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July 20th, 2011
11:10 AM ET

Fallout after Murdoch testimony – how did the News Corp. head handle grilling?

Calling it the "most humble day of his life," Rupert Murdoch asserted yesterday that he did not know about the phone hacking at News of the World when he testified before Parliament alongside his son, James, and former News Corporation top executive Rebekah Brooks.

Paul La Monica, Assistant Managing Editor of CNNMoney.com and author of Inside Rupert's Brain, discusses his reaction to Murdoch's testimony with Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi on American Morning today, explaining what kind of damage he thinks the scandal could have on Murdoch's media empire.

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Filed under: Hacking • Murdoch
July 20th, 2011
10:11 AM ET

Can you trust restaurant calorie counts? New study says not always

Diners who refer to a restaurant's website for calorie counts in an effort to eat healthy may be surprised to learn that they may be ordering meals with more calories than they think.

A new study by Tufts University nutrition researchers shows that nearly one out of five restaurant dishes has at least 100 calories more than what the restaurants states on its website.

Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent, joins Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi today on American Morning to discuss the study and to explain how restaurants are accounting for such large discrepancies. For more information, check out Elizabeth's reporting here.

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Filed under: Food • Health
July 20th, 2011
10:08 AM ET

How dangerous are cybercriminal hacking groups?

Just one day after hackers took down the website for the Murdoch-owned newspaper "The Sun," the FBI went on the offensive, arresting 16 possible cybercriminals yesterday and executing 35 search warrants throughout the U.S.

Fourteen people were arrested for their supposed connection to the hacking group "Anonymous, " which hacked PayPal after it suspended its Wikileaks account, while two others were arrested for cybercrimes linked to the LulzSec hacking organization.

Today on American Morning, Dave Aitel, President and CEO of Immunity Inc., joins Kiran Chetry to explain how dangerous these hacking groups really are and to discuss how law enforcement is attempting to address the threat they pose to online security.

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Filed under: Hacking • Tech • Technology
July 20th, 2011
10:06 AM ET

Live from space: Atlantis astronauts talk preparation for shuttle's final landing on Earth

Astronauts on the shuttle Atlantis have begun to wrap up the shuttle's final mission today in preparation for their return to Earth tomorrow morning, set to occur at 5:56am ET.

The conclusion of this mission marks the end of NASA's revered shuttle program, which has been in operation since the Columbia launched into space 30 years ago.

Since then, five shuttles have taken 130 flights, carrying more than 350 people into space and traveling more than half a billion miles.

Today on American Morning:Wake Up Call, STS-135 commander Chris Ferguson, pilot Doug Hurley and mission specialists Rex Walheim and Sandy Magnus join Ali Velshi live from space to share their thoughts on NASA's final mission and to weigh in about the future of space travel and exploration.


Filed under: NASA
July 20th, 2011
09:53 AM ET

After Atlantis lands tomorrow, what's next for NASA? Administrator Bolden explains

Today, Atlantis' astronauts will begin the job of preparing their shuttle for landing at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday. The shuttle mission, STS-135 on Atlantis, will conclude NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program, leaving many to wonder what's next for NASA and space exploration.

Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, joins Ali Velshi today on American Morning to explain the future of commercial space adventure and to discuss the legacy of NASA's space shuttle program.


Filed under: NASA
July 20th, 2011
05:36 AM ET

Question of the Day: What's your favorite fast food guilty pleasure?

A lot of people think that looking at the calorie counts posted by food chains is a smart way to order the healthiest dish when dining out.

However, a new study by Tufts University nutrition researchers shows that nearly one out of five restaurant dishes has at least 100 calories more than what the restaurants state on their websites.

The underestimated foods came from several restaurant chains, including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Olive Garden, Boston Market and Outback Steak House.

American Morning wants to know: What's your favorite fast food guilty pleasure?

Post your response here. Your answer could be included in this morning's broadcast.


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