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5 things you need to know this morning: May 14, 2019

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Boy at centre of amber alert found safe in Toronto

There’s been a widespread sigh of relief as a three-year-old boy who was prompted an amber alert early this morning has been found safe. The boy was located safe and sound with his mother in the Bathurst and Lakeshore area of Toronto. Police won’t confirm if the mom was arrested at this time.


2. 5 dead after float plane crash in Alaska

A pair of floatplanes crashed in mid-air near Ketchikan, Alaska on Monday. A total of 16 people were on the two planes and nine have been rescued, but five are confirmed dead. As of this morning, two of the people on board are still missing.


3. The NBA draft lottery is today

One of the most anticipated NBA draft lotteries in years is set to take place today. There’s plenty of great talent available in this year’s draft, but the clear prize is generational talent Zion Williamson, who wowed college basketball fans all year long. The New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns all have a 14% chance to landing the top pick, while the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks each have a 10% or better chance as well.


4. Monsanto ordered to pay California couple more than $2 billion

On Monday, a California jury made a decision in a case between a California couple and agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. The couple was awarded $2.055 billion in what’s been described as a historic ruling. Both plaintiffs have been battling cancer for years and claimed that it was the company’s weed killer Roundup that caused their diseases.


5. Avengers: Endgame crew shares behind-the-scenes content

The much-talked-about spoiler ban surrounding Avengers: Endgame has been lifted, so the crew has been sharing behind-the-scenes footage of the movie. In one video, posted by Chris Evans, it shows nearly the entire cast sharing an off-camera moment that certainly looks different without special effects!


Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)

Rob Gronkowski (30), Martin Garrix (23), Mark Zuckerberg (35), George Lucas (75), Clay Matthews (33), Frank Gore (36)



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