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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."
In today’s edition of the Good Stuff, a motorcyclist’s good deed goes viral.
Rhino Hooten always wears a helmet cam riding his motorcycle to work, just in case he gets in an accident. Not sure how that would help him, but it did capture an overturned car with a driver trapped inside.
"When she was snared in her seatbelt, it was wrapped around her upper body. Her suffocating was my thought... she was panicking; she couldn't get out," Hooten said.
Another driver who had also stopped to help was calling for a knife to cut the seatbelt.
Hooten worked quickly, freeing the driver with a pocket knife just as smoke started coming from the car.
Hooten’s footage has gone viral with over 600,000 views. He said the attention has been surprising, but he did what just came naturally to him.
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With a mixture of resignation and dread, residents here are watching this gray and orange advance, this 2,000-degree river of molten rock.
Each passing hour, lava from Kilauea Volcano is inching closer to their homes in Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island.
The dark ooze has swallowed up fences, flowed over a cemetery and neared major roads. In some places, in this community of about 950 residents, it's chest high.
"Everybody, including myself, is quite nervous," Rod Macland told CNN affiliate KITV-TV. "We don't know. We can't see the future. The flow does what the flow does."
By early Tuesday, the lava was about 70 yards from the closest home and moving in a northeast direction. It was flowing 8 to 11 yards per hour, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said.
Hawaii officials haven't issued a mandatory evacuation yet. But many residents have already chosen to leave on their own.
"Most people have vacated," Hawaii County civil defense worker Franchesca Martin-Howe told CNN affiliate KHON-TV. "They have moved out of their homes. There's only a few people left."