(CNN) – Teen sailor Abby Sunderland is on her way back to California today. She was trying to become the youngest person to sail around the world when she says a rogue wave hit her boat in the Indian Ocean, snapping her mast and ending the trip. After her rescue, many were questioning why her parents would allow her to attempt to sail around the world by herself. Our Kiran Chetry climbed aboard a boat similar to Abby's to see how difficult it is to be solo at sea.
(CNN) – Highly contagious whooping cough is spreading through California, killing five babies and infecting more than 900 people. Our senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen joined us on Monday's American Morning to discuss the state's worst outbreak in five years.
(CNN) – When the economy tanked, there were a few jobs that people considered to be recession-proof. Teaching was one of them. But as our Mary Snow reports, with stimulus dollars running out in school districts across the nation, thousands of teachers are finding themselves without a class to teach.
(CNN) – On the day the Supreme Court wraps up its current term, Elena Kagan goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kagan is expected to win Senate confirmation to the high court, but Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) says it won't be a "coronation." He's the ranking Republican on Judiciary committee and he joined us on Monday's American Morning to explain what he wants to hear from Kagan.
(CNN) – After 70 days of the Gulf oil disaster, more and more small businesses are seeing their livelihoods dry up. It's been particularly hard on Vietnamese-Americans who settled along the Gulf Coast in the wake of the Vietnam War. Some still struggle to speak English, and for many, seafood is all they know. Our T.J. Holmes met with one family that was forced to close their business entirely.