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April 27th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Will Israel act against Iran's growing threat?

(CNN) - As President Obama makes a new push for peace in the Middle East, concern is growing about the threat Iran poses in the region and what Israel is prepared to do to about.

Iran is expected to be a major topic when Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Defense Secretary Robert Gates meet today at the Pentagon. Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the United States, joined us on Tuesday's American Morning about Iran's growing threat and Israel's reaction to it.


Filed under: Iran • World
April 27th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Checking up with the Fit Nation team

(CNN) - In just three months, our own Dr. Sanjay Gupta and six American Morning viewers will be competing in the Nautica New York City Triathlon. We thought we'd check in with two members of the Fit Nation team who've been training for the past four months to get ready for the race.


Filed under: Health
April 27th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Prescription for Waste: Outraged by hospital fees

Editor's Note: When Dr. Linda Galloway learned she needed surgery to save her vision, she scheduled the procedure immediately with her opthamologist. And what an eye-opener it was – when the hospital bill arrived. Today, our senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports for part two of our series "Prescription for Waste." Tomorrow on American Morning, why can't we regulate what hospitals charge? They've been doing it in one state for thirty years, saving $40 billion. Could this be the way to solve America's health care crisis?

Sound off: Share your health care horror stories with us. Post your comments below.

April 27th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

New tape connects accused underwear bomber to al Qaeda

(CNN) - There's a new videotape today of suspected Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab training in Yemen with al Qaeda.

The tape, obtained and broadcast by ABC News, shows the 23-year-old Nigerian speaking in Arabic about his impending attack and firing at targets that include a star of David.

AbdulMutallab is accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane last December with a bomb hidden in his underwear. Our Paula Newton has the report.


Filed under: Terrorism • World
April 27th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Goldman's tangled investment web

(CNN) - The top boss at Goldman Sachs, CEO Lloyd Blankfein, heads to Capitol Hill today to testify. His company is under fire and accused of fraud.

Blenkfein's opening remarks have already been released. We know he'll argue that his company did not mislead investors and did not bet against the housing market. Our Allan Chernoff joined us on Tuesday's American Morning to break it all down.

CNNMoney: Goldman Sachs to face tough questions over financial crisis


Filed under: Business
April 27th, 2010
05:57 AM ET

LIVE Blog: Chat with us during the show

Editor's Note: Welcome to American Morning's LIVE Blog where you can discuss the "most news in the morning" with us each and every day. Join the live chat during the program by adding your comments below. It's your chance to share your thoughts on the day's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules: 1) Keep it brief 2) No writing in ALL CAPS 3) Use your real name (first name only is fine) 4) No links 5) Watch your language (that includes $#&*).

Top reps from Wall Street's most powerful firm will likely endure a harsh line of questioning Tuesday about their role in the financial crisis. CNNMoney.com reports.
Top reps from Wall Street's most powerful firm will likely endure a harsh line of questioning Tuesday about their role in the financial crisis. CNNMoney.com reports.

Goldman Sachs to face tough questions over financial crisis

(CNN) – Goldman Sachs' moment of public flogging is here.

On Tuesday, top representatives from Wall Street's most powerful firm will appear on Capitol Hill, where they are expected to endure a harsh line of questioning from lawmakers about their role in helping bring about the financial crisis.

Much of the focus however will likely center on the complicated mortgage investment Goldman (GS, Fortune 500) sold that is now the subject of a civil fraud suit brought against the firm earlier this month by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Seven current and former Goldman Sachs executives are slated to appear at Tuesday's hearing. Among them will be the company's current CEO Lloyd Blankfein, its chief financial officer David Viniar, as well as Fabrice Tourre, the 31-year-old Goldman employee who helped broker the now infamous deal that is at the center of the SEC's claim.

Lawmakers will probably show little mercy towards that trio. Here's a glimpse of what types of tough questions they could face. Read more

Prescription for Waste: $863 disposable forceps

When Dr. Linda Galloway learned she needed surgery to save her vision, she scheduled the procedure immediately with her opthamologist. And what an eye-opener it was – when the hospital bill arrived. This morning, our senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports for part two of our series "Prescription for Waste."

Sound off: We want to hear from you this morning. Add your comments to the LIVE blog below and we'll read some of them on the show.


Filed under: LIVE Blog • Top Stories