From the left, French President Francois Hollande, bits farewell to U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Oregon, Alek Skarlatos, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, after being awarded with the French Legion of Honor by French President, Francois Hollande, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. French President Francois Hollande and a bevy of officials are presenting the Americans with the prestigious Legion of Honor on Monday. The three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Photo: Michel Euler
Photo: Michel Euler

5 things to know: U.S. heroes awarded Legion of Honor

What you should know for Monday, August 24:

1. The three Americans — a college student and two servicemen — who thwarted a train attack in France were awarded that country's Legion of Honor medal. [See photos from the ceremony here]

2. Falcons wide receiver Roddy White will undergo elbow surgery today for the removal of loose bodies in the right joint that caused swelling. [Click here to learn if it will affect the season opener]

3. In college football: Georgia Tech is ranked 16 in the Associated Press preseason poll. But where did Georgia land? [Click here to find out]

4. The former Floyd County deputy killed Saturday in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan was once named "father of the year," nominated by his daughters. [Read more about Barry Sutton here]

5. The sunshine returns, and with it higher temperatures. Expect today to be near 90, with a 10 percent chance of rain. [See the full forecast here]

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