5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Israeli reserve soldiers are seen on the top of an armored personnel carrier returning to Israel from Gaza Strip, southern Israel, Aug. 4, 2014.Tsafrir Abayov/AP Photo
Israeli reserve soldiers are seen on the top of an armored personnel carrier returning to Israel from Gaza Strip, southern Israel, Aug. 4, 2014.

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

1. Israeli Troops Leave Gaza with Cease-Fire in Effect

Israeli forces have left the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces announced, following the start of a planned cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

The truce, agreed to by both sides in the nearly month-long war, is slated to last for three days.

With the cease-fire going into effect Tuesday, the Israeli forces will monitor the situation from areas outside of Gaza.

"The IDF is maintaining defensive positions around the Gaza Strip and will respond to attacks if they arise," IDF said.

2. Second American Infected With Ebola En Route to US

The second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa is en route to Atlanta.

A chartered plane specially equipped to contain infectious diseases took off at 1:12 a.m. local time (9:12 p.m. EDT Monday) from the airport in Liberia's capital, Monrovia.

Although hospital officials haven't released the patient's identity, the aid group she was working with has identified her as 59-year-old Nancy Writebol.

3. Jodi Arias to Represent Herself at Death Penalty Trial

Jodi Arias bathed in the spotlight soon after her arrest for the killing of her ex-boyfriend, and she remained there for years, offering jailhouse interviews, using Twitter from behind bars and spending 18 days on the witness stand during her murder trial.

After having faded from the spotlight for months while awaiting the second penalty phase in her case, Arias again is back in it, this time serving as her own attorney after a judge approved her request Monday to represent herself.

Experts say the move might not be such a bad idea given the gruesome nature of the crime. Arias, 34, admitted killing Travis Alexander at his suburban Phoenix home in 2008 but said it was self-defense. He was stabbed nearly 30 times, had his throat slit and was shot in the forehead. Prosecutors argued it was premeditated murder carried out in a jealous rage when Alexander wanted to end their affair.

4. 3 Reasons Not to Sleep With Your Phone in the Bed

Ever fall asleep while Insta-scrolling on your smartphone—or purposely leave it on your bed while you snooze? You’re not alone: 44% of cell phone owners have snoozed with their phone next to their bed to make sure they didn’t miss any crucial calls or texts, according to the Pew Internet Project. But while you may have good intentions, snuggling up to your phone could be hazardous to your health.

5. Kim Kardashian Shows Off Diaper-Changing Talents on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Kim Kardashian is adept at diaper duty.

Kardashian participated in a baby-changing challenge on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday, topping the late-night host.

Kardashian and Kimmel raced to change the dolls – remove the diaper, dispose of the used diaper, wipe the baby (back to front or front to back?! “Whichever way it goes,” Kimmel said), then fasten a new diaper and put the baby in a crib.