5 Things To Know This Morning

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

1. New York to Moscow Jet Diverted

Officials in New York confirmed that a jet with 253 passengers flying from New York to Moscow was forced to make an emergency landing in Iceland for 'technical issues' on Thursday. A spokeswoman for Russian airline Aeroflot said that the plane landed safely and a search was being conducted.

2. Michigan Player Confirmed $320M Powerball Jackpot Winner

There is at least one player in Michigan who has won the jackpot in the $320 million Powerball lottery. There were a total of 2,689,631 winners from Wednesday night's drawing, including a $2 million ticket in Nebraska and $1 million ticket in New Jersey.

3. DC Shooter Taken Into Custody

Metropolitan police officers and Special Agents from the FBI Washington Field Office confirmed that Floyd Lee Corkins II was taken into custody on charges of assault with a deadly weapon following a shooting that left a security guard wounded at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. He had recently volunteered at a center for the LGBTQ community.

4. Fires Raging in 14 Western States

Fourteen states in the western part of the country are battling 70 large fires that have destroyed homes and forced several people to evacuate. Hot, dry weather is fueling the flames, which are expected to burn into next week. The Taylor Bridge Fire in Washington state is only 10 percent contained.

5. Ebay Bans Potions, Spells

Internet auction house eBay has banned the sale of all magic spells and prohibited the sale of potions. All of the changes are listed in the 2012 Fall Seller Update, which is effective Aug. 30.

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