May 9, 2013 Happening Now: Cleveland House of Horrors, Benghazi Fallout, Arias Guilty

That fascinating testimony on Benghazi is front page news around the country today. The diplomat Gregory Hicks was second in command when the terror attack back in September happened, and talked about the "saddest phone call I've even had in my life," when he heard about the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Hicks suggested he was later punished for raising questions about what happened in the attack. Another witness, Eric Nordstrom criticized the Obama administration for ignoring pleas for more security. James Rosen reporting. We'll also take a look at the media coverage.

There are horrific new details emerging after three women were rescued from a home in Cleveland after 10 years of captivity. The main suspect Ariel Castro allegedly kept the women imprisoned and regularly beat them. Ariel Castro is charged with kidnapping and rape. Castro makes his first court appearance this morning. Garrett Tenney reporting.

Jodi Arias was found guilty of first degree murder in the killing of Travis Alexander late yesterday. The jury returns today to consider aggravating circumstances.. if the murder was especially heinous, cruel and depraved then they could decide if she gets death. Dan Springer reporting.

Boston's police commissioner Edward Davis will testify today on the Boston Marathon bombings. He'll say security should be tightened while protecting civil liberties. Catherine Herridge reporting on those hearings.

0900EDT -- House Homeland Security Cmte hearing on the Boston bombings, entitled "A First Look", will examine the bombings' implications for homeland security. Boston Police Cmsner Edward Davis, Sen Lieberman, and MA Undersecy for Homeland Security Dir Kurt Schwartz. LIVE

We'll also learn more today about a deadly helicopter crash in Afghanistan in August of 2011 that killed more than two dozen including several Navy SEALs. Jennifer Griffin reporting.

1000EDT -- Three families of Navy SEAL Team VI special forces servicemen, along with one family of an Army Natl Guardsman, appear at a press conference "to disclose never before revealed info about how and why their sons along with 26 others died in a fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Aug 6, 2011, just a few months after the successful raid on the compound of Osama Bin Laden that resulted in the master terrorist's death." Natl Press Club. LIVE via LiveU

Foreclosure rates are down. The markets continue to break new records. We get weekly jobless numbers today. Let's be sure to check on how stocks are doing today.

Afghanistan's president says he's ready to let the U.S. have nine bases in the country after the 2014 combat troop pullout.

Five bodies have been recovered from Mount Mayon in the Philippines. Four Europeans and their guide were killed in a volcanic eruption earlier this week.

The co-founder and patriarch of the fashion brand Missoni has died at the age of 92. You'd recognize the clothing and home furnishings by its zigzag brightly colored patterns.

Clint Henderson is the Executive Producer for “Happening Now” and an avid traveler. Follow his adventures on Twitter, ClintPHenderson, and Instagram, clintpage1.