An airliner vanishes. A ferry catches fire. And the GOP presidential race has a new frontrunner.
It's Monday, and here are the “5 Things to Know for Your New Day."
1. MISSING PLANE
Not again!: Another Asian airliner has gone missing, and officials fear it may be somewhere in the bottom of the Java Sea. AirAsia Flight QZ8501 disappeared in Indonesian airspace with 162 people yesterday. Crews are combing a really large area. But so far, nothing.
Hackers cause grumpy gamers. "The Interview" hits theaters. And Vladimir Putin cancels Kremlin vacations.
It's Friday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day
1. PLAYSTATION – XBOX OUTAGE
Bah, humbug: Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming networks were a mess on Christmas Day and beyond as a hacker group claimed responsibility for what it said was an attack. Lizard Squad says you can blame them for the outages and a couple of other attacks earlier in December that caused fits for each network. In addition, the problem might have been made worse by all those video gamers who received new systems for Christmas and wanted to try them out.
Berkeley, Missouri, is no Ferguson. The trip to grandmother's house was filled with delays. And "The Interview" goes online.
It's Christmas Day and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day
1. MISSOURI SHOOTING
Looking at the facts: Don't confuse this week's fatal shooting of a black teen by a white cop in Berkeley, Missouri, with a similar shooting about a mile and a half down the road in Ferguson that sparked national protests. Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins, who is black, says it's a different situation. The mayor and the police chief say 18-year-old Antonio Martin pointed a gun at an officer in a gas station parking lot in Berkeley right before the officer fatally shot the teen. In the Ferguson shooting, Michael Brown was unarmed. Hoskins has promised a thorough investigation and says he won't tolerate brutality.
Christmas Eve travel gets messy. No break in New York protests against police violence. And the first President Bush is in the hospital.
It's Wednesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day
1. WEATHER – HOLIDAY TRAVEL
Dangerous storms: This Christmas, people will grieve and heal in southern Mississippi. They will clear rubble and restore power lines in the wake of a tornado system that killed four people and packed an emergency room with dozens of injured. Yesterday's deadly whirlwinds were isolated to a swath near the Louisiana line, but across the country, rough weather is sweeping for hundreds of miles, while roads and airways fill with holiday travelers. The National Weather Service predicts "heavy rainfall and flooding, and heavy snow from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes through Wednesday." With a forecast like that, Christmas Day might be the better time to embark on a family trip in many parts of the country.