Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Gas Prices to Rise?
After a steep three-month decline, the cost of filling up the gas tank might be headed back up again, according to the widely followed Lundberg Survey. The national average price of regular gas was $3.41 on July 13 and the lowest price for a gallon was $3.00 in Jackson, Mississippi.
2. Tornadoes Tear Through Poland
A rare series of summer tornadoes tore through Poland this weekend, destroying more than 100 homes. At least one person was killed and at least ten were injured.
3. Heat Wave in Midwest, Northeast
Heat advisories are in effect for 13 states from the Dakotas to New York as another scorching stretch of weather awaits the Midwest and Northeast this week. However, not long after the heat builds, a cold front will sweep the steamy weather back out.
4. Electrical Storms
Severe electrical storms on Sunday claimed the lives of at least two people during a Houston-area soccer game. A group of male players stood under nearby trees for shelter from the rain when lightning struck three of them, killing two.
5. Women Brighter than Men: Study
According to new research, women are brighter than men. For the first time in IQ testing, psychologists have found that women's scores have surpassed those of men. One possible explanation for the rise is that women's lives have become more demanding as they work between maintaining a job and raising a family.