5 Things To Know This Morning

PHOTO: A riot policeman passes burning vehicles during clashes outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, early Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islams Prophet Muhammad.

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

1. Protest Erupts in Yemen and Cairo

Riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo late Wednesday night in an effort to keep protesters away from the building after . About 500 people gathered in Cairo to protest against a film mocking Islam's prophet. Meanwhile, protesters have rushed the U.S. Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen. Tensions are heightened at U.S. diplomatic missions following the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya on Tuesday that left U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead.

2. 2 U.S. Destroyers, 50 Marines Heading to Libya

Two American destroyers and 50 American Marines are on their way to Libya tonight in the wake of the attack at the U.S. Consulate on the anniversary of 9/11. In the midst of the chaos following the attack, the State Department could not find Ambassador Christopher Stevens who had been taken to a local hospital by a group of Libyans where he later died.

3. 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker in Hiding in California

The filmmaker who produced an anti-Muslim movie that resulted in extremists storming the U.S. embassy in Egypt on Tuesday and may be linked to the attack on the U.S. ambassador in Libya has gone into hiding. A search of public records and inconsistencies in the producer's accounts suggest that "Sam Bacile" is a pseudonym and that he is Arab Christian, not Israeli.

4. 30 Percent in U.S. Satisfied with Way Things are Going: Poll

Thirty percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S., according to a new Gallup poll. This is the highest level of satisfaction since August 2009.

5. Beef Products Inc. to File Suit Over 'Pink Slime'

Beef Products Inc. plans to file a defamation lawsuit today following a publicity storm over a meat product dubbed "pink slime." Company officials have insisted their product is healthy and say the shutdown of three plants and nearly 700 layoffs was part of what they say is a smear campaign.

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