-- Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Walk 30 Miles Or Do Jail Time, Judge Tells Ohio Teen Who Didn't Pay Cab Fare
What the hail?
An eccentric Ohio judge told a scofflaw teen to take a hike -- and walk 30 miles for stiffing a cabbie for a ride of the same length or face 30 days in the slammer.
Painesville Judge Michael Cicconetti, known for his unusual punishments, meted out the sentence to Victoria Bascom, 19, after she was found guilty of theft for not paying her cab fare of $100, Ciconnetti's secretary Diane Armstrong told ABC News.
2. Texas Inmate Set for Execution in Slayings 31 Years Ago
Condemned prisoner Lester Bower Jr., convicted of fatally shooting four men more than 31 years ago, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep him from becoming the oldest Texas prisoner put to death if his execution is carried out as scheduled Wednesday evening.
Bower, 67, faced lethal injection for the October 1983 fatal shootings at an airplane hangar on a ranch near Sherman, about 60 miles north of Dallas. He'd be the eighth inmate given a lethal dose of pentobarbital this year in Texas, which carries out capital punishment more than any other state.
"I do have remorse," Bower, who always has maintained his innocence, told The Associated Press two weeks ago from the death row visiting area. "I'm remorseful for putting my family and my wife and my friends through this.
3. Boston Terror Suspect Shot by Cop Made Threats Against Police, Sources Say
A terror suspect who was shot and killed by a Boston cop Tuesday was under 24-hour surveillance because he had made statements indicating he desired to attack police officers, sources briefed on the case told ABC News.
The FBI knew Usaama Rahim was armed and potentially dangerous and moved on him Tuesday morning when it appeared the threat he posed to uniformed officers in the Boston area had somehow increased, the sources said. He had been under surveillance by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, ABC News has learned.
4. Interpol Issues 'Red Notice' for 6 Linked to FIFA Probe
Interpol added six men with ties to FIFA to its most wanted list on Wednesday, issuing an international alert for two former FIFA officials and four executives on charges including racketeering and corruption.
Two of the men, former FIFA vice president Jack Warner of Trinidad and former executive committee member Nicolas Leoz of Paraguay, have been arrested in their home counties. Warner has since been released and Leoz is under house arrest. The Interpol "red notice" means they risk arrest anywhere they travel.
Others listed were Argentinians Alejandro Burzaco and Hugo and Mariano Jinkis, who together are accused of paying more than $100 million in bribes for media and commercial rights to soccer tournaments; and Jose Margulies, a Brazilian broadcast executive.
5. Snake Invasion Turns 'Dream House' Into Nightmare for Maryland Family, Lawyer Says
This is one for the hissss-tory books.
One family in Maryland accidentally moved into a home where some unwanted visitors managed to slither in -- more than a dozen snakes -- turning their "dream house" into a nightmare, according to the family's lawyer and a lawsuit.