Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Calif.
One winning Powerball ticket was sold in California for Wednesday's $425 million jackpot drawing, lottery officials report. The winning ticket was sold at Dixon Landing Chevon in Milpitas, a city in Santa Clara County.
2. Deadly Fighting Resumes in Kiev
Shots rang out in Kiev Thursday, a deadly escalation of violence in the Ukrainian capital one day after a ceasefire was issued. At least 11 people have died in today's clashes, the Associated Press reports.
3. Floor Collapse at Church Center; at Least 15 Hurt
The second floor of an activity center at a rural church in southern Mississippi collapsed during an evening youth service, sending about 70 people tumbling and injuring at least 15 of them, authorities said.
4. Son of Notorious Child Killer Charged in Murder
His grandfather sits on California's death row, and his father avoided a death sentence by pleading guilty to killing two Oregon girls. Now Francis Weaver, 31, is one of three men charged with murder in what Canby, Ore., police describe as a drug deal gone bad.
5. WhatsApp Deal Highlights Suite of Similar Apps
Facebook's announcement it is paying $19 billion in cash and stock to acquire WhatsApp is a milestone in the short history of mobile messaging apps. Hundreds of millions of people have downloaded such apps to their smartphones and tablets to chat and share photos and videos for free, making them potent rivals to Facebook. WhatsApp alone has 450 million active monthly users.