5 Things To Know This Morning

PHOTO: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney boards his campaign charter plane in Kansas City, Mo., after a refueling as he travels to Los Angeles, Sept. 16, 2012.

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

1. Romney Stands by Comments About 'Entitled' Obama Supporters in Leaked Videos

Mitt Romney held a late night press conference standing by his argument after a video tape of the presidential candidate speaking at closed-door fundraisers leaked. The tape shows the Romney saying that "no matter what" he does, 47 percent of the population will not vote for him because they are "dependent on government."

2. William and Kate Win French Injunction Banning Topless Photos

A French court has ordered the publisher of a French gossip magazine to hand over all digital copies of topless photos of Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, and blocked the further publication of the images.

3. Gas Prices Rise 3 Cents

The average weekly price of a gallon of regular gas is $3.88, up three cents from a week ago, according to the Department of Energy. This weekly average price is up 28 cents from one year ago. Gas prices are expected to lower in the coming weeks.

4. Poll Finds 43 Percent of Americans Following Unrest in Middle East

A newly released poll from the Pew Research Center shows that 43 percent of Americans have been following what is happening in the Middle East very closely and that President Obama's approval ratings among that group are much higher than Romney's. Forty-five percent approve the president's handling of the attacks on U.S. embassies overseas while just 26 percent approve Romney's dealings with the situation.

5. Heavy Rain Hits Parts of Tenn.

Half a foot of rain fell in parts of Tennessee flooding roads, homes and closing school during a late evening rain storm on Monday night. Six states from Alabama to Virginia are under flood watches and warnings where an additional two to three inches of rain is possible.

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