5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William,Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, during Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Velodrome, Aug. 2, 2012, in London.

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

1. World Awaits First Glimpse of the Future King

Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed a baby boy weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz. The new parents spent the night at St. Mary's Hospital in London. A name has yet to be revealed for His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge.

2. Nose Gear Fails Sending Southwest Jet Skidding 2,000 Feet Down Runway

The front landing gear of arriving Southwest Airlines flight 345 collapsed Monday after the plane touched down, sending it skidding along the tarmac and temporarily suspending operations at LaGuardia Airport.

3. Authorities to Allow Access Where Wildfire Killed 19 Firefighters

Officials plan to allow media access to the site where 19 firefighters died last month while battling a wildfire in Prescott, Ariz.

4. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gives Syria Options

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has laid out the U.S. military's options for Syria in a letter to Congress that has been presented to the White House for consideration.

5. Dennis Farina Dead at 69

"Law & Order" star and former police officer Dennis Farina died at 69 after suffering a blood clot in his lung.