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April 15th, 2011
08:59 AM ET

4G VS 3G: The future of smartphones

Having a mobile device with a 3G network is steadily becoming outdated, now it's all about the 4G network. More and more wireless carriers are rolling out their 4G coverage as smart phones grow more sophisticated. Founder and editor-in-chief of speaks to CNN's American Morning about the latest in smartphones.

Filed under: Technology
April 15th, 2011
08:50 AM ET

Study: U.S. meat supply tainted

A new study looked at multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus in U.S. meat and poultry and found 47% were contaminated with staph and more than half of those bacteria. 52%, were resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics. Senior Medical Correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen explains what this means for consumers.

Filed under: Health
April 15th, 2011
08:28 AM ET

Shell Oil president: 'We're going to need significant efficiency gains in energy usage'

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The national average of gas stands at $3.81 a gallon. Prices are up 24% from the start of the year. A big culprit behind the surge has been oil. While gas prices typically start to rise at this time of year, $100 oil isn't helping. Based on current oil prices, there is a 33% chance that the national average gas price could hit $4 a gallon in July, said the Energy Information Administration in its April short-term energy outlook. Shell Oil president says the rising demand of oil affects the price and alternatives need to be sought.

Filed under: Economy
April 15th, 2011
08:11 AM ET

Aviation security expert: 'Airlines need to do more in the way of risk management and profiling'

The TSA and the FAA have been taking major criticism of late for air traffic controllers sleeping on the job to the rigorous patdown of a six-year-old. The family of the 6-year-old girl said today there needs to be a different screening process for children. In the wake of the third incident this year involving a sleeping controller, an FAA boss resigned. Will traveling the skies ever be friendly and safe again? Legal analyst, Sunny Hostin and aviation security expert, Billy Vincent speak to CNN's American Morning on these issues and the future of flying.

Filed under: Travel
April 15th, 2011
07:38 AM ET

Good samaritan who picked up sole survivor of car drowning speaks out

New York (CNN) - Moments after the mother of four young children plunged her minivan into the Hudson River, she expressed second thoughts about killing herself and her children, the woman's lone surviving son told police and the woman who found him soaking wet by the road.

The 10-year-old boy, Lashaun Armstrong, hoisted himself out of the van's driver-side window, swam to shore, then tried to flag down help by the side of a road in Newburgh, New York, some 60 miles north of New York City, that town's Fire Chief Michael Vatter said.

Meave Ryan told HLN's Vinnie Politan on Thursday that she noticed the shivering boy "yelling and screaming, 'Help me, help me, please help me.'"

After the boy told Ryan that his mother, Lashonda Armstrong, had driven their car into the river, Ryan asked him to get in her vehicle. She said she drove toward the water, then went in knee-deep, but couldn't see any sign of the vehicle or any other survivors.

The boy eventually recalled to Ryan that, as the car was moving, his mother went into the backseat and "had all her children cradled in her arms." According to Ryan's recollection of her conversation with Lashaun, he quoted his mother as saying, 'If I'm going to die, ... you're all going to die with me.'"

Lashaun told Ryan that he resisted and broke free, yelling out the window for help. Ryan said that the boy told her that as he was trying to escape, "maybe (his mother) had a break of reality," and the boy said his mother then cried out, "Oh my God, I made a mistake."

She climbed back into the front seat and tried to put the car in reverse to pull it out of the water, the boy told Ryan and police, according to Police Lt. Pat Arnold.

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Meave Ryan, the good samaritan who picked up the survivor and Dr. Jeff Gardere speak to CNN's American Morning about the tragedy and the psychological effects of it.

Filed under: Crime