Donald Trump has a New Year’s message for Americans reeling from his disruption and exhausted by his impossible-to-ignore presidency: “CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE.”
His advice, in one of his first tweets of 2019, suggests there will be no letup in the President’s rambunctious behavior in a year that started with him in vintage form, accusing an admired retired general of having a “big, dumb mouth.”
A crush of challenges bearing down on the White House, his own sense of liberation after the departures of restraining aides, and the new power dynamics in Washington look set to make the coming year even wilder than 2018.
Winning ticket sold for $425 million New Year’s jackpot:
Another year, another lottery you didn’t win. Unless you are one lucky New Yorker.
A ticket sold in New York state matched all the numbers to win the $425 million Mega Millions jackpot. The winning numbers for the New Year’s Day drawing were 57, 70, 34, 62, 44, and a gold Mega Ball of 14.
The New Year’s Day Mega Millions jackpot is the eighth largest in its history, after the December 28 drawing named no big winners. Mega Millions says that the cash option for this jackpot is $254.6 million.
CNN has reached out to the New York Lottery for additional information on where the winning ticket was sold.
Toddler rushed to hospital after rhino encounter at Florida zoo:
A 2-year-old girl was injured at a Florida zoo during a private rhino encounter experience, zoo officials said.
The toddler and her family were taking part in a close-up experience with white rhinos at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, on Tuesday when the girl came into contact with the animals.
The family of three were given access to feel and brush the rhinos while supervised by two zookeepers in an area of the zoo where they were separated from the animals only by steel posts. At some point during the experience, the toddler wedged through the posts and got into the rhinos’ yard, said Andrea Hill, the zoo’s marketing and communications director
Marine shot and killed on duty at Marine Barracks in Washington, DC:
A US Marine was shot and killed while on duty at the Marine Barracks in Washington, DC, early Tuesday morning, the Marine Corps said in a news release.
The fatal injury was not self-inflicted, Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Jackson said.
DC police responded to the incident. The circumstances of the shooting are unclear and the killing is under investigation, the release said.
The Marine, whose identity has not been released, was shot at 5 am. The shooting was determined not to be a threat to local residents because it occurred on the grounds of Marine Barracks, the release said.
Roger Federer beats Serena Williams in battle of the tennis legends:
Roger Federer was on the winning side in his historic mixed doubles match against fellow tennis great Serena Williams at the Hopman Cup Tuesday, but in the end the result hardly mattered.
Paired with Belinda Bencic, Federer beat Williams and Frances Tiafoe 4-2 4-3 (5-3) to give Switzerland a 2-1 win over the United States in their round robin match.