Here's what you need to know to start your day. This morning, we're monitoring:
* Amanda Knox's fate is in the hands of an Italian jury. The American student is appealing her murder conviction and spoke directly to the jury this morning – insisting she's innocent. A verdict is expected today.
* Rezwan Ferdaus, a Massachusetts man accused of plotting attacks on the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, will be in court later today.
* Greece's government is reportedly looking at laying of 30,000 employees.
* The "Occupy Wall Street" protests are entering their third week. Over the weekend 700 people were arrested for blocking traffic on the brooklyn bridge.
* According to the New York Times, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reportedly reconsidering a bid for the presidency. His advisers are reportedly scrambling to determine if there's enough time to set up operations in Iowa and New Hampshire.
* For the first time in nearly 15 years, Tiger Woods is not among the top 50 golfers in the world. When the rankings come out this morning – Tiger is expected to be 51st in the world.
Tune in to American Morning every morning for the most news in the morning at 6am Eastern.