Finding hope in the government shutdown, Washington's mascot mess and taking bets on the "God particle."
It's Tuesday, 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.”
1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
Keep hope alive: Is there now a glimmer of hope in settling the weeklong government shutdown? Some on Capitol Hill think so. The White House offers a clue or two. No longer mum on a debt ceiling settlement, an administration spokesman says it's up to Congress to decide how long to extend it. That means the White House has softened its stance. America's line of credit runs out on October 17 and needs to be re-upped, or the U.S. won't be able to pay its bills. Congress still needs to come up with a budget or some sort of short-term spending plan. Defunding Obamacare is the hangup.
Brianna Keilar is live throughout the morning. Christine Romans explains the debt ceiling fallout at 6 and 7. Newt Gingrich joins "New Day" at 7, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal checks in at 8.
2. SEALS IN SOMALIA
Fight another day: U.S. Navy SEALs pulled out during a raid in Somalia over the weekend when it became clear that suspected Al-Shabaab leader Ikrima couldn't be taken alive, a senior U.S. official tells CNN. SEAL Team Six - the same one that killed Osama bin Laden - found itself in a major firefight at Ikrima's compound and risked civilian casualties if it continued the fight, the Pentagon says. The goals of the raid were capturing Ikrima and using him for intelligence information. A drone strike would have been a safer alternative if the U.S. had just wanted to kill him.
Barbara Starr shares details at 6 and 7.
3. FOOTBALL CONTROVERSIES
Knocking heads on two fronts: It's not a new fight. For decades, Native Americans have been trying to get the name of the Washington Redskins changed. They consider it a racial slur. The Oneida Indian Nation has filed a lawsuit. President Barack Obama suggests it's time to make a change, and so does NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Redskins owner Dan Snyder isn't budging. He told USA Today last spring that he will "NEVER" rename the team. The NFL says it will meet with the Oneida leaders about it.
And the NFL continues to debate concussions. The new "Frontline" investigative report “League of Denial" says the NFL has been trying for 20 years to avoid a link between its violent collisions and brain injury.
Brian Todd reports at 6, and John Berman joins "New Day" at 7.
4. VEGAS BOY
How did he do that?: Authorities are still scratching their heads over the 9-year-old Minnesota boy who slipped through TSA checkpoints and flew from Minneapolis to Las Vegas on a Delta flight, all without a ticket or boarding pass. Children don't have to show picture identification to clear security, but, still, if you can't take a large tube of toothpaste in your carry-on bag, you'd think a kid would have to show something to someone somewhere along the line to get on board. The boy will be in court today. There's no word on when he'll head back home.
Michaela Pereira is live with news headlines throughout the morning.
5. PHYSICS NOBEL
OMG: Does the "God particle" have what it takes this year to win the Nobel Prize for physics? Betting scientists say it does, but, then again, they thought so last year too - and they were wrong. Its official name is the Higgs boson. It's the subatomic particle that's believed to give all matter its mass, making it part of one of the most important theories of how matter works. It's kind of a big deal. The Nobel committee names its physics winner today.
The Nobel committee makes its announcement this morning.
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a few others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.
- Coffee shop of horrors: Perhaps just a single shot of espresso next time. Patrons freak as a woman goes all telekinetic after someone spills coffee on her laptop. No worries, it's a stunt to promote the upcoming "Carrie" remake.
- That's not a knife: An attempted armed robbery ends when the store clerk surprises the thief with a machete.
It's enough to make ol' Crocodile Dundee proud.
- Hanky alert: A terminally ill dad won't be there to walk his 10-year-old daughter down the aisle by the time she finds the love of her life. So, he's doing it now.
- What does the car say? Those nutty Norwegians, they're always up to something. The guys in Ylvis - remember the viral video "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" - are up to more hijinks. They wire a little bitty electric car with a big bad train horn. Boys will be boys.
- Space oddity: The new sci-fi thriller "Gravity" racks up a record weekend at the box office. But does it send scientists into orbit or leave them floating?
There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
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