5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Pope FrancisAndre Penner/AP Photo
Pope Francis, accompanying Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer, right, attends a farewell ceremony at the Rio de Janeiro airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 28, 2013.

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

1. Pope Says He Won't Judge Gay Priests

Pope Francis said he won't judge gay priests in a news conference on his way back to the Vatican from Brazil.

2. Hawaii Braces for Weakened Tropical Storm

National Weather Service officials expect Tropical Storm Flossie to bear down on Hawaii today with wind gusts up to 60 mph and possible flooding up to 18 feet high.

3. Gunman Grabs $53M in Jewels at Cannes Hotel

An estimated $53 million in jewels and diamonds on exhibit was stolen from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, France.

4. Bus Swept Away in Arizona Flash Flood

A bus transporting a group of tourists back to Nevada from the Grand Canyon was swept up in a flash flood and carried 300 yards down a wash before coming to rest on its side, officials said.

5. Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Makes Public Appearance

Amanda Berry, one of three women held captive for a decade in Cleveland, Ohio, surprised the crowds at a music festival this weekend when she attended her first public event the day after her captor accepted a plea deal to serve a life sentence plus 1,000 years behind bars.