U.S. soccer team gets a little help from Portugal in the World Cup. Benghazi suspect's slow ship ride nears end. And the Ebola outbreak hits unprecedented levels.
It's Friday, and here are the “5 Things to Know for Your New Day."
1. TODDLER DEATH
Startling developments: Georgia authorities investigating the death of a toddler left in a sweltering SUV seized computers from the office of the boy's father. What they found was startling: an Internet search for "how long does it take for an animal to die in a hot car," a source says. It's unclear when the Internet search was conducted and whether the father, Justin Ross Harris, did the searching.
2. WORLD CUP
U.S. sneaks into knockout round: The U.S. men's national soccer team can breathe easy - for now. Despite losing the game yesterday, the team advanced to the round of 16, thanks to a little help from Portugal's goal differential. Next up for the U.S.: Belgium on Tuesday.
3. SUPREME COURT RULING
President's appointment powers: The Supreme Court sided with Congress yesterday in a high-stakes power struggle over presidential recess appointments, in which officials get top government jobs temporarily without Senate approval. The justices' unanimous ruling could invalidate hundreds of decisions by a federal agency.
4. EBOLA OUTBREAK
The Ebola virus has hit unprecedented levels in West Africa, and the World Health Organization says drastic action is needed. The WHO has sent teams of experts to help locals deal with the epidemic and plans to meet next week to discuss ways to contain it.
5. BENGHAZI SUSPECT
The suspected mastermind of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Libya arrives on American soil as soon as this weekend, a law enforcement source says. Ahmed Abu Khatallah was arrested by U.S. commandos this month. He's spent most of the past two weeks aboard the USS New York being interrogated by FBI and CIA agents as they make their way back to the United States.
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a few others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.
Doggie acrobat: Jiff the Pomeranian does a walking handstand. Cute lil' dude with an impeccable taste in party music!
Hello, kitty, kitty!: Two felines meet for the first time. Awwwwwkward!
Babies do the cutest things: Leon discovers he can move his eyebrows. And the world lets out a collective chuckle.