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big day? ah, the usual. moved some new cars. hauled a bunch of steel. kept the supermarket shelves stocked. made sure everyone got their latest gadgets. what's up for the next shift? ah, nothing much. just keeping the lights on. (laugh) nice. doing the big things that move an economy. see you tomorrow, mac. see you tomorrow, sam. just another day at norfolk southern. hey there, everyone. welcome to those watching in the u.s. and all around the world. i'm errol barnett. >> i'm rosemary church. and we want to show you these live pictures from hong kong. it may be the fat holiday in china but protesters here are spending their day speaking out
against beijing. >> also coming up, it's most intense round of bombings since the start of the assault against isis but officials warn air strikes alone won't be enough to stop the militant group also ahead. >> the federal centers for disease control has confirmed that a patient admitted to this hospital has tested positive for ebola virus. >> doctors have diagnosed the first case of ebola inside the united states. how concerned should americans really be? thanks for joining us, everyone. it's the national day holiday in china as we mentioned but unity is not the theme right now in hong kong. thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators are on the streets for another day peacefully pressing beijing to give up its veto power of the candidates in the 2017 election for hong kong's chief executive. >> they say they're illegal and no backing down.
protesters say they're going to stay on these streets until their demappeds are met. let's get there live. andrew stevens has been on the streets for the past few days and can give us an update. actually at this moment because of a technical issue we want to show you what young people there in hong kong have been saying and telling our andrew stevens over this past day. take a listen. >> i think the main target is to have democracy, a true democracy and for more detail, this is a very important time for hong kongers to have a really true democracy system like we should not accept a political reform that has a selective system. >> reporter: you want full international suffrage. we've seen the place respond with pepper spray and tear gas.
once. >> of course i'm afraid. i'm prepared and i have no fear because the people have already experienced that and i have no fear with them. >> reporter: have you seen anything like this sort of movement among the students of hong kong before? have you seen them this united? >> i have never seen this in hong kong before but it is similar to the student movement in china 25 years ago. >> reporter: you're talking about tiananmen square. >> yes, i'm talking about tiananmen square. >> reporter: do you really think you can change beijing's mind? >> i think at least we can change hong kong people's mind because some people still think that this movement is letting hong kong to move on or damaging the economics and i think this movement shows our determination
and i hope we can touch them and let more hong kongers come out and fight for truth. >> reporter: were you surprised by the action with the pepper spray and tear gas? did that surprise you? >> yes, really because this is not -- this is not a fair decision for them to use such weapon because we are just sitting here, we are peaceful. we didn't do any, yes -- >> i'm not surprised. they are ordered to have this action. >> i have never seen this before so i am surprised. >> okay, i think we can connect live with our andrew stevens there in hong kong who has been amid those demonstrators. andrew, we can see you in the crowd now. tell us what you're seeing around you.
>> reporter: well, it's what you're seeing, 'well, i hope, thousands of umbrellas have just been opened. quite a few, just the last four or five minutes as you know, this is come to be known as the umbrella revolution. the umbrella being a symbol and also a shield that was used against pepper spray from the hong kong police on sunday night and the umbrella has since become a symbol of this movement in many ways. you can see people as thousands of people just opened their umbrellas just a few minutes ago just to show their solidarity for this protest. it is as you no doubt can see getting busier and busier here. tens of thousands of people have come to this site. this is the main protest site. it is a public holiday so we were expecting a big crowd. indeed, we have a big crowd and it is getting bigger by the hour. as you can see all around me, but on the other side of this
concrete barrier these people are sitting down sitting in showing their support for this protest. it's extraordinary scenes down here, though. what i've just seen four or five students down on their hands and knees scrubbing the roadway. someone had spray painted chinese characters on the road calling for the resignation of the receive executive saying it should be peaceful but they don't want to get offside with the authorities or hong kongers so a group of cleaners spent the last 15 minutes scrubbing away at the roadside and urging people to use chalk if they want -- like this one. i don't know if you can see this flower here. it's that sort of atmosphere here. it's very friendly, it's very communal. it's very focused still. very purposeful. they know what they want andtying to ask for it. no sign the hong kong government will back down or beijing will change its mind. we still have the standoff.
i like to bring in a lawmakers in the hong kong legislative council. thanks very much for joining us here. first of all, i just wanted to get your thoughts on the sheer volume of people who have turned out to show their support. show their solidarity for more democracy in hong kong. >> yes, the numbers are staggering i think and surpass the authority's estimate, but the organize occupy central movement has been brewing for a long time and large numbers of young people have been mobilized by online forums, social media and a lot of new technology brought into play and a lot of supplies being sent to the protesters, and given the importance of the issue under discussion, you know, how to elect the chief executive with the young people's aspirations
and emotions high it's not surprising after all. >> reporter: not surprising after all. now, you were involved from your position on a very controversial security law on which the hong kong government attempted to push through known as item 23 and ultimately failed in getting through and brought out hundreds of thousands of people protesting against the introduction of that article. i just wonder, in the time since you were spearheading that to now do you think that the government should be listening more closely to these students, to these protesters, that the government of hong kong, the administration of hong kong should be prepared to compromise? >> we had -- listen very carefully, in fact, the bill i handled 11 years ago we took on more than 100 amendments, we spent hundreds of hours of discussion in the legislature
and we adopted a lot of the suggestions. as for the present protests it's different from the old protests in that the old protests were lawful and apply for permission from the police and was facilitated by the police. this time the prolong large-scale disruption to public order has taken place without police permission so the nature is different. it's unlawful. secondly, the police did not use pepper spray or tear smoke on students peacefully assembl assemble,ing. they only used it when their defense lines were stormed and so far this morning i heard there were about 90 protesters lightly injured. there's no serious injury on both sides. some policeman were hurt by the
umbrellas, that's because the police only used pepper spray and tear smoke but not resulting to rubber bullets, water cannon or their police batons. which could break bones, as you know. >> reporter: let me ask you, though. this is a movement which is gaining strength daily here in hong kong. the protesters want a democratic, a pure democratic voice, they are being offered a partial democratic voice. why shouldn't they be allowed to choose its own candidates to elect the next chief executive. why does beijing need to maintain this amount of control over the democratic process in hong kong? >> that's a very good question. the short answer is we are part of china. we are not an independent political entity.
you know, china cannot afford to have someone elected as chief executive who would go to washington orelon done for help or leak out state secrets to them. you know, that simple answer is because we are part of china, you know, that has always been the case. britain could not afford to give us independence because of precisely that historic geographical and demographic and economic reality. >> regina if -- thank you very much for joining us here on cnn. and, errol, you heard, obviously there is a line coming from the government which echoes out of beijing, they are in lockstep on this. this is an illegal gathering as they have constantly said and as such they say they will not be listening to the demappeds of these protesters and
interestingly, we spoke to one of the leaders of the protest movement, the occupy hong kong movement or occupy central as it was then now becoming occupy hong kong and his point was, well, this is all -- we don't have the leadership to talk to the hong kong administration, hong kong government anymore because this is such a broad-based hong kong protest so the government needs to speak to all of us and it needs to change its position. so at the moment, there is absolutely no movement on either side. on this the chinese national day, it is enormously embarrassing for the central leadership in beijing to have tens of thousands of hong kongers, chinese, within their own sphere of influence protesting against their own decisions, hugely embarrassing position for beijing but obviously they are not moving at all at this stage. to be honest, unlikely to move in support of or towards what these protesters want.
>> fantastic job there, andrew stevens live for us amid protesters in hong kong. just past 3:00 in the afternoon and andrew, we just heard chairwoman ip hong kong is a part of china and the line has been drawn there. this is not what the demonstrators want but the politicians respect budging. we'll connect with you and see how it progresses throughout the day. rosemary. >> errol, this is the worry. as the numbers swell, just how tolerant will china be? how long will it take the weeks possibly months although we're not sure whether they can maintain that sort of momentum what will be the outcome and for china's president, xi jinping there is no easy answer. he can't seen to be going out on the streets and cracking down heavily but can't seen to be backing down. he'll lose face. >> will they sack the chief executive as middle ground or give students some kind of voice or way to have their voices
heard? this is unchartered territory. >> china wants those young students offer the streets. >> yes. >> they're not budging and packed groceries, cleaning up now and in for the long haul. >> we'll take a short break. for the first time a patient inside the u.s. has been diagnosed with ebola. after this short break we will show you what the diagnosis in the united states might mean. back in a moment.
all right. now this is not a reason to panic if you're in the united states but certainly do listen up if you are here in the u.s. a man in texas has become the first person diagnosed with ebola inside the u.s. officials say the patient didn't show any signs of the disease when he arrived from liberia almost two weeks ago now. at this moment he's in isolation at a dallas hospital. >> a city official says this ambulance stayed in service for two days after transporting the patient, but the official says it was thoroughly disinfected. meanwhile, hospital officials are following strict protocols to ensure safety. >> the hospital is following all the cdc and texas department of
health recommendations to protect the safety of our patients, our medical and other staff, volunteers, physicians and visitors. >> the u.s. centers for disease control and prevention have been working closely with state authorities, the head of the agency says he's confident doctors will be able to control ebola in the u.s. >> ebola is a scary disease because the severity of illness it causes and we're really hoping for the recovery of this individual. at the same time, we're stopping it in its tracks in this country. we can do that because of two things, strong health care infection control that stops the spread of ebola and strong core public health fungs that trace contacts, track contacts, isolate them if they have any symptoms and stop the chain of transmission. we're stopping this in its tracks.
>> well, the world health organization says there are now more than 3,000 confirmed or suspected deaths from ebola in west africa. the vast majority of those cases in liberia, guinea and sierra leone. and for more on the impact ebola could have on the united states, i spoke to dr. peter hotez with the baylor college of medicine. take a listen. dr. peter hotez, thank you so much for being with us. i want to look at this, this first diagnosed case of ebola in the united states, tell us how concerned should people be in america. >> it's not grave cause for concern. it's not very easy to transmit. so the likelihood that one case will lead to an epidemic in
dallas or in texas is very remote. close to zero so from that standpoint i do not see it as a serious public health threat particularly because we have the federal agency, the cdc and the state health department tracking down contacts and providing isolation measures so i think we're actually in very good happeneds. >> let's look at that because it is one thing to get ebola in west africa, a whole different thing to have it here in the united states. let's compare the level of care this patient would get to what would have happened if he remained in liberia. >> absolutely. a very good point you make. liberia, sierra leone, guinea have only recently emerged out of the years of war and conflict so they'll still very much in a complex state with a depleted health care infrastructure. not an adequate number of beds or protect tiff care for health care providers. no mechanism to trace contacts.
however, that's the situation that's changing. by sending in 3,000 troops and bringing in the united states army, this is going to help a lot provide some type of infrastructure will which create mechanisms for isolation and protect health care workers and something i'm excited about, it will create a mechanism to bring in new interventions, new drugs, new vaccines that you couldn't bring in otherwise in a very chaotic situation. >> and, of course, we heard from cdc director dr. thomas friedman but blume presumably this is the case of more people traveling throughout the world and more instances, we need to get used to that. would you agree. >> i don't think we'll see a lot of cases. remember, this is an infectious disease that if you are -- if you have -- if you're not showing symptoms at the time, you're not going to transmit this disease on airplanes, if
you are sick at the time you board an airplane chances are you're too sick to even think about going on an airplane so just the dynamics of how the disease is transmitted and the way it only is transmitted when someone is having a febrile illness and sick will likely slow that down. we have seen the introduction in nigeria but there again, an adequate enough infrastructure so the epidemics there have been contained from everything we can see. >> all right, so the headline out of this, no need to be concerned at this point. dr. peter hotez, thank you so much for talking with us on cnn. we appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. you know, we really can't emphasize enough unless you have contact with the bodily fluids of someone with ebola, you will not get ebola. it is very important that people -- it's very easy to
start panic. even the comment about the ambulance being used going on but -- >> for two days, they cleaned it up is right. >> you know on talk radio it's all going to be panic. >> i saw a tweet saying, yes, ebola is deadly but it is very difficult to contract unless someone has an outbreak and if there's one place in the world that can contain it's the u.s. >> absolutely. >> west africa is having a difficult time but hopefully some of what is learned will be used in the area. what countries are joining the air campaign against isis amid the most intense round of bombings since the start of the war. new information on this after the break.
air strikes are slowing down but not stopping isis despite the biggest day of bombing since the start of the war. >> the pentagon announced tuesday that the u.s. and its allies carried out 28 air strikes against isis over a 24-hour period. short while ago australia announced its aircraft will start flying over in support of the coalition but prime minister tony abbott says australia has not made a final decision on whether to actually drop bombs. >> britain, however, launched its first air strikes on tuesday hitting two isis targets in iraq. the brits are helping kurdish troops fighting in the northwestern part of the
country. somehow all of this firepower failed to keep isis from capturing another iraqi military base. barbara starr as details on what the air strikes are accomplishing. >> reporter: british warplanes carrying out their first attacks over iraq. isis still has momentum. seizing an iraqi base 50 miles north of baghdad, the second major base to fall since coalition bombing began. now more u.s. made weapons and armored vehicles in the hands of isis. the pentagon again warning air strikes alone will never get rid of isis and that air strikes have limitations. >> this is a complicated, difficult cultural, religious geographic struggle that we're facing here in iraq and syria and it's not going to be solved overnight and it's not going to be solved through bombs.
>> reporter: but the pentagon feeling pressure about why it isn't doing more. one senior military official tells cnn, quote, to expect isis to turn and run with its tail between its legs after a few air strikes was never part of our prediction. it was never part of the assumption." >> when we say we're going to go after them, we mean it but i also think it's important to note while we continue to hit them where they are it doesn't mean we can or should hit them everywhere they are at every moment. we must choose and we must discriminate. we're willing to be careful and precise. >> reporter: air strikes are shifting focus. the pentagon calls it dynamic targeting. warplanes loaded with missiles and bombs patrol a designated grid in the sky over iraq and syria looking for isis fighters vehicles and weapons. they call in a target to a command center, get permission and launch their weapons. but what will it really take to
destroy isis? >> some degree of u.s. presence is going to be essential if we actually want to destroy isis. if we're solely in the mode of containing isis, we can do that without u.s. troops but i don't think that's the wise strategy in the long run. >> reporter: u.s. military commanders continue to say air strikes alone will never defeat isis but they do say they're beginning to see some limited impact. isis fighters staying off the roads, hiding out, staying off their cell phones, doing anything they can to avoid u.s. and coalition air strikes. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. it is national day across china but that is not stopping protesters from pushing ahead with their demands for full democracy in hong kong. we'll take you there after the break. the gold medal winning swimmer pikele phelps is arrested again on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. we'll be right back.
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thanks for staying with us, everyone. i'm errol barnett. >> i'm rosemary church. we want to check the headlines. a patient in texas is now the first person to be diagnosed with ebola in the united states. he is now isolated in a hospital in dallas, a city official says this ambulance stayed in service for two days after transporting the patient to hospital but she says paramedics fully decontaminated the vehicle. british fighter jets join the battle against isis on the biggest day of air strikes since the start of the war. the pentagon says coalition forces carried out 28 bombings over 24 hours. australia says it's aircraft
will support coalition forces in iraq but not yet decided whether to launch strikes of its own against isis. pro-democracy protests are growing today. demonstrators demand the right to elect their own leader without approval by beijing and also want hong kong's current chief executive to resign. the government says the protests are illegal and won't change beijing's mind. well, our andrew stevens is on the streets of hong kong's financial district among the protesters there and joins us live with the very latest. and, andrew, of course, we know that the numbers, they're swelling there on the ground and the expectation from the people organizing this although there's not one organizer, of course, but they wanted to see this happen on this public holiday but what's going to happen if the numbers keep increasing and the financial district there doesn't appreciate their -- everything coming to a standstill there.
>> reporter: well, today it doesn't matter because it's a public holiday as is tomorrow and friday it's unlikely to make much of a difference to the financial community. a lot of people actually use this week, golden week it's called to leave hong kong because there are the two public holidays but if this goes into another week, then things are likely to change. the reaction of hong kongers may have to the disruption being caused by the protesters but right now as you say tens of thousands of people around, this is the biggest crowd i've seen day four of the protests and this is now the biggest crowd i've seen. it's interesting just standing in the middle of the people around me just sitting around having lunch, chatting to each other, a lot of the students here doing homework as well. but they're just here to come to show their solidarity, to hoe their support for the protests against the hong kong administration's plans and beijing's plans for the
democratic future of this territory. and what is interesting to note you do look around is the absence, almost complete absence of police. i just don't see uniforms here. two days ago there were riot police lining both sides of this thoroughfare. they were behind us, in front of us making themselves very visible. now they're virtually invisible. gives you an idea of the decisions that are being taken by the administration, by senior police officers not to interfere with what's happening here. it is a very, very peaceful afternoon. it's got a very, very good feel about it. it's a community feel almost. people are very comfortable down here. there's free food. there's free drink. there's free all sorts of things just to keep people happy and healthy as well. there is a huge cheer went up about ten minutes ago because an ambulance snaked through the crowd. very easily too, one of the things the administration have been saying this makes it unlawful because it does disrupt the movement of emergency
vehicles but seeing the ambulance come through here very quickly and people parting, getting out of its way very, very efficiently. this, of course, is a huge embarrassment to china on its national day for china, hong kong obviously is a part of the chinese system under the one country two systems formula but very embarrassing to see this sort of demonstration against beijing's -- such a large demonstration. dave mckenzie is our beijing bureau correspondent and he's been looking at how the chinese leadership in beijing has been trying to filter out reports, basically trying to sensor what's happening in hong kong. this is what he found. >> reporter: they braved tear gas and police democracy and the occupy central movement vows to dig in but back
in mainland china, cnn's coverage of protests blacked out and over on state tv, the hong kong protests are largely ignored. out on the streets state media has been warned to tow the party line. this headline saying occupy movement creates instability in hong kong. it's very difficult for chinese in the mainland to get the full picture of what's going on. "i don't know about the protests," says this man. "know? what news, haven't seen it," she says. "i think they are people with ulterior motives behind the protes protests," he says. "it's probably the u.s. the americans are always doing evil things." jeremy goldkorn says the ultimate battle is on the internet. facebook, twitter and google were all already cut off in china after protests began. party censored photo sharing site instagram. >> there is the idea that images are just as powerful as teches
when it comes to spreading certain kinds of ideas. the chinese government would prefer not to be spreading them in china. >> reporter: those ideas, the freedom to vote, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly are all openly debated in hong kong but far more dangerous to the party here. the situation in beijing couldn't be any more different. if even a small group of protesters moved on to tiananmen square, they would be stopped immediately and detained. the communist party in mainland china doesn't allow for open dissent. because the threat of the tiananmen square student uprisings of 25 years ago still looms over current party leadership, when it comes to hong kong, the propaganda and censorship machine in china is in lockstep. their ultimate aim, making sure nothing at all threatens the party's grip on power. david mckenzie, cnn, beijing.
>> and, rosemary, cctv, the state owned broadcast in china have been showing some images here, it's been reported but the headline of their story is how much disruption this in downtown hong kong is causing to the rest of the city. not surprising a very negative outlook on the problems that so many people here are causing hong kong, rosemary. >> our andrew stevens right in the middle of it there with these protesters, the numbers increasing, of course, it is 3:39 in the afternoon. it is starting to cool down. we can expect to see more people piled into the financial district there. andrew stevens, many thanks to you. many observers fear police in hong kong might at some point get tough with the protesters if they don't disperse. i spoke with victor gao from the
china national association of international studies and asked him how far he thinks chinese authorities will go. >> anyone who fears about the bad consequences should join efforts together and urge the protesters to abide by the law and listen to the orders of the police. the government in hong kong has already declared this demonstration as illegal demonstration and they urge people to disperse. i think the hong kong government is doing the right thing. let's have rule of law in hong kong. let's have true respect of democracy and i think whatever that's happening in hong kong if it happens anywhere else in paris, london or washington, d.c., they would be brought with according to law so let's pray the rule of law will prevail rather than chaos and social instability in hong kong. >> are you suggesting that china would go as far as the tanks rolling into the streets of hong kong? will we see that? >> rosemary, rosemary, you're
putting words in my mouth. i would say here in beijing there is a lot of confidence in the maturity and the sophistication and wisdom of the people in hong kong and also there is a lot of confidence in the capability of the government of the hong kong region in handle crisis and events like this. therefore, we do not need to jump the gun. we do not need to preempt or jump to conclusions. let it play out. let rule of law prevail and we trust the hong kong government to deal with events like this within their own legal authorization. >> so with all due respect, at this point, you are saying that china will deal with these protesters. these protesters are saying they will stay out on the streets. i am asking you how china will deal with these protesters specifically, sir? >> rosemary, rosemary, yeah, rosemary, since 1997, one country, two system prevails in hong kong. that means the domestic affairs
in hong kong are handled exclusively by the people and the government in hong kong. therefore, the central government in beijing does not need to intervene in affairs in hong kong. unless there is a complete loss of stability in hong kong, unless there is civic disorder in hong kong and the central government will not intervene unless it has been appealed by the special action of the government of the special administrative region in hong kong. we are far from that. i don't think we need to lose patience or confidence in the ability of the government in hong kong. we trust the hong kong government. they will be able to demonstrate their capability to deal with events like this by abiding by law. rule of law will prevail in hong kong. >> and victor gao talking to me a short time ago and, of course, he was talking about the protesters will be dealt with and what i was trying to get is the answer is what does that mean? what does it mean to protest -- >> rosemary, rosemary, but you
were saying will it get to that point? they don't want to acknowledge that but what was interesting he said the same thing, mr. junius ho with this protect central movement said the same thing, the chairwoman we watched last hour, hey, the rule of law is the rule of law. these young people are breaking the law and therefore their demands won't be listened to but it's so starkly opposite from what the young people are asking for. we're being peaceful, polite, cleaning up and want direct democracy. >> and simply want the right to select the leader of hong kong. >> yeah. >> very basic right. >> which way this will go. that's why we're watching it so carefully. still to come on cnn's special coverage, security procedures at the white house come under intense scrutiny. the director of the secret service taking the harshest criticism. >> i wish to god you protected the white house like you are protecting your reputation here today. >> yikes. much more from an intense day on capitol hill coming up. @j
>> reporter: 42-year-old omar gonzalez seen here bolting across the white house lawn was stopped by just one on-duty secret service officer in the white house and a source briefed on the breach said two off-duty agents who just happened to be on the lower level of the building heard the commotion and assisted. "the washington post" reports one of those agents had been guarding the obama daughters just four minutes earlier before they left with the president on marine one. >> i have asked for a full review. it's obvious, it is obvious that mistakes were made. >> reporter: for nearly four hours today, the director of the secret service, julia pierson, was grilled by congress on how omar gonzalez, an iraq war veteran, was able to make it inside. >> don't let somebody get close to the president. don't let somebody get close to his family. >> i wish to god you protected the white house like you are protecting your reputation here today. >> i don't want anyone to
imagine, imagine, imagining that they can pierce the protective veil of the secret service. >> reporter: pierson admitted at least two secret service agents recognized gonzalez from previous incidents even before he jumped the fence. >> they observed him for some time. he wasn't acting inappropriately. he didn't violate any laws. >> but they did not report that and they did not approach him, correct? >> i think they noted that, but they did not approach him. >> reporter: pierson admit ted today after jumping the fence gonzalez made it past five rings of security, dashing 70 yards across the iconic front lawn and into the buildings unlocked front door, inside pierson said he overpowered an agent at the north entrance and made a left turn through the red carpeted cross hall before briefly running into the east room and finally being arrested. committee members pressed the director on why the secret service didn't disclose just how
far gonzalez made it into the white house, the struggle and told the public gonzalez was unarmed. >> i know when mr. gonzalez was placed into custody, he was found to have a folded knife in his right front pants pocket. >> do you consider that a weapon? >> that is a weapon. >> why would the secret service put out an official press release saying that -- put out a statement to the associated press? did you correct the associated press? did you call them back and say you got that wrong? >> i have no knowledge of that. >> reporter: to the contentious hearing, members of congress laid out a list of secret service failures including lack of training, failure to lock the front door and the decision not to use more force to stop gonzalez, an argument former secret service offices dispute. >> we could easily be setting here today discussing why an iraq veteran possibly suffering through posttraumatic stress disorder armed with only a pocket knife was shot dead on the north lawn. >> reporter: pamela brown, cnn, washington.
olympic swimmer michael phelps is apologizing to his fans following his arrest for driving under the influence. phelps was charged tuesday in maryland. he was also cited for crossing double lane lines and excessive speed. police say he was going 84 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone. phelps pled guilty in a previous dui case back in 2004. the national football league admits one of its officials got it wrong by penalizing a player for an end zone celebration. it happened to kansas city chiefs player hussein abdullah. a devout muslim, he slid to his knees in prayer after returning an interception for a touchdown monday night. that drew a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct but on tuesday, the league said no player should be penalized for a religious celebration. abdullah didn't seem too
they are in addition to the 36 known victims who died after the volcano erupted saturday. authorities estimate between 200 to 250 hikers were in the area at the time of the eruption. now, as many as 20 may still be on the volcano's ash covered slopes right now. mt. ontake is a popular destination for hikers at this time of year. the fall foilage is an full display. more on this with ivan cabrera. how do things look. >> it's a grim task. no question about it. the further up the mountain you were, the less chance you had of surviving this thing. that's obvious because of the fluid of mix of hot rock and fragments that come out of this thing. the issue is the temperature, of course, 700 celsius, 1300 degrees fahrenheit and the speeds of which that cloud comes down the mountain slope is 160 kilometers per hour or 100 miles an hour so you can't outrun that
so the further up you go, the casualties will be higher as a result of that and, of course, the survivors down across the foothills there so we'll continue to monitor the situation there because the eruptions could continue here, the vulcanologists will monitor that but we are at a level 3 which is not to approach the volcano, that is for people on the ground, the rescue workers are in recovery efforts and will continue despite that. so standby mode is where we're at. it remains to be seen whether this thing decides to erupt more and raise the alert level there so grim situation, no question about it. and then we have this typhoon to talk about which actually is headed up towards that region there. we could be talking about this making a direct impact with the volcano region in about 96 to 10 hours time. this is our latest advisory now,
120 kilometer-per-hour winds. it heads off to the north and west, see that depicted on one of our in-house computer monitors and the official forecast. latest track, to significant change in it as far as the velocity. 230 kilometer-per-hour winds, 140 miles per hour. and we have models crashing this into kagoshima and have a cone of uncertainty which includes tokyo so those are the potential tracks we'll watch depending on how winds behave over the next several days but potential for it to make a direct strike across japan in four days' time is a possibility and we'll have to watch this very closely as it develops over the next few days and keep you posted as oit gets
going. >> japan having to deal with so much. >> earlier storms were flooding. this one could have a significant wind impact across japan. >> all right. a couple of days away at least. all right, ivan, thanks very much. you have been watching cnn's special coverage. i'm rosemary church. >> and i'm errol barnett. is that it? >> that's it. >> we could keep talking for hour. >> that's it for us. >> please do stay with cnn, cnn newsroom is next for our international viewers. >> watching in the united states, "early start" begins after this short break. >> have a great day. i'm only in my 60's.
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