5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: A cashier holds a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a convenience store in Lisbon, Maine, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.

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

1. Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold
Two winning tickets were sold in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing, lottery officials said. The winning tickets were sold in Meritt Island, Brevard County, Florida, and Maryland.

2. Radar Data From Thailand Adds Possible Clue to Plane Search
New radar data from Thailand gave Malaysian investigators more potential clues Wednesday for how to retrace the course of the missing Malaysian airliner, while a massive multinational search unfolded in an area the size of Australia.

3. Expert: Pistorius' Girlfriend Standing When Shot
Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend was standing in a toilet cubicle and facing the closed door when she was hit in the right hip by the first of four hollow point bullets fired by the double-amputee athlete, a police ballistics expert testified Wednesday at Pistorius' murder trial.

4. George Clooney's New Lady Friend Is ... Different
George Clooney, 52, has a new woman in his life and her name is Amal Alamuddin. The two were first spotted in London together in October, and then got cozy at a special White House screening of his latest film, "The Monuments Men" back in February.

5. ‘Fainting Goats’ Are Funny and Adorable
Goats on a Pennsylvania farm are drawing attention because of a special trait – they faint. When startled, the goats’ muscles freeze, causing them to collapse, stiff as a board.

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