March 25th, 2014
04:05 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nasty weather postpones the search for debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, Russia gets the boot from the G8 and New York police clip the wings of World Trade Center BASE jumpers.

It's Tuesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day


Not getting any easier: It's not getting any easier to find possible debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Here's how a top Australian defense official described it. "We're not searching for a needle in a haystack," Mark Binskin, vice chief of the Australian Defence Force, told reporters. "We're still trying to find where the haystack is." Nasty weather over the search area in the southern Indian Ocean grounded reconnaissance planes today. They'll try again tomorrow.


Out of the club: The world's leading industrial powers gave Russia the boot from the G8, making it the G7 again. Russia's response? A big yawn. "G8 is an informal organization that does not give out any membership cards and, by its definition, cannot remove anyone," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said ahead of yesterday's vote. The move to suspend Russia is the latest response from major countries upset by Russia's annexation of Crimea. Limited sanctions have also been imposed.


Grounded: Four guys from the New York area in trouble for a stunt they pulled off nearly six months ago. Three in the group climbed to the top of One World Trade Center on September 30 and parachuted more than 1,300 feet off the skyscraper, while the fourth kept lookout from below, said an attorney for one of the men. Yesterday, the NYPD charged them with burglary, reckless endangerment and jumping from a structure. There may be a bit of a security problem at the nation's tallest building, just last week a 16-year-old boy from New Jersey was arrested for trespassing after climbing to the top of the building.



Hope is running out: No one was pulled out alive yesterday at the site of a massive landslide in rural Washington state. A local fire chief puts it this way: "The situation is very grim." As of late last night, 14 people were dead and another 176 were unaccounted for. The hillside gave way after a month of heavy rain. The debris from it covers a square mile.


Largest ever: An Egyptian court handed out more than 500 death sentences yesterday, all to members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood. The changes came out of violent riots in the southern Egyptian city of Minya last August, and included the murder of a police officer. The uprising followed a police crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsy. It's the largest set of death sentences handed to defendants in the modern history of Egypt, according to a semiofficial government news site.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters rally in November.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters rally in November.

Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.

–Doggy #fail: This is downright embarrassing. Max the German Shepherd is less than graceful in his attempt to catch a tennis ball. We bet Fluffy is having a good laugh over this one.

- Rocker chick: Watch an 8-year-old Japanese girl shred like nobody's business.

- Starbucks fake out: Those of you who collect Starbucks mugs (and you know who you are) are going to love this. The American brewmeisters are selling these coffee cups in Japan that look like they're full even when they're flipped upside down or on their sides. You might want to have your first cup o' Joe before tormenting your mind with a fake mocha latte. They're made by a company called nendo. No word yet on whether they're coming to America.


- Barking up the wrong tree: The joke is on rover as this magician from Finland pulls the ol' bait and switch on man's best friend. The pups are a bit confused.

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Margaret Morgan

    Had a good laugh myself over Max the German Shepherd! What a beauty!

    March 25, 2014 at 7:34 am | Reply
  2. Jessica

    Where are all of the day-brightening posts at the end of the 5 things post? I depend upon this site to deliver the latest in fun stuff, as well as the heavy news. It starts my day on a happy note, in spite of crazy rogue world leaders and deadly disasters. Please CNN- bring back the fun!

    March 25, 2014 at 5:33 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Hi, Jessica,
      Good morning and thanks for your note.
      You can find #GoodStuff at this link:
      For daily "distractions" like fun videos, please visit and then search the collections for "Daily Distractions."

      Thanks for making us part of your #NewDay!
      Lola / CNN VCM

      March 25, 2014 at 7:01 am | Reply

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