5 Things for Thursday, December 15: Yahoo Hack, Trump Deposition and TN Fires

CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 12/15/2016, 9:20 a.m.
The latest on Trump and Syria, plus the details of a big hack NOT involving Russia. Here's what you need ...
President-elect Donald Trump

AJ Willingham

(CNN) -- The latest on Trump and Syria, plus the details of a big hack NOT involving Russia. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

1. Trump transition

Before Trump takes office, he's going to have to take a seat for a deposition. A DC Superior Court Judge ruled Trump must answer questions in an ongoing lawsuit between him and a celebrity chef. Trump sued Jose Andres for breach of contract after Andres pulled out of a restaurant deal at Trump's new DC hotel because of disparaging comments Trump made during his campaign.

2. Tennessee fires

Two juveniles have been charged with arson in the recent Tennessee wildfires that killed 14 and ravaged the resort town of Gatlinburg. Everything is "on the table" according to a prosecutor, including possible charges of 1st degree murder. If convicted, the youths could face life in prison.

3. Aleppo

After some false starts and broken promises, evacuations and an even newer ceasefire plan are finally underway in Aleppo. There are still snags: According to activists, an evacuation convoy came under fire from Syrian forces as it was trying to leave the falling city. A resident gave CNN a horrifying account of the scene in eastern Aleppo, saying it looked like a "slaughterhouse."

4. Yahoo

Yahoo announced Wednesday that a security breach may have compromised more than one BILLION accounts. No, it's not deja vu. A similar thing happened in September, and Yahoo thinks this new breach is completely different than the previous one. What a mess. Here's what to do if you think your account got hacked.

5. China

China has reportedly installed weapons on some islands in contested waters in the South China sea. This is worrisome to China's neighbors and to the US. If you'll recall, President-Elect Trump isn't exactly cozy with China at the moment, and has made it clear he's open to challenging our relationship with the country.

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