-- Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. How Baseball and the Yankees Helped New York Heal Post 9/11
President George W. Bush walked to the mound at Yankee Stadium wearing a bulletproof vest before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series. He stood atop the mound to deafening applause with a baseball in his hand. He raised his other hand and gave a thumbs up. Bush delivered the ceremonial first pitch with a strike to the catcher. But it was much more than a ceremonial first pitch. It was a signal to the country that healing could begin after the 9/11 attacks.
2. Joe Biden's Emotional Reflections on Late Son Beau
Nearly four months after the death of his son Beau, Vice President Joe Biden offered his most in depth and emotional reflection yet of the sorrow he’s experienced since his son’s passing.
In an interview that aired Thursday night, the vice president said he felt he was was “letting down Beau” if he “didn’t just get up" in the months following his death.
"No one owes you anything. You gotta get up. And I feel like I was letting down Beau, letting down my parents, letting down my family if I didn't just get up,” the vice president said in an interview on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” “I marvel at the ability of people who absorb hurt and just get back up.”
3. Video Shows Hungarian Police Throwing Food at Refugees in Camp
Hungarian authorities were caught on camera throwing food at a crowd of people looking for aid along their route towards northern Europe.
Footage obtained by an Austrian politician appears to show the Hungarian police officers tossing the food into a crowd of migrants and refugees, adding to the chaos of the situation.
The former policeman accused of murdering an unarmed man as he ran away remains in jail while a judge considers his request to be released on bond.
Former police officer Michael Slager, 33, fatally shot Walter Scott, 50, after a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina, in April. He was arrested and charged with murder on April 7, three days after he shot Scott.
During Slager's bond hearing, his attorney asked for house arrest. The judge said he took the request under advisement and will rule on the motion later.
5. Patriots Top Steelers, Face More Controversy
Whether sprinting out of the tunnel for warmups, watching former teammates and the Patriots owner carrying Lombardi Trophies, or tearing apart the Steelers, Tom Brady relished every moment of this NFL season opener.
"It was a pretty special night," said Brady, who threw for four touchdowns, three to favorite target Rob Gronkowski, in a 28-21 victory Thursday night over undermanned and generally ineffective Pittsburgh. "I was excited, our whole team was excited. We haven't had one of these games in a long time."
The Patriots faced new controversy following the game, with Pittsburgh's coaches complaining about headset problems.