5 Things you Need to Know Monday


Grab a blanket and your smartphone. It’s time to shop in your pajamas.
Want to find the best deal for your kids’ holiday wish list without putting on your pants and leaving the house? Cyber Monday is here, and there is no need to go anywhere but your couch to find the best holiday savings. Shoppers already broke records with Black Friday sales, and Monday’s online savings extravaganza could keep the trend going. If you’re wary of doling out your personal information, here are a few tips to stay safe while online shopping.


Dylann Roof trial continues after competency ruling
Jury selection in the Dylann Roof murder case is set to begin  Monday after a federal judge ruled Friday that Roof is competent to stand trial. U.S. District judge Richard Gergel issued a sealed three-page ruling and said that public disclosure of the findings would jeopardize Roof’s right to a fair trial. Jury selection, originally scheduled to begin Nov. 7, was delayed after Roof’s attorney asked the court to evaluate his client’s mental health. Roof, a white man, is accused of killing nine black worshipers at the Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C. in June 2015.


Trump to meet with Milwaukee sheriff as transition continues
President-elect Donald Trump plans to continue meeting with potential political appointees Monday as he and his transition team fill out his future staff. Trump is scheduled to see Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., who has been mentioned as a possible pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Clarke, who ran as a Democrat, served as a Trump surrogate during the campaign. While working on the transition in South Florida, Trump named two new appointees Friday ­— Don McGahn as White House counsel and Kathleen Troia “K.T.”


McFarland as deputy national security adviser.
Tying your shoes might go out of style
Your 1980s fantasy for futuristic footwear has arrived. As Back to the Future II prophesied, Nike is releasing a self-lacing shoe Monday for select customers. The battery-powered HyperAdapt 1.0 will allow people to simply press a button to tighten and loosen their kicks. Users can charge the shoe with a magnetic adapter, and after three house they should have enough power to last up to two weeks. While only a small group of Nike app users will have access to the shoes Monday, customers at Nike's Soho store in New York can buy them Wednesday for $720.


After Castro's death, new flights to Havana launch
U.S. airlines will launch regularly scheduled commercial flights to Havana on Monday, just in time for the start of funeral services for the island's former leader Fidel Castro. The fiery revolutionary turned dictator, who controlled the Communist island for more than five decades and railed against America's capitalist ideals, died Friday at age 90. American Airlines will run a short, one-hour flight from Miami to Havana, the first regularly scheduled commercial route to the Cuban capital. The Cuban government is in the middle of a nine-day mourning period for Castro, which ends with a final Mass and ceremony on Dec. 4. His ashes will be interred in the cemetery of Santa Ifigenia.