(CNN)Two biker gangs may be arming themselves and heading to Texas. Obama nixes military grenade launchers for cops. And hacking into a plane's computer system is entirely possible.
5 things to know for your new day -- Tuesday, May 19
It's Tuesday, and here are five things to know for your new day:
Ugly, getting uglier: North Texas is looking a lot like ground zero in a battle royal for rival biker gangs. First, there was the weekend shootout in Waco that killed at least nine people. Now this: A memo to law enforcement warning them that the Bandidos and Cossacks may be arming themselves and heading to north Texas.
Hard stance on hardware: Time was when the feds would give local cops certain kinds of military gear, like grenade launchers and tank-like armored vehicles. Yesterday, President Obama said no more. "We've seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like there's an occupying force as opposed to a force that's part of the community that's protecting them and serving them," he said.
Be afraid, be very afraid: You know that cybersecurity consultant who told the FBI he hacked into computer systems aboard airliners up to 20 times and managed to control an aircraft engine during a flight? Well, the GAO says hundreds of planes flying commercially today can have their onboard computers hacked and remotely taken over by someone using the plane's passenger Wi-Fi network, or even by someone on the ground. Gulp!
Crossing one off: We don't yet know what caused last week's deadly Amtrak train derailment, but we now know it wasn't a bullet. The FBI was asked to figure out whether a mark on the train's windshield was made by something thrown at it. Their ruling? It definitely wasn't from a gun.
Whack-a-mole game: The war against ISIS is a messy back-and-forth conflict. For each inch of ground it captures, it loses some elsewhere. So, it's difficult to answer the question -- "Is ISIS winning?" Losing Ramadi to the extremist group is disturbing though. Yesterday, the Iraqi government rushed reinforcements to shore up defensive lines.
'I've got this': Here's a video of a squirrel trying desperately to drive a car.
Got your nose!: Baby elephant's confused: where's the trunk on her human friend?
Be still, my melting heart: What's cuter than a tiny tortoise? A tiny tortoise eating tiny pancakes.