5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: U.S. President Barack Obama, right, waves as he embraces Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi after addressing members of the media at Suu Kyis residence in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1.Obama Visits Myanmar

President Obama is visiting Myanmar today as part of his four-day trip to southeast Asia. Tens of thousands of people streamed into the streets to welcome him to the country. Speaking to a national audience at the University of Yangon, he said "The United States of America is with you."

2. Body Recovered After Oil Rig Explosion

A body believed to be one of the workers missing since an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded was recovered late last night in the water near the platform. A private dive team hired by Houston-based Black Elk Energy found the remains of an unidentified person Saturday night, U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega said.

3. Wanted Man McAfee Starts Blog

John McAfee, the software titan wanted in connection with a murder in Belize, has apparently started a blog while in hiding in the tiny Central American country. The 67-year-old millionaire has been on the run from police in San Pedro, Belize, after he was named a person of interest in the shooting death of his neighbor, Gregory Faull, whose body was discovered last Sunday morning.

4. Americans Carrying More Credit Debt

Americans are carrying more credit card debt and being less careful about making payments on time, according to TransUnion. The credit reporting agency says the average credit card debt per borrower in the U.S. is up 4.9 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier

5. Bieber Dominates American Music Awards

Justin Bieber dominated American Music Awards scoring three trophies including artist of the year. MC Hammer joined PSY for "Gangnam Style" with the Korean rapper wearing traditional "Hammer" pants. Taylor Swift won her fifth consecutive award for favorite country female artist, Luke Bryan won favorite country male artist and Lady Antebellum favorite country group. Plus, David Guetta won the show's first-ever electronic dance music award.

Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
Newborns at this hospital on Christmas Day get the special stockings as a keepsake.
Magee-Womens Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
PHOTO:
Zillow | Inset: Larry Marano/Getty Images
PHOTO: Anthony Lemons glances to family and friends at the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
Marvin Fong/The Plain Dealer/AP Photo