5 Things to Know This Morning

5 Things to Know This Morning

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

1. Vandalism, Looting After Vigil for Missouri Man Killed by Cop

Protests broke out overnight on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., with vehicles and businesses damaged and looting reported, following the police shooting of Michael Brown, 18.

People could be seen carrying hubcaps out of an auto supply store. A shoe store was also looted, with police swarming into the store's parking lot. A QuikTrip convenience store was overrun, with people grabbing items and running out of the store, glass shattered and items strewn about the sidewalk.

The protests followed a candlelight vigil for Brown, who wasn’t armed when he was shot Saturday. At the vigil, people placed candles, flowers and a teddy bear at the exact location where Brown was killed. One group of young men broke off to spray paint "R.I.P. Michael" on the street.

2. Tony Stewart: 'There Aren't Words' for Sadness He Feels Over Fatal Accident

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart said "there aren't words" for how sad he feels about the accident in which fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. was struck and killed during a race.

The three-time NASCAR champ pulled out of a race he was scheduled to drive in Sunday, and racing officials and law enforcement were investigating the incident.

"There aren't words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr.," Stewart said in a statement released Sunday. "It's a very emotional time for all involved. ... My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy."

3. Stuck Six Flags Roller Coaster Riders Rescued

All the riders who were trapped on the Joker's Jinx roller coaster that got stuck Sunday at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Md., have been rescued, after near five hours, the ammusement park announced this evening.

Prince George's County firefighters using ladder trucks from Fairfax and Joint Base Andrews rescued the riders from the roller coaster, which was stuck on the tracks about 75 feet above the ground, according to a statement from Six Flags.

The riders, who were given food, water and sunscreen while they waited to be rescued, were each individually harnassed before being removed.

4. 'The Rock' Grateful for His Family After Mom, Cousin Survive Crash

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says he is grateful for his family, after instagramming a photo of a car crash that nearly took the lives of his mother and cousin.

"First reaction is to find the person who did this and do unrelenting harm to them," the actor and former pro wrestler wrote on his Instagram account. "But then you realize the most important thing is my family lived thru this and we can hug each other that much tighter these days."

5. 'The Fault in Our Stars' Wins Big at Teen Choice Awards

Hollywood’s biggest trophies were distributed Sunday.

The Teen Choice Awards – honoring movies, television, music, comedy, sports, fashion and Web stars – celebrated its 16th award show, with more than 165 million votes cast online. Winners receive surfboard-shaped trophies.

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of "The Fault in Our Stars" were honored with several prizes, including choice drama movie actor and breakout movie star for Elgort and choice drama and action movie actress for "Divergent" star Woodley. The pair was also awarded the trophy for choice movie lip-lock for their "Fault in Our Stars" smooch.

"I don't surf or anything, so I guess I'm gonna put this on my wall," said Elgort of the unique prize.