-- Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Boy, 13, Keeps Father Alive After He's Badly Hurt by Falling Boulder
David Finlayson has his 13-year-old son to thank as he recovers at home after being struck by a refrigerator-size boulder during a camping trip.
Finlayson, 52, and his son Charlie were backpacking and climbing near Ship Island Lake in a part of Idaho known as "River of No Return Wilderness" on Aug. 17 when the boulder broke loose.
The boulder hit Finlayson as he jumped to avoid it, sending him careening 30 feet down a mountain. He was briefly knocked unconscious and suffered a broken back, left arm, left heel, and a gash on his left leg that exposed his bone.
2. Virginia On-Air Shooting: Survivor's Harrowing Tale of Facing Down Gunman
The woman who survived the horrific on-air shooting that left two journalists dead in Virginia earlier this week gave her husband a harrowing account of the fusillade.
Tim Gardner told ABC News that his wife, Vicki, the executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, was able to walk to the ambulance herself even though she had a bullet in her back.
Vicki Gardner, who woke up from a medically induced coma Thursday afternoon following her second surgery, told her husband that she could not see the shooter, Vester Lee Flanagan, approaching because of the lights of the camera.
3. Kentucky Same-Sex Couple Denied Marriage License for 3rd Time at Rowan County Clerk's Office
A same-sex couple from Morehead, Kentucky, were denied a marriage license for a third time at the Rowan County Clerk's Office Thursday, and the emotional exchange was caught on video.
The denial comes just one day after the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Rowan County Clerk Kimberly Davis' appeal to U.S. District Judge David Bunning's ruling from two weeks ago, ordering her to issue marriage licenses after she had been refusing to do so, citing her Christian faith and constitutional right to religious liberty, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
4. Former Franchisee Alerted Subway About Fogle, Lawyer Says
Cindy Mills exchanged phone numbers with Fogle after they met at an event, said Robert Beasley, a lawyer in Florida who represents Mills. After Fogle began talking about paying for sex with minors, the lawyer said Mills alerted a regional Subway contact in Florida where her stores were based.
5. Say Goodbye to the Goodyear Blimp
The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.
But don't fret, blimp fans. That big, cigar-shaped thing you've seen floating over sports events all your life will still be there. It will also remain instantly recognizable with its blue-and-gold Goodyear logo emblazoned across the side.
It just won't be, well, technically, a blimp.