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u.s. soldiers arrive in liber liberia's hard-hit ebola zone. as safety precautions are ramped up around the world. we're going live to madrid, where a very sick medical worker is being treated. the dow plunges, resulted in the biggest one-day point loss of the year. we'll look at what's behind this. and how european markets are doing at this hour. and there's no shortage of mystery in pyongyang right now.
where is kim jong-un? an parent no-show to an apartment ceremony anniversary. i'm zain asher. >> i'm errol barnett. we're going to begin with the latest developments on the still ongoing ebola outbreak. we're getting sobering numbers on the financial impact of this crisis. the world bank predicts west african countries can lose over $32.6 billion over the next three months. >> the nation with the most deaths so far, liberia, is getting help from the u.s. military. another 700 military personnel due late their month. >> the situation is serious. the cdc director had grim words about the outbreak on thursday, comparing it to another deadly global pandemic. >> i will say that in the 30
years i've been working in public health, the only thing like this has been aids. and we have to work now so that this is not the world's next aids. >> dr. thomas frieden there. concern is growing in spain, where more people are entering the hospital for observation. and a nurse who contracted ebola is there. al goodman is there. how is she doing? what is her condition at this time? >> reporter: she's in this hospital behind me. and her condition has worsened. now, that's all that we've heard from the medical team. they say that the patient has told them not to release anymore information. from senior politicians, we've heard that her life is at risk. and that has given, because of the lack of information we've gotten a lot of speculation and reports citing forces in spanish media, that she had a tube to assist her breathing. that she didn't. she was fine yesterday and took a turn for the worse last night.
we don't know. clearly, her concern has worsened. that's not a good sign for her. in this hospital, the number of people under observation has doubled since this time yesterday. it's up to 12 people now. a lot of those are medical workers who treated her at another hospital in the south, in madrid, when she came in several days ago. that's where the case with ebola was confirmed. but they didn't have, perhaps, the protection that was necessary they're saying. and some of them are in the hospital. also, two beauticians, hair dresses, that were working on her hair. they've checked in for observation. and outside of the hospital, still in somewhere in the range of 70 people are being monitored. so, a lot of concern here. zain? >> let's hope the disease doesn't spread further. there's so many critical mistakes made in her diagnosis. she was turned away from the hospital a couple of times. what are spanish health care officials, what have they learned from this? and how are they correcting
their protocol? >> reporter: the spanish health care officials, the medical workers, say they knew what was needed long ago. even some nurses appealed to a prosecutor back in july, that spain was not going to be prepared for this. a prosecutor has just this week opened a criminal investigation. so, medical workers have been saying they've been warning the government for weeks. remember, that two other ebola patients were treated and died here. those were spanish mission tears in africa. they were brought back here. and they died here. the woman who is the only confirmed case, part of that medical team. now, the politicians, the government, the leaders are saying, all of the protocols were followed. everything was right. now, they're going to revise the protocols. there's a meeting this day between the national government and the 17 regional governments of spain to look at the protocols. they've gotten help in from the
centers for disease control. they're trying to ramp up what went wrong and try to make it better right now. including equipment and training for the medical workers. >> let's hope her condition improves. we are thinking of her. thank you. this is important for any of our viewers who expect to travel this weekend. some of the biggest and busiest airports in the united states begin screening for ebola on saturday. other nations following suit, as well. cnn's aviation correspondent, renee marsh explains, with the new procedures, it will be difficult to identify travelers with ebola. >> at airports in west africa, in countries hardest lihit by t ebola virus, everyone is checked for a favor. now, five major airports will begin temperature chex when they land here. but the screening provides a
false sense of security. >> people can take tylenol and ibuprofen and mask that fever. >> reporter: over the last two months, authorities at west african airports denied boarding to 77 people with fevers or other ebola symptoms. none of those cases turned out to be the disease. >> you have to remember. people have fevers for lots of reasons. and you're going to be looking for a need until a haystack. mr. duncan wouldn't have been identified by temperature screening. >> reporter: the temperature ch checks were announced after thomas duncan, died in a dallas hospital wednesday. the cdc does not believe duncan had any ebola symptoms when he arrived. u.s. officials acknowledge that even with the new measures, more ebola cases could arrive in the u.s. >> we're not making a claim that anything is 100% secure. but most what's important, is we know. >> reporter: authorities in
england are ramping up their screenings. and canada is planning increased screening, as well. >> my goal is that we create internationally as many different checkpoints as possible for travelers who go through the system. >> reporter: meanwhile -- in new york, 200 workers at la guardia's airport walked off the job. following ongoing complaints they say include a lack of equipment and training. >> the ebola scare is one of the huge parts of it because the workers are cleaning the planes. they find all sorts of things. needles, you know, vomit. all kinds of stuff. >> reporter: their employer has a different staying last week employees were briefed on protocols. now, the workers say they will return to work. renee marsh, cnn, dulles, international airport. airline passengers have even had some scarce.
there was an ebola scare that kept passengers on a flight from philadelphia to the dominican republic stuck onboard the plane for two hours after they landed. here's what we understand happened. local media reports that a man on this u.s. airways flight said, quote, i have ebola. you're all screwed. so, when this plane landed a hazmat crew, as you're seeing here, had to board the plane and escort the man off. it's not clear if he was arrested. but the plane was cleared. the airline later apologized for the inconvenience. but said it had to follow strict guidelines established by the cdc. >> scary stuff, indeed. switching gears. former soviet leader mikhail gorbachev has been hospitalized. the 83-year-old gorbachev was telling a russian radio station he had a reoccurrence of an undisclosed disease. gorbachev reportedly told
russian news service that he's currently wired up to a hospital monitor. he is suffering from a severe form of diabetes. gorbachev was the leader of the soviet union from 1985 until 1991, when the ussr was disbanded. >> good information on gorbachev's health. what about kim jong-un's health? >> where is he? >> the mystery surrounding the north korean leader is de deepening. >> kim jong-un failed to appear at an annual event. he hasn't been seen in public for more than a month, fueling international speculation about his health. >> paula hancock joins us live from south korea, where we've been watching all of this. paula, i know it's difficult to know for sure what's happening in north korea. but what do we know about what took place at today's commemoration event?
>> this was a ceremony that was held at the palace of the sun. this is where the two former leaders are enbalmed and lying in state. kim jong-un has gone to pay his respects on october 10th. he didn't go this friday. the ceremony took place. but there was a basket of flowers with kim jong-un's name on it that was presented rather than the man himself. this is going to deepen the speculation that is swirling around the world as to where the north korean leader is. just last weekend, there was a high-level delegation from north korea, that came at the last minute, to meet officials in south korea and also to attend the closing games -- closing ceremony of the asian games. and they apparently said to the unification minister that kim jong-un was not sick. and they also said he passes on his greetings. we had an announcement a few
hours ago from the unification ministry saying as far as they are concerned, they believed that the leadership is normal. the south korean government is putting to bay there has been a coup or the leader has been deposed. the assumption is, he has health issues. >> even if he has health issues, north korea behaved in a bipolar fashion. and in some ways, things have been quite typical coming from pyongyang this past week. >> that's right. you had the high-level delegation. analysts say it's unlikely that the number two, three and four in the country would have left if kim jong-un was not in power or any sinister has happened. or if he was incapacitated and not in control. even if he's not in the public eye. the fact this delegation took place, show there's could be instability in north korea.
there's different rumors and speculation. we're not hearing from north korea. so, it's very difficult to know exactly what's going on. but it has been five weeks. and inevitably, there will be a lot of scrutiny as to why he has not been in the public eye because he is always in the public eye. only once has he disappeared for three weeks back in 2012. that wasn't explained. he turned up at a dolphin park. and there's no mention where he had been. but he's often on-camera. he's giving guidance, field guidance to those around him. and often on north korean television. the fact he hasn't been seen physically for five weeks is pretty significant. >> all right. paula hancock, looifr live for us in seoul, south korea. >> it could be gout. a leg injury, who knows? it has been a tense night in st. louis, missouri, as protesters faced off with police over the shooting of another black teenager. police say one officer was
injured and two people arrested thursday. the protest started wednesday after the teenager was shot and killed by an officer. police say the suspect fired several shots at the officer first. the officer shot back 17 times. more protests are planned in nearby ferguson, missouri, this weekend, where unarmed teenager, michael brown, was shot and killed by a police officer about two months ago. more of the world's biggest stories still to come for you after the break. something that zain knows about. stocks have been falling. from new york to hong kong. so, we're going to look at what lies ahead for european markets. a live report from london is coming up. also ahead, why many are saying pope francis could be the next nobel peace prize winner. we'll see.
it was a brutal day for u.s. stocks on thursday. as october's rollercoaster ride continues. the dow plunged 375 points, the biggest loss this year. that translated to a 2% loss. >> wow. dramatic there. the nasdaq and the s&p 500 have had tough trading sessions, as well. one day earlier, the dow had its single-biggest gain of 2014, with a lot of fears about global and economic growth that are
feeding some of the instability that apparently is leading to volatility. let's cross over and check trading in asia and australia. zooming it over here for you. and as you see, it's allred. japan's nikkei is down one percentage point. the hong sang is down a percentage point. the shanghai composites down. pulling back more than 2%. a lot of -- not a lot of optimism there in the markets. and europe exchanges are just getting their trading day started. could things look better for investors over there? let's go to naina dos santos, who joins us from london. we saw the dow suffer triple-digit losses. the worst one-day loss of the year. that's coming after a massive rally. what's with the volatility? what's going on here? >> this shows you how fickle the markets can be. and it underlines the fact that investors are getting extremely nervous about the markets hitting record highs earlier.
the economic fundamentals. the gdp growth isn't there. the jobs growth isn't there in some of the economies, too. a lot hinges on what was said by the european bank manager. his views reiterated about the head of the national monetary fund, as well. warning countries in the eurozone to get ahead of the economies. let me show you how things have opened here across europe. markets have started out the day on a downbeat note. in points terms, this is one of the multimonth lows. putting on the decline of 1%. this is one of the better performing economies across the whole of the european union. i want to hone in on germany here, with the dax around .75%. this is where the pressure point is. the reason why people are
getting nervous across this region is because yesterday we had a dispointing raff of export data from germany. remember this is supposed to be the exporting powerhour of sewer row zone. and we saw exports fall to their lowest level since back in 2009. even germany is having a hard time economically speaking these days. >> all those red arrows across your screen, clearly making investors nervous. typically, history tells us october can be a rough month for stocks. could that be part of it, as well? >> probably. what we're seeing is there's a dip in confidence here. people are looking forward to statements coming from the imf and the world bank throughout the course of this week. and there's a lot of potential shock out there to the global economy. we have health crises in places like africa, that could affect the production of the mining
sector. china's economy slowing down. and concerns about what the european central bank can do to stimulate an any like this. we've even had the chancellor of the u.k. effectively our finance min minister saying that even to the ftse is outside of the euros and we're not immune from the headwinds coming in from europe. and factor in russia and the situation in ukraine, what is dragged companies. october is a difficult month. you and i have reported on business news for a number of years. that old saying says buy in may go away. traditionally, october and september are difficult months. investors start to reassess their portfolios. this is what they're looking for. they think, are the economics telling us something different from the markets? and that's why one day we have the markets up. and another day, we have the markets down, when the economic data doesn't seem to support
that theory. >> october is traditionally a bad month for stocks. fears about the eurozone economy playing in. nina, thank you. we appreciate it. next on cnn, one of mexico's most wanted cartel leaders has been captured. we'll look at why the u.s. has to offer up to $5 million for his arrest. also, coming up, for months, authorities have said it's likely the passengers onboard malaysia airlines flight 17 were killed instantly when a rocket hit the plane over ukraine. now, a new detail is raising questions about that theory. stay with us. every day people fall, from a simple misstep, to tripping over a rug, to just losing their balance. and not being able to get up from a fall can have serious lifetime consequences. being prepared is important. philips lifeline with autoalert is more than just a medical alert button. it's an advanced fall-detection system, designed to get you help quickly. if you fall and you're unable to push your button, the fall detection technology within
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detained. he faces u.s. charges, including drug trafficking, conspiracy, money laundering and order people to be killed. a new development regarding the malaysia airlines jet that crashed in ukraine, killing everybody onboard. the dutch foreign minister says rescuers found a passenger wearing an oxygen mask. this raises questions about what really happened in the moments after the airliner was allegedly hit by a missile back in july. many of the passengers of that doomed flight were from the netherlands. >> they did not see the missile coming. but you know that someone was found with an oxygen mask over his mouth? so, he had time to do that.
>> the foreign minister later expressed regret for those comments. all of the victim's relatives had not been performed. the mh-17 disaster goes to my heart. i feel enormously for the next of kin. the last thing i would want to do is worsen anywhere suffering. now, to let's go to what's taking place in asia. typhoon vongfong is weakening. but it remains a credible threat to everyone in japan. this is the second typhoon in two weeks to threaten the island nation. >> derek van dam is here. we can't relax. it can be dangerous. >> very much so. this storm is still an equivalent strong category 4, if it was an atlantic hurricane. it's dropped below supertyphoon status. this is the latest information. the latest update. winds at 220 at the moment.
we don't want to minimalize the storm because it's packing quite a punch. and has its eye set on okinawa, the southern japanese islands. saturday morning and impacting the japanese mainland. here's the projected path. the path of uncertainty. you can see how the wind strength does weaken as it enters the prefecture in southwestern japan. expected to impact tokyo by monday and tuesday. keeping a close eye on that. residents in and around okinawa need to pay attention. the eyewall is going to make a considerable difference, depending on where it travels over the next 24 hours. the good news working for us here. it's interacting with cooler ocean temperatures. that's going to weaken the storm significantly going forward in time. if this storm is just a little to the east of okinawa, this
would be good news because it will keep the strongest winds offshore for that region. but if it's only 52 to 100 kilometers to the west, that's a different scenario. the strongest winds onshore near the city of okinawa. this is a two-punch here. this storm is following a similar track to what was typhoon panpone that brought the rainfall to the east coast of the japanese rain fall. we're following cyclone hudhud. and this storm is expected to impact the east coast of india by sunday morning. now, the cnn world weather center is expecting upwards of 50 million people to be affected or impacted by this storm. heavy rain and also strong winds. that's all from the world
weather center. >> you know, and the typhoon vongfong, even though it is weakening, residents need to pay attention. >> thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> thanks, derek. the family of the man who died from ebola in the united states is angry. thomas eric duncan's nephew says his uncle wasn't given a chance to live. we have that story coming up. also coming up for you, depending on the kindness of strangers. refugees fleeing from i.s.i.s., tight to survive in the iraqi capital.
welcome back to those of you watching here in the u.s. and all around the world. we appreciate it. i'm errol barnett. >> and i'm zain asher. as fears of ebola spread across the globe, australia reports that tests on 11 people have come up negative on the virus. they were screened after arriving from west africa. they included a man arriving home after tending to patients in sierra leone.
the disappearance of kim jong-un is ramping up speculation. the 31-year-old kim has not been seen in public for more than a month, raising rumors about his current status, particularly involving his health. and kurdish forces defending the town of kobani says the situation is getting worse. and that's despite air strikes against i.s.i.s. more i.s.i.s. fighters and armed vehicles are entering the city. and turkey says it will not send ground troops to save the border town. britain and canada will join the united states in screening passengers whose travel originates in the nation's hardest hit by ebola. >> jim golden tells us about the british plans to keep the disease out of that country. >> reporter: in the next couple days, passenger who land here at heathrow and garrett airport,
will be asked how did they get here? did they come through the three western african nations where ebola is taking hold. they won't be able to check on people who have done one hop. many people will have gone through multiple cities to get here. this enhanced health protection in a the u.k. is implementing is to see who might have come in exposure with those who have ebola. it can take 10, 15, 20 days until people present ebola. they want to carefully check these people. also, they want to know where the people are going to go after they leave the airport. and there will be health official here's in the u.k. airport, if these people present any kind of illness. the health officials here and the government say, nothing is 100% foolproof. they want to ensure the public they are trying to find out if anybody comes into the u.k. who may be infected with ebola. jim bolden, cnn, heathrow
airport. >> so many western countries desperately trying what they can to prevent the virus from spreading. the family of the first person diagnosed with ebola in the united states says he died because of bias or racism. they say thomas eric duncan was treated differently than the ebola patients in the u.s. ed lavandera has this story from dallas, texas. >> reporter: thomas eric duncan's family is left wondering what if? they say their not angry everything wasn't done to save the man's life. >> he didn't get what he deserved, like everybody else in america. >> reporter: his nephew says it's suspicious that all of the white patients survived and this one black patient passed away. he wasn't given a chance. >> he came from liberia. and he had all of the symptoms that he had ebola. and they sent him off. >> reporter: hospital officials say thomas eric duncan was treated like any other patient,
regardless of nationality and ability to pay for care. the hospital says it has a long history of treating a multicultural community in this area. duncan's family says the hospital took too long to give the patient experimental medicine that might have helped save him. hospital officials say the investigative drug was administered as soon as his physicians determined that his condition warranted it. and as soon as it could be obtained. but hospital officials didn't ask for permission to use the experimental drug, until after five days that duncan was admitted and three days after he tested positive for ebola. >> there's going to be evaluations that take place. >> reporter: texas officials are considering an investigation into his treatment. but a top federal official says, despite the initial missteps of the hospital, criticism of duncan's medical team isn't fair. >> they provided excellent medical care. people need to appreciate that even under the best of circumstances, ebola is a very
serious disease. in this particular epidemic, with an overall mortality of a bit more than 50%. >> reporter: duncan died with family members unable to get anywhere near him. >> the last words that eric duncan said were said to a nurse. she asked him what he wanted. and he said, he wanted to see his son. >> reporter: the morning duncan died, he was supposed to speak with his son over a video line. but time ran out. the call was never made. ed lavandera, cnn, dallas. now, to the battle against i.s.i.s. u.s. air strikes on i.s.i.s. targets in kobani, syria, seem to be doing very little to stop the advance of i.s.i.s. militants. the terror group now controls a third of that city.
>> u.s. forces launched 11 more air strikes in syria and in iraq thursday. most of them near kobani. military officials say they destroyed an i.s.i.s. bunker and other targets near sinjar mountain in iraq. >> the world's attention may be focused on the battle for kobani. but the syrian regime is not letting up its activities against forces. 25 civilians were killed including 4 women and 4 children. you're looking at amateur video posted on social media, that claims to show the aftermath of that strike. and the united nations says more than 3 million people have fled syria because of the brutal civil war. when you factor in ton registered refugees, the number is much higher. look at your screen here. the number of total refugees, according to regional governments. 1.6 million in turkey.
1.5 million in lebanon. and 1.4 million in jordan. >> thousands of people fleeing are heading to baghdad, looking for jobs and places to live and move on. and even though they can get some help from the iraqi government, they really depend on friends and strangers to get by. our senior international correspondent, ben wedeman, has more. >> reporter: the tire shop is an unlikely place to make a home. but when you've lost everything, you take what you can get. this family, christians from northern iraq, have lived here in baghdad since june. they fled their home near mosul, as i.s.i.s. overran the town. my friend who owns this place, told me bring your family to live here and we'll take care of the rest, says sami, the father. the shop owner, by the way, is a muslim.
8-year-old isa rocks the cradle of his brother, born in baghdad. the smell of tires perm nates the room. in an annex to a mosque, 18 families, about 100 people, have also found a temporary home. they are a shia minority from northern iraq, one of many ancient communities driven from their lands by i.s.i.s., which continues to smash the complicated ethnic mosaic that was iraq, into a thousand pieces. this man tells me the local community has been generous. until now, we haven't had to pay for anything out of our pockets, he says. but our lives are back there. that's where our homes are. where our fore fathers lived. there, we had our friends, our relatives, our graves and our land. his family lives in a classroom
at a nearby elementary school that shelters 140 people from the north. he can't afford medicine for his ailing wife. when they arrived in baghdad, the family slept on the pavement before coming here. all we want is to go back to our homes, to our homes. if we could return home, be safe, we'd be happy to sleep on the bare ground. thousands of people fleeing i.s.i.s. have come to baghdad. but there are no camps in this sprawling city. no facilities to support them. most depend on the kindness of strangers and friends for help. so, this man has problems with his kidneys. he doesn't have enough money to pay for the operation he needs medicine. and everybody here seems to have problems. health problems. the kids all have diarrhea. people are desperately looking for work that they can't find. the government has tried to help
them. in theory, every family that's been displaced gets about 1 million dinars. about $800. the kindness of strangers can only go so far. ben wedeman, cnn, baghdad. in the number of refugees is going to increase, unless i.s.i.s. retreats. for the first time, same-sex marriage is legal in the majority of american states. up next, where people are lining up to get their licenses. and which former soviet state is making same-sex history as well. that's coming up. when it comes to medicare, everyone talks
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estonia has made history with a new law on same-sex partnerships. >> this new law grants same-sex couples, like the ones you're seeing here, the same rights and responsibilities granted to heterosexual couples. and estonia is the first to allow parter inships. in the u.s. state of nevada, a state senator and his partner of six years became the first same-sex couple to get married there.
nevada is the 26th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. which means same-sex marriage is now legal in more than half of the united states. nine more states could legalize unions after federal appeals court issued mandates in recent months. and the u.s. supreme court decided monday to take up challenges to these rulings. seems there's no love in hong kong right now. pro-democracy protesters are urging for new demonstrations in the coming howevers. this comes after officials canceled talks scheduled for today. does the movement really have the energy to keep going? let's pull in our senior international correspondent, ivan watson, live in hong kong. and talk about the latest information here, ivan. i'm wondering, with the talks off the table, and student leaders calling for more protests throughout the weekend, are we back to square one here? the same place we were two weeks ago.
>> you can make that argument. the students say they have to get demonstrators back out into the streets here. back into this encampment here that has been under way for a week and a half, blocking off a stretch of highway in downtown hong kong. to keep up the pressure on the hong kong government. that's after the number two official in the hong kong government announced the talks would be broken off with much regret, the basis for constructive dialogue had been seriously undermined. the students are calling on follow demonstrators to come in here in large numbers, bringing this time, for the first time, tents and sleeping bags. and they're calling for a longer-term occupy process. and as one of the student leaders put it, he said that they wanted to get answers from the hong kong government as to why they used force against the demonstrators, tear gas, a week
and a half ago, in these streets. take a listen. >> if they do not give a just, reasonable answer to all of the occupiers, there's no reason to persuade people from retreating. so, we have now demanding the government to respond to the demands proposed by hong kong citizens. >> now, in some respects, it's clever that the protesters have called on this large rally to be held friday night. it's, of course, the begipping of the weekend. more people will have free time. they don't have to go to work on saturday. but can the protesters maintain the enthusiasm, maintain the momentum, or build it back up from what they saw last week, when so many people came out into the streets. and so many of them told us they were coming out because they were angry and frustrated with
the images of tear gas being used against unarmed demonstrators. tear gas, a measure that the security forces have not used here in hong kong against their own citizens, really, in nearly a decade. errol? >> all right. we'll see. will the students show out in force this weekend? will the police show the same restraint they showed over the past two weeks? those questions to be answered ahead of an uneasy weekend there in hong kong. ivan watson, joining us live. >> we'll keep an eye on the protests. the stray dog who became the furry face of anti-austerity protests in greece has died. local media reports that the dog actually died peacefully while sleeping on a couch. that's according to the family that adopted him in 2012, after retiring -- after he retired from protesting. photos and video show him squaring off with riot police,
dealing with tear gas and walking at the front license plates. a greek journalist says the dog was in poor health from years of tear gas and being kicked by police. that's just so sad. >> sad. >> heartbreaking. >> that is sad. in just over an hour, how about something that won't break your heart. maybe make you feel good about the word. the nobel committee will announce this year's peace prize winner. >> there's 278 nominees. that's the most ever for this prestigious prize. >> the person or organize that will pick up that prize is anyone's guess. but we have some favorites. >> some favorites. >> people who would lead right now. >> yeah. >> annual short list on your screen. and says the smart bet is on pope francis. i like him. i think he's done a lot for the catholic church. >> he's done a lot to rise its profile around the world. second is edward snowden. this would be a controversial choice. the former nsa contractor turned
whistleblower. number three is malia yousafzai. she has taken the world by storm. the pakistani teenager that's become a global symbol. >> and rounding out the list, an investigative newspaper in russia. >> and on the right side of your screen, a congolese doctor and a leading figure in a fight against sexual violence. how does the committee choose? >> i'm betting it's going to be pope francis. something tells me. >> we'll have coverage of the 2014 announcement, including a special in about an hour from now. >> very good stuff. stay tuned for that. coming up this hour on cnn, if you're caught speeding, blame it on your car. if you're driving a new tesla. that looks nice. details on this after the break.
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accordingly. one version can go from 5 to 96 kilometers per hour, that's 60 miles per hour, in just over 3 seconds. pretty cool. did you hear about -- did you hear the one about the horse that walked into a police station? did you? it sounds like a joke. it is not. it was caught on video. >> the curious pony on its own, strolled through the doors of the police headquarters. officers tried to lure it back out. >> that is hilarious. >> but the horse made the decision to leave. it was escorted back. >> take your time. >> given a pat on the back. it was escorted back to a field near the building. >> this is what he said. i'm quoting here. we were somewhat saddled with our unexpected guest, who in the early morning hours quickly became the, quote, mane" event
of the night shift. we want to extend a warm welcome to all of our guests at headquarters. and at neigh point did the horse pose a risk to security. >> very nice, plight horse there. we're following flash flooding in arizona. >> derek van dam joins us now. >> wonder what the neighbors thought. it sounded like a bad joke. weatherman and a horse walks into a police station. what do you get? i don't have an answer. we have the remnants of what was hurricane simon. several weeks ago or a week ago. but it's creating rains across much of the central united states. before it's doing that, it's created flooding over parts of arizona. look at some of this footage coming out of the greater phoenix area. this is actually called apache junction, a dramatic rescue of a
fire truck pulling up along a stranded passenger in a van. fortunately, the person was rushed to safety. the van was left behind. remember, one foot of water is all it takes to float a vehicle. two feet of moving water is all it takes to carry your vehicle away. think about that next time. turn around, don't drown. that's the rule of thumb. this is the latest imagery across the united states. and the remnants of simon, fueling more thunderstorms that's causing the possibility of flooding for the next three to six hours across kansas and missouri. you can see the latest radar imagery across this area, very active. slow-moving thunderstorms. the national weather service has issued a slew of watches and flood warnings for the southeastern sections of kansas and southwestern missouri. we've experienced 3 1/2 inches of rain with 2 to 4 on top of that over the next 48 hours. we're monitoring this situation closely. that's all from the world weather center for now.
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