-- Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Family of Toddler Injured by SWAT 'Grenade' Faces $1M in Medical Bills
Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh never imagined their family would be at the center of a controversy over the militarization of police. But that’s exactly where they found themselves when their toddler was seriously injured by a SWAT team, also leaving them with a $1 million medical bill they have no hope of paying.
“They messed up,” Alecia Phonesavanh told ABC News' "20/20." “They had a faulty search warrant. They raided the wrong house.”
2. 8 Children Killed in Home in Northern Australia
Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.
Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries.
When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside. The victims range in age from 18 months to 15 years.
3. A Look at the Best Apps of 2014
What makes an app great?
Something that makes our lives easier or allows us to stay connected in innovative new ways.
The year 2014 was a great year for apps. Here are a few that stood out from the pack.
4. 'Colbert Report' Final Episode Includes Santa Claus and Tons of Celebrities
A horde of celebrities helped to send off host Stephen Colbert on the final episode of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” Thursday, singing a group rendition of the song “We’ll Meet Again.”
As the song – popularized by Vera Lynn in 1939 – started playing, Colbert mentor Jon Stewart appeared, with Randy Newman on piano. Other celebrities emerged in groups, including Bryan Cranston, Willie Nelson, Sesame Street’s Big Bird … Keith Olbermann, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cyndi Lauper … Katie Couric, Ken Burns, James Franco … Michael Stipe, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Toby Keith … Barry Manilow, Bill De Blasio, Henry Kissinger … Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was also seen in a pre-taped clip, sending his greetings to Colbert.
“We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when/ But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day,” the group sang, closing nine years of must-watch TV.
5. 'The Godfather: Part II': Celebrating the Movie's 40th Anniversary With 8 Little-Known Facts
It has been 40 years since Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather: Part II” was released on Dec. 20, 1974 and the movie has had a lasting impact.
“Part II" was released two years after the “The Godfather: Part I” and it is widely considered the best sequel of all time. To some, the sequel even surpasses the original. “The Godfather: Part III” would come in 1990, but the third time was not quite the charm.
The sequel focused on Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino, as he attempted to expand his family business into a then-brand new playground called Las Vegas. The film included flashbacks to the early 1900s, showing the rise to power of a young Vito Corleone, played by a little-known actor named Robert De Niro. In Part I, the Vito Corleone character was played by the iconic Marlon Brando.