5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Multiple structures burn in the Poppet Flats area as the Silver Fire roared through the area along Hwy 243 between Banning and Idyllwild, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.

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

1. Calif. Wildfire Burns 6,000 Acres, 3 Injured

A wildfire in Southern California has expanded to nine square miles, forcing the evacuation of about 1,500 people.

2. $448M Powerball Tickets Sold in NJ, MN

The Powerball jackpot announced three winners, two of which were in New Jersey and one in Minnesota, according to lottery officials. The winning numbers in last night's drawing were 58-5-25-59-30 and Powerball 32.

3. At Least 4 Dead in Dallas-Area Shootings

A suspect is in custody for a series of shootings in the Dallas area that left at least four people dead and wounded others.

4. Woman Vanishes Checking Tip on Her Stolen Dog

Oakland, California police are searching for clues to the disappearance of Sandra Coke, a federal criminal investigator who may have been following a lead on her stolen dog.

5. Usher Says Son Getting Better

Usher Raymond spoke out in a statement saying his 5-year-old son is getting better after a pool-related accident earlier this week.

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