5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: "Saved by the Bell" Cast

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

1. 'Saved by the Bell' First Aired 25 Years Ago

It's hard to believe but "Saved by the Bell" first aired 25 years ago today on Aug. 20, 1989. If you were a "Bell" fan, you obviously knew about the love affair between Kelly Kapowski and Zack Morris. You were also well aware of the famous bickering between A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano. Then there were Screech's constant antics that had you laughing out loud every episode. And finally, Mr. Belding was always there for the gang to lend a comforting ear or helping hand.

But, there are tons of thing you never knew about the cast and the show that happened behind the scenes.

2. Hopes for 'Turning Point' in Ferguson Despite New Clashes

Protesters and police faced off again in Ferguson, Mo. overnight, with a thrown water bottle briefly re-igniting the turmoil – but authorities are hopeful that unrest in the St. Louis suburb is reaching a turning point.

Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, speaking at an early-morning press conference, thanked volunteers, clergy and community activists for helping to quell the discontent that’s lingered in the St. Louis suburb following the Aug. 9 police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown.

“They had a calming influence on the younger people,” Johnson said.

“Tonight, we saw a different dynamic.”

PHOTO: Police arrest a man as they disperse a protest in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 20, 2014.
Charlie Riedel/AP Photo
PHOTO: Police arrest a man as they disperse a protest in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 20, 2014.

3. Video Appears to Show Beheading of Journalist James Foley, Who Went Missing in Syria

A disturbing video posted online appears to show a militant beheading American journalist James Foley and threatening a second American captive with a similar fate.

In the video a man who appears to be Foley, dressed in orange, kneels beside an armed man clad in black. Foley delivers a statement condemning U.S. action in Iraq and says that the U.S. government is his “real killers.”

“For what will happen to me is only a result of their complacency and criminality,” Foley says in halting speech. “I wish I had more time. I wish I could have the hope of freedom of seeing my family once again, but that ship has sailed. I guess all in all, I wish I wasn’t American.”

4. 10 Dead, 22 Missing in Hiroshima Landslide

Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said.

Video footage from the national broadcaster NHK showed rescue workers suspended by ropes from police helicopters pulling victims from the rubble. Others gingerly climbed into windows as they searched for survivors in crushed homes.

Hillsides caved in or were swept down into residential areas in least five valleys in the suburbs of the western Japanese city after heavy rains left slopes unstable.

5. 111-Year-Old Recognized as Oldest Man

A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man.

Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records at a ceremony Wednesday. He succeeds Alexander Imich of New York, who died in June at the age of 111 years, 164 days. oldest living person is also Japanese: Misao Okawa, a 116-year-old woman from Osaka

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