November 25th, 2013
11:01 AM ET

Usher and Fan Have Dance-Off at Basketball Game... and on New Day!

An epic dance-off has gone viral...getting nearly three million views online.

While the Detroit pistons faced the New York Knicks on the court –  off the court, a battle of a different kind was waged.

Eleven-year-old Antwain Alexander and NBA usher Shannon Sailes worked it out on the dance cam during the game, wow-ing the 20-thousand fans in the arena.

The dance-off duo duke it out in the "New Day" studio.

Alxander says he was “born with smooth moves.”

Sailes seconds that saying, "I'm a natural. I was born with smooth moves too."

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November 25th, 2013
10:58 AM ET

Big Storm Causing Travel Issues Ahead of Thanksgiving

The wicked wintry weather that pummeled the West Coast is now barreling across the country, threatening to ruin millions of holiday travel plans just before Thanksgiving, CNN's Rene Marsh reports.

More than 300 flights have already been canceled in the Dallas-Fort Worth area - not exactly a bastion for snow storms. On Monday, sleet and freezing rain will keep blanketing parts of the Southern Plains and Southern Rockies on Monday.

"It's going to be so close to freezing, that's when we're anticipating it to be bad," Sgt. Lonny Haschel of the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

CNN Meteorologist Indra Petersons shows the icy damage from this storm. (SEE VIDEO BELOW)

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November 25th, 2013
10:52 AM ET

"Knockout" Game Leads to Deaths, Arrests Across Country

A sick so-called game known as "knockout" - where teens appear to randomly sucker-punch strangers with the goal of knocking them unconscious with a single blow - is catching the attention of law enforcement throughout the nation, CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

The assaults can be fatal. In New Jersey, Ralph Santiago, 46, a homeless man, was walking alone in Hoboken on the night of September 10 when he was suddenly struck from behind, said Hoboken Detective Anthony Caruso.

The blow knocked out Santiago, who had a pre-existing brain injury. He suffered a seizure. The victim's body struck a nearby fence, with part of the wrought iron fence piercing his body and killing him, Caruso said.

Surveillance video in the area showed three teens running from the scene. Two weeks later, police arrested the juveniles and charged them in connection with the killing. Caruso said the attack was unprovoked.

Authorities have reported similar incidents in New York, Illinois, Missouri and Washington.

One of the latest attacks happened Friday, when someone was allegedly punched on a street in Brooklyn. Police brought four men in for questioning and arrested 28-year-old Amrit Marajh.

Marajh is charged with aggravated assault as a hate crime, assault as a hate crime and assault in the 3rd degree, police said. He was arraigned Saturday, according to Mia Goldberg, spokeswoman for the Kings County District Attorney's Office.

Youth violence expert Chuck Williams blamed the media and parents for what he called extreme aggression by America's youth. Negative attention, he said, is often rewarded.

"That's America. America loves violence and so do our kids," Williams said. "We market violence to our children and we wonder why they're violent. It's because we are."

Former New York City Police Department detective Harry Houck weighs in on the chilling trend.

"Stopping the incidents is going to be very hard to do. There's no way we can find out if an incident is going to occur tomorrow or the day after because these are random attacks, on the street, with groups of black youths."


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November 25th, 2013
10:40 AM ET

5th Grade Football Team Stands Up For Special Needs Kid

Don't mess with Danny. Because you'll have to deal with his friends first. That's today's edition of the good stuff.

Six-year-old Danny Keefe had an illness as a baby that's left him a little different from the other kids.  But now, he's thriving– he's even the water boy for his school's fifth grade football team.  He takes his job so seriously that he insists on wearing a suit, tie and fedora every day, like a miniature Tom Landry.

Turns out some other kids started making fun him for that. Well, his team wasn't going to let that stand!

The team declared it "Danny Appreciation Day," and they all came to school wearing Danny's trademark suit and tie.  Some 45 kids, standing up for one of their own.

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