5 Things To Know For Your New Day

December 17th, 2014
03:37 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sony hackers threaten moviegoers. Pakistan begins to mourn. And the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces the Class of 2015.

It's Wednesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day

1. SONY HACKERS THREAT

All this over a movie?: The group that says it hacked Sony Pictures over the upcoming film "The Interview" is now threatening moviegoers. In an anonymous post, hackers claiming to be the "Guardians of Peace" said people who see the movie would suffer a "bitter fate." Then came the ominous line: "Remember the 11th of September 2001." Actor Seth Rogen and James Franco canceled all of their upcoming press events following the threat. Tomorrow's New York premier of the film has been called off too. "The Interview" is a comedy about a plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. It's set to open Christmas Day. Some security experts believe North Korea is behind the hacking incident.

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December 16th, 2014
12:06 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sydney searches for answers. Pennsylvania police hunt for a gunman. And Camille Cosby defends her husband.

It's Tuesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day

1. AUSTRALIA HOSTAGE INVESTIGATION

Why?: Lots of questions remain in the aftermath of yesterday's hostage siege in Sydney. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said, "It will take time to clarify exactly what happened." Dead is the gunman, Man Haron Monis, and two hostages. What did the gunman want? Why did he choose the Lindt Chocolate Café as his target? We may never know. Up to 17 people were held at one point before some escaped and police stormed in. Authorities describe Monis as a self-styled Muslim cleric, who was well-known to police and who had embraced a radical Sunni theology.

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December 15th, 2014
12:28 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Monday, December 15

Congress averts a government shutdown.  Bill Cosby sort of breaks his silence.  And more than a dozen people are held hostage at a Sydney cafe.

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

 

SYDNEY SIEGE

More than a dozen hostages at cafe: An armed  person/people took more than a dozen hostage in the heart of Sydney's business district, displaying a black flag with Arabic script in the window. Police surrounded the cafe for hours, and said it was unclear who the hostage taker was.

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Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, December 12
In San Francisco, the storm left some highways flooded.
December 12th, 2014
12:34 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, December 12

Congress averts government shutdown, barely. Massive storm whacks California, Oregon and Washington. And CIA chief defends harsh interrogations.

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

SHUTDOWN AVERTED
A few more days: Congress narrowly averted a government shutdown that was to take effect at midnight. The House approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill, and the Senate will get a two-day extension of current funding levels to give itself time to approve the House bill.

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