5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter present the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to honoree Beyonce onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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

1. Beyonce MTV VMA Performance Features Jay Z Home Movies, Daughter Blue

Beyonce may have come into Sunday night’s Video Music Awards leading the way with eight award nominations, but it was her mysterious yet promised big performance that had everyone talking.

The “Drunk in Love” singer did not disappoint either.

2. Northern California Cleaning Up After Strongest Earthquake in 25 Years

Northern California is cleaning up today, one day after suffering its strongest earthquake in 25 years.

A state of emergency remains in effect following the South Napa Earthquake, which struck about 3:20 a.m. local time Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey – catching many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them. The jolt injured more than 100 people, buckled roads and damaged historic buildings in the heart of the state’s wine country. A 13-year-old was critically injured by a crumbling fireplace.

The earthquake’s epicenter was located about six miles south-southwest of Napa, California, and 51 miles west-southwest of the state capital, Sacramento. Officials have variously referred to the earthquake's magnitude as 6.0 and 6.1.

3. Michael Brown Memorial Scheduled

Since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer, protesters have taken to the streets of a St. Louis suburb night after night, calling for change and drawing national attention to issues surrounding race and policing.

Monday will be a day for his family and community to finally focus on mourning the 18-year-old who had been eager to start college, as he is laid to rest at a public funeral at a St. Louis church.

His father, Michael Brown Sr., has asked protesters to take a break Monday and observe a "day of silence" so the family can grieve.

"Tomorrow all I want is peace," he told hundreds of people in St. Louis' largest city park Sunday during brief remarks at a festival that promotes peace over violence. "That's all I ask."

4. Lobsters Don't Normally Look Like This

A blue lobster was caught off the coast of Maine over the weekend – a 1-in-2 million find.

Meghan LaPlante, 14, and her father Jay with the Miss Meghan Lobster Catch company found the blue lobster in one of their traps Saturday.

People who study lobsters say its blue color is caused by a genetic defect.

That genetic defect has saved the crustacean’s life. Instead of being dropped into a pot of boiling water, the blue lobster – nicknamed “Skyler” – will live out its days at Maine’s State Aquarium.

5. Emmys Honoring TV's Top Performances

The 66th annual Emmy Awards will be broadcast tonight, a chance to honor TV's top performances.

But before we begin debating tonight's top moments, here's a look back at some of the more memorable moments in Emmy history.

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