It’s Friday, and here are the “5 things to know for your New Day.”
No power, no problem:
Storm-related power outages hit across the Northeast, leaving some chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight, cooking turkeys on the grill and watching Netflix on phones. Many New Englanders were without power. In New Hampshire, more than 133,000 customers were still in the dark this morning.
A day of kindness:
Ferguson streets were deserted early today after a Thanksgiving Day that mixed kindness with sadness, heartbreak with hope. Gone were the blazing buildings, set on fire during the most contentious nights of protest this week. So were the stone-faced National Guard troops, standing in a single file, facing angry protesters. Instead of hurling insults at them, residents brought them turkey and other treats.
Rescued after being buried alive:
Two little boys have something to be thankful for following their rescue after spending hours under a pile of snow in New York. The boys, ages 9 and 7, were building a fort Wednesday evening when a snowplow came through, covering them with a heap of snow and trapping them.
More women, more fallout:
The University of Massachusetts Amherst and its alumnus Bill Cosby have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape. At least 15 women have spoken out to various media outlets accusing the comedian of sexual misconduct.
Plunging below $70:
Oil prices came crashing down yesterday to trade below $70 per barrel after OPEC announced it was leaving oil production levels unchanged. Crude trading in the U.S. fell by roughly 7% to just below $69 — a level not seen since May 2010.