5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Nick Viall and Josh Murray were the final two bachelors competing for Andi Dorfmans hand on ABCs "The Bachelorette."
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Nick Viall and Josh Murray were the final two bachelors competing for Andi Dorfman's hand on ABC's "The Bachelorette."

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

1. ‘Bachelorette’ Finale: Andi Dorfman Chooses …

After an emotional two-hour finale of “The Bachelorette” Monday night on ABC, Andi Dorfman chose Josh Murray, accepting his marriage proposal and leaving fellow suitor Nick Viall stunned and heartbroken.

Dorfman, a former district attorney, cried when she visited Viall to tell him he wasn’t her choice.

Viall said he never saw the disappointment coming, telling her he woke up that morning confident about them.

"Man, I really thought this was it,” Viall said from the back of an SUV as he was driven away after receiving the news. “I really thought she loved me.”

2. Israeli Airstrikes Slam Gaza; Power Plant Shelled

Israel slammed Gaza with a barrage of airstrikes overnight, the heaviest bombardment in the three-week conflict.

Symbols of Hamas control came under fire, including TV headquarters, government offices and the home of a top leader. Israel said it targeted over 70 sites and hit 10 “terror operatives.”

Israeli troops also shelled Gaza Strip’s only power plant, hitting a fuel tank and causing the plant to shut down. Fire burned following the attack, with heavy smoke rising over Gaza City. Engineer Fatahi Khalil, from the electricity company, confirmed that it will take a year to fix the power plant. The damage will be assessed at a later time, he said.

3. 2-Year Search for Fugitive Ends in a Hail of Gunfire

Charles Mozdir disappeared.

The then-California resident was charged with child sexual assault in 2012, accused of molesting a young boy he was babysitting, a spokesman for the San Diego County district attorney said.

Two years later, thanks to a TV broadcast, Mozdir was found in New York City. Mozdir was killed in a gunfight, with three law enforcement officials injured.

4. Celebrities Turning 50!

Fifty is hotter than ever, and a slew of celebrities turning 50 this year are here to prove it.

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood are celebrating the big 5-0 this year, including Sandra Bullock.

5. Red Lobster Tries Acting Like a Fancier Restaurant

Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher like fancier restaurants.

The changes mark the latest attempt by the struggling seafood to stop a years-long sales decline as it embarks on a new era.

On Monday, Darden Restaurants Inc. said it finalized its sale of the chain to investment firm Golden Gate Capital, despite contentious protests from activist investors.