An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes. Ferguson's police chief may resign. And we know why North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was MIA.
It's Wednesday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."
1. ROCKET EXPLOSION
An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket burst into flames yesterday along the eastern Virginia coast, causing a huge fireball. The rocket and cargo spacecraft were set to launch at 6:22 p.m. with 5,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station. "There was failure on launch," NASA said. "There was no indicated loss of life."
2. FERGUSON BACKLASH
Police chief to resign: The police chief of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, who faced criticism over his department's handling of the Michael Brown shooting, is expected to step down. Police Chief Thomas Jackson is resigning as part of an effort to reform the police department, according to government officials. But he has denied the reports and says "nobody in my chain of command has asked me to resign."
3. KIM JONG UN
Reason for his MIA: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who recently disappeared from public view for about six weeks, had a cyst removed from his left ankle, a lawmaker says. South Korean officials said a cyst was found on Kim's left ankle earlier this year. That cyst may have caused muscle nerve damage and prompted him to have ankle surgery between September and October, lawmaker Lee Cheol-woo said.
BABY WIPES RECALL
4. Packages may contain bacteria: A Pennsylvania company has issued a voluntary recall for its baby wipes because some packages may contain a bacteria that's resistant to common antibiotics. The wipes being recalled are: Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch and Well Beginnings. They were sold to: Walgreens, Sam's Club, Family Dollar, Fred's and Diapers.com.
5. MORE SECURITY
U.S. federal buildings: The Homeland Security chief is intensifying security for more than 9,500 federal buildings and their 1.4 million daily visitors after the attack near Canada's parliament. New security measures will guard against "continued public calls by terrorist organizations for attacks on the homeland and elsewhere" after two attacks last week on Canada's government.
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a few others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing:
Old meets new: Man uses hip-hop music to remake an old video of a couple dancing decades ago.
Spooky produce: Forget Jack-o-lanterns. Farmer Tony Dighera is growing Frankenstein-shaped "Pumpkinsteins" in his fields.
Good dog, indeed: This pooch fetches beer from fridge. Can we adopt him?
No fun walk: Hidden camera shows harassment a woman endures while walking alone in New York City.
Scary good fun: Baseball team performs "Thriller" flashmob. One word: awesome!
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!