(CNN)Trump kicks out a journalist, a new tropical threat emerges and buckle up for another bumpy stock market ride.
5 things to know for your new day -- Wednesday, August 26
It's Wednesday, and here are five things to know for your new day.
Trump towers: The Donald is (surprise) burning up all the political oxygen in the room for the umpteenth day in a row. On Monday he reignited his feud with Fox News' Megyn Kelly -- hurling more insults at her and retweeting a tweet that called her a "bimbo." Then last night, during a news conference in Iowa, he demanded that she apologize to him (yeah, you read that right) for the questions she asked him during the first GOP debate. But he wasn't finished. During this same news conference he got into a testy exchange with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos over Trump's immigration plan. At one point Ramos was escorted out of the room, but he later returned and he and Trump continued to exchange pleasantries.
School shocker: To say this was scary would be the understatement of the year. A 14-year-old boy held students and a teacher hostage yesterday at a school in West Virginia. He was armed with a pistol and held the students and teacher in a second-floor classroom. Thankfully, the teen -- after some negotiations with authorities -- freed his hostages and then later gave himself up without incident. Investigators are still trying to determine what led to all of this.
Deadly end: Back in March he jumped a fence at the White House. Yesterday he was shot and killed after slashing a deputy with a knife. That pretty much sums up the last couple of months of life of Curtis Smith. Police said Smith attacked the deputy at the security entrance to a county courthouse in Pennsylvania. A second deputy drew a weapon and shot him. Smith climbed an outer stone wall near the White House earlier this year before the Secret Service caught him.
Hurricane hopeful: Erika isn't a hurricane yet, but she probably will be a weak one by the end of the weekend. Definitely something for the folks down in South Florida to keep an eye on. For right now, Erika is a "poorly organized" tropical storm that's expected to bring 4 inches of rain to the Leeward Islands. The storm will hug the northern edge of the Caribbean for the next couple of days before plowing into Florida.
Wild ride: Will the crazy gyrations of the stock market continue today? Probably. Yesterday the market appeared to roar back -- with a 442-point surge -- from its dreadful end to last week, only for the rally to fizzle out. The Dow actually ended the day with a 205-point loss. Continued drama in the market could cause the Fed to delay its plan to raise interest rates next month.