5 Things To Know This Morning

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Plane's 'Catastrophic Electrical Failure' Causes Emergency Landing

An Air Alaska plane flying from California to Seattle was forced to make an emergency landing when the pilot reported 'catastrophic electrical failure with loss of some flight controls and cabin pressure,' causing auto pilot to shut itself off. The plane landed safely at San Jose Airport.

2. Walsh, May-Treanor Win Gold in All-American Final

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings of Team USA beat fellow Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross 21-16, 21-16 in an All-American beach volleyball match on Wednesday. May-Treanor says she will now be retiring from international competitions.

3. Sikh Temple Gunman Killed Self: FBI

The FBI has revealed that Wade Michael Page, the Army veteran who killed six people at a Sikh temple on Sunday, appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he was shot by a police officer.

4. Patient Rescued From Antarctic Research Station

A medical evacuation has picked up an unidentified American patient believed to be in stable condition at a research station in Antarctica. The plane was forced to make a dramatic landing on an icy runway in the middle of the continent's winter.

5. Julia Child's Birthday Celebrated

Restaurants across the country are celebrating a week of "Bon Appetit" in honor of what would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday. Eateries from New York to California will serve up Child's famous dishes through Aug. 15.

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