Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Boston Marathon bombing anniversary
April 16th, 2014
05:09 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Technical glitches slow the underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Hundreds are missing after a South Korean ferry sinks. And Al Qaeda meets out in the open in Yemen.

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

1. MISSING PLANE

Underwater scans: The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is a highly sophisticated affair. The underwater vessel looking for traces of the missing jetliner in the Indian Ocean resurfaced today ahead of schedule to fix a technical issue. It was the second day in a row the Bluefin-21 resurfaced prematurely - and went down again. None of these are big problems, just relatively short interruptions in what's expected to be a two-month mission to scan the entire search area.

2. SOUTH KOREA FERRY

Rescue operation underway: Rescue boats and helicopters scrambled to pluck passengers, most of them high school students, from a ferry as it slowly sank off the southwest coast of South Korea today. Of the 459 people on board, 164 have been rescued, the security ministry said. At least four people are known to be dead. Another 293 remain unaccounted for. It wasn't immediately clear why the ship sank.

3. BOSTON MARATHON SCARE

People get ready: Yesterday’s first anniversary of the bombing came with two security scares, both involving backpacks. One turned out to have been left by a media outlet; the idea by a man. But it raises the question – how is Boston prepping for Monday’s race. Over at CNN.com we try to answer that question.

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4. AL QAEDA MEETING

Out in the open: A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike. U.S. officials won't comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the United States.

5. NYPD MUSLIM SURVEILLANCE

Dissolved: A controversial New York Police Department surveillance unit that spied on Muslim communities has been disbanded, according to the department. The unit was developed with the CIA's help after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Two advocacy groups that filed a lawsuit challenging the unit said they were pleased it had been disbanded but also wanted to ensure that the surveillance has stopped as well.

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

–Hey, that's not a snowy mountain: And today's patience award goes to this big, fluffy white dog, who doesn't seem mind being a stomping ground for these little goats.

- Baby talk: It just goes to show you can't reason with a baby.

- They grow up so fast: Zero to 14 in 4 minutes. Frans Hofmeester is chronicling the life of his daughter Lotte. How does he do it? A few seconds at a time every week. Watch little Lotte grow up before your eyes.

- Completely insane: This mountain biker tackles a crazy course. How crazy? Just pack an extra pair of Depends.

- From dads everywhere: This protective papa lays down the law "To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter."

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 (9 Responses)
  1. AllisonP

    "And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike." – I feel like we are making a lot of assumptions here about what the CIA does and doesn't know.

    April 16, 2014 at 9:07 am | Reply
  2. kenneth oldham

    OUR GOVERNMENT FROM PRESIDENT DOWN HAS NO BACKBONE. TALK AND MORE PAPERWORK HAS NEVER STOPPED EVIL. ALL IT TAKES FOR EVIL TO FLOURISH IS FOR GOOD WOMEN AND MEN TO DO NOTHING.

    April 16, 2014 at 7:32 am | Reply
    • Raging Dragon

      OR FOR SOMEONE TO POST TIRED QUOTES OVER AND OVER ON COMMENT THREADS IN ALL CAPS.

      You want change, Kenneth? Go out and change something. Start with carrying [going] out into the world.

      April 16, 2014 at 8:19 am | Reply
    • Relictus

      First, typing in ALL CAPS comes across as shouting (or raving). If you want others to see you as a raving loon, that's a choice. Second, you offer no solutions, just complaints. Anyone can rant, it takes a thoughtful person to offer reasonable solutions. Third, if the world's crazy, maybe it is not the world. I hope that you find this advice at least a little helpful.

      April 16, 2014 at 9:05 am | Reply
  3. TeamCNNCNN

    Good morning Margaret and Jim,

    Happy #NewDay!

    So glad to have you with us this morning.

    Lola / CNN VCM

    April 16, 2014 at 7:31 am | Reply
  4. Margaret Morgan

    I adored both videos of Lotte and her brother Vince. The background music set to each is beautiful. What a great father.

    April 16, 2014 at 7:12 am | Reply
  5. JimfromBham

    Nice work by Frans Hofneester, with the video of his daughter growing up.

    April 16, 2014 at 6:54 am | Reply

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