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November 5th, 2010
09:34 AM ET

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' author talks new book release

Jeff Kinney, the author and illustrator of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, joins John and Kiran this morning to talk about the fifth book in the mega-hit series, arriving at bookstores Nov. 9.

The book, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth," is set to be the top selling children's title of the season.

Find out why the author thinks the hilarious series is such a hit, and why it's not just for kids.

Filed under: Entertainment • Parenting • Pop Culture
November 5th, 2010
08:32 AM ET

Photo of preschool boy dressed as Daphne goes viral

Sarah's 5-year-old wanted to dress as Daphne from Scooby Doo for Halloween this year.

The only problem?

Her preschooler is a boy.

When Sarah's son showed up at a preschool Halloween party dressed in a purple mini dress and red wig, the kids had no problem, but the moms weren't so thrilled.

Sarah, the Missouri mom, took to her blog "Nerdy Apple Bottom": "My son is gay. Or he's not. I don't care," she posted. It got over a million hits in two days and currently has over 19,000 comments.

This morning on American Morning, she tells Kiran what happened at the Halloween party.  Dr. Jeff Gardere, clinical psychologist,  weighs in and addresses if sexuality is a factor here.

Filed under: Gay Rights • Parenting
November 5th, 2010
07:55 AM ET

CT scans slash heavy smoker lung cancer risk

The first clear evidence that screening tests may help fight the nation's top cancer killer.

New research out from the National Cancer Institute this week finds that screening heavy smokers with a special type of CT scan can reduce lung cancer deaths.

This morning, Dr. Douglas Lowy of the National Cancer Institute joins John Roberts on American Morning to detail the study's findings and their significance.

Filed under: American Morning • Health
November 5th, 2010
07:28 AM ET

Hurricane Tomas battering coast of Haiti

Hurricane Tomas is battering Haiti this morning with heavy rain and winds as high as 80 miles-an-hour. More than a million earthquake survivors are still living in tent cities and scrambling for shelter. Michael Dockrey is with the International Medical Corps and gave American Morning’s John Roberts the latest from Port –Au-Prince.

Filed under: Haiti
November 5th, 2010
06:35 AM ET

Cheese sold at Costco in 5 states linked to E. coli

(CNN) - Federal health officials are warning consumers to avoid a cheese sold in five states over an E. coli outbreak that has left 25 people sick.

The Gouda cheese was sold at Costco stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada.

Costco offered the Bravo Farms Dutch Style Raw Milk Gouda Cheese for sale and in-store tasting between October 5 and November 1.

Twenty-five people have been sickened by E. coli in the five states, the Food and Drug Administration said.

No deaths have been reported.

Those who have purchased it should dispose it in a closed plastic bag and place in a sealed trash can, the FDA said.

Costco is also offering refunds to customers who return the cheese.

E. coli symptoms include bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps, dehydration and in extreme cases, kidney failure.

Officials urged those experiencing such symptoms to contact a health care provider.

The cheese is Costco item 40654.

Filed under: Health