Gulf oil spill - Almost a month after an oil well ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico, BP says its latest attempt at capping the gushing crude is working, while the Obama administration vows it won't rest until the company cleans up the spill and addresses its impact. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and BP America Chairman Lamar McKay will appear before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at 2:30 p.m. Monday to assess the response to what some lawmakers are calling a "catastrophe."
Thai protesters - Thousands of anti-government protesters remain on the streets of downtown Bangkok, Thailand,¬†as a deadline issued by Thai authorities to evacuate the area passes. On the scene in Bangkok, CNN's Sara Sidner reports tensions have reached a boiling point between both sides battling over the current political crisis. In the wake of the violence embassies have been closed and tourists have been advised to stay away from Bangkok. And to make matters worse, the Thai finance minister reported the protests have begun impacting the economy and have had an "incalculable impact on investor confidence."
Pesticides and ADHD - Diet¬†can be¬†a major source of pesticide exposure for children.¬†Trace amounts of a ¬†type of pesticides called organophosphates are found on commercially grown fruits and vegetables. A nationwide study now suggests children exposed to higher levels of¬†organophosphates are more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than children with less exposure.
Oil threatens ‚ÄėBama‚Äôs ‚Äėjolly good time‚Äô - Every summer, thousands of fish and crab rise to the surface of Alabama's Mobile Bay. It‚Äôs a rare sea phenomenon, and news of a ‚Äújubilee‚ÄĚ sets off bedlam along the coast. Now, jubilee-watchers are worried the oil slick could kill this tradition. One area resident has a unique idea on how to plug the leak: Stick BP execs down there.
Rum business back in Haiti - The heady smell wafts through the air at¬† the distillery just north of the Haitian capital. Inside, almost four months of unwelcome silence ended recently when conveyor belts began rolling again, churning out thousands of bottles of pure sugar-cane rum. It was an especially sweet moment for Thierry Gardere, the general director and the fourth generation in his family to run Rhum Barbancourt. In the 35 seconds that the earth jolted on January 12, Barbancourt lost $4 million, about a third of its annual profit. Now it‚Äôs up and running, but it will takes years to catch up. CNN's Moni Basu reports.