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April 20th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Green Day heads to Broadway

(CNN) – The band Green Day has come a long way since their big break in 1994 with an album called, "Dookie."

September 11th changed their approach to music and they released back-to-back albums that defied their simple roots, with more rock opera than punk rock.

Now, those two records, "American Idiot" and "21st Century Breakdown," have become a Broadway musical. The show is also called "American Idiot" and it opens tonight after a month of previews.

Our John Roberts had a chance to talk with the band, the cast, and the director about how it all came together.

See photos of our interview with Green Day after the jump.

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Filed under: Entertainment
April 20th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Some Californians worry the next 'big one' is on the way

(CNN) – California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is asking the president to declare Imperial County, California a major disaster. They suffered $91 million in damage in the Easter Sunday earthquake that rocked nearby Baja.

It seems this year that earthquakes are striking more frequently than ever. As our Ted Rowlands reports, even the most-hardened Californians are nervous.


Filed under: U.S.
April 20th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Building Up America: A homegrown success story

(CNN) – Kansas is ground zero this week for our continuing series "Building Up America." Our Tom Foreman is traveling across the Jayhawk State, meeting people who are making good in hard economic times.


Filed under: Building Up America
April 20th, 2010
05:54 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 $#&*).

Passengers look at a time table announcing cancelled flights at the airport in Hamburg, Germany, on April 16, 2010.

Passengers look at a time table announcing cancelled flights at the airport in Hamburg, Germany, on April 16, 2010.

Some flights resume amid new ash cloud formation

(CNN) – More flights were expected to resume across Europe on Tuesday, but concern also grew of a new cloud of ash that has spewed from an Icelandic volcano that officials said was heading toward the United Kingdom, possibly posing a renewed threat to air travel.

"This demonstrates the dynamic and rapidly changing conditions in which we are working," the United Kingdom's National Air Traffic Service said in a written statement. "Latest information ... shows that the situation is worsening in some areas. Based on this information, the situation for Northern Irish airports for the morning is uncertain, due to the new ash cloud." Read more

Sound off: Would you be willing to take the risk flying if you were stuck because of the volcano?

Are teens texting too much?

If you have a kid you know they have it down to a science. We're talking about texting. For many, it's their social lifeline. Communicating with friends any time, any where. In fact, one Pew Research study found the average teen sends 100 texts a day. So are teens texting too much? In this week's original series, "Texting 2 Much?" our Deb Feyerick examines teens with excessive texting habits.

Sound off: Do your teens text too much? 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
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