5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: U.S.-led troops investigate the site of a suicide car bombing and a gunfight near the U.S. consulate in Herat Province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.

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

1. US Consulate in Afghanistan Attacked by Militants

The U.S. Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, came under attack early this morning, the U.S. State Department confirms.

2. Thousands Evacuate Colo. Amid Flooding

Colorado authorities called on thousands of more people in Boulder and a mountain hamlet to evacuate as nearby creeks rose to dangerous levels with rain still falling.

3. Firefighters Make Stand Against NJ Boardwalk Blaze

Firefighters dug a trench and tore out a section of Jersey Shore boardwalk in Seaside Park, New Jersey in an effort to prevent a wind-whipped blaze from jumping to an area just rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy.

4. Audio Pioneer Dead at 80

Sound pioneer Ray Dolby died in his San Francisco home at age 80. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease and acute leukemia.

5. Twitter Announces IPO Filing Via Tweet

Twitter has filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering, or IPO.

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