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portland and chicago and detroit. for the rest of the list, check out the cities at cnnmoney.com. the nba scored the slam dunk with the tv rights deal and banking points. lebron james means that the nba can raise the salary cap for players. james is a free agent when the higher cap takes effect. he could pull in more than $21 million he will make in the next two years. >> he makes way more money off sponsorships. "early start" continues right now. >> a race against time. this morning, the ebola patient in dallas going through experimental treatment as his condition remains critical. a new ebola case discovered in spain that has officials puzzled. what the government may do to contain the virus and fear of the american people.
terror in the homeland. an american teen charged with trying to join isis. the details of his plans revealed. also, intense new fighting gripping the streets of one city as isis continues to push for control of a key area. what is at stake in the major land grab? and the supreme court makes an unexpected decision by deciding not to weigh in on same-sex marriage cases. that could clear the path for gay and lesbian couples to marry across the nation. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is tuesday, october 7th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. a ray of hope for the first person diagnosed with ebola in the united states. while in spain, a nurse who treated an ebola victim and was in the room with him just twice, has tested positive for ebola. she is now listed in stable condition. officials in the united states are struggling to contain the
virus and public fear over the spread and fallout from the response that was uneven to put it nicely. thomas eric duncan is treated in a dallas hospital and the governor of texas, rick perry says there is so much state government can do. governor perry is calling for the federal government to increase border screening as quarantine. duncan is in critical condition, but he is now getting an experimental treatment that doctors hope might save his life. cnn's senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is in dallas with more. >> reporter: john, christine, a nurse's assistant in spain is the first person to contract ebola outside of west africa in the outbreak. she was using full protective equipment, so it is not clear how she came down with the virus. back in the united states, president obama held important meetings with top officials calling for additional screen measures in the u.s. and abroad at airports.
he repeated that the chances of an epidemic here in the united states are extremely low. here in dallas, authorities are monitoring 48 people who had contact with thomas eric duncan. seven of them are hospital workers who had relatively high risk contact with him as well as three family members who had high risk contact and 38 others like people who lived in the apartment complex who had lower risk contact. the presbyterian hospital in dallas, duncan is receiving an experimental medication. it has been used for other viruses. they hope it will work against ebola by going in and actually stopping it from replicates inside his body. duncan was six for ten days before he got started on the drug so it is not clear it will work. john and christine. thank you for that, elizabeth. as campaign season enters the final month, the administration is under pressure to show it has ebola under control along with the tougher screening measures
that governor perry is calling for. cnn's michelle kosinski is at the white house with that story. >> reporter: john and christine, the president met with the national security team, including the secretary of defense, the chairman of the joint chiefs. they say they are treating this as a top national security priority and they want to look at the measures in place not only for stopping the spread of ebola in west africa, but preventing it from taking hold here and see if there is anything additional that needs to be done. they wanted to reassure the american public. here is what president obama said. >> the good news is it is not an airborne disease. we are familiar with the protocols that are needed to isolate and greatly reduce the risks of anybody catching this disease, but it requires us to follow the protocols strictly and that's exactly what we are in the process of doing. >> reporter: still, we know they are considering additional
screening of people as they arrive in the united states. the administration has already expanded screenings of people within ebola-infected countries and they get on planes bound for here. that includes asking questions and taking temperatures. that has prevented dozens and dozens of people from getting on planes and landing in the united states when they were judged at risk. the problem with screenings, it assumes people are telling the truth and showing symptoms. it doesn't account for people coming here with no symptoms. it is what we saw with the dallas case. we asked the question of the administration. that seems like a risk that this country is willing to take, right? they said look, tens of thousands of people have arrived in america from africa countries in the last six months. there has been one case of ebola diagnose in the united states. although there were missteps in dallas, the measures there are
working. they are working well. they also point to the capability of the american medical system and that's one reason why they say they are not considering a travel ban to or from those countries, at least not right now. john and christine. >> thanks, michelle kosinski. this morning, the battle for the city of kobani has turned into a street fight. the black isis flag is flying over the hill on the eastern side of town. if the city falls, it means isis would control a large area of territory from its declared an capital of raqqa to the turkish border. a tremendous amount of activity in the last few minutes in the city. our phil black is standing over the turkish border right now. he has been watching it all morning. phil, what's going on? >> reporter: good morning, john. it is increasingly dire for those kurdish fighters in the city trying to defend against isis, as you say, the black isis flag over a building in the east. it is symbolic.
since that event has taken place, the flag raised, we have been hearing about the intense street fighting as isis continues to advance in the city. we are hearing reports of heavy casualties on both sides. with isis with stronger numbers and more powerful weaponry than the kurdish fighters. the kurds are not without optimism. they believe they can still hold on for some time. they still have thousands of fighters. interestingly, they say 40% of that number are women and they believe because it is their city, they know it so well, they can use that to their advantage. they know they can't hold on indefinitely. they are appealing to the internation international coalition for help. if air strikes cannot happen in the inner city, they would like it on the out skirts. that is we have been witnesses here. we have heard aircraft overhead and explosions around the outskirts of the city. larger than the shelling we have
been watching fly back and forth the last couple of weeks. the kurdish fighters believe they can hold on, but not forever. in the event that isis does win, everyone who remains in that city, they say will be massacred. fighters and civilians, mostly fighters there. some civilians have remained and refusing to leave. >> phil, you are on the turkish side of the border. troops have moved you away over the city of kobani. what are the turks doing other than watching this fight? >> reporter: well, they are not getting involved in any way. we have seen, certainly, a beefing up of military presence. there are more tanks, turkish tanks in the region over the last few days than the last few weeks. we can see some of them in the distanced perched on hill tops. other than that, the most pronounced presence is really crowd control.
it is an arm of the turkish military responsible for public order. they have been driving back crowds of concern and angry kurdish people on this side of the border liberally using tear gas and we have been caught up in the middle of that as well. we moved back a bit further from the city than we have been previously. that's because that turkish military presence is not letting anyone that close to the border anymore, john. >> this is interesting. this is developing as we speak this morning. we will check back in. breaking news from the battle against isis in iraq at this hour. world from the northern iraq city of tala afar that 29 militants have been killed. 29. health officials there is a the hospital received their bodies this morning. the officials say most of the isis fighters were killed by coalition air strikes. in chicago, a teen stands charged with trying to join isis.
muhammed hamzah khan was arrested on saturday. he bought a round trip ticket to istanbul. he left behind a three-page letter to his parents saying he was on the way to join isis. he invited his parents to join him. a non-action from the supreme court. same sex couples can marry in five more states. the supreme court denied not to weigh in on the appeals for now. this move cleared the path to legally wed in oklahoma, wisconsin, wisconsin, indiana and virginia. >> this decision will change the lives of thousands of loving couples, children and families in a positive and transformative way. the rights and privileges of marriage, which are guaranteed to us by the united states constitution, are now available to all loving, committed couples
in virginia. >> the supreme court essentially did not do, it said it will not get involved to decide whether there is a federal national right to same-sex marriage. it will leave it to the states for now. the unexpected non-action by the justices could allow if the appeals courts rule, gay couples mar marry. >> would it make more of a statement to do something? >> more of a statement to actually do something. by not doing it, they are allowing things to stand. it makes it almost impossible to rollback one day. the notion five years from now, they can decide to unwed people who marry in 30 states. >> is this the court trying to not get ahead of public sentiment? >> they want people to come to the conclusion themselves. people think that is what happened in roe v. wade.
stocks here in the united states are likely to open lower after the drop yesterday. the 2008 bailout of aig was designed as a punishment. that is what the former secretary hank paulson told the court yesterday. paulson testifying in a former suit by aig. the u.s. took an 80% stake in the government when it bailed out aig for $182 billion. greenberg says this short changed shareholders. paulson is first in the line of star witnesses this week. we will relive history in court this week. let's get an early look at the forecast. indra petersons is here with that. >> good morning. still seeing a lot of activity in the northeast. we are seeing more of the scattered showers. notice what is going on in the southwest. we are still talking about what is tropical simon. that moisture is making its way in the southwest. we will have the concern for
more flooding into the region. it is one side of the equation. the jet stream here is bringing unsettled weather. head's up northeast. we will look at scattered showers. notice all of the elements coming together perfectly. we have the threat for severe weather. not what you want to see, but new york city right in the line of fire. coming in is atlantic city and long island. thunderstorms and even the threat there for strong or strong winds and large hail. very easy to see mississippi valley. a lot of activity expected to continue there throughout the day. temperatures, the cold air split. staying to the north and if you are down to the south, you will see the warm temperatures. easy to see where it is cool and warm. northeast today will get wild out there overnight. >> all right. thank you, indra. pro-democracy activists and
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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. this morning in hong kong, activists and government officials have agreed to several rounds of talks. this is a significant change in tone for the government who stated the student protest was deemed illegal last week. andrew stevens is in hong kong with the very latest. good morning, andrew. >> reporter: good morning, john. difficult to say whether this is the beginning of the end here. a major step forward compared with last week where the hong kong government is saying the occupation of hong kong is illeg illegal. they are now saying they wi will listen to the students.
they will talk about the issues and now the hard negotiations begin. john, neither side is giving an inch of ground. they want changes to the democratic process for 2017. the government will say it will go through with what it already decided to do. i can tell you around here at the moment, there has been a thinning out of the number of protesters coming to the main protest site in the central business district. don't say we can't write that off. there are still 3,000 people down here. there are other protest sites in the city which are still occupied as well. the students certainly at this stage, although the negotiations are going on, they are digging in here and showing no sign of abandoning the protest sites. >> not the mobs that we saw last week with you, andrew. andrew stevens on the streets of
hong kong. thank you. another embarrassment for the secret service. a report of a top ranking agent who worked on the presidential protective detail had his gun stolen from his car at his home in 2009 and never disciplined. the secret service has had high profile cases of stolen guns in the last few years. up next, monday night football action. seahawks in washington to take on the rekins. super bowl winning quarterback russell wilson setting a career record, but not for passing. we will have laura rutledge with all of the details in the bleacher report next.
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doing the big things that move an economy. see you tomorrow, mac. see you tomorrow, sam. just another day at norfolk southern. quarterback russell wilson led the seahawks to another win. that is nine in a row for seattle on monday night. laura rutledge with more in the bleacher report. >> it was the redskins turn last night to feel the wrath of the defending super bowl champs. russell wilson used his speed to run wild over washington all game. the redskins just couldn't seem to wrap up wilson. he was so elusive. he rushed for a career high 122 yards, including a touchdown on the ground. wilson wasn't shy about passing. he finished with three touchdowns total. so, if you had him on your fantasy football team, you are probably pretty happy this morning after checking your
team's score. to playoff baseball. nationals trying to stave off eliminati elimination. play of the game. giants pitcher baum gartner misses this play down the line. his amazing 22 inning scoreless streak. puts the cherry on top with the second home run of the series. giants lead the series, 2-1. the cardinals acquired jon lackey of the red sox at the trade deadline. he shows up in the post season when it counts. last night was no different with lackey striking out dodger after dodger. then, colton long with the homer in the seven the with the cardinals. they can seal the deal tonight at home. now to my favorite story of the day.
the jazz signed 5-year-old j.p. gibson to a one-day contract yesterday. j.p. has been diagnosed with leukemia. the jazz invited he and his family to the scrimmage. j.p. entered the game in the third quarter and stole the show. check out the handles on the kid. he makes the jazz players look silly. gets a boost at rim and puts down the slam. what a great moment. i watched this video a thousand times so far this morning. john and christine, i love how he just acts like a natural out there. looks like he was born to do this. he said, yeah, no big deal. i'm out on an nba hardwood court. >> i threw it down. i can dunk. >> confident little guy. wish him the best of luck. look at him. >> i love him. love the jazz for doing that. >> so cute. coming up for us, ebola in the united states. what progress has been made in
three-page letter. the details of his plans revealed. also, isis pushing for a land grab of kobani. we are live in the region. and harsh words for president obama coming from one of his own. leon panetta. what the former cia chief and former secretary says the president has done wrong in the fight against isis. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is 30 minutes past the hour. let's start with ebola in the u.s. the first person diagnosed with ebola here has new hope as officials struggle to contain the virus. rick perry, the texas governor says there is only so much state government can do. perry is calling for the federal government to increase border screening and quarantines. duncan is in critical condition in the dallas hospital, but he is getting an experimental treatment doctors hope will save
his life. we have elizabeth cohen in dallas with more. >> reporter: john and christine, a nurse assistant in spain is the first person to contract ebola outside of west africa in the outbreak. the authorities there issay she was using full protective equipment. it is not clear how she contracted the virus. back here in the united states, president obama is calling for additional screening measures in the u.s. and abroad at airports. he repeated the chances of an epidemic here in the united states are extremely low. here in dallas, authorities are monitoring 48 people who had contact with thomas eric duncan. seven are hospital workers with high risk contact with him and three family members who had high risk contract and 38 others in the apartment complex who has lower risk contact. at the hospital in dallas, duncan is receiving an
experimental medication which has been used for other viruses. they hope it will work against ebola by going in and actually stopping it from replicating inside his body. but, duncan was sick for ten days before he got started on the drug. it is not clear that it will work. john and christine. our thanks to elizabeth for that. the battle for the syrian city of kobani is a desperate street fight. the black isis flag is flying over the hill on the eastern side of the town. if kobani falls, it means isis has a large swath from raqqa to the border. we have cnn's phil black standing by live with more. >> reporter: john, what we believe we are seeing are coalition air strikes. a lull in the fighting on the ground and city itself, but
overhead, aircraft noise and moments later, explosions in the perimeter of the city. that is what the kurdish fighters say they want and they want a lot more of them. the situation in there on the ground is so now very dire. as you say, the isis flag flying in the east of the city and those kurdish fighters inside tell us isis are advancing. there is intense street fighting and heavy casualties on both sides. the kurdish fighters are out numbered and out gunned. isis fighters having heavier weapons and advance weaponry. the ability to continuously being resupplied from the outside. the kurds believe they have an advantage they know the streets. they think they can hold off for a while yet, longer than they believe isis thinks they can, but it now would appear only a matter of time really until the city falls.
when it does, those kurdish fighters believe all of them, some thousands who still remain, will be massacred. john. >> it sounds like a potential humanitarian disaster. a short distance from where you are, phil, and turkish troops standing by watching. any sense that turkey may get more involved in the situation? >> reporter: no, not yet. all the language from the turkish government is no military intervention we can see from this position here. their argument is we have not become involved in the syrian civil conflict. they see this as another portion of that really. they are helping out in a big way with humanitarian concerns. opening their gates to the hundreds of thousands of refugees that crossed over the last couple of days. other than that, turkish tanks positioned, but just looking. meanwhile on the ground in the region surrounding me, turkish military and police have been
driving away kurdish onlookers. gathering in big numbers and concern and angry that turkey is not getting involved. they are using tear gas to clear the crowds away. we got involved in the middle of that a few times. that is the extent turkey is using force based upon the events taking place behind us across the beorder. john. >> phil, our thanks to you. a chicago teen charged with trying to join isis. the fbi arrested muhammed hamzah khan at o'hare airport saturday. the 19-year-old had an bought a round trip ticket to istanbul. they say khan left behind a three-page note for his parents writing he was leaving the u.s. and on the way to join the terror group. he invited his parents to join
him. same sex couples can now marry in five more states. that is because the supreme court kind of behaved with inaction on monday deciding not to weigh in on contentious appeals. the move cleared the pat for gay couples in oklahoma, utah, wisconsin, indiana and virginia. >> today's decision will change the lives of thousands of loving couples, their children and families in a positive and transformative way. the rights and privileges of marriage which are guaranteed to us by the united states constitution are now available to all loving, committed couples in virginia. >> this decision not to weigh in which is unexpected could eventually allow gay couples to marry in a total of 30 states. time for an early start on money. european stocks lower. a disappointing production number from germany. the latest report showing a stumble for europe's largest
economy. big concerns about weakness in europe. in the u.s., futures are lower. gas prices are falling. prices slipped to the lowest levels of the year. the average price for regular gas with the largest daily drop in 11 months monday. you can thank a mix the low oil prices and falling demand. the national average currently just above $3 a gallon. it could fall below that quickly. gas buddy found 10% of stations nationwide are charging under $3 a gallon. i saw it yesterday at $2.95. >> if only people rejoiced about falling gas prices as they complain about increase in gas prices. good morning, indra petersons. >> the one time i move to new york city and i don't have a car, gas prices go down. of course they do. temperatures are also falling.
they are improving just a hint in the northeast. morning lows were chilly over the weekend. we are still looking a lot of instability in the northeast. dividing the country. notice what is going on in the southwest. tropical storm simon out there. keep that in mind the moisture is making its way in the desert southwest. we will have a concern of flooding. otherwise, northeast. we were talking about this jet stream. the elements coming together. the low and cold front and the moisture. today, more like the evening, we have a threat for severe weather even in through new york city. think about atlantic city and long island. early portions of rhode island and connecticut. isolated tornadoes and damaging winds are the concern overnight. think about 2:00 to 5:00 eastern time. in the mississippi valley, storms are in the forecast for you today. there is the divide. the chilly temperatures staying to the north.
down to the south is where it is staying warm. the huge contrast across the country. keep in mind tonight and tomorrow morning is the blood moon. all the sunrises and sunsets will reflect off the moon. send me photos. >> blood moon. not too ominous. >> the blood moon. it is october. halloween-ish. it works. 39 minutes past the hour. pro-democracy activists and government facing off in hong kong. could the end be near as the sudden change in tone sweeps the streets. and an nnew allegations of improve disposal for ebola waste. some claim the government has lowered the standards. how can this be? stay with us. with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery
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safety standards to allow ebola infected material s away from te hospitals. another embarrassment for the secret service. a top ranking agent who worked on the presidential detail had his gun stolen from his car in 2009. the secret service has had high profile problems with stolen or misplaced handguns in the last few years. dozens of potential jurors in a phoenix courtroom this morning facing a grilling from the jodi arias sentencing retri retrial. some have been dismissed because they have seen too much coverage in the case or formed a decision about the punishment. the first jury in the case was deadlocked on her sentence. check out the new england patriots cheerleaders.
those are the patriots. they are wearing cincinnati jerseys during the game on sunday. they did it to show support for 4-year-old leah still. her father devon was added to the bengals practice squad to qualify for insurance to care for her. he has now made the team. after the game, still tweeted we may not have won the game, but this helps her win her battle. >> that is the owner of the patriots. cheering and rallying around them. a wonderful sight to see. let's see what is coming up on "new day." chris cuomo joins us. >> john berman, impressive objectivity. not acknowledging the real reason that you are doing that story. yes, we care about this child, but patriots fans are always looking to make themselves look like good people. let's being honest. >> wow!
>> just a week ago, were you turning on your boy brady. now he is the best in the league. >> i declared my devotion to that man. i am more devoted to him than anything. >> as john berman's wife pops up in bed, what did he say? we will take a new look on ebola. the president says he found a way to stop it. he and his team have new screening procedures at the airport. what will they about? will they be enough? especially with the 21-day gestation period? doctors and aviation experts will break it all down for you. some think we are not going far enough. we'll talk about what they believe should be done. also, leon panetta. he ran the cia and defense department for president obama. now he has a new book and he is cementing his legacy. it may be the harshest friendly fire we have seen in a long time. he is critical of his former boss, the man to the left of
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breaking news this morning from the battle against isis in iraq. word from the northern iraq i city of tala afar that 29 suspected militants have been killed. officials say the hospital in the city received their bodies this morning. meanwhile, u.s. forces have started using apache helicopters for the first time in the war against isis minimlitants. apaches were used because they fly low and can strike with precision. the apaches hit four targets near fallujah over the weekend. isis is advancing in the area west of baghdad. a week after his drunk driving arrest, michael phelps has been suspended by competition for six months.
he will not get to represent the united states in the 2015 world championships. the biggest competition leading up to the summer olympics. the ban comes as phelps announced he was entering a six-week alcohol treatment program. a sad discovery to tell you about. a bear cub was found dead under bushes in central park. officials at the central park zoo say it did not belong to them. they do not have bears. the cub shows signs of trauma and lacerations. for it to wander in, it would have had to have come from new jersey or through the lincoln tunnel. hard to believe that happened. wonder how someone could have had that. >> someone have a pet bear cub? ten cities lead the list of innovative places solving urban
all right. time for an early start on your money this tuesday morning. u.s. stock futures are lower right now. a major decline in europe to report this morning. markets there falling after disappointing data from germany. that is europe's largest economy. a lot of concerns that engine is sputtering. investors are cautious ahead of the minutes of the fed's last meeting and earnings season. a lot of reasons to be choppy. markets are down in europe and down here. new york city is the most innovative city in america.
according to a project on cnn money. it tracks urban innovation. cnn tracked 50 cities in the u.s. to find the cities with the most creative solutions. education, housing, infrastructure and job creation. new york tops the list followed by boston, portland, chicago and detroit. for the rest of the list and more on urban innovation, check out cnnmoney.com. the nba slam dunked the rights with the tv deal. the jump in the revenue means the nba can raise the salary cap for nba players. lebron james can pull in more than the $21 million he will make in the next two years. >> the tv contract going to abc, espn and turner, which will carry basketball for basically infinity. >> who knew there was so much
money in sports. >> in tv. people scrambling to get it. "new day" starts right now. lockdown, the president has a new plan to keep ebola out of the u.s., what are the new screenings at the airport. will they work? this as a nurse becomes the first person infected with ebola outside africa. we're covering the developments. ice ice ssis set to take a town in syria. friendly fire -- president obama's former defense secretary, leon panetta levels new criticism at the president, saying he lost his way, was too slow to act on syria and doesn't fight hard enough in washington, how big is the fallout?
your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "new day," with chris cuomo, kate boldaun and michaela pereira. >> welcome to "new day," it's tuesday, october 7th, 6:00 in the east, alisyn camerota joins us, new screening procedures at the nation's airport. the president announcing the pressures will help stop the spread of the virus. the plan includes measures to screen passengers at u.s. airports and overseas in ebola-stricken nations. >> the first person to contract ebola outside africa, a nurse in spain who treated two ebola patients in madrid is now infected herself and her husband is under observation. we have full coverage starting with senior medical correspondent, elizabeth cohen, who is live from dallas where doctors are using an experimental drug to try to save
the life of the liberian man who is near death this morning, elizabeth, what do we know? >> what we know is that this, that duncan started receiving this experimental drug ten days after he became sick. now it may not sound like much, but that's quite a bit of time for ebola, which moves very quickly. his family is praying that the drug will still work. >> i consider this a top national security priority. >> u.s. efforts to keep ebola out of the country now ramping up. with president obama announcing the development of new screenings at u.s. airports to detect those who may be carrying the virus. >> the procedures and protocols put in place must be followed. >> what those protocols are, yet to be determined. a federal official tells cnn it could include temperature readings for passengers arriving from infected countries. this, amid a frightening new development, a spanish nurse's assistant becomes t