Gulf oil disaster – As oil continues to spill into the Gulf, the government is looking for answers, and it will happen today in the form of a slew of hearings. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce will open shop on the bayou Monday morning, holding a hearing in Chalmette, Louisiana. The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a field hearing on "Local Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill" near ground zero for the growing disaster. About the same time, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the federal government's response manager to the oil spill disaster, will be in Washington briefing President Obama and the Cabinet on the administration's ongoing response to the incident.
And if there wasn't enough attention on the Gulf - with trouble for the seafood and tourism industries and pictures of birds, fish and animals killed by floating oil in the Gulf of Mexico showing up - scientists now say they have found evidence of another danger lurking under water. The University of South Florida recently discovered a second oil plume in the northeastern part of the Gulf. The first plume was found by Mississippi universities in early May.
Terror arrests – Two New Jersey men arrested at a New York airport planned to travel to Somalia to "wage violent jihad," and had expressed a willingness to commit violent acts in the United States, according to prosecutors and a federal criminal complaint.
Midwest storms - Seven people were killed in Ohio as severe thunderstorms and tornadoes raked the Midwest on Saturday and early Sunday, authorities said. The deaths came in Wood County when a tornado touched down overnight.
JoranĀ van der Sloot – AĀ Peruvian judge says the investigation of murder suspect JoranĀ van der Sloot will be extended for another week. He's jailed on suspicion of killing a woman last week. He once was the suspect in the disappearance of American Natalee Holloway in Aruba five years ago.Ā Peruvian authorities released a video in which van der Sloot, who now has a lawyer, is seen entering a hotel room with Stephany Flores Ramirez.
A big day for Apple ... and consumers - Apple fanatics will have their eyes gluedĀ to live blogs and Twitter feeds on Monday as the technology giant gears up for big announcements. The Cupertino, California, company - known for its sleek, mod gadgets - is widely expected to unveil a new version of its popular iPhone at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. A keynote address from Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, will start at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET). The company does not allow live video of the event, but you can follow the minute-by-minute action on our Twitter account, @cnntech, as well as on technology sitesĀ such asĀ Ars Technica, Wired, CNET and Gizmodo. The new CNN TechĀ homepage also will incorporate live posts from inside the event at the Moscone Center.