5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Gypsy Willis, the mistress of Dr. Martin MacNeill, sat down with ABC News Dan Abrams for an exclusive interview after MacNeill was found guilty of murdering his wife.

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

1. Martin MacNeill's Mistress 'Shocked' by Guilty Verdict

The former mistress of Dr. Martin MacNeill, the Utah doctor who was found guilty of drugging and drowning his wife so he could allegedly continue their affair, told ABC News that she was "shocked" by the verdict and still believes MacNeill is innocent.

2. Millions Hit With Arctic Blast

A massive arctic cold blast is sweeping across the eastern U.S. putting millions in the path of freezing weather.

3. NC Man Faces Charge of Attempting to Join al Qaida

Basit Javed Sheikh from Cary, N.C., is facing federal charges for allegedly attempting to join an al Qaeda-linked militant group.

4. Inmates Escape Jail in Typhoon-Hit Philippine City

Inmates in the Typhoon Haiyan-hit city of Tacloban have escaped after breaking down a jail wall, says a Philippine general.

5. 'DWTS' Boots Top Scorer

Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy were eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars" just one week before the competition's semifinals.

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