Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, October 27, 2014
Kaci Hickox, a nurse under mandatory quarantine for Ebola monitoring in New Jersey, sent CNN this image of her tent.
October 27th, 2014
12:27 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, October 27, 2014

New rules on Ebola stun federal and local officials in New York and New Jersey. The teen gunman behind the latest school shooting may have been targeting his cousins. And Iran executes a woman convicted of murder - in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist.

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

Abundance of caution: A mandatory 21-day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa after treating Ebola patients caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of the virus. The announcement came one day after a New York doctor who treated patients in Guinea became the first Ebola case diagnosed in the city and the fourth in the United States.

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Targeting his cousins? When a teenage gunman opened fire at students in a high school cafeteria in Washington state, killing a female student before killing himself, he was not shooting at random targets, a relative said. Jaylen Fryberg, who witnesses said gunned down students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, is the cousin of two of the wounded. "All three of them are cousins, and they live right close to each other," Don Hatch told CNN affiliate KOMO.

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Self-defense vs. murder: An Iranian woman convicted of murder - in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist - was hanged Saturday, state news agency IRNA reported. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was sentenced to death for the killing of a former employee of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security. The United Nations has said Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi hired Jabbari - then a 19-year-old interior designer - to work on his office. She stabbed him after he sexually assaulted her, the U.N. said.

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Young talent gone: St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, according to Bleacher Report and Major League Baseball. "We are all stunned and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of the youngest members of the Cardinals family," the Cardinals tweeted. Taveras was only 22.


Cops say gunman made video: The gunman responsible for the terrorist attack in Ottawa last week was "driven by ideological and political motives" and made a video of himself, police said Sunday. Authorities have identified the gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. They say he opened fire Wednesday at Canada's National War Memorial and Parliament Hill, killing army reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. The gunman was then shot and killed by security.

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

Google exec falls from space: Google executive Alan Eustace broke the world altitude record for a parachute jump when he fell 25 miles to Earth in 15 minutes on Friday, according to The New York Times. So how did his jump compare with the previous world record set in October 2012 by Felix Baumgartner?

World's 'heaviest' fireworks show: Just when you thought your last Fourth of July party was impressive:


Human Angry Bird: Ever wanted to be catapulted through the sky like an Angry Bird? This man shows how fun it can be:


Cockatiel dances to 'Laffy Taffy'
- and actually does a pretty decent job!


Even donkeys like to cuddle: This will probably be the cutest thing you see today:


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 and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY!

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  1. Margaret Morgan

    Still awaiting moderation at 11:07p.m.?

    October 27, 2014 at 11:08 pm | Reply
  2. Rhope

    He added, "I hope she recovers quickly."
    That was Christie to Nurse Hickox! Even though she is not sick.
    The very least we can expect of leaders is that they educate themselves on Ebola. Christie, please use Google and read.

    October 27, 2014 at 10:15 am | Reply
  3. TWB

    CNN, how long is your moderation process? Thank you.

    October 27, 2014 at 10:01 am | Reply
    • Team New Day

      Hi TWB- Usually it's pretty quick, but we had some personnel changes and are adjusting to the new system. We appreciate your patience and love your enthusiasm! -Team New Day

      November 4, 2014 at 11:43 am | Reply
  4. TWB

    President Obama signed an executive order on Oct.16 authorizing the deployment of the National Guard to help combat Ebola in West Africa.“I am authorizing the secretary of defense ... to order the selected reserve and certain members of the individual ready reserve to active duty to augment the active forces ... providing humanitarian assistance and consequence management related to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the West Africa region,” Obama wrote in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. If medically trained nurses, doctors wearing full protective gear became infected with Ebola, what will happen to our 4000 troops waiting to be send to Africa to fight ebola (Mr. Obama's recent decision), as well as US National Guard reserve who can be called to go to W. Africa?. If ONLY 1% of them gets infected, this is 40+ NEW cases flying back to US. We will be taking out fires continuously, especially with upcoming holiday season.... Ebola mutated in the past, why risk introducing it on the new continent? Why not to ship medications, drugs, equipment, etc. to W. Africa? On the other hand we have 30 to 150 travelers from heavy ebola-stricken nations arriving to US everyday.... with temperature controls unreliable due to long incubation for ebola... Senegal and Nigeria put travel bans in place on ebola-stricken nations and successfully resolved the spread with no new infections. Today over 20 nations from Asia, Africa and South America temporarily banned travel from 3 heavy ebola-stricken countries, protecting their citizens.... Why risk having more infected travelers coming to US? Why risk lives of our soldiers and national guard?

    October 27, 2014 at 9:25 am | Reply
  5. ElectricLion

    This cold & flu season, more people will die from the flu than the number of people who have not only died from Ebola in all of history, but also the number of people who have survived Ebola in all of history.

    Let the flu hysteria begin!


    October 27, 2014 at 7:53 am | Reply
  6. Margaret Morgan

    Beautiful, dramatic and breathtaking fireworks display!!!!!!!! Way to go Japan!!!!!!!! Peanut the cockatiel had its groove on to 'Laffy Taffy'. OMG!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!! WHO HAS A LIVE DONKEY IN THEIR LIVING ROOM TO CUDDLE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! RAISE YOUR HANDS PEOPLE!!!!!!!!

    October 27, 2014 at 6:37 am | Reply

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