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the table. i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. we have breaking news. the second nurse to come down with ebola has arrived in atlanta for treatment. 29-year-old amber vinson is part of the team that took care of thomas eric duncan. the man who died in dallas from ebola last week. now there are questions about why vinson took a commercial flight from cleveland to dallas on monday with a temperature of 99.5 degrees. >> cdc director thomas frieden said she never should have set foot on an airplane knowing nina pham had been diagnosed with ebola. vinson informed the cdc of her travel plans and was not told she shouldn't fly. the cdc is reaching out to the 132 other people on vinson's flight. the risk any of them were
infected with ebola is quote extremely low. cnn's ed lavandera is live with more on vinson's case. >> reporter: john and christine, the second worker was moved from dallas to emory in atlanta to continue her treatment here this morning. she was moved on the very day that much bigger questions are raised about how well prepared these health care workers are that treated thomas eric duncan, the first patient that died from ebola at texas presbyterian hospital. a nurses union saying that the health care team was not given the proper protocols and not prepared to handle the situation in which they were entering. questions about the protective gear they were wearing than could have been a failure in that area which what led to the infection. the cdc is concentrating on the
first two or three days duncan was brought to the hospital where the health care workers were wearing two or three layers of gear. the hospital officials have not commented on the allegations, only have said that the safety and care of their employees is a top priority. christine and john. >> ed, thanks for that. amber vinson's flight from ohio to texas is sparking fears in both states. two schools in bellton, texas are closed because the students flew on the statement flight as vinson. two schools in cleveland are closed. schools in both districts will be cleaned. >> i think the steps are unnecessary. >> more than abundance of caution. >> exactly. federal officials ramping up the government's response to the
ebola situation this morning. president obama has canceled campaign events two days in a row now to respond to the issue. he met with top officials at the white house. the president is ordering the cdc to send what he called a medical s.w.a.t. team within 24 hours of an ebolaiagnosis anywhere in the country. >> we are reviewing exactly what we know about what has happened in dallas and how we're going to make sure that something like this is not repeated and we are monitoring, supervising, overseeing in a much more aggressive way, exactly what is taking place. >> later today, cnn has learned that later today the administration plans to announce to call up reservists to fight ebola in west africa. we have learned there are no immediate plans to do, that but that could help fill the need for technicians with special
skills in the effort to fight ebola. on capitol hill this morning, a house committee holding a special hearing on the outbreak in texas. among those under the microscope is thomas frieden and an official from texas presbyterian says we are deeply sorry for failing to diagnose thomas eric duncan with ebola. congressional delegates are demanding action. house speaker john boehner says there needs to be considered a travel ban to west africa. two others joining the call. congress member marmarino is demanding the termination of frieden. newark and washington dulles
and hartsfield-jackson in atlanta will join kennedy airport for screening. passengers arriving from the west africa countries will undergo increased scrutiny and have to answer questions. >> health ministers from the eu are meeting today to discuss tightening controls from ebola-stricken countries and best practices that all nations should meet. following all this is cnn's al goodman in madrid. that is where a spanish nurse is fighting to survive ebola. al, what do we know about her condition this morning? >> reporter: she is doing stable but serious according to officials and family friend. she is able to take water. she is making some advances, john. some of the eu countries have
airport controls at heathrow and france announcing that for de galle. they need a coordinated response because of a lot of traffic with trade ties and colonial ties. they are worried of passengers to de galle from france, they get off the flight and get to another european countries. they have flight from african countries without direct flights and they get off a plane from there. they are talking about the screening from the countries hardest hit by ebola. john. >> al, thanks so much. time for an early start on your money. what a day. asian stocks lower. tokyo down more than 2%. european shares are mixed. this has been a brutal few days. stock futures this morning are
up a bit, but yesterday, it is fair to say a market meltdown. dow plunged 460 points and snapped back. it ended the day down 173 points. that is about 1%. that is a huge recovery. huge selloff and recovery. the market is reacting to stalling growth in china and asia and the retail sales shrinking last month and the airline stocks got slammed for ebola. the s&p is down 7.4% from the last month's high. getting closer to true correction territory. pullbacks are scary, but normal and healthy. in this case, many think a correction is long overdue. don't fear the correction. >> this is a bonkers day. we have not had a day like that. >> i'll add that to my
repertoire. let's get an early look at the weather with chad myers. >> good morning. not a day to wear your best leather-soled shoes in new york city. it is raining everywhere. it remains wet across the city and much of the morning hours. the rain stays in boston and all of new england for today. it dries out in d.c. and baltimore which was wet yesterday. flood watches and warnings there across parts of the area. 70 in d.c. 68 in new york city. 68 in boston. not a lot of sunshine at all. tomorrow, the front moves far enough to the east that we may recover sunshine, but clouds throughout the afternoon in the heat of the day. the air will rise and you get bubbly clouds. mostly sunny skies in the pacific northwest with the rain along the coast with the next front that comes in for your afternoon. very heavy rainfall tomorrow afternoon as well into seattle, portland and the like.
77 in atlanta for tomorrow. 81 in memphis and 71 in new york. enjoy your early morning and your day. guys. >> i'm touched and confused by chad's concern over my leather-soled shoes. ten minutes past the hour. fighters in the key syrian border town gaining ground against isis as the top general says troops on the ground in iraq are not out of question. and the second straight day of clashes in hong kong as demonstrators take over the road. could talks between the government and demonstrators be on the horizon?
province 25 miles west of the capital. martin dempsey is refusing to rule out combat troops joining the battle. >> i cannot foresee the case to reintroduce large ground combat forces into iraq. again, war is discovery. isis is a national security threat. if we get to that point, i'll make that recommendation. >> he is refusing to rule out 100% the possibility he might ask for them. u.s. officials continue to say the chances of an overthrow of baghdad at this point are really remote. >> and the u.s. says it will defend the airport which is incredibly important for personnel. a u.s.-led air strikes pounding iraq and syria. ruling on the official name on wednesday. 39 strikes hitting isis targets near the northern syrian town of
kobani where kurdish forces fighting hard from the isis forces from seizing control. i want to bring in cnn's arwa damon live at the syrian/turkey border. >> reporter: good morning, christine. that is kobani behind us. eerily quiet this morning because according to one kurdish official who has contacts inside kobani. he is currently in turkey. it is because of those relentless air strikes. those to a certain degree allowing the kurdish forces to make advances at the very least in the west and southwest. the critical location where a lot of the fighting has been centered, also where the air strikes centered is at the border crossing at turkey and kobani. the air strikes have managed to halt isis advance for the time being and prevent the takeover
of the border crossing. still, the kurdish fighters continue to say they need weapons resupply. they need the weapons required to defeat isis and the tanks, the heavy armor isis has at its disposal. we continue to hear fighter jets overhead. the kurds say they won't be able to hold out against isis indefinitely. they have no resupply routes. they are able to smuggle across items over the border. they are not able to bring additional fighters or weapons into kobani. isis has entire swaths of open terrain through which to bring about resupply. over the last few days, there is an increase in air strikes, but a significant increase in isis sending in weapons resupply and additional fighters to this frontline. christine. >> arwa damon on the frontline
for us near the syria/turkey border. thank you. news overnight from hong kong. the chief executive opening the doors to talks. he hopes to meet with students demanding democratic reforms. this comes after another tense confrontation with demonstrators and police in the chinese-controlled city. i want to go live to manisha there. >> reporter: we were all listening to the press conference that was held by c.y. leung. this was because it was the first media briefing he was holding after dramatic video emerged of a beating by plain-clothes police of a particular activist. a social worker in his late 30s in hong kong. it was a shocking video. that emerged overnight on wednesday.
on thursday night, in what seemed to be an isolated incident, a protester kicked a bottle which hit a passenger car. police arrested him. with the ill will surrounding the beating, other protesters came from different directions and went to stop the police going in for arrest. it ended with a confrontation. police used pepper spray to disburse them. a great deal of tension here in hong kong. the press briefing was important in leung underlining the aspects of where they go next for ai dialogue. there is still a lot of preparation to be done, john. >> interesting to see what happens. manisha tank, thank you. oscar pistorius sentencing resumes this morning. prosecution is pressing for prison time for shooting reeva steenkamp. on wednesday, her cousin took
the stand recounting the moments reeva died. the contentious governor's race in florida got weirder for sure last night. rick scott and challenger charlie crist were set to faceoff. when the debate started, scott refused to come on the stage because crist had a small electric fan under the podium. >> the scott campaign say that there should be no fan. somehow there is a fan there and for that reason, ladies and gentlemen, i am being told that governor scott will not join us for this debate.
>> interesting, right? a fan in the way of the political discourse. governor scott finally emerged seven minutes late. former governor crist actually kept the fan. they continued to attack each other which is the hallmark of the campaign. i have covered politics for a long time. i have never seen anything close to that. >> i have been to these debates. the rules are clearly laid out. standing podium. >> no electronic devices on the podium were the ground rules. the fan seemed to be outside of the ground rules. however, not walking on the stage because your opponent had a fan there did not go over well with the audience. >> interesting. a bitter campaign. 20 minutes past the hour. 20 years in the making. kansas city going to the world series. the game highlights are just
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interesting details this morning concerning the investigation into the michael brown shooting in ferguson, missouri. the st. louis dispatch spoke with a witness who testified before the grand jury. this witness says that officer darren wilson did not shoot until the unarmed teen turned toward him. that brown's arms were out to his sides, not high in the air and that he staggered toward
wilson despite orders to stop. the grand jury is trying to decide if the officer should face criminal charges. forensic evidence confirms that the body of a john doe exhumed is not one most wanted. the man was william bradford bishop jr. wanted for killing his wife and mother and children. the fbi released a statement saying the body is not bishop. the kansas city royals might never lose again. they completed a sweep of the baltimore orioles last night to win the american league pennant. where were you in 1985, christine romans in they won eight games in a row. a playoff record. they face the san francisco giants or the st. louis
cardinals in the world series. the giants now lead 3-1. they can close out the series with a win in game five today. kansas city is nuts. this team was not good for a long, long time. now, they simply cannot lose. some people say they are a team of destiny. >> where were you in 1985? i was getting braces. >> i was in seventh grade. a man of show biz talents. neil patrick harris can cross off his bucket list. hosting the oscars. ellen did it last year. he is no stroanger to awards shows. harris was already part of the awards season in the oscar contending film "gone girl." >> if you know it, don't tell me. >> it's twisted. 26 minutes after the hour. we are learning more about the second nurse infected with ebola. did someone at the cdc give her
30 minutes past the hour. troubling details about the second nurse infected with ebola. did someone at the cdc tell her it was okay to fly on a plane? and now growing cries for bans on flights from west africa into the united states. house speaker john boehner saying the obama administration needs to increase the response to the ebola situation.
the white house says the travel ban is not on the table. welcome back to early start. i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. >> a lot going on. the second dallas nurse to come down with ebola has arrived in atlanta for treatment. that amid new controversy over her air travel. 29-year-old amber vinson was part of the team that took care of thomas eric duncan. he is the liberian man who died from ebola in dallas last week. now there are questions about why vinson took a commercial flight from cleveland to dallas on monday with a temperature of 99.5 degrees. >> cdc director thomas frieden said she should never have stepped foot on a airplane after nina pham was diagnosed. vinson says she notified the cdc of her travel plans. the cdc is reaching out to each
of the 132 other people on vinson's flight. it says the risk any of them was infected is extremely low. ed lavandera is live in dallas. >> reporter: john and christine, the second health care worker amber vinson has been moved from dallas to atlanta to continue her treatment here at emory. she was moved on the very day that bigger questions are being raised of how well prepared the health care workers treated thomas eric duncan. the first patient that died of ebola at texas health presbyterian in dallas. a nurses union, a national union, saying the health care team was not given the proper protocols. a lot of questions about the protective gear that they were wearing and whether or not that could have been a failure in that area is what led to infection. cdc investigators say they are
concentrating on the first two or three days that thomas eric duncan was brought to the hospital where sometimes the health care workers were wearing three or four layers of protective gear and had skin exposed. that was an area they are focusing. the hospital officials are not commenting on the allegations. only said the safety and care of their employees a top priority. christine and john. >> ed, thanks for that. officials ramping up the government's response to the ebola situation this morning. president obama has canceled campaign events two days in a row to meet with top health officials. the president is ordering the cdc to issue a medical s.w.a.t. team within 24 hours of a diagnosis of ebola. >> what we are doing over what we know about what happened in dallas and how we make sure something like this is not
repeated and we are monitoring, supervising and overseeing in a much more aggressive way exactly what is taking place. >> cnn learned that the administration later today will announce the pentagon authority to call up reservists to fight ebola in west africa. this could help fill the need with technicians with special skills in the effort to fight the deadly disease. >> a lot of expertise. a house committiee holding hearing on the situation in dallas. among those cdc director thomas frieden. written testimony was given saying we are deeply sorry for failing to diagnose thomas eric duncan with ebola. house speaker john boehner says
there needs to be considered a travel ban to west africa countries. along with representative schuster and representative marino. the west africa travel ban is not on the table at this point. four major airports will begin ebola screening today. chicago and knee arc and dunewa hartsfield-jackson will take these measures today. and asian stocks ended the day lower. tokyo down 2%. european shares mixed. a brutal three days in stocks. yesterday, the dow plunged 460 points and bounced back.
it ended down 173 points. that's 1%. a lot of things going on. stalling global growth and stocks climbed over 1,000 days without a correction. the s&p has come down 700 points. it looks like it is in the process of a correction. they are healthy for the market and in this case, long, long overdue. for 1,000 days, stocking have gone straight up. >> it was crazy yesterday. >> it was bonkers as you like to say. 36 minutes after the hour. let's get an early look at weather with chad myers. >> good morning, guys. back in 1985, i was in omaha rooting for the royals. it is a long drought for me. i was out of college. not in braces or in seventh
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and move to the big island of hawaii later on this weekend. >> chad myers, thank you. the ability to declare holidays like pumpkin-picking weekend in new york. >> call me hallmark. >> appreciate it. all right. coalition air strikes killing hundreds of isis fighters in syria. the question is will it be enough to keep kobani from falling to isis. we will have a live report. and a bizarre start to a debate in florida last night. why one candidate would not come on stage and this is all over an electric fan. q.
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breaking news overnight in hong kong. the chief executive there opening the door to talks with protesters saying he hopes the government can meet with students who are demanding democratic reforms as early as next week. this comes after another tense confrontation with demonstrators and police in the chinese-controlled city. we want to go live to manisha tank. >> reporter: christine, we did have incidents overnight in particular a protester who kicked a bottle and hit a passenger car and police rushed in to do something about it. that prompted on or about protesters to do something about it in the area. you saw the confrontation. that was an isolated incident. otherwise, the protests going on
today is the civil disobedience that we have seen before. those staying here for the long haul. as you say, in light of the first media briefing we had from the chief executive c.y. leung. since this video emerged of the dozen police beating an activist. there is an investigation going into the abuse. c.y. leung said procedure would be followed in the investigation. so far as the talks go, preparations are being made into middlemen talking to the student groups and preparing for talks with a moderator involved to discuss what's going to happen next. no sign, really, that he is going to change any of the policies. no sign that these students will get what it is they have been demonstrating for all this time. that is universal suffrage.
that is what we want to see in 2017. they will have one person, one vote, but that is for three candidates who will be, if you like, hand picked by beijing. this is the problem that a lot of the protesters here pro-democracy campaigners have. it doesn't look like that will change. dialogue is a step in the right direction, but if the police come along to move them, they are not afraid. christies. >> thank you. a tragic scene in the himalayan mountains. 20 killed and up to 200 missing and feared dead after the avalanche. 16 sherpa guides were killed on mt. everest last year. the st. louis dispatch says
officer darren wilson did not shoot until the unarmed teen turned toward him and his arms were not in the air and he staggered toward him despite orders to stop. the contentious governor's race in florida got weird last night. during the debate, the republican incumbent is rick scott and the challenger is charlie crist. they were set to face-off at broward college. when the debate started, scott refused to come on the stage because crist had a small electric fan under the podium. here is what the moderator told the audience. >> the scott campaign say that there should be no fan. somehow there is a fan there and for that reason, ladies and gentlemen, i am being told that governor scott will not join us
for the debate. >> scott finally did emerge seven minutes late. crist kept the fan. the two continued attacks on each other. the fan, is that like pine tar on the bat? >> you have the debate guidelines. fans were not included. to not walk on the stage for seven minutes was odd. 46 minutes after the hour. oscar pistorius is awaiting sentence. emotional testimony continues. we will have the latest ahead. between you and me, they're, they're strange creatures.
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story. he is closer to learning his fate this morning. prosecution pressing for prison time for killing reeva steenkamp. emotional testimony as steenkamp's cousin took the stand. cnn's diana magnay is following the hearing and has the latest from pretoria. >> reporter: the tears wednesday in court after the cousin of reeva steenkamp, kim martin, testified. are likely to be repeated today. we are learning more about the conditions within south africa's prison specifically for people with special needs and disabled people. the defense argument is disability and he has shown remorse and first-time offender should lessen the sentence. now witnesses will argue that he should spend a considerable amount of time in jail.
right now, we are hearing from the acting head of the correctional services authority who is listing all the specific ways that the needs of all inmates and the doctors and gyms and psychological helpers. in a way, it sounds almost perfect and though the inmates who come out of the south african prison system are fully rehabilitated members of society. studies prove that is not the case. that is the argument going on in court today. >> diana magnay, thank you. the body of a john doe in alabama is not the most wanted who was just profiled on "the hunt." fbi officials believe the man who died in a hit-and-run in 1981 believed he was william
bradford bishop jr. the fbi released a statement saying the body is not bishop's. the kansas city royals. all the people of kansas city rejoicing because they cannot lose. they completed a sweep of the baltimore orioles to win the american league championship series and advance to the world series for the first time in 29 years. kansas city has not lost during this post season. they are the first team to begin the playoffs 8-0. they will face the giants or the cardinals in the world series. looking good for the giants. they lead 3-1. they beat the cardinals last night. they can close out that series with a win in game five today. 53 minutes past the hour. this is a man of many show biz talents. neil patrick harris has something to cross off his bucket list. he was tapped to host the 87th academy awards in february.
ellen did it last year. he emceed the tonys four times and emmiemmys twice. >> there was concern it would be a letdown after okay cnn. he came on this hour. you can see. he managed to salvage his career. for a lot of people, they just never come back after a high point like. this congratulations to neil patrick harris. >> he's great. 54 minutes after the hour. hbo could revolutionize the television industry. that is next.
let's get an early start on your money. is this the correction we have been waiting for? a pause for now. european stocks are mixed. u.s. stocks barely moving. yesterday, look at that, the dow plunged 460 points and closed down 173. what is wrong? stalled growth in europe. slowing growth in china. in the u.s., retail sales shrank. a rush into the safety of the bond market. the ten-year treasury yield below 2% for the first time since last year. this morning, netflix shares tumbling down 25%. a quarter of the value wiped out. weak subscriber growth. fewer members in the third quarter. a $1 a month price increase scared people away.
netflix has 53 million members worldwide. expect the number to grow. and another worry for netflix. hbo for cord cutters. you can only subscribe through cable and satellite. next year, a stand alone service. you can subscribe to hbo the same way they can net flex. i don't know how much it will cost. netflix called this inevitable as more consumers watch more tv online. >> it is interesting. there are about 10 million people in the world who have internet, but not cable. that is the target audience? >> most people still go through cable to watch. there is a move to find new ways to appeal to the cord cutters as they are called. all right. "early start" continues right now.
new questions this morning about ebola. the second nurse with the deadly virus now being treated in atlanta. that as a controversy swirls why she flew on a commercial flight and the cdc okayed her to travel or not. and growing demand for a ban on flights from west africa into the united states. the white house says it is not on the table. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is thursday, october 16th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. we have breaking news overnight. the second dallas nurse to come down with ebola has now been moved to atlanta for treatment. that amid controversy over her previous air travel. 29-year-old amber vinson was part of the team that took care of duncan. he is the man from liberia who died in dallas from ebola last week. now there are serious questions why amber