(CNN) – A new initiative from CNN.com, "Home and Away," honors U.S. and coalition troops who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan by tracking the lives of these brave men and women up to their untimely deaths.
Today, we're remembering Lance Cpl. Dennis James Veater, through the eyes of his sister and father.
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(CNN) – The oil spill is being felt directly in Grand Isle, Louisiana where it has shut down beaches and fishing grounds. And if BP fails to plug the leak, things could soon get much worse. Frustrated with BP's cleanup effort, local officials have taken things into their own hands, led by Deano Bonano, director of homeland security for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. He joined our Kiran Chetry on Wednesday's American Morning.
(CNN) – There are new details about the FDA's investigation into the recall of Tylenol, Motrin and Benedryl drugs earlier this month. Hundreds of "serious side effects" have been reported, including dozens of deaths. Our chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta digs deeper for us.
(CNN) – BP's top official said the oil company will make a decision later Wednesday on whether to proceed with a "top kill" procedure designed to contain oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward told CNN's "American Morning" that a determination will be made after testing is complete.
"So far, it's looking OK," he said. "But we haven't got all the data we need."
Top kill has worked successfully on above-ground oil wells in the Middle East but has never been tested 5,000 feet underwater. Hayward has given the "top kill" maneuver a 60 percent to 70 percent chance of success.
From angry residents of the Gulf Coast to frustrated lawmakers in Washington, many pinned hopes that with the top kill, BP finally would be able to stop the oil leak. Otherwise, they said, it was time for the government to take charge. Read more
(CNN) – It is BP's best hope for sealing the Gulf oil leak, but the oil giant gives the "top kill" procedure a 60-to-70 percent chance of success. Meanwhile, anger is growing along with the spill and American consumers are taking action against BP for polluting the Gulf. Our Allan Chernoff has the report.
(CNN) – Later today, lawmakers on Capitol Hill will be looking into whether the feds could have prevented the Gulf oil spill. The hearing could end up being a report card on the crisis for government officials and the president. Our Jim Acosta reports on that side of the story from Washington.