Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, March 28
The death toll is expected to grow as searchers dig through mud and debris after the landslide in Washington.
March 28th, 2014
02:28 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, March 28

The search for MH370 takes another turn, Oscar Pistorius may tell his side of the story, and President Obama heads to Saudi Arabia.

It's Friday, and here are the 5 things to know for your "New Day."



New day, new changes: The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is taking another turn - this time, hundreds of miles away. Australian investigators say an analysis of radar data led them to move the search to an area 1,100 kilometers (about 680 miles) to the northeast.  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority calls the new information "the most credible lead to where debris may be located."



More heartbreak: With each passing day, the toll grows from a mountain that moved, a massive landslide that swallowed houses and trailers in Washington's Cascade Mountains. At least 17 bodies have been recovered, and that toll is expected to grow as searchers dig through mud and debris.



No love for Russia: Russia's isolation is growing within the international community. The United Nations General Assembly yesterday approved a nonbinding resolution calling the Crimean referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid.  Moscow formally annexed Ukraine's Crimea region last week, days after a controversial referendum in which a majority of Crimeans voted to leave Ukraine for Russia.



Off to Saudi Arabia: President Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia today to discuss common interests. And a long list of grievances awaits him. The two nations are longtime allies bound by mutual military interests and Saudi Arabia’s oil supplies. But their alliance has been shaken by the U.S. nuclear accord with Saudi Arabia’s regional rival, Iran. But wait ... there's more. Saudi leaders expressed dismay when Obama backed away from the idea of airstrikes in Syria.



His day in court? Oscar Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.  There is no doubt about that. But was it murder? The Olympic sprinter was expected to take the stand today, but the trial was postponed until April 7 after one of two assessors was hospitalized. The assessor helps the judge make a decision, so attendance is crucial.  Pistorius says he mistakenly believed his girlfriend was an intruder. The prosecution says it was premeditated murder.




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

Oh, baby: No wonder baby goats are called kids. They play just like little ones. In this case, they decided to climb a woman like stairs.


Quirky dog: Sometimes, pups are not the sharpest tools in the kennel. Take this boxer for instance - scared by a leaf.


You go, gal! Now this is what we call bustin' a move. Coolest grandma ever dances to "Ice Ice Baby." Even the puppy's like, wooooot!

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. zoomzoom

    Morning CNN! President Obama will hopefully not engage Saudi Arabia in anything except lowering our cost of gasoline in the U. S. A. ! Praying still 4 Flight MH370`s friends + families- may the searchers find the debris 2 the plane b 4 the day is out. Have a good weekend CNN! 🙂

    March 28, 2014 at 9:04 am | Reply
  2. FV

    I'm no rocket scientist, but I wonder looking at these debris photos reminds me of looking at stars. I wonder if anyone has tried turning the hubble or some similar orbiting astronomical observatory toward the Indian Ocean and using NASA style mathematics to determine what's going on. If they can determine the composition and path of a planet circling a sun 10 million lightyears away, perhaps they can track the composition, size and route of some ocean debris here on Earth.

    March 28, 2014 at 8:15 am | Reply
  3. JimfromBham

    CNN acts like they don't understand why Saudi Arabia is upset over US foreign policy towards Iran and Syria. Iran is allied with Assad and Syria. Iran transports military supplies, terrorists, etc., over routes through Iraq to Syria. Saudi Arabia is concerned about Iran's efforts to weaponized nuclear materials, and if that should happen, Saudi Arabia would probably be the next country in the region to do the same. Saudi Arabia sees itself as the primary counterweight to Iran's influence in the region. They wonder about our resolve when we negotiate with Iran, or get soft on Syria.

    March 28, 2014 at 7:13 am | Reply
  4. Margaret Morgan

    You go girl!!!!!!!! Loving your moves!!!!!!!!

    March 28, 2014 at 7:02 am | Reply

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