Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Fort Hood Shooter was Being Treated for 'Mental Issues'
An Iraq War veteran who was being treated for mental health issues gunned down three colleagues at Fort Hood before killing himself Wednesday, authorities said.
2. Bill Clinton ‘Wouldn’t be Surprised’ if Aliens Exist
Bill Clinton is intrigued by space aliens. The former United States president appeared on Wednesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” He ended up discussing, among other things, extraterrestrial life. Clinton admitted that soon after becoming president, he had his aides research Area 51, the Nevada military facility, “to make sure there was no alien down there.” He was also interested in Roswell, N.M., the site of a reputed UFO sighting in 1947, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary during Clinton’s presidency.
3. 7.8-Magnitude Aftershock Strikes Off Chile's Coast
A 7.8-magnitude aftershock struck off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, leading to a new round of coastal evacuations one day after an 8.2-magnitude quake struck nearby. The aftershock hit about 25 miles southwest of the city of Iquique and 6 miles beneath the ocean floor, according to the United States Geological Survey. No major damage or injuries were reported.
4. Honor Student Who Sued Parents Picks a College
A New Jersey honor student who had sued her parents for financial support has chosen a college. The Daily Record of Parsippany says Rachel Canning announced on Facebook that she plans to attend Western New England University as a biomedical engineering major and has won a $56,000 scholarship.
5. Rob Ford Blames Sore Back on Controversial 'No' Vote
What could be controversial about the city of Toronto congratulating Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes? Ask Rob Ford. The Toronto mayor on Wednesday cast the sole "no" vote on a City Council motion to offer the athletes kudos. Minutes earlier, he also was the only council member to vote against a proposal to name a Toronto street after the late Nelson Mandela.