-- Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Idaho Big Game Hunters Defend Actions Amid Controversy About Cecil the Lion
Amid the backlash over Cecil the lion’s death, a second American doctor is now under fire for allegedly illegal lion hunting, but Idaho big game hunters Sabrina Corgatelli and Aaron Neilson strongly defended legal trophy hunting, saying it helps with conservation.
2. Memphis Cop Killing Suspect in Custody, Says He's 'Not a Coward': Officials
Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, surrendered to the U.S. Marshals Office at the Memphis federal building with his family and an attorney, Memphis Police Department Director Toney Armstrong said.
"We have always been one step behind him or one step ahead of him," Armstrong said at a news conference. "I think he just felt the walls closing in on him."
3. 2 Dead, 22 Hurt in New Hampshire Tent Collapse
A man and a girl were killed and at least 22 people were injured Monday when a severe storm blew down a circus tent in northern New Hampshire, officials said.
State Fire Marshal William Degnan said at a briefing late Monday that the injured were taken to four regional hospitals. Their conditions were not immediately known.
The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. as the first of two scheduled shows was getting underway at the Lancaster fairgrounds, about 90 miles north of the state capital in Concord.
The first Republican Presidential debate is days away, but the question remains: who will be on stage and who will be watching from home?
Fox News, which is hosting the first debate this Thursday in Cleveland, says that they will include the top 10 candidates from an average of the five most recent national polls that are released before Tuesday at 5 p.m. But Fox News hasn't said which polls they will use to calculate their average, leaving the rest of us to play a guessing game.
Every year, a group of airmen from the New York Air National Guard embark on a unique mission to support science.
All of this is possible with a very special aircraft, the Lockheed LC-130, the largest plane in the world, which can land in snow and ice because it is equipped with skis.