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there's a lot of news so let's get you to "the newsroom" and ms. carol costello. >> happy friday. >> happy friday. that includes good economic news, what could be better than that? have a great weekend. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com happening now, looking for work. >> breaking this morning a new snapshot of our economy, as chase comes clean about this summer's cyber breach, 76 million households affected, your name, e-mail, phone number, street address, all compromised. er who lives here, this, this place should be blocked. everybody inside should be screened. >> fear of ebola in dallas, breaking new detail this is morning, cleaning crews turned away from the patient's part. the quarantined woman speaking
to cnn. >> if we step outside they're going to take us to court, that we would have commit aid crime. >> and the big question, did eric duncan lie to get out of liberia and if he did, should he be prosecuted? >> the fact that he knew and he left the country is unflattering quite frankly. tragedy on the field, a third high schooler dies while playing football as america goes to the game tonight, we're asking what's being done to keep our kids safe? let's talk, live from the "cnn newsroom." good morning, i'm carol costello, happy friday. thank you for joining me. we begin this hour with breaking news on your money. we have two big stories for you, first the best jobless rate we have seen in more than six years. minutes ago we learned that rate
dropped unexpectedly to 5.9%, that's compared to 6.1%, because 248,000 jobs were created, that's more than expected and a strong rebound from a disappointing and somewhat worrisome drop in august. the other big story not so good. chase comes clean about a huge security breach, the nation's largest bank saying the august breach hit 76 million households. cnn's chief business correspondent christine romans and alison kosik here to talk about the stories. heading to you, christine, 5.9% just sounds good. >> it is good. we haven't been able to see a five in front of the number for more than six years. 5.9%, the unemployment rate continuing to trend lower. you want to see that, 5.9% the best we've seen since july 2008. when you look at jobs created, carol, 248,000 jobs added, stronger than economists have been expecting and it brings now for the year the average to
something like 46,000 a month you want to see that continue. that jobless rate really important but when i look at the sectors i see lots of different people getting jobs that are paying better than the jobs we've been adding more recently. 81,000 in something called professional business services, those are architects, those are lawyers, those are sales managers, those are people who are running offices. 22,600 jobs created net new jobs in health care, some are low paid home health aide jobs but some physical therapists, doctors, jobs that pay a lot more money. retail, 35,300, shows you retailers, people going out and spending money. many of the retail jobs are at auto dealers because auto sales are growing strongly. so where is the fly in the ointment? wages aren't increasing that much, 1.9 fewer unemployed people this year but underemployment rate that's double digits getting better but still double digits. you have the income and equality argument people talk about for
raising the minimum wage doesn't go away but the trend here for the recently up employed and people who already have a job this jobs market is getting much better. >> the economy is growing, there's no doubt about that. when you talk about the wage gap and raising the minimum wage does this prove it doesn't matter whether we have the minimum wage raises across the country in. >> it's interesting to me. the minimum wage increases are going local. right? on the national level it's just stalled basically but locally even this week mayor de blasio in new york raising wages for some workers to 13.13. 26 different states raising the minimum wage. as you see the strengthening economy maybe it gives a little bit of tailwind for companies to be able to afford raising the minimum wage if. we can see the economy starting to improve. when you look within the income and equality debate it is still there, for people out of work six months or longer it is the same old story it's been for the past few years. >> christine romans thanks so much, i appreciate it. now let's turn to the
jpmorgan security breach. tens of millions of customers have been hacked but this morning the nation's largest bank is scrambling to tamp down concerns. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange to tell us more about that. what kind of information was stolen? >> carol, they got names, addresses, they got phone numbers and e-mail addresses and what jpmorgan chase calls internal jpmorgan chase information relating to such users, kind of vague, not sure what that means. one thing is for sure, this was a massive attack that happened over the summer in august. we're learning more about the details of this hack in an sec filing that jpmorgan put these details in, saying 83 million account holders in all were hacked. here's the breakdown, 76 million households, 7 million small businesses. want some good news in this? here's the good news. they didn't get any account information like account numbers, user i.d.s, dates of birth or social security numbers. jpmorgan also is saying it
hasn't seen any unusual customer fraud related to this. now keep in mind in august jpmorgan wasn't the only bank hacked at the same time. there were seven other big banks that were victims of these cyber crooks getting that malware into these computer systems. now at that time in august, jpmorgan came out and said companies of our size unfortunately experience cyber attacks nearly every day. now the bank is saying as always we monitor our accounts closely for fraudulent activity saying our customers' money is safe but i'll say this, if there is something suspicious, you are not liable for those transactions but the thing to do, carol, is to call the bank as soon as you see the strange movement on your account. carol? >> here's the thing. this is the first time a big bank has been hacked into, big banks usually have massive security people like protecting against such things. so what happened at jpmorgan chase? >> you'd think it turns out maybe cyber security wasn't up
to snuff in this case and many other huge companies are finding out similar. we heard about the target attack of course, 40 million credit card users hacked there, the home depot hack 56 million people affected with that. keep in mind, these hackers have huge incentive to do this. many times they want to make money and they can still in this case jpmorgan's case still make money by selling these e-mail addresses, and other personal information to spammers which basically means you can get spammed with these phishing campaigns trying to get more information out of you. what they do is insidious. i got one of these e-mails a couple days ago purportedly from my bank but it looks real. i was ready to click on the link. the e-mails look like they're from your bank but they aren't. they're trying to get to you click on a link that you shouldn't which could give away more of your information or infect your pc with the virus, so my advice is if you get any e-mail from your bank, really look at it, i wouldn't click
anything. you want to call your bank first, carol. >> good advice. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange, thanks so much. in other news this morning an american free rance journalist working to cover the crisis for nbc in liberia tested positive for ebola. ashoka mukpo got sick wednesday and quarantined himself. the positive test came back yesterday. mukpo will travel back to the united states sunday by private charter for treatment. he tells the "today" show his spirits are good. >> i think obviously he is scared and worried. he's been filming what's happening in liberia for two weeks and seeing the death and tragedy, and now it's really hit home for him but his spirits are better today. he knows he's going to come home. he knows he has a couple more days and also his symptoms still are fairly mild, just a mild fever. so i was really happy to hear how he's doing.
he's walking around and definitely a little more cheerle. ten der but cheerful today. >> cnn chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta joins me now. good morning, sanjay. we keep hearing you can't get this virus because it's not airborne, you can't get it through the air yet this photographer contracted ebola somehow in west africa. >> i was e-mailing with dr. nancy snyderman who is the correspondent for nbc news, he was working with her. she says i'm not sure how he got it exactly. keep in mind he just started working with nbc on tuesday and then started to feel unwell the next day, and had that fever. that's what prompted the examination, but he had been in liberia for some time already before that so it's unclear at some point what the exposure was. dr. snyderman, nancy talked a little bit more about what's going to happen over the next few days for him but also for the team because there was a whole team of people that were working with him. take a look. >> once he became symptomatic we
only spent a few hours ago. we were working in a work space when he told me he wasn't feeling well. he joined us 72 hours earlier as an independent journalist and had been in the hospital -- in the country two weeks prior to that, so my suspicion is that he was infected before we met him and became symptomatic once we met him. we shared work space, vehicles, equipment, but everyone here is hyper alert. we have not been in close proximity, no one shakes hands. there's no hugging, so i do believe that our team, while we are being hyper vigilant, we are at very, very, very low risk for becoming ill. >> and yet you're going to fly out today. you're monitoring your temperature quite a few times during the day and from my understanding once you get back into the united states you're going to self-quarantine for up to 21 days. >> yes, we're taking this very,
very, very cautious. we're approaching this very cautiously and probably more judiciously than other people because we want to send the right message that people quarantine, take temperature twice a day. if we have a fever we will obviously get tested. but the norm is, because you must come into contact with bodily fluids, vomit, diarrhea, blood, urine or sweat directly, that because we have not had that kind of exposure, even though i was in an epaola isolation unit, i was wearing protective gear, disrobed according to protocol, we have recognized and observed universal precautions here and we're going to extend that for 21 days out of courtesy and respect to our colleagues and to the united states. >> so she's going to get on a
plane and then she's going to self-quarantine herself once she gets back into the united states. mr. duncan didn't self-quarantine himself but he came back to the united states, too, so what's the difference between the two? >> well, look, it's interesting because now we know that he probably knew he had an exposure, but you know, carol, he did not disclose he had an exposure to someone with ebola. what dr. nancy snyderman was describing is she's known she's had an exposure now, a much more limited exposure but because of that, the standard protocol is you monitor your temperature for 21 days. i want to be clear, quarantine, they're not worried about her infecting other people because she's not sick. if you become sick, you can infect other people, this is more to sort of find an illness maybe before it really starts to develop and checking her temperature is the best way to do that. she's going to check her temperature for 21 days. if she doesn't develop a fever they say she's free and clear. >> he wasn't sick either before
he left west africa. he didn't have a temperature, mr. duncan, i'm talking about, when he got on board that plane to come to the united states. >> right but then he developed one and developed one within whatever it would have been eight or ten days after his exposure, which is exactly the point, carol. if he had been in some sort of quarantine and was monitoring his temperature regularly, they would have found that. now he should have been doing that in liberia as opposed to having gotten on a plane to the united states. but you're making the exact point, if you're going to develop an illness from that, you usually develop it within that time. he having not disclosed that he had been in contact with someone with ebola was able to get on that plane and fly here before those symptoms developed. >> i guess what i'm really asking you is i know that dr. snyderman is being very responsible. she's going to self-quarantine and she's going to monitor her own symptoms. can we trust everyone who thinks they've been exposed to ebola in west africa that comes to the united states to be as responsible? >> well, there is some sort of
component of the honor system so to speak. keep in mind now, the people who are in the united states who do this, who are concerned about this, they want to obviously get treatment. there's no secondary sort of issue here. they want to be able to find if they're going to get sick they want to find that illness as quickly as possible which is why you're vigilant about following my temperature is starting to go up, maybe this is the beginning of the illness and possibly get treated or go to the doctor and get isolated. it depends i guess on what your motives are. if your motives are to beat the system, not get detected you can do that. if your motives are i want to know my body and know that i'm developing an illness, that's what this is designed to do. >> dr. sanjay gupta, stick around. i got to take a break but we'll be back with more questions for you right after this.
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thomas eric duncan remains in that dallas hospital in serious condition fighting for his life. if he recovers, though, he could find himself fighting for his freedom. the president of liberia now considering charging duncan if he lied on a health screening questionnaire. president ellen johnson sirleaf says that move would be unpardonable. >> with the u.s. doing so much to help us fight ebola and one
of our compatriots didn't take care so he's gone there and in a way put some americans in a state of fear, and put them at some risk, so i feel very saddened by that and very angry with him, to tell you the truth. >> in the meantime, four days after duncan tested positive for ebola, his family still lives surrounded by the virus, in their tiny dallas apartment. hazmat cleaning crews have not been allowed to decontaminate the apartment where he stayed when he arrived in the united states several days earlier. inside four family members remain quarantined and according to affiliate wfaa five members of the dallas county sheriff's department who briefly went inside that apartment have now been placed on medical leave. so i'd like to bring back dr. sanjay gupta and senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen in dallas and dr. william
schaffner, expert in communicable disease from vanderbilt university medical center. good morning to all of but you. >> good morning. >> this is a picture of a man dressed in a t-shirt in khakis, hosing down the sidewalk after duncan got sick outside. i think this picture says everything that is wrong about how that man is taking care of medical waste. that's a hazmat truck driving away from duncan's girlfriend's apartment. she, the girlfriend, louise, remains under court order to stay inside that apartment along with everything duncan touched. so elizabeth i want to start with you. hazmat teams need a special permit before they can go inside louise's apartment. what's taking so long? >> you know, i think perhaps health authorities just weren't prepared for this. i was speaking with someone who said look, there's a lot of steps to think through and they thought it would be easier to just tell a medical contractor, just go in there and clean the
place up. the apartment thing was a surprise to them and experts say this say lesson learned. if this happens, god forbid but if this happens again we will have thought through those steps a lot better. >> so dr. schaffner, louise, her child and her nephews are inside with towels that duncan used and sheets that he slept on, glasses that he drank from. how dangerous is this for them? >> well, carol, it is as elizabeth said, we're learning lessons. those details are now coming to the fore and the local people have to deal with them. we'd like to get them new towels and wash cloths, make sure their laundry is done, have food brought in, make sure there's some entertainment so their confinement for this period is as comfortable as we can make it. >> but still, i mean, how likely is it that the people inside that apartment could contract ebola, sanjay?
>> there is a risk of ebola virus can live outside the body. we know that, so it can live on surfaces and there is a theoretical risk, a high risk but theoretical risk, not a high risk but if someone touched the bodily fluids on the towel and subsequently touched their eyes, nose or mouth that they could contract it, but it's not likely. it's much more remote as compared to what we've been talking about direct exposure to bodily fluids. carol, bottom line, this is inexcusable, this is something that should have been taken care of. i can't believe it hasn't been taken care of. the bed sheets where he was lying after he was sick are still on the bed. it does sort of underscore some of the ill preparation here with regard to this historic event, this first patient. >> and elizabeth, we saw that man hosing down the sidewalk, you know, outside of the apartment where duncan got sick. i'm sure neighbors are worried, right? >> oh, right, i'm absolutely sure they're worried.
what they should be the most worried about is did they come in contact with duncan directly, did they shake his hand, were they near him if he vomited outside, if that happened. it's really as sanjay said the contact with the person or the person's fluids that are the concern not so much the contact with the surfaces. >> so dr. schaffner, you're a doctor, you know about these things just like sanjay does, so calm these neighbors' fears. >> so i'd like to do that. it's exactly as elizabeth and sanjay and i and dr. frieden have been saying. it's close contact with a sick person and most importantly the body fluids. if you haven't had that close contact, your risk goes way, way down. so i think everybody needs to take a deep breath and just help the public health people make their adjustments and provide the best services that they can at the moment. but the risk here except to people who have had very close
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all right, we're going to take you out live to hong kong right now where pro-democracy protesters are facing off against police all week long. today police are protecting those protesters. police formed a human chain around a protest site holding back angry crowds. that group says the occupy protesters are ruining their businesses and making the city a mess. the protest leaders are blaming the government for today's clashes. joining me now one of the protesters his name is edward choi, joins me live from hopping kong. thank you for being with me, edward. >> hey, how are you? >> i'm good. so what happened today? why did police have to form this human chain n your minin your m?
>> because there's a group of anti-occupy movement protesters, and going through the street and start harassing the occupying students, and they beat up students. some even molested female students, but the police just stand there and did nothing, so some of our students have to retreat right now so today they launched tear gas on peaceful demonstrators like us, our students groups but they did nothing when the anti-occupy protesters beat up our students and tried to molest female students. >> who do you think is behind this anti-occupy movement? >> it's quite complicated. there's lots of rumors saying that those people who went on the street and tried to
anti-occupy movement they got paid for that and they got paid even more if they successfully beaten up some students. so i don't know who's the organizer behind but seemingly the police are colluding with these anti-occupy protesters because they did nothing to stop these anti-occupy protesters from beating up our students, even though the police are just standing next to them. >> the protests have been so peaceful for days. do you sense there's a turn away from peace now? >> for us, the students groups and also the occupy movement protester, we have been the same, peaceful, self-disciplined, just staying on the street, and doing our civic educations. we did nothing violent. the problem is there's another group of anti-occupy protesters
who got paid to beat up our students and molest female students and the government and the police did nothing to stop them, so from my point of view, our occupy movement protesters did nothing wrong and it is the government and the policemen who are ruling the rule of law in hong kong. >> if this violence continues and if if beijing doesn't budge, what happens then? >> the next steps i think more students will need to communicate better with our hong kong citizens not only in the occupied area. we need to go out to different districts to try to convey our message to normal citizens of hong kong and get the supports from the majority of people, and hopefully the government will realize how serious it is, and try and start to discuss
properly with the students group leaders about the political reform, and they need to start hearing what the people's opinion about it. >> edward tsoi, thank you for being with me. i appreciate it. still to come in "the newsroom," despite weeks of punishing air strikes by coalition forces against isis, militants have made another major advance in northern syria. cnn's phil black is on the syrian/turkish border with more. >> reporter: carol, isis artillery has again been pounding the syrian city of kobani behind me and there are the first reports isis fighters have entered that city. i'll have details after the break. [ female announcer ] we lowered her fever. you raise her spirits. we tackled your shoulder pain. you make him rookie of the year. we took care of your cold symptoms.
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a major advance by isis militants right now kurdish troops are trying to push back isis fighters in a key city on the syrian/turkish border. fighters on the ground tell cnn isis entered kobani earlier this morning. this means isis now controls the southwest corner of the city, all of this happening just hours after turkey and australia pledged to support coalition forces. yesterday turkey's parliament okayed the use of force in iraq and syria. in the meantime australian officials have given the go
ahead for air strikes in the use of special forces in iraq. so let's get the latest from cnn's phil black, he joins us live from the turkish syrian border and joined by cnn military analyst lieutenant colonel rick francona. welcome to both of you. phil, i want to start with you. tell us what it's like on the ground. >> reporter: carol, what we're seeing today i think is the most intense shelling of kobani seen to this date yet. earlier today the shells were really falling, the artillery really pounding, the eastern and southeastern corner of the city which you can see behind me. short time after that we started to hear small arms fire in the distance and reports from syrian, i should say kurdish fighters still in the city that isis had actually entered the city through that southwestern corner. so really the furthest possible point from where we are standing they were starting to fight them on the ground in close quarters, and that they say is what we're expecting. they said isis has gotten so
close over the last 24 hours they've been expecting them to enter the city and the kurdish fighters, the men and women who remained behind to defend the city were getting ready to do so, block by block, street by street, and they believe that under those circumstances, they might have something of an advantage, because they know the city so well. but the reality is they're losing ground and they're running out of places to fall back to. >> has the entire city of kobani been evacuated or are people still there? >> reporter: it has largely been evacuated we understand. the fighters have declared it a military zone, ordered all the civilians to leave. we've heard some reports of some that are simply reluctant to do so, refusing to do so but by all accounts from those people still inside tell us it feels like a ghost town. there are still civilians there and hundreds, perhaps thousands of fighters determined to stay there and fight to the end. i think the concern is for those fighters, what will happen, should isis get into that city,
get in there in big numbers or in the meantime what happens if they continue to shell it with great force? these fighters are really up against it at this point, and as i say they've really got nowhere else left to go. >> colonel francona is sitting beside me, phil, and nodding his head. what are your thoughts? >> this is going to, the city's going to fall, it's inevitable and i think isis will show no mercy. they'll just knock the buildings down if they have to, to take the city. they want the territory. they're not so much concerned about the people themselves, but they want to control that border. if you look at where they are, this gives them a real position from which to roll up the rest of the syrian/kurdish area. they're going to consolidate that whole border under their control. >> turkey has said come on in, we'll let you into our country, maybe we'll send ground troops into the fight, so how far do you think turkey is willing to go? >> that remains to be seen.
they've committed to be part of the coalition, they said they're going to use air and ground forces in both syria and iraq. but the turks have said things before and then not really delivered. so i'll be much happier when i see turkish aircraft flying or troops moving. the turkish troops on the border i don't think ice sis going to make a move in turkey. that would be a bad move because the turks will respond and defend their border and they will probably mount an incursion into syria to set up a buffer zone but the turks could be a game changer. they've got huge forces, professional forces. isis will not be able to stand up to a turkish onslaught. let's see what happens with the turks. >> from your standpoint, phil, what changed turkey's mind? >> well, i think as we're hearing carol, it's not absolutely certain yet that turkey is going to get involved here. the noises are encouraging this
parliamentary position to act, that is a step forward. it gives the turkish government the ability to act should it decide to do so. what we're seeing on the ground is nothing to sthaug turkey is ready to move in. it is said it has to be part of this coalition at some stage but not declared what sort of contribution it is prepared to make. it talks about the need for a buffer zone, it prefers to call it a safety zone carving out a piece of syrian territory to assist and give space to the many refugees that continue to flood into this country, but that is not an easy thing to achieve, and turkey doesn't want to do that alone. it wants international troops on the ground here to help, and that doesn't look likely either. the other thing that turkey wants is a no fly zone, in the event that turkish troops do enter syrian territory, syrian regime forces, that is the forces of the president of syria, bashar al assad, they cannot attack syrian troops because for the turkish government the issue of isis and the issue of the syrian regime are very much tied up with each
other, perhaps more so than other countries focusing on turkey wants an effort to change that regime as well and it wants the united states to be focused on that also, carol. >> phil black and lieutenant colonel rick francona, thank you both very much. i'm back in a minute. in retirement, will you have enough money to live life on your terms? i sure hope so. with healthcare costs, who knows. umm... everyone has retirement questions. so ameriprise created the exclusive confident retirement approach. now you and your ameripise advisor.... can get the real answers you need. start building your confident retirement today.
before thomas eric duncan left liberia for the united states he had to tell airport officials if if he had contact with anyone infected with ebola. liberia says duncan did not tell the truth, that's infuriated the country's president. >> with the u.s. doing so much to help us fight ebola and again one of our compatriots didn't take too care, and so he's gone there and sort of in a way put some americans in a state of fear, and put them at some risk, so i feel very saddened by that and very angry with him, to tell you the truth. >> let's talk about that. dr. lauren green is a medical ethicist at ny,'s lanagain to medical center and joey jackson and peter goles, former director
forever the ntsb, welcome. >> thank you, carol. good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm glad you're all here. peter, the ap obtained photos of the form that duncan filled out before he left the country, the form directly asks "have you taken care of an ebola patient or come into contact with bodily fluids of ebola patient in the last 21 days?" duncan checked no to that question and other questions. now we know that's not true because he helped care for his pregnant landlord's daughter who died of ebola. so peter, duncan lied. what could happen to him? >> i think the president of liberia made it very clear that you can have these kinds of rules, but if they're not enforced, they lose power very quickly, and it's up to each of the countries that are heavily infected to really enforce these rules and to show that they're willing to enforce them, and you know, she did the right thing.
i think mr. duncan will face, you know, the prosecutors when he recovers, and hopefully he will, but the president and the government had to say what they said. >> dr. green, asking somebody a bunch of questions on a form, you have to really trust that person to tell the truth, and if you wanted to get out of liberia, you know, because ebola is a serious problem there, maybe you would lie on the form. >> i think this is a serious problem, and i'm afraid that eventually people who come from a country might be entirely quarantined. we could stop all aircraft coming from a country like liberia or nigeria, if it spreads significantly there, or any of the western african countries. so we really have to have insight how to screen and help people with the screening and how to encourage them to disclose and making witchhunts
out of these individuals is not going to make people seek medical attention, which is the most important thing we want to do. >> peter is there a better way? you have to come back through customs when you get to the united states. do they ask you if you're from a west african country if you've been exposed to ebola? >> i don't think they do. they may start testing temperatures of people getting off the planes. flight attend ants who i work with are greatly concerned about this issue. they are going back through procedures, reaching out to the cdc to see what more they can do, but the key thing, as the doctor said is, you really have to put the resources into these countries to treat the infectious disease on the ground, and to make it seem as though people don't have to escape to live. >> and joey, so duncan's here in the united states, and he lied to get here. >> yes. >> could he be prosecuted for
anything in this country? >> you know, potentially, carol. what a defense attorney is going to do is say it's a huge leap to say he lied. in any prosecution, carol, it comes down to a person's mental state, what you knew and when you knew it. did he know, in fact, that the person he was assisting out of the kindness of his heart, right, he was carrying on his back to get treatment, did he know that she was sick or did he know, carol, that she had ebola. there's a major distinction between the two. in the event he knew he had ebola, that's a problem, that would be a lie and center on was he intentionally and did he no he that he had this disease? i know on the form it said, were you exposed to someone who had ebola, did you assist someone with ebola, that's a lie, could be surgery but say he could be charged with assault with a deadly weapon. >> lawyerly. >> that's right. >> if if i'm in a house where i can't leave or i'm criminally charged i'm pretty mad at that person. >> families are mad at individuals who have ebola and
anger doesn't help them and it doesn't help the family either. >> she has a kid, he could have exposed ebola to her child. >> that is a terrible tragedy and a very scary, very scary personally to them. on the other hand the media frenzy has created a circle around this person and he has lost his right to privacy. we're weighing in on him and judging him and we really don't know all of his motivations and we don't know what he's coming from, if this is an act of terrorism as you possibly raise, this would be the worst thing in the world. but i would assume he was just trying to leave the country and coming to his girlfriend. on the other hand, i don't know. i don't know all the details. >> but be mindful of the fact he did not -- he was not systematic. he wasn't having symptoms and he passed a screening, carol, because they test you at various stages of the airport and they
take your temperature to see if you're exhibiting symptoms. so that would show his mental state wasn't attempting to harm anyone. was he reckless? that's another issue. if there would be a prosecution in the united states of him, i think that might be an appropriate charge. reckless endangerment, recklessly exsupposing someone to the existence of the disease. >> i have to end it there although i don't want to, but i must. thank you so much. >> thank you. in the next hour, dr. gupta will again answer your questions about ebola. tweet them use #ebola q and a. i'm back in a minute. when i had my first migraine, i was lucky. that sounds crazy, i know. but my mom got migraines, so she knew this would help.
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friday night lights switch on tonight as communities gather around the field to lift up their local teenaged heroes. 16-year-old tom cutanella died after stuffing a head injury in a game. his last words to his father after heading to the game "tell mom i love her." he is the third high school football player to die in just the last week. cnn's andy scholes joins me with more on this. >> incredibly sad. just in the last week we've been reminded of how dangerous youth football. 16-year-old varsity lineman tom
cutinella was involved in a collision on long island. he got up after the hit but he then collapsed on the field and cutinella was rushed to the hospital but died after emergency surgery. >> he was the type of kid you wouldn't want to tell your kids to be when they grow up. i mean, he's just -- you can't say enough about the kid. he was just probably one of the greatest kids you ever seen. >> the game involves contact and it was the result of a freak football play. >> cutinella's death follows the third death. a 17-year-old died on sunday after collapsing on the field friday following a tackle. the cause of his dth is enknown. in north carolina, 17-year-old isaiah langston died after collapsing during his team's pre-game warmups. his cause of death is also unknown. of course, awareness surrounding concussions is becoming more and more these days and will there's
some interesting facts that surround youth football. 75% of football players at all level have a 75% chance of stuffing a concussion at one point during their playing career and players who suffer a concussion are twice as likely to suffer a second one. and the dangers of head injuries, they're starting to resonate with parents, carol. participation at both the pop warner level and high school level are down over the last five years so people are definitely trying to stop what's been going on lately. there have been movements to get better helmets, more padding to stop these hits. coaches are becoming more educated on how to teach the kids not to hit in ways that will cause concussions but once the play starts, we know it's hard to stop what will happen on the field. >> it's a violent game. it's so sad. andy scholes, thanks so much. the next hour of cnn "newsroom" after a break.
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good morning, i'm carol costello. happy friday to you. thank you so much for joining me. we begin with important news on your money. a short time ago, we learned the nation's jobless rate fell to its lowest level in more than six years. the rate dropped unexpectedly to 5.9%. that's compared to 6.1% in august, a drop of two-tenths of a percentage point. that's because 248,000 jobs were created last month. that's more than expected and a strong rebound from a disappointing and somewhat