5 Things To Know This Morning

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

1. NFL, Refs Reach Agreement

The NFL and the NFL Referee Association reached an agreement late Wednesday night on an eight year collective bargaining agreement, ending a three month lockout. Officials will be back on the football field starting Thursday night when the Cleveland Browns take on the Baltimore Ravens, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said.

2. 6.4 Magnitude Quake Rattles Alaska

A strong 6.4 earthquake rocked Alaska's sparsely populated western Aleutian islands on Wednesday night. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

3. Student Debt Reaches Record Number of Homes

Student debt has reached a record number of U.S. households, according to analysis by the Pew Research Center. Nearly 1 in 5 households, or 19 percent, had college debt in 2010, doubling the share in 1989 and up from 15 percent in 2007.

4. Police Look for Break in Jimmy Hoffa Case

Police will take soil core samples at a home in Roseville, Michigan on Friday in search of the remains of Jimmy Hoffa. The missing Teamsters boss has been missing since 1975.

5. McDonald's Launches M Channel

McDonald's has spent more than eight years developing a custom-made television channel called the M channel that offers exclusive content to entertain its customers. The M channel is similar to a broadcast network with its own content localized for cities and neighborhoods.