Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Turmoil, Tear Gas Give Way to Hope in Ferguson
County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters as the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer overwhelmingly avoided violence Thursday after nearly a week of unrest and mounting public tension.
The dramatic shift came after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon assigned oversight of the protests to the state Highway Patrol, stripping local police from the St. Louis County Police Department of their authority after four days of clashes with furious crowds protesting the weekend death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
"All they did was look at us and shoot tear gas," said Pedro Smith, 41, who has participated in the nightly protests. "This is totally different. Now we're being treated with respect."
2. Missing Amish Girls Found Alive, Amber Alert Canceled
Two missing Amish girls in northern New York were found alive Thursday night and the Amber Alert for them was canceled.
Applause erupted at the search command center when word came of their recovery.
The girls, Delila Miller, 6, and Fannie Miller, 12, went to wait on a customer at the family's roadside stand Wednesday night in Oswegatchie, a rural town located near the Canadian border. Police said a witness saw a vehicle put something in the backseat. When the car drove away, the witness told police the children were gone.
3. Rare Ferrari Sells for $38 Million to Set Auction Record
A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold at auction for $38 million, including a buyer’s premium – the highest auction price ever realized for a car.
The car was auctioned through Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, California, part of Monterey Car Week. According to Bonhams, the price topped the previous record – $30 million paid for a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 R F1 Racer at auction last year.
Ferrari only manufactured 39 of the cars, which were designed with racing in mind.
4. Paul McCartney Helps San Francisco Say Goodbye to Candlestick Park
San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park — the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.
The storied venue shut down after an evening concert by former Beatle Paul McCartney that finished about midnight. It will then be demolished to make way for a housing, retail and entertainment development.
5. Stadium Crowd Performs 'The Wave' for Pope Francis
This might be the most pious stadium cheer of all-time.
A packed crowd at Daejeon World Cup Stadium showed their support for Pope Francis Friday by participating in the wave.
Video shows the visitors standing – seat by seat, row by row, section by section, raising their arms. Many attendees clutched small flags.