1. Behold the first trailer, which contains many geek out-worthy elements:
3. Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel!
4. This! Delightful!
6. Thorin finally cutting loose and having fun
7. And a first look at Smaug the dragon
- At least 28 people have died in a suicide bombing attack on Istanbul's international airport, Turkish officials said.
- German leader Angela Merkel said the UK can't expect to keep privileges once it leaves the EU.
- House Republicans have released an 800-page report on the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed 4 Americans.