5 Things To Know This Morning

PHOTO: Screen grab of then-Senator Barack Obama making a speech in June 2007 at Hampton University in Virginia. In the speech, Obama praised Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and suggested the federal government discriminated against the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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

1. AA Flight Has Landing Gear Trouble

An American Airlines flight from Dallas to St. Louis was supposed to land Tuesday morning but never made it due to landing gear troubles. Passengers were told to brace for a crash landing after the plane turned around about 10 minutes into the flight before touching down at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

2. Obama Remarks From 2007 Cause Controversy

Remarks made by then-Senator Obama to a largely African American audience in 2007 surfaced on Wednesday. In the video, Obama suggests that the federal government overlooked New Orleans residents who were suffering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

3. Car Sales in US Hit High

Car and truck sales in the U.S have hit their highest level since the beginning of 2008, according to Autodata. Chrysler had the strongest sales of the Detroit three, showing a 12 percent increase from one year ago.

4. Drunk Driving Down in Teens

Drinking and driving among teens in the U.S. is down 54 percent since 1991, according to new research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The new study shows that 9 out of 10 high school teens are not drinking and driving.

5. McQueary Files Whistleblower Lawsuit

Mike McQueary, a former Penn State assistant football coach and key witness in the Jerry Sandusky case, filed a lawsuit against the school on Tuesday. He is seeking millions of dollars in damages on counts of whistleblower, defamation, and misrepresentation.

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