Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Gas Prices Climbing
Retail gas prices have been climbing upwards for the first time since April for the past three days, according to AAA. Prices have increased to $3.338 – slightly over a one cent increase -- but this could mean the trend of declining gas prices could be coming to an end.
2. Break in Heat Wave for Midwest
A break in the latest heat wave is forecast to hit Chicago and the Midwest tomorrow. It will be a hot weekend in the northeast but will get cooler at the start of next week.
3. Second Boy Dies From Faulty Cord Shock
A second boy has died after he was shocked by what investigators believe to be a faulty cord from a houseboat while swimming in a lake in Tennessee. A ten-year-old died at the scene on Wednesday. Both were shocked swimming near two houseboats.
4. Overcrowding Caused N.Y. Yacht Capsize: Experts
Safety experts say the yacht that capsized off Long Island on the 4th likely capsized because of overcrowding. Three children died.
5. Spam Turns 75
Spam – the can of pork shoulder and ham – turned 75 years old this month. The product's parent company is celebrating with a birthday bash at the manufacturing plant in Minnesota with a performance by the Temptations.