd so contingent of die-hards basically take the speakership from his hands. Does he not understand leadership? It is disgraceful and embarrassing.

    October 3, 2013 at 7:14 am | Reply
    • Chris

      Sure, it's the GOP's fault for not spendingspendingspending. Instead, let's just keep raising that debt ceiling and let Obamacare drive our costs to new historical highs...Again. Here's something for you – "# of people working and getting their own benefits < Number of people not working and settling for gov't provided healthcare = Financial disaster" – Gee, much like the one we're in now. Obama is the one not willing to budge one bit on any of his ridiculous spending tactics, yet because he gets the podium the GOP is seen as the "bad guys". Both sides are standing firm for what they believe in, it's the President who's refusing to be a leader and keep Americans employed. #ThinkBeforeYouPost

      October 3, 2013 at 8:24 am | Reply
      • J B

        It's not *just* about Obamacare. The GOP has made quite a few demands, yet offer no compromise on any of these items. They include (but are not limited to: Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline, expanding offshore drilling, drilling options on Federally protected lands, among other environmentally damaging items). Obamacare is viewed by the GOP, much how they viewed Social Security in the 30's and Medicaid in the 60's.

        October 3, 2013 at 10:17 am |
  10. J.D. Gildred

    Hire some editors. The number of grammatical errors and typos that make it onto major news webpages is reprehensible. It shows a lack of control that's just becoming all to common in the wired world. Take a little pride in crafting your words.

    Fix this: "That’s an anesthetic used to put people to under for surgery."

    October 3, 2013 at 7:11 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Good morning, J. D.,

      Thank you for pointing out the error. We'll inform the digital producers.

      Have a lovely #NewDay!
      CNN Viewer Communications

      October 3, 2013 at 7:27 am | Reply
      • J.D. Gildred

        Thanks NewDay digital fairies! Now my head doesn't hurt so much.

        October 3, 2013 at 8:04 am |
      • TeamCNNCNN

        =) Very much appreciate your pointing out the error.

        Happy New Day!

        October 3, 2013 at 8:38 am |
    • anon

      It's 'too' not 'to'. We all make mistakes 🙂

      October 3, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Reply
  11. MontanaTrace

    Harry Reid has gotten too old for this. He has lost his civility, if he ever had any. I guess when you don't like the question, because you don't like your answer, some go into stupidville. Harry has the key to the city.

    October 3, 2013 at 5:33 am | Reply

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