Here's what you need to know to start your day. This morning, we're monitoring:
* Amanda Knox is back home in Seattle 33 hours after a jury in Italy overturned her murder conviction.
* Right now in Greece, thousands protesting a new wave of salary and pension cuts, tax hikes and layoffs.
* 18 people have now died from eating cantaloupe contaminated with listeria. The CDC reports at least a hundred listeria cases in 20 states.
* Another round of evacuations in Bastrop, Texas this morning. A wildfire there has already burned 1,000 acres.
* West Virginia's acting governor is acting no more. Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin won a full-term to replace former Governor now Senator Joe Manchin.
* Washington's National Cathedral will re-open in five weeks. It's been closed since it was damaged by an earthquake in August. Officials say the total restoration will take years – with the cost in the tens of millions of dollars.
Tune in to American Morning every morning for the most news in the morning at 6am Eastern.