Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Obama Faces Fight for Support for Syria Strike
Lawmakers from the House and Senate cut short their five-week summer recess to attend a classified briefing from senior administration officials hoping to make the case to Congress to authorize a military strike on Syria.
2. US Base Attacked in Afghanistan
Militants attacked a U.S. base in Afghanistan, shutting down a key road used by NATO supply trucks and killing at least three people.
3. More Tank Leaks Found at Japan Nuke Plant
Japan's top nuclear regulator raised safety concerns about shoddy storage tanks and their foundations after signs of more radiation-contaminated water leakage at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant.
4. Mandela Spends First Night at Home
Nelson Mandela spent his first night at his Johannesburg home since leaving a hospital where he spent nearly three months.
5. Diana Nyad Getting Closer in Cuba-Florida Swim
Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is in the homestretch of her historic swim from Cuba to Florida. Her representatives say she's less than 10 miles away from Florida.