Welcome to the Wednesday edition of "5 Things to Know for Your New Day."
Every weekday morning around 6, we'll hit the top five stories of the day and clue you in on a few other buzzy items.
1. ZIMMERMAN VERDICT AFTERMATH
Discord and details:
The trial may be over, but developments in the George Zimmerman case keep coming at us at a dizzying pace. Last night, "AC 360" aired more of its exclusive interview with Juror B37. She said Zimmerman was "justified" in killing Trayvon Martin.
Right afterward, four other jurors sent a statement saying 'She doesn't speak for us.'
But there was more:
We learned that Trayvon's friend, Rachel Jeantel, has been offered a full ride to college by radio host Tom Joyner.
Attorney General Eric Holder blasted "Stand Your Ground" laws - but was careful not to promise federal charges against Zimmerman.
Hillary Clinton said her prayers were with the Martin family.
Stevie Wonder says he's boycotting any state with that law. Steel Pulse recorded a song for Trayvon and gave it away for free.
And Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland told everyone, "Get over it."
2. 'GLEE' STAR DEATH
A deadly cocktail:
We now know what killed "Glee" star Cory Monteith: an overdose of heroin and alcohol. "At this point there is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith's death was anything other than a most-tragic accident," the British Columbia coroners' office said yesterday.
3. ROYAL BABY
Any minute now?:
Will and Kate are not plus one yet. But it might be sooner than we think. A royal source told us Kate's due date was last Saturday. Royal watchers are sitting next to their computers, yawning and frantically hitting refresh. As we wait, and wait, the hoopla is on overdrive.
4. NORTH KOREA ARMS SHIP
Massive military equipment, tucked under sacks of brown sugar, seized in a North Korean ship that left Cuba. Things that make you go hmm. Last night, Cuba said there's nothing sinister going on. They were just old, obsolete weapons being sent to North Korea for repairs. So what's wrong with a sovereign country transporting arms, you ask? North Korea is under U.N. sanctions: it can't receive or send weapons.
Feeling hot, hot, hot:
No, rubber banding an ice tray on your belly won't help. Frozen water bottles in front of a fan won't either. This heat is a beast. A hot, humid beast that's bear-hugging the northeast quarter of the United States. And today, it'll just squeeze us tighter. In Philadelphia, it could feel like a broiling 110 degrees. In D.C., it'll bump ozone levels to dangerous levels. New Yorkers could set a record for electricity usage today.
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.