American Morning

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February 10th, 2011
10:07 AM ET

Torres training, hoping to make 2012 Olympic team

Dara Torres was the oldest swimmer to compete in the 2008 Olympics at age 41, where she clinched three silver medals and missed a gold by 1/100th of a second. And Torres has no plans to let age hold her back; she is currently training for the 2012 Olympics where she hopes compete at the age of 45.

She's already the most decorated female swimmer in American history, so why is Torres still pushing forward? Dara Torres sits down with CNN's T.J. Holmes to talk about her Olympic career.


Filed under: Olympics • Sports
February 10th, 2011
09:47 AM ET

Coach steps up to the plate, donates kidney to player

Kevin Jordan was in need of a kidney but none of his family members proved to be a match. But Jordan, a Wake Forest baseball star, got the gift of a lifetime Monday when he received a kidney from his coach, Tom Walter.

The two tell their story to American Morning's Kiran Chetry.


Filed under: Health • Sports
February 10th, 2011
09:45 AM ET

Mayor Nutter trying to keep City of Brotherly Love on its feet

Philadelphia has an unemployment rate of 10.7% but Mayor Michael Nutter is trying to keep his city on its feet.

Nutter will be speaking Thursday about the steps he and his administration have taken to spur economic growth and job creation in the City of Brotherly Love, including investment in small businesses and expansion of large corporations. Nutter speaks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about his state's challenges and his efforts.


Filed under: Economy • U.S.
February 10th, 2011
08:48 AM ET

Did the U.S. intelligence community miss protest warning signs?

The Obama administration continues to try to strike a diplomatic balance between condemning the Mubarak regime and maintaining its friendly relationship with Egypt as the protests persist. But, did the United States intelligence community miss signs of the uprisings before they broke out?

Michael Scheuer is a former CIA Counterterrorism Analyst who once headed the CIA's Bin Laden Unit. He talks to CNN's T.J. Holmes about Egypt and other matters of U.S. and international security.


Filed under: Egypt • Security • U.S. • World
February 10th, 2011
07:57 AM ET

One dead, five still missing in Allentown Gas explosion

At least one person is dead and five are still missing after an explosion leveled several homes in Allentown, Pennsylvania, authorities said early Thursday morning.

Robert Scheirer, Allentown's fire chief, told American Morning’s Kiran Chetry that the fire is out, and gas lines in the area have been turned off. He said the emergency response is considering this a recovery at this point.

“We believe it to be a natural gas explosion,” he told Chetry. “We don’t know if the leak was inside the home or out on the street. That all has to be investigated.”

Chief Scheirer also said about 500 people from Gross Towers were also evacuated and taken to shelters in the city.

Watch the entire interview here.


Filed under: Breaking news