5 Things To Know This Morning

PHOTO: President Barack Obama addresses the American Legion Annual Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis on Aug. 30, 2011.

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

1. Armed Man Arrested for Alleged Obama Threat

A Washington state man was arrested on Tuesday for reportedly making threats against President Obama in an email sent to a general FBI mailbox. Secret Service agents went to the man's apartment and took him into custody when they found he was armed.

2. Tropical Storm Isaac on the Move

Tropical Storm Isaac, which is hovering in the Atlantic Ocean, is posing a potential threat to Florida ahead of next week's Republican National Convention in Tampa. Forecasters say the storm will gain strength as it moves through the northern Caribbean, but it is still too early to determine whether it will make landfall in Florida. It has been 90 years since a major hurricane made a direct hit on Tampa.

3. Akin Stays in Missouri Senate Race

Representative Todd Akin defied his fellow Republicans on Tuesday and will continue his Senate bid, saying the party was overreacting to comments he made about rape. Akin believes he will bounce back from the comments that now threaten his campaign, despite a call from Mitt Romney calling for him to leave the race.

4. Wildfire Destroys 50 Buildings in California

Dozens of buildings, including mostly homes have been destroyed in a wildfire in Northern California. Fire officials said Tuesday that 50 buildings had been destroyed in the fire that was sparked by lightning on Sunday.

4. Americans Throw Out 40 Percent of Its Food Supply

A new study found that Americans throw out nearly every other bite of their food, wasting as much as 40 percent of the country's supply every year, according to the report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. The average family of four wastes 20 pounds per person every month.

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