Here are the Top 5 things you need to know Monday, August 4, 2014.
Happy Birthday Mr. President-Today is president barak obama's birthday. The Commander in Chief turns 53 today.
Obama became the first african-american to hold office when he defeated John McCain in 2008.
African leaders visit U.S.-This morning nearly 50 african leaders will meet with President Obama to discuss America's focus on trade and investment in Africa. Africa is quickly becoming one of the worlds's fastest growning economies.
Investing there is becoming easier and more attractive to international investors. This will be the largest gathering ever of african officials in Washington, DC.
Cease-Fire-New details out of the mideast, according to Israel defense forces, Israel has agreed to a 7 hour humanitarian cease-fire.
A spokesman for Hamas said it was a no go, however the cease-fire started at 3 a.m. (ET).
Winthrop's President Search- Trustees from Winthrop University say they will count on opinions of employess as they look for a president. This is the second time in two years that the school is searching for a new leader .
President Jamie Williamson was fired last month after violating the university's nepotism policy by hiring her husband. According to the trustees vice chair, faculty seemed to have a grasp of the former presidents shortcomings before she was hired.
SC Gun Control-State agencies say 136 people have been stopped from buying guns in South Carolina. Background checks showed the potential gun owners were ruled mentally incompetent by a court.
State law requires probate courts to report all cases of mental incompetence to a mental health facility. A 28 year-old with documented mental illness was taken into custody after posessing a gun outside a Charleston county school.