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fighting isis with boots on the ground. could american troops be returning to a acombat role in iraq? one u.s. general's warning of what may be required to take down the terrorists. as skepticism grows can syrian rebels be trusted? we're live in iraq with the big story. and breaking news this morning. the nfl drowning in controversy. the vikings banning adrian peterson from all team activities. reversing course after reversing course. child abuse allegations too much
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for team owners, this as ray rice appeals this domestic violence punishment. off-the-field happenings taking center stage could cost the nfl big. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> and i'm christine romans. the general of joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey say he's open to putting u.s. forces on the ground this time to fight isis. dempsey saying iraq is capable of battling against islamic rebels. the president has ruled out putting boots on the ground. but dempsey testified yesterday, opening a surprise amount of daylight between he and his boss. >> it's a generational problem.
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and we should expect that our enemies will adapt their tactics as we adjust our approach. my view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. i believe that will prove true. but if it fails to be true and if there are threats to the united states, then i, of course, will go back to the president and make a recommendation that may include the use of u.s. ground forces. >> if, if and then may, those are caveats there. the white house has renewed the decision not to put boots on the ground calling dempsey's response hypothetical. >> with moderate syrian rebels fighting the assad regime. republicans calling it snad quit and many warning that arms could eventually end up being used against the united states. even show, the authorization is expected to pass the house before heading to the senate later this week.
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also this morning, the president is in tampa, part of his effort to drum up public support for the fight against isis. he arrived tuesday night shaking hands with u.s. troops there. later today, he will be briefed on the battle strategy against militants. and secretary of state john kerry secretary of state kerry appears before the foreign relations committee to discuss the isis plans. and isis is pointing its nose to the coalition appointed to fight it. isis sympathizers have been goading the u.s.-led coalition with tweets like this we welcome america into syria with open arms and ans explosive belt. the downing of a syrian fighter jet that has not yet been yintly concerned, iraq's foreign minister met tuesday with bashar
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al assad. going to jomana karadsheh live in baghdad where u.s. air strikes are escalating. joe pl jomana, what is the assessment there? >> when it comes to air strikes, christine, everyone is welcoming this. there say difference to the area where is the air strikes have been taking place, facilitating and making it easier for to combat forces and make advances there. but when it comes to talking about u.s. troop presence mere, the reaction mostly from iraqi officials, yes, they do want to see more advisers, more trainers here because there is that commission, realization, that iraqi troops are not ready nor capable of doing this on their own with air strikes. that's not going to be enough. they need more training and advising and, thus, that cannot happen without more american advisers on the ground.
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iraqis say as long as this is not a mill attention presence, they do not want to see a u.s. occupation as they describe it. what we've seen in the past couple days is reaction from the iranian-backed shia militias. if you recall, during the presence of u.s. militants here in the past, these militants are accused of carrying out deadly attacks targeting u.s. military forces. and the reaction so far, very similar rhetoric from what we've been hearing from iran. the u.s. is using isis as a pretext to reoccupy iraq be these are the words of shia claire al sadr. and so there is word about the safety of these trainers on the ground. when you hear something like this something an adviser told me and iraqi expert saying this is what happens when you sideline iran here. it could use its proxies here to
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sabotage the military efforts towards isis. >> so many moving parts. jomana karadsheh, thank you so much. >> we mentioned concerns over the fact that weapons for the moderate syrian rebels could eventually end up being used against american troops but there are warnings of other ways this effort could be complicated. arizona john mccain blasted the administration's plan during joint chairman dempsey's testimony on tuesday. >> you'd think that these people you're training will only go back to fight against isil? do you really believe that general? >> we do not have to deal with it now. >> what the senator was talking about there was the idea that the moderate syrian rebels would actually prefer to be fighting against bashar al assad would not use the training and weapons that the u.s. gives to fight against isis. the speaker of the parliament had a similar warning about insurgents fighting this
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government. he claims a solid moderate rebel sold the american hostage to isis. he said there's nothing to stop the rebels from doing the same with the weapons they get from the united states. one of the interesting things, he's sending a letter to leaders. an upstate new york man will be in new york charged with plotting to kill. prosecutors in new york say the third a naturalized u.s. citizen from yemen, attempted to buy guns from undercover agents to carry out his deadly plan. >> he expressed on numerous occasions his interest in killing american servicemen as they're returning from the war zones. he also spoke about also hurting members of the shia muslim community here in rochester. >> and grand jury indictment handed up tuesday. he's also charged with recruit for isis.
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his attorney is expected to enter a not guilty plea. >> the united nationsade $1 billion is needed now to battle the ebola virus. urging that they need field hospitals and other supplies. in the house there appears to be widespread support for president broc's $88 million request. the president expected to ask congress for another $500 million for his plan today. meanwhile, dr. kent brantly will testify at a hearing today. he's warning lawmakers there's no time to waste. a sentiment echoed by the president. >> it is a fire. it is a fire straight from the pit of hell. we cannot fool ourselves into thinking that the vast mode of the atlantic ocean will protect us from the flames of this fire. >> it's spiraling out of control. it is getting worse. it's spreading faster and exponentially. this is an epidemic that is not
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just a threat to regional security. i's a potential threat to global security. if these countries break down. if their economies break down. if people panic. >> so the president is launching a very big effort here to battle ebola. planning to send 3,000 u.s. troops to west africa, along with materials to field hospitals additional health care workers, medical supplies. there is some hopeful news from the national institutes of health. the first human trial of an ebola vaccine developed by the drug make glaxosmithkline is producing no adverse effects in the ten volunteers. what it means it didn't cause any side effects which is a good sign. two administration whistle-blowers set to testify before the house committee on veterans affairs. these two doctors say the inspector general downplayed the delays and deaths at va medical centers. reports earlier this year led to
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the resignation of the va secretary eric shinseki. cnn first brought you the story that 40 veterans died after waiting for medical care in phoenix. community action is to let house committee hold hearings this morning on the killing of chris stevens and three others as well. on tuesday, a report containing a point-by-point rebuttal to anticipated republican attacks. breaking news this morning, the vikings banning adrian peterson from all people activities. allegations of child abuse now forcing him from the field. a late-night reversal of a reversal. >> wow, whiplash, money talks i think. plus, a manhunt to find a suspected cop killer. investigators say he could strike again. we'll have that next. why do we clean?
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breaking news this morning. the minnesota vikings reversing course against on adrian peterson after reinstating their star running back for sunday's game against the new orleans saints. the team has now decided to ban peterson from all team-related activities until his proceedings have concluded in the child abuse case. senator al franken have been calling on the vikings to suspend peterson. the embattled running back still getting support from fellow players. >> i got what we called whoopings. with a belt and stuff like that. for me, growing up, it was normal. i most definitely discipline my daughter. i have a 1-year-old daughter i definitely will try to obviously not leave bruises, but i will definitely discipline her harsh depending on what the situation is. >> peterson has lost one of his
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deal castro motor oil. i'm surprised to hear that, so many of the brain science and child development experts like all of them say harsh punishment of a 2-year-old reinforces negative behavior and does not enforce positive discipline. >> watching that, having a 1-year-old. what do you discipline a 1-year-old for? being 1? >> he said harshly discipline. >> no-no longer has a team but ray rice has the nfl players association on his side. the league formally enforced rice's suspension claiming he was suspended twice for the same infraction. the union said the nflpa appeal was based on supporting facts that reveal a lack of a fair and impartial process including the role at the office the
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commissioner of the nfl we is have ask the that a neutral and jointly selected arbitrator hear the case as the commissioner and his staff will be essential witnesses in the proceeding. and we also learned that rice received training in 2008 as part of a rookie symposium. meantime, the singer rihanna is not hiding her anger from cbs from pulling her opening number from "thursday night football." she took to twitter saying, cbs, you pulled my song last week. now, you want to slide it back into this thursday. no, expletive the one that has the "f" in it. y'all sad for penalizing me for this. >> anheuser-busch became the first sponsors to criticize the
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enforcement and commit mass murder. they've now asked for the public's health as they commit an all-out manhunt. >> nothing you've ever seen before. helicopters, police presence everywhere. >> it's quite disturbing, very disturbing. >> we don't know where he is, so we're going to look everywhere. >> this fellow, as we said, armed and extremely dangerous. people should take caution. >> bryon dickson was killed alex douglas severely wounded in that ambush. the school district has cancelled classes today as a safety precaution. now, the latest in in ferguson, calling for the immediate arrest of darren wilson. chants to arrest him now, i've got my hands on my head please don't shoot me dead as they marched tuesday. the same group is also demanding that lead prosecutor bob
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tensions building in scotland this morning and much
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the united kingdom as voters get ready for an historic vote on whether to split from the rest of the united kingdom. tomorrow's vote could see scots declare independence, potentially splitting up great britain after 300 years. now, in uk officials in britain are pledging to give scots new powers in an effort to sway a vote against independence. i want go to max foster with the latest from edinburgh. max, these polls are so, so close. >> reporter: yeah, three hours to go, john and they're too close to call. and you can really not tell the story. on the newspapers, it says won the polls on the scotland. the poll has no on the lead but actually the yes campaign is closing the gap. and "the herald" the only newspaper in scottland supporting the campaign is
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making the point that yes the pro-independent campaign is closing the gap and could overtake by tomorrow. that's a suggest, at least. very clear on "the daily mail" 24 hours to save britain or to go independent. it really say date with destiny tomorrow. we talked a bit with how there's a lot of attention to the runup to tomorrow's poll. you know, this has been two years of campaigning and a lot of aggression, particularly on the yes side. a very simple message here, keep the heat and carry on. that's the message. to keep things calm really, it really is pretty tense at the moment. >> max, we have about a thousand questions here on this referendum. ask possibly ask them all. but let me ask one. scots want independence, they want to break away. but they want to keep the queen, they want to keep the monarchy. it seems as if they don't quite
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under this independence thing. >> reporter: i think this is a huge thing for the queen. she only came close commenting. she cannot get involved in politics. but she did say to a church gore recently she really hope that scots consider this. you can imagine there was a very big british empire. empires come and go. and the empire's been cut back, of course. but now you're talking about home turf. and her home state being split. i think she's pretty concerned about this. we have to say in all essence, we're not talking about her role but the yes campaign they do want to keep her as head of state. a breakup of the uk it's a huge moment in british history. >> to would be colossal, after 300 years that vote is tomorrow. if they do vote to split it would take 18 months. max, thank you so much.
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harvard economist ken rowbuck telling three az currency. >> what currency do you have. it's one of the first questions people will have, it's one of the first questions investors have. say say it's the pound. the british say it's not the pound people say maybe scotland with the euro, creates a lot of problems for the rest of the eurozone. and they could have their own currency but that's not a magic elixir when you don't have long-teller credibility. >> rogoff a yes vote could be. good in the long run, maybe a hundred years but the short term is the concern. he said basically it would be a mild negative for the uk and very big negative for scotland. he also said, look, when americans say why does this matter to me, why do i care? because the uk and u.s. have the strongest alliance in the world.
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and is this our best friend breaking apart. >> it has huge implications for international relations as well. >> to say nothing of america's nuclear position in northern europe, it's in scotland. >> fascinating. it will all be decided tomorrow. 27 minutes after the hour. could u.s. troops end up fighting on the ground against isis? a new warning from a top u.s. general as there is skepticism now about the president's plan to battle the terrorists. we're live next. . at lysol, we go beyond cleaning, we call it healthing. healthing is killing germs, and having more cleaning power than bleach without the harshness. it's being the #1 pediatrician recommended brand. and sharing healthy habits in 65,000 schools. lysol. start healthing.
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going to war with isis. possibly, on the ground. could american troops return to a combat role in iraq? new warning from one u.s. general about what might be required to take down the terrorists. this is some skepticism growing louder about the president's plan. we're live in iraq with all the angles on this developing story. breaking news this morning. banned from the team, vikings owners telling adrian peterson stay away from team activities. child abuse allegations costing his spot on the team for now. this as ray rice appeals his own domestic violence punishment. off-the-field violence keeping the nfl in the headlines. and we're now learning just how much this could cost the league. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. i'm john berman. great to see you, 31 minutes past the hour. a lot of questions from chairman martin dempsey. the general said he would be
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require that u.s. troops be put in iraq to defeat isis. the chairman raised concerns that half of iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with troops in the battle against u.s. militants. >> now, the president has said he would not use ground troops in iraq for combat. but general dempsey appearing from the senate armed services committee tuesday said if the situation changed it could be a possibility. >> this would require a sustained effort over a sustained period of time. it's a generational problem. and we should expect that our enemies will adapt their tactics as we adjust our approach. my view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. i believe that will prove true. but if it fails to be true, and if there are threats to the united states, then i, of course, would go back to the president and make a recommendation that may include the use of u.s. military ground forces. >> a white house spokesman later reiterated the president's
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determination not to employee ground troops for combat calling the general's remarks hypothetical. meanwhile, the u.s. house is scheduled to vote on the president's plan to arm and train moderate syrian rebels fighting isis. the plan is drawing fire from both sides. republicans calling it inadequate and democrats warn that the arms could be used against the u.s. even though, the authorization is expected to pass the house before heading to the senate later in the week. also this morning, the president is in tampa for a visit for u.s. central command as part of his effort to drum up support for the fightence isis. he arrived tuesday night shaking hands with troops. later today, he'll be there. and secretary of state john kerry appears to explain the president's plan. >> isis remaining defiant in the face of 40-nation international coalition to vote it. so far, the suts only kol six outside of iraq and syria who
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has actually fired a shot. isis sympathizers have been goading the united states with tweets like we welcome america into syria with open arms and an explosive belt. isis is celebrating the downing of a syrian fighter jet that has not yet been independently confirmed. meanwhile, meeting with syrian president bashar al assad even though u.s. officials say there is no coordinate with the al assad regime in the fight against isis. jomana karadsheh live there. jomana, we've been talking about the shift in air strikes in the iraq. we've seen it already some these military applications? >> reporter: absolutely, john. what we're seeing in the last couple days is what president obama has been talking about last week, the expansion here. it's not just expanding the geographic area, as you know
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very well strikes have been taking place since they started august 8th mostly focused in the more than part of the country. but what we have seen over the past couple of days increased strikes taking place very close to baghdad. about 22 miles from here. and this really is also a broadening of the scope of the mission. earlier when this mission started it was humanitarian intervention, and it was to protect u.s. personnel and u.s. facilities here. but this is what president obama was talk about. that they want to try and enable iraqi security forces to go on the offensive. and what we are seeing is this does help them. in the areas where these air strikes have been taking place. for example, southwest of baghdad. this has been a really problematic area where we have seen intensified fighting taking place between iraqi security forces and isis militants there for the past couple of months. and what these iraqi grounds fors really lack is precision air strikes. that air cover that they do not
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really have. so this kind of support they are getting does allow them and enable them to go on the offensive, as u.s. officials put it. but the real test, john is going to be whether these iraqi forces are going to be able to recapture territory on their own. and hold it. that's going to be the real challenge. >> it's the beginning of the next phase. the question is how far will it go and will it require greater u.s. involvement either from the air or from the ground. jomana karadsheh from baghdad, thank you. there are warnings now of other ways the effort could back fire. arizona senator john mccain blasting the administration's plan during joint chiefs chairman martin dempsey tuesday. he said the weapons would be used against the al assad government first and foremost, not isis. >> do you think these people
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that you're train will go only go back to fight against isil? do you really believe that, general? >> we do not have to deal with that now. >> the speaker of the parliament had a warning in a letter to u.s. house leaders. he claimed the so-called moderate rebels sold an american hostage to isis. he says there is nothing stopping the rebels from doing the same with the weapons they get from the united states. the united nations is calling for $1 billion now for battle the ebola outbreak in west ka. the u.s. votes on a resolution for field hospitals and other supplies in ebola-stricken countries. in the house there appears to be widespread sport for the president's $80 million request. meanwhile, dr. kent brantly an american ebola survivor will testify at a hearing today. he's already warning lawmakers there is no time to waste. a sentiment echoed by the
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president. >> it is a fire. it is a fire straight from the pit of hell. we cannot fool ourselves into thinking that the vast amount of the atlantic ocean will protect from us the flames of this fire. >> it's spiraling out of control. it's getting worse it's spreading faster and exponentially. this is an epidemic that is not just a threat to regional security. it's a threat to global security. if these countries break down. if their economies break down. if people panic. >> the u.s. is stepping up its response to the ebola crisis. the president planning to send 3,000 troops to west africa. and along with hospitals and medical supplies. the first human trifle an ebola vaccine this was developed by the british drugmaker glaxosmithkline it's producing no adverse effects in vaccined volunteers.
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two doctors who blew the whistle on the veterans administration. officials say they downplayed the deaths and delays. reports of poor medical care earlier this year led to the resignation of eric shinseki. cnn first brought you the story, 40 died while waiting for medical care in phoenix. select house committee holds hearings over the killing of u.s. ambassador to libya christopher stevens and three others. 30 minutes past hour. an early start on your "your money." european stocks higher. asian stocks, and europe stocks and the dow reaching an intra-day high. today, it's all eyes on the federal reserve. fed chair janet yellen. her colleagues will wrap up a
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two-day policy meeting with a statement. who knew a statement could be so exciting. everyone wants to know if that statement says anything about interest rates. >> you know thousand party, christine. >> economic data is showing economic economy is improving. some analysts worry an interest rate hike could come closer sooner than we think. the statement, any hints on the time line to raise rates is going to be incredibly important to watch. >> and incredibly exciting. >> i know. breaking news overnight, the vikings banning adrian peterson from any and all team activities. he faces child abuse charges. and they're not his only problems this morning. stay with us. what's jennifer's story? i have two kids and my home is my children's playground. my go-to product is lysol disinfectant spray. i really use it in every room, on every surface and it allows me to get to all the hard-to-reach areas. all of the different nooks and crannies and places that little hands like to go. it makes me feel comfortable and confident
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this easy-to-understand guide will answer some of your questions and help you find the aarp medicare supplement plan that's right for you. breaking news this morning. the vike vying reversing on adrian peterson, after reinstating their star running back for sunday's game against the new orleans saints now the team has changed its mind. it's now decided to pan peterson from all team-related activity until this legal proceedings have concluded and he can take care of his personal business the way the team put it with his child abuse case. the governor of minnesota, mark dayton, senator al franken, they have been calling on the vikings to suspend peterson. the running back still getting some support from his fellow players. >> i got what we call whoopings, with a belt and stuff like that. for me, it was normal, i most
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definitely discipline my daughter. i have a 1-year-old daughter. i will definitely try not to leave bruises, but i will discipline her harshly depending on what the situation is. >> that's reggie bush running back nor the detroit lions, is he say he will discipline her ultimately. or will he say he disciplines his 1-year-old harshly now? >> he said he disciplines his 1-year-old harshly. i've looked at it five times now. maybe he's trying to help out his friend. that's a pretty startling admission, a 1-year-old, i don't think there's any child behavior experts who say disciplining a 1-year-old does any good. >> with a 1-year-old, where's the difference between a good behavior and bad behavior? >> it's raising a lot of questions and a huge conversation about all of this. peterson has lost all of its biggest deals, castro motor oil terminating its deal with the star. and nike is standing by right
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now. and the biggest question i hear said, everything your parents did wasn't necessary right. you know, if you've been whipped and switched and beaden, that doesn't necessarily mean that's the right thing to do. i think there's a lot of brain science and child psychology that i hope we can hear more about actually instead of the players. i think this raises a real opportunity to talk to child brain experts about what happens when you treat your kids this way. >> and it, of course, raises questions with the nfl which is dealing with so many issues including ray rice. he may no longer have a team but he does have the nfl players association on his side. the union appealed the league's decision. the said in a statement, nflpa appeal is based on supporting facts that reveal a lack of a
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fair and impartial process including the role of the office of the commissioner of the nfl. we have asked that a neutral and jointly selected arbitrator hear this case. and we're also learning that ray rice did receive domestic violence and conflict resolution training in 2008. it's part of the nfl rookie symposium that players go through. in the meantime, singer rihanna who herself was a victim of domestic abuse, is not hiding her ainge from cbs for pulling her opening number from "thursday night football." she took to twitter saying cbs, you pulled my song last week now you want to slide it back in this thursday? no. there's an expletive there. you all are sad for penalizing me for this. then she sent another tweet saying simply the audacity. cbs said they would not use the
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song this week after rihanna swore at them on twitter. and the suspect wanted in the ambush of a state trooper in a rural police bearics. they say 31-year-old eric matthew frein is a survivalist and an experienced shooter. they're asking for the public's health as they conduct an all-out manhunt. >> like nothing you've ever seen before. helicopters, police presence everywhere. >> it's quite disturbing. very disturbing. >> we don't know where he is. so we're going to look everywhere. this fellow, we've said is armed and extremely dangerous, so people should take caution. >> bryon dickson was kid and trooper alex douglass was seriously wounded in the am beneficiary. the suspect still at large. officials in the pocono school district cancelled classes. his tear was quoted as saying he belonged to a gun club in high school. and when he shoots he doesn't miss. shocking details coming to
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light about comedian joan rivers' final days. a source close to the investigation of her death telling cnn she went into cardiac arrest as her personal doctor began performing an unauthorized biopsy on her vocal cords. even more bizarre, a clinic staffer who said the doctor who has not been identified took a selfie while rivers was under procedure. rivers was under a schedule endoscopepy. california burning this morning. thousands forced from their homes. latest on this fire fight. that's next. at lysol, we go beyond cleaning, we call it healthing. healthing is killing germs, and having more cleaning power than bleach without the harshness. it's being the #1 pediatrician recommended brand. and sharing healthy habits
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residents in the california -- lumber town -- residents in california, near the oregon border are returning to find much of it burned to the ground. a fast-moving wildfire destroyed some 150 homes and buildings, include two churches. the fire is one of a dozen fires burning all over california fueled by strong winds and extreme dry heat. >> yeah, it is rough out there. i want to get an "early start" on weather this morning with chad myers this morning. >> good more than. at least good morning to most of you good evening in what what. hawaii.
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showers that you saw in the northeast completely gone. lots of sunshine today. call it partly cloudy, more sun than clouds. and there's odile. making flash flooding across the southwest. this is the moisture from the hurricane that moved over cabo san lucas into california. up into the desert southwest with an awful lot of rain. some of that rain is going to come down, because there's no jet stream there, when it starts to rain in one spot, it's going to continue to rain in that spot for a long time. that especially makes flooding on the desert. watch out there. that's your flash flood forecast for tomorrow. sunny skies in the east and southeast. temperatures don't change very much. the cool front moves across the north east, takes the rain showers away brings you a high at 74. enjoy your day. >> chad, thank you for that. we got this new billionaire census out. how happy and rich are the billionaires? guess what, there are more ultra
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wealthy people than ever. who are they, john berman? and how did they get all that money.
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all right. let's get an early start on "your money." european stocks high permanent u.s. stock futures barely moving. why? the federal reserve is meeting today. the fed chair janet yellen and her colleagues holding a two-day public meeting. they'll release a statement. they'll wait to see if she's changed any language, any verbiage on whether the fed is going to raise interest rates. the economy has been improving. even a slight hint in a time
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line change could be a big deal for markets. brand new on cnn money, the world has 2300 people, a 7% jump from last year. who's your standard billionaire? well, he or she has to average 1 $1.3 billion. most didn't reach billionaire status until late 30s. berman, there's hope for you. most are male, there's a chance they have a degree. apple's 8 software will be available, it comes with key updates like messages, e-mails, photos. new health app that can communicate with other fitness apps and get all your data in one place. it's available to -- it's available on iphone 4s and 2.
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and billionaires have someone else doing it for them. >> and the new iphone 6, a lot of them say the new operating system is the best part. so if you have the 5 or 5s, you can get all the benefits of the new phone without buying it. "early start" continues right now. fighting isis, perhaps with boots on the ground. could american troops be returning to a combat role in iraq? one u.s. general's new warning on what might be required to take down the terrorists. this as skepticism grows over the president's plan to battle isis. account syrian rebels, the so-called moderate rebels be trusted? we're live in iraq with the very latest on this story this morning. breaking news this morning. the nfl drowning in controversy. the vikings now banning adrian peterson from all team activities, reversing its earlier reversal.

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