The Obamacare blame game, a Missouri rape case spurs a small-town protest, and christening the littlest royal.
It's Wednesday, and here are the "5 Things to Know for Your New Day."
1. OBAMACARE FIASCO
Crash and burn
Plenty of red flags, little action. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admits the President was blindsided by the website meltdown plaguing the sign-up for Obamacare. A team of high-tech experts from within the government and from Silicon Valley are now tackling the issues, Sebelius says. The critics are everywhere, from the White House to Capitol Hill. President Obama promises it's going to get fixed. Maybe so, but this isn't the sort of thing you can just put a bandage on.
One person you won't hear criticizing Sebelius is the "Oracle of Omaha." Warren Buffett says it's a "huge screw-up," but will work itself out. He also dishes with Piers Morgan about the government shutdown and his biggest mistake, and he shows America what's in his wallet.
2. NEVADA SCHOOL SHOOTING
Panic and chaos racked Sparks Middle School after a student opened fire this week, killing a teacher and wounding a two other students, emergency calls show. Here's a sampling: "This is a student at Sparks Middle School. Can you please send police out here? There's a kid with a gun." And: "Somebody brought a gun to school. They shot a teacher." And from a police officer: "I got a kid down who's been shot." Police say the 12-year-old shooter took his life with a gunshot to the head.
3. GREECE MYSTERY GIRL
Who does she belong to?
About 10 cases of missing children are getting a close look as authorities around the world try to figure out how a Roma couple in Greece ended up with a little girl. The cases include children from the United States, Canada, Poland and France. Authorities have charged the couple with abducting the child they call Maria. Their attorney says they adopted the child from her biological mother. But police say they suspect the records provided for the girl may be false. She's believed to be 5 to 6 years old.
In a similar but separate case, police in Ireland removed a 7-year-old girl from a Roma family in the Dublin suburb of Tallaght. An investigation is underway, but police say they're not convinced the girl belongs to the family that she lived with.
4. MISSOURI RAPE CASE
Hundreds of protesters flocked to the small Missouri town of Maryville to demand "Justice for Daisy" in an online protest that left the virtual world for the real one. The activist group Anonymous spearheaded the rally. Daisy Coleman says a teenage boy raped her in 2012, when she was 14. Sexual assault charges against Matthew Barnett, who was 17 at the time, were dropped when the first prosecutor in the case said the girl and her family refused to cooperate. On Monday, a new special prosecutor promised to review the case.
5. PRINCE GEORGE CHRISTENING
It's christening day for the littlest British royal, born on July 22. The Archbishop of Canterbury preforms the ceremony at the Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace. While Prince George was still in his mum's tum, the Duchess of Cambridge christened a cruise ship with a bottle of champagne. Let's hope they don't mix up the two ceremonies.
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.
-- Vatican cricket team: Yes, the Vatican is forming its own cricket team - the St Peter's Cricket Club. The Catholic Church thinks the cricket pitch is fertile ground for a little interfaith competition. The sport is hugely popular in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa and the West Indies. First order of business: A smackdown match with the Church of England. Nickname suggestion: The Holy Bowlers.
-- Who's cuter? This is a tough one. In a cuteness contest, which animal wins? Your choices are a baby goat or a little lemur. Let the fur fly.
-- World Series what? 70-year-old Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has a way with words. He told reporters yesterday that he hopes the Red Sox win "the World Series cup" as they face the St. Louis Cardinals. The NHL has the Stanley Cup, and the NFL awards the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the Super Bowl winner. But there is no World Series Cup.