5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Arizona WildfiresDavid Kadlubowski/The Arizona Republic/AP Photo
A wildfire destroys homes in the Glenn Ilah area near Yarnell, Ariz., June 30, 2013.

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

1. 19 Firefighters Killed in Ariz. Wildfire Called 'Heroes' by Obama

An elite team of 19 firefighters were killed Sunday as they tried to protect themselves under fire-resistant shields from a fast-moving wildfire in Yarnell, Ariz., according to officials.

2. Friends Hernandez Allegedly Called Before Murder in Custody

A day after Odin Lloyd -- the semi-pro football star whose June 17 execution led to the arrest of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez -- was laid to rest, the three men who are accused of driving him to his death are in custody.

3. Clashes in Egypt Turn Deadly

Clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi left at least seven people dead and hundreds injured during Sunday's demonstrations across the country.

4. Cirque du Soleil Performer Killed in Fall

A high-wire performer with Cirque du Soleil was killed after she fell 50 feet during a performance of "KA" at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

5. Jessica Simpson Welcomes Son Ace Knute

Jessica Simpson and her fiancé Eric Johnson have welcomed their second child into the world. The happy parents named the boy Ace Knute.