5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, waves as he is taken out of the game in the top of the fourth inning of the MLB All-Star Game, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis.

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

1. Jeter's Special Night Caps AL Win

Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits.

Mike Trout, perhaps the top candidate to succeed the 40-year-old Yankees captain as the face of the game, seemed ready to assume the role with a tiebreaking triple and later a go-ahead double that earned the 22-year-old MVP honors.

On a summer evening filled with reminders of generational change, the AL kept up nearly two decades of dominance by beating the National League 5-3 Tuesday for its 13th win in 17 years.

2. Israel Launches Airstrikes After Telling Gaza Residents to Flee

Israel launched a new round of airstrikes today, targeting senior Hamas officials in the enduring conflict with militants in Gaza.

The airstrikes come as the death toll for the nine-day conflict reached 205 – all but one of them Palestinians, many of them civilians and children. At least 1,530 people have been injured in Gaza since fighting broke out last week, health officials say.

Before today’s airstrikes, tens of thousands of residents in Gaza received phone calls and leaflets advising them to evacuate their homes.

PHOTO: Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike in Gaza, seen from the Israel Gaza Border, Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
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PHOTO: Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike in Gaza, seen from the Israel Gaza Border, Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

3. Mom of Child Who Died in Hot SUV Is Living a 'Nightmare': Lawyer

The Georgia mom whose husband is accused of killing their son by leaving him in a scorching SUV is "living every parent's nightmare," her lawyer said.

"The child she bore and loved every moment has died," attorney Lawrence Zimmerman said in a statement of his client Leanna Harris, whose 22-month-old son Cooper died on June 18. "For most parents, it is difficult, if not impossible, to comprehend such a thing. But for Leanna, that nightmare is all too real. She will never be able to tuck him into bed at night and return later to check on him."

4. The Flip Side of That Annoying Comcast Call

We've all been there: struggling to get through a frustrating phone call with the cable company.

And when a Twitter user named Ryan recently posted audio of his own infuriating call with a Comcast rep who nearly refused to cancel his service after 18 excruciating minutes, we commiserated. But what is it like for the person who takes those calls, and are they really that common?

5. Shadow Weddings: A Ceremony to Show Your Dark Side

Imagine wearing rags to your wedding, carrying a bouquet of thorns instead of roses, and getting dead leaves thrown at you instead of rice. Then you admit your darkest flaws and fears about marriage instead of loving, eloquent vows.

It sounds like a nightmare, but it's actually part of a new trend among couples: shadow weddings. They're ceremonies hosted before a couple's real -- or "light" -- wedding, marriage therapist Jessica Benson told ABC News.

"This isn't for everyone and we don't expect it to be," she said. "We really are here to help people become closer, not fling mud at each other."

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