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August 30th, 2009
04:31 AM ET

Ahead in the CNN Newsroom...

Wildfires are chewing through tinder-dry brush in centeral and southern California. One burning in Los Angeles County has grown to 20,000 acres and is threatening some 10,000 buildings.

The investigation into accused kidnapper Phillip Garrido widens beyond abduction and rape charges. We'll have an update from CNN's Ed Lavandera.

CNN's Brian Todd reports on future plans for the symbol of the Kennedy family's power: the Hyannisport Compound.

Activists on both sides of the health care debate have bus tours rolling across the nation to drive home their points. We'll drop in on the "Tea Party Express," now in Nevada.

The U.S. Open tennis tournament starts Monday with past champions Venus and Serena Williams on the opening day docket. CNN's Larry Smith joins us with a profile of an American teenager seeking her own U.S. Open glory.

Join Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes in the CNN Newsroom, beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.

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  1. Mike from memphis

    Why hasn't anyone mention the twin tower on the back of the $20dollar bill. And the pentagon.

    August 30, 2009 at 9:21 am |
  2. Mike Armstrong TX.

    It would seem by now that California's terminator would have figured out that they need to install water lines in the ground around residential areas with pop up sprinklers then you could just turn on the water and control the fire.

    August 30, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  3. Yaron Itsikzon

    Why is CNN not even mentioning anywhere on its website about Former Vice President Cheney's latest remarks on investigating CIA employees? Check for yourself... nothing anywhere... and it is a top story on

    August 30, 2009 at 10:41 am |
  4. Sandra

    My question to you is: why did it take authorities so long to discover the truth when Garrido had a parole officer who would visit his home! The evidence was right in his backyard. This child's life could have been spared the life she will now have to live because California parole officer was to lazy to check the entire property of a sex offender...what was he thinking! They even received a tip of possible children within Garrido's home environment in 2006 and noone took the time to investigate. I'm disgusted and appalled at how sloppy of a job Garrido's parole officer maintained.

    August 31, 2009 at 9:19 am |