Here are some of the stories that will be making news later today:
More bad weather is expected in the Midwest today after a weekend of intense storms and even tornados. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are triggering flooding from Oklahoma to Wisconsin. Our weather experts in the CNN Weather Center will be closely monitoring these storms for you all day.
Vice President Joe Biden will be in Chicago today discussing how the recovery act is creating jobs. At 11:15am ET he'll make remarks at Serious Materials – a factory that was able to re-hire 250 employees thanks to recovery act spending.
And we're keeping an eye on reports out of South Korea saying Kim Jong Il may be grooming his third son to be his successor. South Korea's Yonhap news agency is reporting that Kim Jong Un has been assigned to the country's National Defense Commission. And that could be indicative of a greater role for him in the future.
Health officials around the world are working to contain what appears to be a spreading swine flu outbreak. It’s now confirmed that the virus has spread overseas to Spain. Classes at one private Catholic high school in New York City are canceled today and tomorrow, after the CDC confirmed that eight students came down with the virus. America’s biggest city now trying to stop an outbreak. There are 20 cases and counting across the U.S.
We’re here to help you understand this deadly virus, what you can do if you feel symptoms and what you need to do to prevent them. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is answering your questions all morning long at twitter.com/amfix.