Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Massive Storm System Surges Toward Mid-Atlantic
The Midwest was hit with a line of severe storms, dropping hail, toppling trees and causing flooding in low-lying areas.
2. Worldwide Stocks Stumble
Global stocks took a sharp decline today with Japan's Nikkei 225 index plunging 6.4 percent.
3. Edward Snowden Claims US Hacks China: Report
Alleged NSA leaker Edward Snowden claimed to have evidence that the U.S. government has been hacking into Chinese computer networks since at least 2009.
4. NASCAR Driver Dead in Dirt Car Event
NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died Wednesday night after a heat race accident at New Jersey's Bridgeport Speedway.
5. M. Night Shyamalan Reveals He Wrote 'She's All That'
Director M. Night Shyamalan revealed he ghost-wrote the 1999 teen comedy "She's All That."